The Ballymac Senior Ladies began their Junior A Championship campaign with a hard earned but well deserved one point victory away in Glenbeigh v Cromane on Monday 21st August evening in lovely sunshine.
The home team began well with two points in the first few minutes. Ballymac got off the mark with a Roisin Rahilly free. Cromane then goaled from full forward Eimear Burke. Ballymac responded with three Ellie McElligott frees plus points from Rachel Creedon and Aisling O Connell. Another Ellie mac free was followed by a goal from Roisin Rahilly in what was a really purple patch for our girls. Three points from Cromane were followed by a Rachel Creedon double. Ella Quirke and Keelin Enright got the final scores of the half to make it Cromane 1-07 Ballymac 1-11
The second half was full of passion and total commitment by two teams playing well. Cromane scored first and then Ballymac had points from McElligott (2), and Rahilly.
The Cromane fightback then began with a goal and a flurry of points. Kate Collins nudged us one ahead again. The home team responded once again to set up a thrilling finale. It was end to end but the game was decided when Kate Collins burst through and fisted over. Cromane had one last chance but a great save from keeper Kerry Hennessy plucking the ball from over the crossbar saved the day. A cracking opening game to our championship. Thanks to all our loyal supporters who made the journey on the evening.
K Hennessy C Carroll N Rahilly A Collins C Kerins U Kerins(C) R Griffin A O Connell (0-01) E Creedon R Creedon (0-03) R Rahilly (1-03) K Enright (0-01) E McElligott (0-05) K O Connor (0-01) E Quirke (0-01)
K Collins (0-02) for K O Connor, Jamie Lee O Connor for N Rahilly
E O Brien for R Griffin