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27th, Jun, 2013
St. Vals win Tesco Homegrown U14A Final
St Vals 1-15 Glanmire 1-9
St Vals and Glanmire served up a great game of football in the U14A Tesco Homegrown County Final played in Passage on Wednesday 26th June. In a contest that showcased some of the best of underage football in Cork St Vals emerged victorious after a titanic struggle with a Glanmire team that chased the game right to the final whistle.
St Vals took the game to Glanmire straight for the off and were two points to the good courtesy of pointed frees from Captain Sinead Plunkett who had an excellent game throughout before the East Cork girls opened their account with a point from Kate Hannon. Siofra Deane got on the end of a sublime pass from Hannon to score Glanmire’s opening goal as the game swung from end to end.
Glanmire edged in front by the midway point of the half but some excellent points from Vals and a crucial goal from Sinead Plunkett swung the momentum back in their favour with the half time score at 1-7 to 1-4
Early points from Glanmire cut the Vals lead to a single point as the second half unfolded but the ability of the Vals forward line to convert their chances was starting to prove decisive as they managed to get vital points to keep the scoreboard ticking over and their opponents at bay. Four unanswered points by stretched the lead to six point as the game entered the final quarter.
Wave after wave of attack from the Glanmire girls failed to yield the goal they so desperately needed to turn the game around as the St Vals girls were resolute in defence and economical in attack.
In the final minutes Glanmire threw everything they had at the Vals defence and came agonisingly close to getting a goal which would have set up a nailbiting finish but it was not to be as Vals held on to finish worthy champions.
Congratulations to both teams on an excellent game of football played in the best spirit.
Chelsea Love, Miriam Cotter, Meave Kelleher, Aoife Foley, Laura Riordan, Katie McCarthy, Eibhlis Galvin, Niamh Looney, Ciara Hughes, Sarah Byrne, Ciara McCarthy, Shauna Ó Sullivan, Caoimhe Cotter, Sinead Plunkett (Capt), Meabh Carroll, Claire Nevin, Aoife Kearney, Shauna Lyons, Orna Sexton, Ruth Ó Riordan, Joanne Kelly, Ciara Walsh, Marian Lee, Evelyn McCarthy, Ciara Plunkett, Anna Sheehan, Flora Lynch, Zara Knight
Management – Joe Carroll, Margaret Buckley, Martin Lyons
Ava Carey, Carol Anne McCarthy, Jane McAllen (Capt), Lucey Cashman, Claire Murphy, Melissa Barry, Ruth McCarthy, Sandra Dinan, Edel Lonergan, Jessica Ó Neill, Siofra Deane, Ally McCarthy, Ally Ó Sullivan, Katie Turpin, Ellen Twomey, Hannagh Gillivan, Kerrie Keane, Fiona McGann
Referee Gene Buckley (Grenagh)
Best of luck to St. Vals as they now head off to the Féile in Derry. Cork Ladies Football wish the girls and the Club every success over the coming weekend.CLICK HERE For Photos