Pyramid Bookmakers Intermediate Championship Final
Kiltubrid 4 – 11
Mohill 2 – 11
Kiltubrid joined Aughawillan and Cloone in the senior club ranks with a six point win over Mohill in Leitrim Community Pitch on Saturday evening. This was a close tough competitive game with the sides level at half time and it was only well into the second half before Kiltubrid put some daylight between the teams.
Mohill missed the first effort for a point at a shot hit the post and rebounded to safety before Siobhan Kelly opened Kiltubrids account with a point from play after Sinead Tighe intercepted a Mohil move in the middle of the field. A minute later the sides were level with an Eimear Beirne free following a foul on Katie Tyrrell. Mairead Stenson carried the ball from full back line into the heart of the Kiltubrid defence and her pass to Beirne was pointed to put Mohill into the lead after eight minutes. Siobhan Kelly saw her effort hit the crossbar and in a scramble for the ball Aine Tighe was fouled and pointed the free to level the game. Christine Quinn and pointed for Mohill and after thirteen minutes Caroline Egan was first to react to a dropped ball from a Deridre McDermott free to hit the back of the net as Mohill got on top. Twoi minutes later Kiltubrid responded with a fine goal from Aoife McWeeney after a great run by Lisa McWeeney. A Caroline Egan shot was saved by Emer Horan as the play moved from end to end. Eimear Beirne fired over a fine point but missed an easy free to increase the Mohill lead. Some fine defending by Kiltubrid set up Aoife McWeeney for a great point as Kiltubrid dominated the next five minutes. An Aine Tighe free levelled the game again and was involved in a great move that was finished to the net by an inrushing Aoife McWeeney. Caroline McGarry had to be alert and made a fine save from McWeeney before Regina Bohan pointed from play. However Mohill fought their way back and finished the half on top when a Deirdre McDermott point and Eimear Beirne free cut the gap to two. Beirne pointed another free before Charlene Tyrrell won the kickout and hit a long range point to leave the sided level at 2-5 to 1-8 at the break.
Emer Horan was in action in the Kiltubrid goals immediately after the restart as she made a god save from Caroline Egan. Beirne pointed a free as Mohill pushed forward strongly but some great defensive work from the Kiltubrid defence kept their goal intact. Mohill increased their lead to two points after ten minutes with a Caroline Egan effort that hit the crossbar an went over. The next twelve minutes proved the winning of the game for Kiltubrid with a point from Lisa McWeeney and a goal from Player of the Match Miranda Burke following great combination play from Sandra Early and Aoife McWeeney. The goal was quickly followed by points from Aine Tighe, Sandra Early, Siobhan Kelly and another Tighe point all from play. Mohill tried to respond but wides from Deirdre McDermott and Eimear Beirne didnt help matters. With ten minutes remaining Kiltubrid seemed secure in their lead, however Mohill fought back again and Erin Reynolds found the far corner of the net from a long ball in to leave only a goal between the teams. An Aine Tighe point was matched by an Eimear Beirne free as the final seconds were played. The last action of the game saw a long clearance from Kiltubrid find Aoife Mcweeney in space and she made sure of the win with a well take goal before the final whistle blew.
Kiltubrid: Emer Horan, Aine Meehan, Sinead McKiernan,Breda Holohan, Siobhan Carroll, Claire Kelly, Jenny McKiernan, Sinead Tighe, Lisa McWeeney, Miranda Burke, Siobhan Kelly, Regina Bohan, Aoife McWeeney, Sandra Earley, Aine Tighe
Mohill: Caroline McGarry, Paula McGarry, Mairead Stenson, Olivia Gilmartin, Christine Quinn, Deirdre Ward, Kathy Keegan, Bernie Egan, Charlene Tyrrell, Eimear Beirne, Deirdre McDermott,Katie Tyrrell, Ciara Keegan, Caroline Egan, Erin Reynolds
Referee: Maeve Quinn
01-Oct-07 by Patricia Bohan – Ladies PRO