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30th, Aug, 2013
Boherbue Claim Tesco Homegrown Intermediate Title
Boherbue 5-10 Valley Rovers 2-8
A blistering 10 minute spell before half time laid the foundations for a decisive win by Boherbue in the Tesco Homegrown Intermediate Final played in Whitechurch on Friday 30th August.
Playing with the aid of a strong breeze in the first half Boherbue immediately took the game to Valleys forcing keeper Jessica Hawkes to make a great save to deny the Duhallow girls their first goal of the night in the opening minutes.
Boherbue settled to their task and with Player of the Match Julie Dennehy (who was to score 2-8 on the night ) in outstanding form with the boot they were three point to the good before Valleys opened their account with a point from Michelle Ó Regan.
Another brace of points from Dennehy followed before Valleys who were now enjoying their best period of the half struck for the first goal of the game from their impressive Katie Richardson to cut the gap to just a single point at the end of the first quarter.
Valleys Captain and full back Aishling who was having a great battle with Boher's Julie Dennehy was forced to leave the field due to an injury as both teams battled to get a stranglehold on the game. Two more points from Julie Dennehy gave Boherbue some breathing space as Valley Rovers were digging deep and were well in contention against the strong first half breeze.
The sin binning of Valley's Centre Back Eimear Cummins who was having a fine game on Cork Senior Player Shauna Kelly was to prove a turning point in this game as Boherbue drove home their numerical and wind advantage to notch up 3-1 ( goals from Shauna Kelly, Evie Casey and Julie Dennehy) without reply to end the half with a 3-8 to 1-01 lead.
Michelle Ó Regan opened the scoring for Valleys with a fine point as the second half unfolded but Shauna Kelly who finished the first half in sparkling form scored the goal of the game when she gathered a ball around the middle of the park and tore through the heart of the Valleys defence before rifling a shot to the back of the net.
Valleys were now left with a huge mountain to climb but they fought gamefully scoring some fine points as they battled to get back into the contest but they struggled to break down a resolute Boherbue defence to get the goals they needed to ignite their challenge.
A second goal from Julie Dennehy put the contest well and truly beyond the Valleys girls as on the night Boheebue were not to be denied as they ran out deserving winners on a 5-10 to 2-08 margin.
Full credit to both teams on an excellent game of football in difficult windy conditions.
Tesco's Manager Edel Hearn of their new South Douglas Road Store was on hand to present the Player of the Match Award to Julie Dennehy and the Tesco Homegrown County Intermediate Trophy to Boherbue Captain Sinead Heelan.
M. Murphy, A. Clifford, E. Casey, H. Ó Connor, O. McCauliffe, U. Twohig, B. Casey, S. Twohig, L. Dineen, C. Ó Connor, S. Kelly, R. Twohig, C. Ó Connor, J. Dennehy, S. Heelan (Capt), D. Ó Connor, N. Murphy, L. Kelly, K. Fleming, M. Sheahan, A. Daly, S. Heelan, C. Casey, K. Herlihy, A. Herlihy, T Breen
Management R. Dennehy, J. Casey, L. Daly, N. Murphy, K. McCauliffe
J. Hawkes, J. Murphy, A. Glavin (Capt), C. Murphy, L. Murphy, E. Cummins, S. Ó Shea, L. Bulger, A. Ó Donovan, A. Cummins, M. A. Hawkes, K. Richardson, M. Ó Regan, C. Hawkes, C. Deasy, E. Coughlan, E. Ó Regan, F. Ó Sullivan, V. Melia, A. Harte, C. Richardson, M. Forde, M. Ó Brien, M.E. Sweetnam,, C. Murphy, M. Ó Sullivan, E. Murphy, E, Murphy, K. Lynch, L. Lynch, C. Ó Sullivan, A. Cremin, G. Ó Reilly, R. Ó Sullivan, C. Ó Donovan
Management : J. Lynch, I. Hawkes, Sile Johnson
CLICK HERE for match photos courtesy of Damien Quirke