Aisling Annacotty v Murroe
Aisling Annacotty continue in fine form
20/11 14:15
Aisling Annacotty 4 - 2 Murroe

Aisling Annacotty U16 girls continued their fine form of late, with a 4-2 win at home to Murroe. Murroe opened the scoring after 10 minutes, before a fine cross from Anna Carr found Aisling Doran in space, who wrong-footed the keeper with a well-directed, left footed equaliser. 15 minutes into the second half, Rachel O Dell drew a foul inside the box, and Sarah Cleary gave the Murroe keeper no chance with the resultant spot kick. Back came Murroe however, and Abby McCarthy, who was having a fine game in goal, could do nothing about an excellent second for Murroe’s Cara Griffin. With the game finely balanced, it was all hands to the pumps, with Íde Ní Ifearnáin, Amy Keogh, and Katie Murphy doing Trojan defensive work, and Sarah Cleary mopping up anything that got past them. Then came a moment of inspiration, as Rachel O’Dell powered her way through several attempted tackles, before squaring to Laoise Ní Aodha, who buried the shot with customary panache. The tension ratcheted up as Murroe went after another equaliser, and the defence was grateful for moments of respite due to excellent hold up play from Ally Reeves, Aisling Doran and Finn Pearse, who were having their best games in an Aisling jersey. Finally, the tie was put to bed, when Laoise Ni hAodha raced down the middle on a breakaway, and sealed the win with another clinical finish from 18 yards.

21/11/2016 15:51