Today was a historic day for the Ballymac ladies club as we fielded a senior ladies team for the first time. It was the first round of county league division 4 and the game was held in Annascual.
The away team started in whirlwind fashion and had 2-04 on the board before we got going. The girls settled after that and only conceded a single point for the rest of the half. Halftime score Castle/Annascual 2-05 Ballymac 0-00.
Following a few positional changes, most notably Grainne moving to centre back, we started the second half a much better team. There was great drive and determination from the girls. The standard of play improved and we started to play the game on our terms.
Great play from keeper Michelle and backs Claire, Niamh and Naomi ensured the away team were reduced to long range shots. Midfielders Una and Veronica started running at the Annascual backs causing them a lot of problems. We got a deserved goal from a long range effort by Therese and quickly followed it with a point and a goal from full forward Emma. The girls had a couple of more near misses and finished the game on the front foot.
Lots of positives to take from the game which can be worked upon. Well done to all the girls and the loyal group of supporters who made the trip.
TEAM: Michelle Lynch, Naomi O Sullivan, Claire Kenny, Maeve O Sullivan, Leah O Neill, RoseAnn O Shea, Niamh Rahilly, Veronica O Donnell (C), Una Kerins, Mary Healy, Grainne Kerins, Rachel Godley, Heather Jones, Emma Sweeney, Therese Keane.