Disappointment for Roscommon ladies

Connacht Club Championship Round-Up
Senior Semi-Final
Kilkerrin/ Clonbeirne 5-26 Strokestown 0-7

Roscommon senior champions Strokestown came a cropper at Carrick-on-Shannon as a superb Galway side had it all their own way and dominated from start to finish. First-half goals from Olivia Divilly, Nicola Ward and Ailish Morrissey saw them ahead by 3-10 to 0-4 at half-time.

Further goals from Annie Miskell and Amy Mee and a flurry of excellent points saw the Galway champions run out the easiest of winners against a gallant but outclassed Roscommon side.

Strokestown: M Mulooly; A Shiel, C Mulooly, C Cauneen; T Kelly, E Beirne, B McHugh; S Brudell, A McAulliffe; R Mulooly, N McHugh, J Mulooly; J McDermott, L Brudell (0-5), A Hanley (0-2). Subs: N Beirne for R Mulooly, L Togher for Hanley, C Devine for Cauneen.

Intermediate Final
Glenamaddy-Williamstown 4-8 Shannon Gaels 3-5

Roscommon champions Shannon Gaels made a brave attempt to win the Connacht intermediate title at Clonbeirne last Sunday, but were denied by an impressive Galway side in what was an entertaining game.

The Galway girls seized the early initiative when Mary Fahy-who scored four goals in the game- scored her first goal in the 8th minute. Following a delay for a change of referee, Aine O’Dowd scored a fine goal for Shannon Gaels to bring them back into contention and when Aisling McDemott scored another Gaels goal, the Roscommon girls were looking good.

But the lethal Mary Fahy struck for another goal before half time and that gave the Galway side a huge boost going into the second half. Two further goals from Mary Fahy in the second-half put the Galway side back into the driving seat and Aine O’Dowd scored a consolation goal for Shannon Gaels in injury-time.

Shannon Gaels: A Egan; C Corrigan, S Bruen, C Noone; E O’Beirne, N O’Beirne, C Clancy; S O’Dowd, T Murtagh; A Filan, K Daly, C Beirne; M O’Dowd, A McDermott (1-2), A O’Dowd (2-2). Subs: O Glancy (0-1), for Daly E McDermott for C Glancy, C O’Dowd for M O’Dowd.

Junior Final
Moycullen 6-14 Padraig Pearses 1-7

It was one-way traffic at Clonbeirne as Moycullen turned on a brilliant second-half display to overpower the Roscommon champions.

Aine Galvin scored a goal for Pearses in the first-half, but goals for Moycullen from Ailbhe Davoren, Shannon Keady and Niamh Thornton saw them lead 3-4 to 1-6 at half-time. With the aid of the elements the Galway girls opened up in the second-half and further goals from Shannon Keady (2) and Aine McDonagh completed the easiest of wins for Moycullen.

Padraig Pearses: L Kenny; M Galvin, N Ryan, C Killeen; C Kelly, G Lohan, N Sweeney; A Ryan (0-1), E Greene (0-2); S Finnerty, M Ryan (0-2), H Payne (0-1); A Galvin (1-0), D Sweeney (0-1), A Reilly. Subs: L Ralph for M Galvin, O Sweeney for D Sweeney, J Kelly for C Kelly, J Downey for Finnerty.