Friday 14th June
Cushendall 3-4 Brídíní Óga Glenravel 4-7
We were down in Cushendun for this re-arranged Division 3 game and there was a good few changes from our last outing with just 15 players available. However those 15 produced their best individual performances to sew together an excellent team performance and take the points.
We did a lot of hard work against the breeze in the first half and were on 0-3 each going into the break only to concede a late 1-1.
However we came out with great spirit for the second half and Aimee danced through for a hand-passed goal, quickly followed by another goal from Oonagh. We dug in to go 3-7 to 1-4 ahead and hold Cushendall scoreless until six minutes from time when they got a goal. But our character came out immediately with hard-work all the way up the field freeing Oonagh to complete her hat-trick.
It really was an excellent team performance with so many stepping up when we were under pressure – a sign of great character. I want to particularly mention Alishia for her work-rate especially during the second half and Emer who only attended her first training session ever a couple of weeks ago and not only played the full match but contributed well to the victory which leaves us still unbeaten with just two games left, both hard games and both away, to Rasharkin and also to Creggan.
Brídíní Óga : Niamh Donnelly, Ciara McCormick, Caroline McFadden capt., Clodagh McCann, Alishia McPeake, Maria McKenna, Maeve Mulholland, Lianne Kerr, Beth McAuley (0-2 frees), Leona Traynor (0-1), Niamh McKay (0-2), Aimee Traynor (1-1), Marie Kerr, Oonagh Ward (3-1), Emer Quinn.