Under 13 & Under 16 Match Reports 02/03 October

The Clare Champion U16 Championship


Feakle/Killanena 8-17 Inagh Kilnamona 3-11

Feakle/Killanena 4-7 St Josephs 2-6


St Josephs 3-10 Inagh Kilnamona 5-3

Despite a very competitive game, and leading at the interval, Inagh Kilnamona were to lose this by a solitary point at the final whistle. A hard fought game by both sides, saw Inagh Kilnamona getting five green flags throughout the hour. Corner forward Orla Vaughan contributing three of these for her side, with one a piece for Ciara Hehir and Aoibhinn Ryan, who also added a point to her personal tally.  Laoise Ryan and Niamh O’Dwyer were to split the posts for Inagh Kilnamona’s remaining scores of the game.
Inagh Kilnamona : Kate Hehir: Roisin Mahony, Michelle Mescall, Tierna Hegarty: Eimear Cotter, Cathy Cullinan, Hazel O Connor: Ciara Hehir, Hannah Shannon: Niamh O Dwyer, Laoise Ryan, Caitlin McInerney: Orla Vaughan, Aoibhinn Ryan and Leanne Woods
Subs: Caoimhe Whelan for O’Dwyer, Amy Shannon for Woods,  Lauren Fitzgerald for L. Ryan.


Scariff Ogonnelloe 2-7 Tulla/Bodyke 1-1



Cratloe v Wolfe Tones

Hosts Cratloe were in control throughout this game with a final score of 8.9 to 1.3. The goal for Wolfe Tones came half way through the second half with a one on one attack on the Cratloe Goals. Wolfe Tones tried hard throughout but had no answer to Cratloe on this occasion.

Cratloe: Maria Healy; Jade McMahon, Roisin McGonagle, Niamh O’Leary; Niamh Murphy 3-2, Aoife Murphy; Michaela Arthur 1-1 Aoife O’Brien 1-2; Andrea Murphy Wright 2-4, Lucy Earls; Ellie O’Donoghue 1-0, Orla Gallagher, Fiona Cummins

Wolfe Tones: Caitlin Casey, Ciara Butler, Emily Hayes, Jenny Keane, Joole Arthurs, Leisha Regan, Lyndsey Hayes Megan O’Connor, Emer Lynch, Susan Hesson, Nicole Buckley, Katie O’Carroll, Kerriane Moloney.




Cratloe 5-3 Ruan 1-5

Whitegate 2-9 Clarecastle 3-6

A tough match started with an exchange of frees with Clarecastles Sinead Cullinan and Whitegates Gretta Hickey swapping points. Although they looked level, it seemed like Clarecastle would cruise to an easy victory with points from Aoibhin Donnelly(2) and Ally Fleming. Goals from Kimmy Ward and Grace Russell added to the Magpies tally. But the Whitegate girls dug deep and came back to close the margin with points from Gretta and Aideen Hickey, Kate Keenan and a goal kicked in by Amber Nolan just before the half time leaving a point between the sides.

The second half was fought with as much heart and an early Clarecastle goal from Cullinan was answered by a free from Gretta Hickey. Another six minutes of play would pass scoreless with the mid fielders working hard to create chances on both sides. Amber Nolan scored a point from a McDermott pass to come closer to levelling the game. Nicola and Leah Bugler warded off attacking forwards who looked like scoring. However Clarecastles Cullinan and Donnelly put two more points on the board to give them a four point lead with only 5 minutes remaining. It looked again as if Clarecastle had it won. Cool headed Aideen Hickey pointed and then bided her time until an opportunity arose again when Aine McDermott sprinted towards the goal and passed to her. She wasted no time and scored an equalising goal to tie up the match.

Whitegate: Amber Nolan; Leah Bugler, Nicola Bugler, Danielle Flannery; Caitriona Apsel, Alannah MacNamara; Maeve O’Rourke, Molly Spazzi; Aine McDermott, Gretta Hickey; Aoife Quirke, Cait Keenan, Aideen Hickey

Subs: Rebecca Dooley for Danielle Flannery, Leana Spazzi for Aoife Quirke, Abby Cashman Lynch for Rebecca Dooley

Clarecastle: Sarah McNamara; Dearbhile McMahon, Clodagh McDonnell, Laura Mullen; Isabel Scanlan, Veronica Hanrahan; Sínead Cullinan (1-2), Ally Fleming (0-1); Siofra McInerney, Grace Russell (1-0); Aoibhin Donnelly (0-3), Emma Cosgrove,  Kimmy Ward (1-0), Subs: Catherine Feehan for McDonnell,  Ellie Ahearne for Cosgrove, Ciara O’Dell for Russell, Orla Commons for Mullen.

