Ladies Senior Championship Final
St Lomans Mullingar 1.11 Milltown 1.07
St Lomans Ladies retained their championship title with a win against Milltown in The Downs on Saturday evening last. A strong second half performance from the blues most notably from captain Aileen Martin ensured a four-point win.
Leanne Slevin opened the scoring with a point for Milltown before Leona Archibold, Vicky Carr and Megan Ennis all raised the white flag to give the blues the lead. The second quarter belonged to Milltown and five unanswered points gave them the advantage. Leona Archibold was unlucky not to score a goal on two occasions in injury time but one of her efforts did result in a point to leave a point between the teams at Half time.
St Lomans upped their game in the second half with Aileen Martin and Lucy Mc Cartan the stand out performers. Leona Archibold (3) and Vicky Carr points gave the blues the lead but a quick 1.01 from Milltown swung the game back in their favour. The blues responded like champions and shortly after a Leona Archibold point Aileen Martin buried a shot to the back of the net. The blues never looked back from here and further points from Ciara Blundell and Lucy Mc Cartan sealed a four-point win.
Team; Amy Matthews, Emma Derham, Sandra Mc Grath, Eimear Donoghue, Aileen Martin(1.00), Rebecca Dunne, Julie Mc Loughlin, Katie Dunne, Vicky Carr(0.02), Ciara Blundell(0.01), Leona Archibold(0.06,3f), Megan Ennis(0.01), Laura Newman, Bridgie Heslin, Lucy Mc Cartan(0.01). Subs Used; Sarah Mc Manus and Stephanie Kilmurray.
St Lomans Mullingar 2.18 St Marys Rochfortbridge 1.07
St Lomans booked their place in the minor championship semi final with an impressive display in Lakepoint Park against St Marys Rochfortbridge on Wednesday evening last. A wonderful second half display was the catalyst of this win with Frank Kavanagh, Shane Broughan, Sam Mc Cartan, Enda Gaffney and Conan O Hara the stand out performers in an all round decent game from the blues.
St Lomans were guilty of numerous first half wides as it took them time to get their accuracy boots on. Conan O Hara and Frank Kavanagh both kicked a brace of points either side of Rochfortbridge scores. The visitors were unlucky not to raise the green flag after rattling the crossbar bar. It was from here St Lomans stepped up the gears and points from Cian Cleary and Conan O Hara extended the blues lead. The blues registered their first goal five minutes before the break when a Sam Mc Cartan pass found Paul Smith who made no mistake a finished to the net. Fola Ayorinde kicked a free off the ground to see the blues leas 1.07 to 0.04 at half time.
St Lomans dominated the second half with a super team display. Cian Cleary added a point to his tally while Conan O Hara was deadly accurate from placed balls while adding points from play too. Sam Mc Cartan deserving got his name on the scoresheet too. Shane Boyce and Fola Ayorinde linked up well for the blues second goal with Boyce fisting to the net. Rochfortbridge added a late 1.01 but it was too late as the Blues finished comfortable winners.
Team; Daniel Fitzsimons, Tristan Johnson, Conor Shaw, Tristan Graham, Oisín Tyrrell, Shane Broughan, Adam Kennedy, Fola Ayorinde(0.02,1f), Frank Kavanagh(0.02), Sam Mc Cartan(0.02), Shane Boyce(1.01,1f), Paul Smith(1.00), Cian Cleary(0.02), Conan O Hara(0.08,5f), Enda Gaffney. Subs Used; Stephen Sheridan, Max Bannon, Adam Lynch, Jamie Leavy(0.01), Daire Mc Loughlin.
St Lomans Mullingar 5. 07 Goldsmiths 2.05
St Lomans U12 girls qualified for the A championship final with a thrilling victory over goldsmiths on Thursday September 7th in Lakepoint Park. With conditions difficult St Lomans settled quickly with points from Paige Matthews, Rachel McKenna and Caoimhe Kilmurray. However superb play from Lisa Seery and Emma Tumelty ensured Goldsmiths kept in touch. A superb goal from Rachel McKenna put St Lomans 1.05 to 0.03 ahead at half time.
The second half started with Abbey Norris dominating midfield and a great move involving Ashling Granahan and Lucia Weir resulted in Maebh O Hara sending the ball to the net. Goldsmiths attacked in response but Katie Shaw, Ava Maleady and Niamh McKenna defended well. The following ten minutes were all about Caoimhe Kilmurray as she added three goals to finish the game as a contest. Goldsmith responded with a goal but Sophie Boyd who had moved outfield from goal defended well and St Lomans booked their place in the final.
Others to impress were Lucy Haynes, Lara Mc Cartan, Alysia Brown, and Aoibhe Hogan.
Team; Sophie Boyd, Lucy Hynes, Ava Maleady, Katie Shaw, Alysia Brown, Niamh McKenna, Lara Mc Cartan, Abbey Norris, Caoimhe Kilmurray, Paige Matthews, Rachel McKenna, Maebh O Hara, Aoibhe Hogan, Lucia Weir, Ashling Granahan. Subs Used; Abbey Walsh, Abby Devine, Clodagh Mc Glynn, Shannon McCormack.
There was no jackpot winner from the lotto draw on September 7th. The numbers drawn were 2,6,22,25. Winners of €50 each were Patricia Nooney, David Canning, Michelle Irwin and Derek Devine. Next weeks Jackpot will be €3,700.