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Ciarrai win their second Shield Title

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

Ciarrai 1-12

Rockland 1-8

In a day of finals, Ciarrai and Rockland were the first up in Paddy’s Field. Played in sweltering heat the fans who didn’t get up to watch this early start missed a great game.

Rockland scored first with a beautiful point from Ann Fitzpatrick and were all over Ciarrai before they secured points from Orla Doyle and Sheila Frayne. The first twenty minutes of this game was all Rockland. A Claire Charlton kick into the forward line resulted in an own goal when the ball hit off one of the Ciarrai defenders. A continuation of points by M’bh Brennan, Colleen McElroy and Mags Dineen gave Rockland a comfortable lead. However, Ciarrai soon began to find their rhythm with some nice play from Anne Hanrahan and Varina Carey in the middle to find danger forward Sheila Frayne who scored a beautiful goal to put Ciarrai right back into the game. Two more points from Orla Doyle would tie the game but a KerryAnn Galvin point would give Rockland the edge going in at the half.

With the second half underway Mags Dineen and Claire Charlton (2) scored once again to put Rockland in the driver’s seat, but Ciarrai simply would not go away. The introduction of Mary Cooney to the forward line of Frayne and Malone started to cause problems for the Rockland defense but it was Sheila Frayne who stole the show in the forward line notching up another point to her credit. Ciarrai continued to battle back and soon were tied with Rockland as a result of points from Pauline Boylan, Mary Cooney and Sheila Frayne. Rockland made another surge but the Ciarrai defense reacted to the pressure. Some fine clearances from Pauline O’Connor and Nora Quane kept Ciarrai in the match. A great point from Mary Touhey finally put Ciarrai ahead for the first time in the match. This was all the confidence they needed. Touhey matched her point with another and Orla Doyle and Sheila Frayne put the cap on the game to give Ciarrai the win.

Scores for Ciarrai: Orla Doyle 0-3, Sheila Frayne 1-5, Mary Cooney 0-1, Mary Touhey 0-2, Pauline Boylan 0-1.

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Player of the Game: Sheila Frayne.

Scores for Rockland: Ann Fitzpatrick 0-1, Claire Charlton 1-2, M’bh Brennan 0-1, Colleen McElroy 0-1, Mags Dineen 0-2, KerryAnn Galvin 0-1.

Player of the Game: Kerry Ann Galvin.

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