Longford ladies Intermediate champions Dromard second best against Clann na nGael (Meath) in Leinster club championship exit

Ladies Football Leinster Junior Club Championship Semi-Final

Deniese O'Flaherty


Deniese O'Flaherty



Ladies Football Leinster Club Junior Championship

Cait Murphy pictured in action for Dromard against Clann na nGael (Meath) in the Ladies Football Leinster Club Junior Championship semi-final at the Dromard grounds on Saturday . Pic: Declan Gilmore

A strong first half performance set Meath side Clann na nGael (Athboy/Rathcairn) on their way to victory over the Dromard ladies in the Leinster Club Junior Championship semi-final at the Dromard grounds on Saturday.  

Clann na nGael (Meath) . . . 2-15   Dromard . . . 2-4

Dromard were unable to contain the stronger Clann na nGael outfit in the first half as they opened up the Longford Intermediate champions defence on a number of occasions and had established a commanding 2-7 to 0-2 lead at the break.

Credit to Dromard for making a game of it in the second half, scoring a couple of goals from penalties converted by Michelle McManus, but they were always fighting a losing battle.

DROMARD: Michelle Kilkenny; Shauna Hagan, Niamh Cooke, Karen McLoughlin; Shauna Reilly, Ellen Murphy, Michelle McManus (2-0, penalties); Mairead Reynolds, Sarah Reynolds; Sarah Murphy, Doireann Murphy, Cait Murphy; Rebecca Maguire (0-3), Imelda Reynolds, Helen Conefrey.

Subs:- Chloe Connell (0-1) for I Reynolds  (injured, 37 mins); Clodagh Duffy for S Reilly (45 mins); Aoife Grimes for D Murphy (injured, 56 mins).

CLANN NA nGAEL: Aoife Lally; Aine Keogh, Ruth Sherlock, Caitlin Hamilton; Helena Garry, Niamh Collins, Aine Castles; Marie Keogh, Orlagh Lally (0-3); Cailin McDonagh (0-1), Vivienne McCormack (1-2), Orla McLoughlin (0-3); Blathnaid Keogh (0-2), Louise O’Connor (1-2, goal from penalty, one point from free), Laura Gilsenan (0-2, one free).

Subs:- Rianna Kelly for A Castles (injured, half-time), Orla Ferguson for H Garry (43 mins).

Referee: Jason Corcoran (Kildare).

Full match report and pictures in the Longford Leader, on sale on Wednesday