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The Rose Hotel Division 5 Finals.

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The Rose Hotel Division 5 Plate Final 

Duagh 4-6 Churchill 1-6 

Duagh and Churchill served up a feast of attacking football in the Rose Hotel Div 5 Plate final at sun soaked Castleisland last Wednesday night. Duagh came into the game as underdogs as they were down key players through injury and illness, but on the night they still had the superior firepower to take the title from a spirited Churchill side. 

Star of the show for Duagh was centre half forward Saoirse Dillon who contributed 2-6 to the scoreline in an electric display. She had able backup from the likes of Leyra Moriarty in goals, Amie Woods  at  full back Lily Daly, Amie Sheehy, Teghan Welch, Margaret Dore,Aoibhínn Harte, Hayley McElligott,Anna Flynn, Eimear Buckley and Noelle Dillon in what was a marvellous team effort. 

Churchill started brightly and enjoyed the lion’s share of the possession but failed to convert many of their opportunities from play. Their pressure eventually paid off when Meah Carmody struck for goal midway through the first half. Just before the half time whistle Duagh’s Saoirse Dillon kicked a long ball to Aoibhínn Harte who struck a good goal to give her side a 1-3 to 0-5 lead at the break. 

Saoirse Dillon got Duagh off to a great start in the second half with a cracking goal,.A few minutes later  Dillon struck again for her second goal. Duagh’s midfield pairing of Nuala Moloney,and Anghradh Cudlipp were working well, although Churchill midfielder Jessica McGibney was showing stout resistance for her side..Lily Parker at centre half forward was also motoring well for Churchill but Duagh struck for their 4 th goal of the game when corner back Marie Sheehy, who was now operating at corner forward, struck the back of the net. This was the killer goal for Churchill although to their credit they kept trying to the finish.  

The Duagh management team of Liz Twomey, Nora Mary Lane, Emily Woods and Bébhinn Neilson Quirke, gave all of their subs some game time as they celebrated victory on a 4-6 to 1-6 scoreline. 

Duagh;: Leyra Moriarty, Marie Sheehy(1 goal), Amie Woods, Lily Daly, Noelle Dillon, Amie Sheehy, Teghan Welch, Nuala Moloney, Angharadh Cudlipp, Aoibhínn Harte(1 goal), Eimear Buckley, Saoirse Dillon (2-6), Anna Flynn, Hayley McElligott, Margaret Dore. Subs: Aibhlínn Cudlipp, Asia Fitzgerald, Shauna Breen, Fiona O Brien and Julieann O’Connell.  


The Rose Hotel Division 5 Cup Final 

Firies 3-8 Castlegregory 2-4 

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Firies proved to be too strong for Castlegregory in the Division 5 Cup final played in Ballyrickard last Thursday night. Both sides traded points in the opening period but Firies thanks to determined play from  Orlaith Allen, Laura Fitzgerald ,Katie Doe ,and Caoimhe McCarthy saw them take a 2-4 to 1-1 lead in at half time. 

Castlegregory came out determined again in second half and an early goal by Abbie O Neill (her 2nd in the game) closed the gap. Firies however had top performances from Aoife O’Sullivan, Ciara Shanahan, Ella Moynihan and Emma O’Brien, Meabh  Dineen,Laura Flynn ,Ava O’Mahony, Doireann O’Shea, Chloe Deniel and Siun Horgan to seal a deserved victory in the finish. Castlegregory never stopped trying and scored points from Éabha Ní Laighin (2), Orla Ní Chonchúir (1) and Molly O Donoghue (1). 

Castlegregory’s panel were Chloe Nic Gearailt, Demi O Connor, Claire Dowling, Emily Heasman, Ruby Griffin, Mia Keane, Anna Roberts, Éabha Ní Laighin, Gemma Ní Shúilleabháin, Kelly Ní Chonchúir, Orla Ní Chonchúir, Amber O Connor, Sarah Keane, Molly O Donoghue, Abbie Ní Néill, Sinéad O Dowd, Caoimhe Ní Néill, Emma Garvey, Ciara Ferriter, Mary Francis McDermott, Padma Brody, Ciara Butler, Saoirse McCarthy.