Cool Clann clinch cup

Cox’s Steakhouse Ladies Minor Division 1 Final
Clann na ngael 2-7 St. Ciaran’s 0-8

The long-awaited 2015 Minor Division 1 Final took place last Sunday in Kiltoom. Old rivals Clann na nGael and St. Ciaran’s met once again and great credit has to go to both teams for serving up a great game of football in very cold wintry conditions. Clann got off to a dream start when Caoimhe Lennon scored an early goal.

  St. Ciaran’s dominated the rest of the half aided by the breeze with three well-taken points from Rachel Fitzmaurice along with one from Aoife Brennan and two from Niamh Farrell.

  Clann only managed one more point in the first period, from Therese Lennon.

  Clann came roaring back in the second half with points from Shauna Bannon and Sinead Farrell before Kelly Colgan turned the game on its head with a goal.

  Further points from Caoimhe Lennon (2), Sinead Farrell and Therese Lennon put the game beyond St. Ciaran’s reach and aided by Eadaoin Lennon in goal, Clann clinched the cup.

Clann na nGael: Eadaoin Lennon, Kayleigh Allen, Lauren McDonnell, Ide Crehan, Amy Shine, Shauna Bannon, Amy Quinn, Shauna Connell, Aine Connaughton, Megan Kelly, Sinead Farrell, Caoimhe Lennon, Laoise Henry, Aoife O’Brien, Therese Lennon. Subs: Shauna Naughton for Laoise Henry, Kelly Colgan for Aine Connaughton, Christina Connell for Amy Shine, Carol Griffin, Rachel Naughton, Mollie Dolan, Louise Egan, Rachel Brien, Gillian Murray, Sinead Connaughton  and Orlagh Shine.

St. Ciaran’s: Emily Crean, Méabh Tiernan, Eala Ní Chumhaill, Aoibhe Tiernan, Ellen Brennan, Nora Brennan, Chloe Whyte Lennon, Rebecca Brennan, Laura Keenan, Aoife Beades, Rachel Fitzmaurice, Aoife Brandon, Rachel Neilan, Niamh Farrell, Eithne Brennan. Subs Alicia Donnelly, Hollie Gavin, Aoife Brennan and Katie Lavin.

Referee: Declan Hunt.