Intermediate 9 Aside Shield Final
St Josephs 6-10 Dromahair 3-03
St Josephs captured the first Adult silverware of the season when they proved too strong for Dromahair in the Intermediate 9 Aside final. The final scoreline was in stark contrast to the score of the previous meeting when St Josephs escaped with a one point victory.While St Josephs were a full strength Dromahair missed the very influential Anna Conlon. Once St Josephs got going, they dominated in most areas of the field and moved the ball swiftly and Dromahair could not contain their lighting strikes. St Josephs created openings early on but had a number of wides.
The opening score fell to Dromahair where Erin Farrell finished of a lovely move with a cool finish to the net. A minute later the Fowley sisters linked up and Róisin fired over from close range. Vanessa Gallogly then came to St Josephs aid when she blocked a goal bound shot. Dromahair for whom Leonie Conlon and Eimear McDermott in the backline were outstanding resisted St Josephs attacks until the 12 minute. Sharon Kerrigan fed Michelle Heslin and she soloed through to goal. Dromhair were dealt another body blow when Leonie Conlon went of injured. Michelle Heslin added another goal a minute later and St Josephs were in front for the first time.
Áine Heslin finished of another move that started from their goal line. Sinead Fowley was brought down in front of the St Josephs goal and the free was easily scored. With two minutes to go to half time Dromahair trailed 1-02 to 2-01. However two late goals by the Heslins twins left an uphill struggle for Dromahair playing against the wind in the second half. From the first whistle St Josephs controlled the second half. Two points in the first minute by Clare Owens and Michelle Heslin were signs of what was to come. Sandra Brady played a long ball in Michelle Heslin latched on to it and goaled easily to give St Josephs a 13 point lead. Erin Farrell responded with a cracking goal. But St Josephs continued to dominate around the middle where Sharon Kerrigan and Alana Bohan were superb.
Points from Aisling Cooke, Sandra Brady Michelle Heslin and Brady again added to the St Josephs tally before Michelle Dolan interrupted the St Josephs run. However with good ball going into the St Josephs forward line the points continued from Louise Mollahgan, Edel McLoughlin, and Mary McBrien. Erin Farrell showed great strength and skill to goal but St Josephs finished the Scóring through Lisa McDermott
Lisa O Rourke, Sharon Kerrigan, Phillipa Maguire Finnula Bohan, Clare Owens, Alana Bohan, Áine Heslin, Catriona Brennan, Aisling Cooke.
Michelle Dolan, Eimear McDermott, Leonie Conlon, Edel Fowley, Sinead Fowley, Deirdre McDermott, Róisín Fowley, Róisín Curneen, Erin Farrell
01-Jul-08 by Kieran Moran – Ladies – Acting PRO