Referee: Tommy Minogue, Whitegate



U16B Semi Finals

Sixmilebridge 3-5 Kilkishen 0-5

This game prove a thrilling encounter between neighbouring parishes.  Kilkishen opened the scoring with a free from Caoimhe Kelly. The ‘Bridge responded quickly with a point by Finia O’Brien. Michelle Sheedy was next to score a point after a great pass from Kiah Mellett. The ‘Bridge defended well denying Kilkishen any opportunity to score. The second quarter of the first half saw some great passages of play from Rosie Young, Claudia Chaplin and Muireann Scanlon. This resulted in Niamh Lyons scoring 2 goals. Kilkishen again went on the attack scoring 2 more points, Meghan Boland and Niamh Melody both on target. The ‘Bridge responded with points from Niamh Lyons and Claudia Chaplin. This left the half time score Sixmilebridge 2-4 Kilkishen 0-3.

The opening of the second half was tight and tense, with both sides trading scores. Both teams played with great passion and intensity making scoring difficult for either team. Eventually in the closing minutes of the game,  a great run by Muireann Scanlon ended in a goal by Niamh Lyons to leave the final score Sixmilebridge 3-5 Kilkishen 0-5.

Sixmilebridge: Ruth O’Neill; Caolfhionn Nic Giolla Cearra ,Cliondhna Ryan, Rachel Murray; Hannah Wilson, Kiah Mellett, Sinead Cahill; Muireann Scanlon, Ciara Moloney; Aobha Carey, Finia O’Brien, Rosie Young; Michelle Sheedy, Niamh Lyons, Claudia Chaplin.

Subs: Katelyn Harrington for Chaplin, Kate Quinlivan for Carey

Referee: Aine ni Cormaic, Wolfe Tones


U16B Shield Semi Finals

Broadford 2-7 Newmarket on Fergus 2-1


U13 Championship

U13 A Cup Semi Finals

Scariff Ogonnelloe 5-8 St Josephs 2-0

In glorious Autumn sunshine Scarriff Ogonnelloe and St Josephs Doora Barefield met in the 1st of U13A semi-finals. There was everything to play for in anticipation of a coveted place in the final. It was a feisty encounter but Scarriff Ogonnelloe dominated the scoring throughout and were up by 4 – 5 at half time. The second half saw St Josephs Doora Barefield put two goals on the scoreboard, one of which came from a well-aimed free taking by their number 8, Shauna Moloney. Scarriff Ogonnelloe did not relent and added a further 1 – 3 to their tally going on to claim a well-deserved place in final.

Both teams worked hard with noteworthy play coming from Scarriff Ogonnelloe’s Leanna Spazzi and Kate Walsh whilst St Josephs Doora Barefield’s Emma Towey defended well.

Scarriff Ogonnelloe: Laura McGrath; Caoimhe O’Donnell, Caitriona Aspel, Aine Scanlan; Saidhbh Giblin, Alva Rodgers, Eibhlis Coleman; Jennifer Daly (0-1), Labhaoise O’Donnell (1-0); Aoife Kelly, Kate Walsh (0-3), Leana Spazzi (1-1);Kathy Dinan, Aideen Hickey (2-3), Emma O’Mahony

Subs: Orla Crotty for Saidhbh Giblin;Robyn McKenna(for Eibhlis Coleman) Bonnie Wiley Murphy for Aine Scanalan; Lorraine O’Grady (1-0) for Emma O’Mahony; Abby Walsh (for Leana Spazzi);

St Josephs Doora Barefield: Ava Lenihan; Roisin Dillon, Sinead O’Connor, Hannah Doyle; Orianna O’Shea, Emma Towey, Roisin Cahill; Shauna Moloney (1-0), Laura Butler; Kate Montwill, Emma O’Dwyer, Katie Callaghan; Anna Cosgrove, Caoilfhionn Ni Chonaill(1-0), Ellen Doyle

Subs: Niamh Meaney for Orianna O’Shea; Aine Barry for Laura Butler; Lucy Scullionfor Anna Cosgrove


