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Carey’s heroics carry Monaghan over Donegal

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

Monaghan 3-4, Donegal 0-5

Led by the scoring of Catherine Flood and Anita McKenna and the all-around inspirational play of Varina Carey, the Monaghan proved too strong for Donegal on a hot Sunday afternoon in Rockland.

Donegal open the game with a fine ball from Mags Dineen to full forward Amanda Lennon, who popped it over the bar. Minutes later, the same two hooked up again and Donegal suddenly enjoyed a 2-point lead.

But it was not to last. Indeed, the Monaghan women woke up and rattled the Donegal defense with goals by Flood, McKeena and Carey to take an insurmountable 7-point lead at halftime.

Monaghan player of the game: Varina Carey.

Donegal player of the game: Mags Dineen.

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Monaghan scorers: Catherine Flood (1-1), Anita McKenna (1-1), Varina Carey (1-0), Beth Higgins (0-1), Catherine Donohoe (0-1).

Donegal: Mags Dineen (0-2), Amanda Lennon (0-2), SallyAnn Boyle (0-1).

Rockland 3-10, Fermanagh 2-2

Rockland, the home team, picked up their first points of the season by pulling away from Fermanagh in the last 5 minutes.

Summer import Jenny Kirby made a faultless contribution. Playing well alongside her were Cathy Dunleavy, Lorraine Kirnan, Kate McGrath and Jennie Foley .

Outstanding for the Erin women were Fionla McConnell, Natasha Scully, Ger Lavery, Brenda McEduff, Frances Haughey, and Theresa O’Reilly

Fermanagh player of the game: Brenda McEduff.

Rockland player of the game: Jenny Kirby.

Rockland scorers: Jenny Kirby (0-1), Cathy Dunleavy (0-1), Lorraine Kiernan (1-2), Melissa Pansy (1-1), Jonnie Foley (1-1), Sharon Aiello (0-2), Kate McGrath (0-2).

Fermanagh: Fionla McConnell (1-1), Julia Perison (0-1), Paula Mallon (1-0).

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