Sunday, 29 March 2015

Oran prevail in tight contest

Senior League Shield Final 

Oran 0-7 St. Dominics 0-4 

St. Dominics took on Oran in the Senior League Shield final in Knockcroghery on Saturday evening last. 

  Oran got off to a good start with two points from play from Shauna Keenan and Caroline Feeley in the first five minutes. 

  St. Dominics took control for the next ten minutes and piled on the pressure but they only scored two points from placed balls, via the stick of Susan Spillane. 

  Oran took control for the remaining ten minutes of the first half and Catriona Morris tapped over a point from a placed ball before the same player added two fine points from play. Half-time score: Oran 0-5 St. Dominics 0-2. 

  The second half was end to end stuff but with neither sets of forwards proving very clinical. Ciara Owens was causing problems for the Dominics defence and was fouled on numerous occasions and these frees were converted by Caitriona Regan. 

  Susan Spillane tapped over a point from play for the Knockcroghery side and Dominics continued to pile on the pressure in the closing stages. Roisin Connaughton caught a ball on the Oran 20 metre-line and a goal was the only thing on her mind – however she was fouled as she progressed. Roisin herself stepped up and blasted the resulting free over the bar. Final score: Oran 0-7 St. Dominics 0-4. 

Oran Panel: Maeve Healy, Maura Lawless, Theresa Rowe, Noeleen McCormack, Caitriona Regan (0-2), Claire Casey, Catriona Morris (0-3), Deirdre Regan, Shauna Keenan (0-1), Caroline Feeley (0-1), Margaret Fannon, Ciara Owens, Alma Farrell. Margaret Hannon, Clodagh Rogers, Maud Lohan, Nuala Gunning, Louise Keegan, Lorraine Carty, Kirsty Mee, Aoife McNeill, Gemma Casey, Ciara Ryan.

St. Dominics Panel: Aine Connaughton, Edel Gately, Roisin Connaughton (0-1), Caroline Connaughton, Ciana Kelly, Michale Craven, Ashling Byrne, Joanne Beattie, Sile Carney, Susan Spillane (0-3), Niamh Egan, Siobhan Beirne, Niamh McKeon, Marguerite Fenton, Caoilfhionn Cox, Sinead Morris, Tara Gately, Niamh O’Callaghan, Fiona Murray.