Inagh Kilnamona 4-3 Truagh Clonlara 1-1

Inagh Kilnamona will contest the U13A Final beating Truagh Clonlara  4-3 to 1-1 last Sunday morning.  Goals were to be the feature of this entertaining game. Tierna Hegarty getting Inagh Kilnamona in front with a point, which was followed by green flags from Elisha Toomey, Emily Woods and Rachel Cotter,  giving them a six point cushion going into the interval.
Inagh Kilnamona through excellent defensive work kept Truagh Clonlara scoreless in the remainder of the half, adding a goal from Lauren Fitzgerald and both Tierna Hegarty and Muireann Daffy splitting the posts,  to secure their win.



Clarecastle 6-4 Newmarket on Fergus 3-4

Kilkishen 6-6 Clarecastle 4-0

Kilkishens final group game in the U13B Championship saw them defeat Clarecastle last Monday evening by a score of 6-6 to 4-0. Clarecastle started the game well and goaled in the opening minutes of the game with Kilkishen replying with goals from Chloe Philpott and Laoise Baker and two points from Aoife Ryan. Clarecastle kept the pressure on the Kilkishen backs and hit the back of the net twice to leave the half time score, Kilkishen 2-2 Clarecastle 3-0. Kilkishen started strong in the second half with 2-1 from Aoife Ryan and a point form Chloe Philpott. Clarecastle again hit the back of the Kilkishen net but Kilkishen fought on with a point form Chloe Philpott and a point from Aoife Ryan and goals from Eimear Murphy and Abbey Heffernan to leave the full time score Kilkishen 6-6 to Clarecastle 4-0.



Tulla 6-5 Banner 1-4

Ruan 4-5 Parteen 3-1

Broadford 7-8 Wolfe Tones 1-3

Bodyke 3-0 Banner 1-0



Cup Semi Final

Crusheen 2-4 Ballyea 2-3

Crusheen had a victory by the narrowest of margins over Ballyea in a very entertaining U13C semi-final in Clarecastle on Saturday. Both teams enjoyed periods of dominance and it was Ballyea who settled first and got the first point of the game from Lily McMahon. Crusheen slowly found their rhythm and started to exert pressure on the Ballyea defence. The Ballyea defence was resolute and Crusheen could find no breakthrough. Ballyea resistance was rewarded as they piled pressure on the Crusheen backs and resulted in a second point leaving the halftime score 0-2 to 0-0 in favour of Ballyea.

The second half saw Ballyea take the initiative with a fine goal to stretch their lead to 1-2 to 0-0, Rebecca Carmody giving the pass to Aisling Costelloe. Crusheen rallied and a fine point from Zara Waterhouse sparked the recovery. Two further points from Aine Clancy saw Crusheen right back in the contest. Crusheen took the lead through a Hannah Gleeson goal, which was soon followed by a Grace Gleeson goal. Despite Crusheen being on top Ballyea refused to buckle and another goal from Costelloe brought them right back into the game. A point from Aine Clancy stretched Crusheen’s advantage to two points. Ballyea responded in kind to reduce the deficit to the bare minimum. In the final minutes Ballyea piled on the pressure to try and win the game. However they ran into a resolute Crusheen defence who refused to buckle and repelled every Ballyea attack. For Ballyea time was ran out and Crusheen advance to their first county final.
Crusheen: Aine Clancy  (0:3)  , Ellie Cullinan, Grainne Daffy,  Faye Dean , Eva Fitzgibbon , Jodie Fogarty O’Neill, Mary Hanrahan, Sophie Hull, Hannah Gleeson (1:0), Sinead O Halloran, Aoife Rodgers, Meave Stankard, Zara Waterhouse (0:1.), Grace Gleeson, Ava Lyons

Subs: Desiree McMahon, Caoimhe Clancy (both halves), Grace Gleeson (1:0) (H/T), Ava Lyons.

Ballyea: Luisne Corey; Kaylah Kelly, Sorocha Donnellan; Molly McMahon, Stella Quinlivan(0-2);  Anna Whelan, Hannah-Mai Neylon;  Hannah Morrissey, Rebecca Carmody; Lily McMahon(0-1), Shauna McCarthy; Jillian Sweeney, Aisling Costelloe(2,0)

Subs: Emma Hogan, Aoife Crowley

Referee: Aine ni Cormaic, Wolfe Tones