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LGAA Roundup Visiting Donegal club battle New York women

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

St. Eunan’s 3-5, N.Y. County 2-3

In their fourth and final game of their New York visit, the St. Eunan’s team from Donegal outdueled their New York County team counterparts Sunday in a well played game at Gaelic Park in the Bronx.

New York started out well Sunday at Gaelic Park, putting up a point from Rosie O’Reilly and a goal from Nadine Doherty before St. Eunan’s took a score.

The New York lead was short-lived, however, as St. Eunan’s forwards got into their stride and put up a goal and three points before long with great scores from Mazzeralla Sweeney, Denise Dunnion and Moira Devenney.

New York leveled with points from Nollaig Cleary and Cathy McKenna. St. Eunan’s turned the game in their favor with a great goal and a point from Sweeney and a point from Denise Dunnion to leave the half time score 2-5 to 1-3.

The second half only produced two scores a goal on both sides: St. Eunan’s goal from a penalty, which was converted by Bridget Clarke, and New York’s goal from Nadine Doherty, who took a lovely pass from Pat Meade before finishing the ball in the back of the net. Both sides enjoyed plenty of possession. St. Eunan’s were unfortunate to lose Ciara Ferry, who was playing a stormer throughout the game before she collided with a player and suffered a shoulder injury toward the end of the half.

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New York were the agregate winners by a mere point (4-10 to 4-9).

New York scorers: Nadine Doherty 2-0, Rosie O’Reilly, Nollaig Cleary and Joanne McKenna 0-1 each.

St. Eunan’s: Mazzerella Sweeney 1-3, Denise Dunion 0-2, Moira Deveney 1-0, Bridget Clarke 1-0.

N.Y. County 2-7, St. Eunan’s 1-4

The New York County team started out well and dominated most of the first half, finishing with 2-6 to 0-3 at half time Friday. In the second half, it was a much tighter game, with St Eunan’s only conceding 1 point and scoring 1-1, but it was not enough though to take the game.

New York scorers: Mary McGuire 0-3, Joanne McKenna 0-3, Gillian Bennett 1-1 and Catherine McAteer 1-0.

St. Eunan’s: Denise Dunnion 1-2, Ciara Ferry 0-1 and Bridget Clarke 0-1.

Earlier games

The St. Eunan’s club from Donegal had a busy schedule this week on their tour to New York. On Tuesday, June 27, they played their first game against Na Fianna and a selection of the rest of New York. They showed their skill and determination and no one looked like they were on holiday with a good 3-12 to 0-10 victory. On Wednesday evening, they took on the Cavan ladies, but it was Cavan’s evening with a win of 17 points to St Eunan’s 2-2.

Cavan scorers: Gillian Bennett, 0-5, Roise O’Reilly 0-4, Nadine Doherty 0-4, Orla Kirk 0-2 and Mags Dineen and Mary Maguire 0-1 each.

St. Eunan’s: Ciara Ferry 1-1, Mazzerella Sweeney 0-1m Suise Tinney 1-0.

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