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U12 Vs Goldsmith Girls - Thursday 9th July

posted 13 Jul 2015, 04:09 by Athlone GAA
Athlone Girls Gather Momentum 

U12 Vs Goldsmith Girls -  Thursday 9th July  

Athlone Girls were slow to show their form this season and in the preliminary rounds lost 3 of their 5 matches, albeit by narrow margins. In their 3rd successive win in Division C, this time against neighbours Goldsmith Girls, the Athlone girls showed how they have improved as the season has progressed and had a comfortable winning margin by the time the full time whistle sounded. When the 2 sides met last, back in April, Athlone also prevailed, but only by 2 points, so the emphatic win signified improvements all round.

As the match got underway it looked like  Athlone might not have things all their own way as they struggled to get scores, and several balls dropped into the Goldsmith Girls’ keeper’s hands, along with several over cooked passes that sailed wide. The Tubberclair girls got on to the score sheet first with a well worked goal and things looked ominous for Athlone. The first score for Athlone came from midfielder Keeva Reid, half way through the first half as she charged through from just inside the opposition half to hit the mark for a point. This opened the flood gates and Athlone got 6 unanswered scores to take them to half time with a 3 point advantage.
In the second half, with the moderate wind against them, the Athlone girls passes found their intended targets and the forwards came into the game, especially Ciara Lough, Roisin Kenny and Amy Nugent, who has been top scorer for the team this year. Athlone were to get 3 goals past the excellent Tubberclair keeper and all the forwards excelled with the service from midfielders Keeva Reid and Leah Nugent.

The backs also gave a strong account of themselves with especially good performances given by Claire Reidy, Kalie Reynolds and Naoise Predergast at full back and Caroline Greene consistently mopping up from centre half back, along with Ava Martin and Captain Kate Mannion.

Athlone U12s- Forwards- Lucy Denby, Roisin Kenny, Ella Colclough, Grace McGlynn, Roisin Ni Dhuibhir, Amy Nugent,  Ciara Lough, Niamh Tallon, Wassini Henry, Abby Farrell, Lara Welton, Molly Mulvihill-Wilkins - Midfield-  Leah Nugent,  Kieva Reid – Backs- Marianna Doolan,  Aoife Dully, Caroline Greene, Clare Reidy, Naoise Prendergast,  Kalie Reynolds, Kate Mannion (C), Rebecca Cleary, Sonia Cleary, Ivana Kiripati, Katie Dwyer, Ava Martin - Goals- Rebecca Duddy 
Coaches- Sheila Buckley-Byrne, Kate O’Connell, Dan Nugent, Michael McGlynn, Adrian Quinn, Brian Tallon