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U12 Girls Qualify for Final

posted 5 Sep 2012, 09:39 by Athlone GAA   [ updated 5 Sep 2012, 09:42 ]
Championship Semi Final
Athlone 2-4 Mullingar Shamrocks 0-4
 
The Athlone U12 Girls won their place in the championship final after an absorbing game against Mullingar Shamrock’s in Pairc Chiarain on Tuesday evening last on a scoreline of Athlone 2-4 Mullingar Shamrocks 0-4. This game started brightly and Athlone opened the scoring with a point from Ellen O’Connell which was followed by another from Niamh McGann. Shamrock’s came back strongly and scored a fine point. Brionna Geoghegan replied with a point to leave the score at half time Athlone 0-3 Shamrock’s 0-1.
 
After the restart Shamrock’s threw everything they had at Athlone but due to some outstanding defending they just could not find a way through. Athlone broke down the field and scored a vital goal through Lauryn Mitchell. Shamrock’s replied with a point but almost immediately Athlone made the game safe with a goal from Grace Halligan and a point from midfielder Caoimhe McIntyre. Shamrock’s finished the scoring with two late points to leave the final score Athlone 2-4 Shamrock’s 0-4. Huge credit goes to the whole team but special praise must be given to the defence and in particular Aoife Temple in goal who proved to be unbeatable.
 
The girls can now look forward to a final against Kinnegad on Saturday 15th September.
 
The team and mentors want to thank the many supporters who came to shout them on and also to the club for having the pitch in such perfect condition. Scorers Lauryn Mitchell 1-0, Grace Halligan 1-0, Ellen O’Connell 0-1, Niamh McGann 0-1, Brionna Geoghegan 0-1, Caoimhe McIntyre 0-1.
Panel for Athlone: Aoife Temple, AnnaMaria Kovac, Nicole Murray, Shannon Hynes, Amy McBride, Amy Joyce, Katie Larkin, Brionna Geoghegan, Caoimhe McIntyre, Ashley Cuffe, Lauryn Mitchell, Kirsty Johnston, Niamh McGann, Grace Halligan, Ellen O’Connell, Ally Mahon, Ailbhe Moylan, Dervla Ganly, Wiktoria Seweryniak, Saoirse Hynes, Molly Larkin, Lucy Sheridan, Emily O'Callaghan, Eadaoin Fleming, Amy Brill, Kelly Brill, Lauren Cooke, Edel Cleary, Eve Conway, Sorcha McGlynn, Ella McGlynn
 
See match photos on left.  Thanks to Padraig Devaney, Photographer
 
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