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LGAA RoundupRynne’s goals lift An Chiarrai

February 15, 2011

By Staff Reporter

An Chiarrai 4-7, Monaghan 1-9 The opening game between An Chiarrai and Monaghan was a tough physical encounter. The referee had his work cut out to keep control of the game. The game was fast paced, with both teams giving everything to the final whistle.

Monaghan opened the scoreline with points from Norma McCarthy and Catherine Donohoe. A lobbing kick from Michelle Davis provided them with their goal.

An Chiarrai fought back with points from Mary Kearney. A free awarded to An Chiarrai around the 14-yard-line rebounded off a wall of Monaghan defenders who were unable to clear the ball before Jeanne Rynne booted the ball over the goal line.

Less than 10 minutes later, an unmarked Rynne picked up a rebound ball which came off the crossbar and her shot made it into the corner of the net putting An Chiarrai ahead by two points at halftime.

In the second half, with everything to play for tension was high as both teams fought to hold onto possession. An Chiarrai maintained the lead with Monaghan putting plenty of pressure on their back line, which was well controlled by full back Marlese Fath, Nora Quane, Pauline O’Connor and Brenda Walsh.

Monaghan’s forwards were unlucky with shots going narrowly wide. Their second half points came from Norma McCarthy (4), Catherine Donohoe (2) and Maddie Purcell (1). An Chiarrai’s forwards were successful in spreading the ball around on their attack making life difficult for the Monaghan defenders.

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Liz Collins was solid at full back with good support from Mary Nash, Kate McEntee, Breda McCrohan and Marie Flood. An Chiarrai’s second half goals came from a Sheila Frayne free which she lobbed successfully under the bar and a penalty which Monaghan protested strongly against, but the referee maintained his decision and Jeanne Rynne converted penalty successfully. Their points came from Sheila Frayne (3), Siobhan Neville (2) and Ann Hanrahan.

In the last five minutes Michelle Davis (Monaghan) and Sheila Frayne (Chiarrai) were sent to the line for striking and retaliation. Both players will have to remain on the sideline for the next game.

For the winners, best were Marlese Fath, Siobhan Neville, Mary Kearney, Jeanne Rynne, Brenda Walsh, Sheila Frayne, Patricia O’Brien and Louise McMahon.

For Monaghan, best were Norma McCarthy, Mary Nash, Kate McEntee, Maudie Lynn, Catherine Donohoe, Michelle Davis and Liz Collins.

An Chiarrai scorers: Mary Kearney 0-1, Jeanne Rynne 3-0, Shiobhan Neville 0-2, Sheila Frayne 1-3, Ann Hanrahan 0-1.

Monaghan: Norma McCarthy 0-5, Michelle Davis 1-0, Catherine Donohoe 0-3, Maddie Purcell 0-1.

Referee: Jimmy O’Flynn.

Players of the Game: Marlese Fath (An Chiarrai) and Liz Collins (Monaghan).

Cavan 1-5, Na Fianna 0-4 Cavan emerged victors in a closely fought game. Na Fianna started out strong and opened the scoreline with points from Marie Curran and Adele Martin. Cavan settled into the game and fought back with points from Rosie O’Reilly and Justine Clifford. A great goal from Karen Shalvey put Cavan in front and Cavan finished the half with another point for Reilly.

In the second half, Na Fianna fought hard to try and bridge the gap in the scoreline but were unable to take control as Cavan held onto possession. The Na Fianna defense were under constant pressure but did an excellent job of keeping Cavan scores to a minimum. A penalty awarded to Cavan was taken by Karen Shalvey whose shot was saved by Ann Murray. Cavan’s backline was also in superb form and were not letting anything past them as Na Fianna tried hard to get through for their much needed scores.

For Cavan, stars were Caroline O’Sullivan, Karen Shalvey, Catherine Russell, Justine Clifford, Pauline Coleman, Susan Maguire, Geraldine Finn and Rosie O’Reilly.

For Na Fianna, Ann Murray was in top form in nets with Caroline Conway, Mary McEvoy, Marie Curran, Louise McKeown, Mags Ryan, Ann Ryan, Monica Slevin and Fiona Fallon.

Cavan scorers: Rosie O’Reilly 0-3, Karen Shalvey 1-1, Justine Clifford 0-1.

Na Fianna: Marie Curran 0-2, Louise McKeown 0-1, Adele Martin 0-1.

Player of the Game: Karen Shalvey (Cavan) and Ann Murray (Na Fianna).

Mayo 5-8, Rockland 1-3 Mayo made sure of the league points in the last game as they defeated Rockland. The first half was close with both teams enjoying plenty of possession. Mayo opened the scoreline and Rockland replied with a point from KerryAnn Galvin. A penalty awarded to Mayo was sent wide by Ellen McGrail. Kerry Ann Galvin leveled the scoreline with a point for Rockland. Mayo’s Tara Holmes put her side ahead with a point. Rockland replied with a goal from Coleen McElroy which put them ahead. Another point from Mayo left Rockland ahead by a point at the half.

After the break Mayo took control of the game and Rockland were unable to answer the numerous scores which Mayo piled on.

For the winners, best were Teresa O’Malley, Fiona Ward, Mary Toolan, Camie O’Shea, Sharon Gallagher and Tara Holmes.

For Rockland best were Cathy Quinn, M’bh Brennan, Joanna Hoenninger, Shauna Reilly, Mags Dineen, Claire Charlton and KerryAnn Galvin.

Referee was Peter Brennan.

Upcoming events and fund-raisers On Sunday, May 24, the New York Ladies are hosting a Shirts and Shades Disco in Arthur Daly’s bar Woodlawn. The draw for the trip to the World Cup in June includes three pairs of tickets to games, flights and accommodation will take place. Tickets for the raffles are on sale at $20.

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