Ballymac 6-4 Glenflesk 3-4
The under 16 girls got their campaign underway Tues night 4th April at home to Glenflesk played in good dry conditions , Ballymac made a great start with Emily O Donaghue putting 1-1 to her name within 5minutes . We dominated the 1st half with our defense well on top in particular the full back line of Roisin Long , Niamh Rahilly & Eve Creedon . We kept Glenflesk to just one point to 4-2 at half time . Aine Rice ,Elle Mc Elligott and Emily O Donaghue adding a goal a piece and Lisa Curran adding a point . The 1st quarter of the 2nd half saw Glenflesk mount a mini comeback adding 3-3 , however the Ballymac girls assumed control again spurred on by a brilliant individual goal from Niamh Rahilly , points from Aine Rice and sub Mary Ann Fleming , another late goal from Emily to give her a hot-trick following good pass from Lisa put the icing on the cake leaving the final score 6-4 to 3-4 in our favour .
A great start but most importantly was the work rate shown by all girls including those that came on that was very encouraging . All played very well on the night in addition to those mentioned already Caroline Hurley Caoimhe Carroll & Maeve O Sullivan played very well too as did goalie & captain Robyn White . Aisling & Therese worked very hard in midfield against 2 very good girls from Glenflesk. Forwards Cait , Aine ,Lisa , Laura and Elle made good contibutions
Team and Scorers were:
Robyn White , Roisin Long ,Niamh Rahilly (1-0) Eve Creedon , Caroline Hurley , Caoimhe Carroll , Maeve O Sullivan , Aisling O Connell, Therese Keane , Elle McElligott (1-0) Aine Rice (1-1)Cait Rice , Lisa Curran (0-1) Elle Sugrue , Emily O Donaghue (3-1). Subs Kate O Connor , Mary Anne Fleming (0-1) , Sophie O Donaghue