Leitrim Ladies U14

U14 Leitrim Ladies 
Leitrim U14 Ladies claimed the Connacht B title in fine style with a comprehensive victory over Galway in Charlestown on Sunday last. It was an outstanding team performance where so many Leitrim players were in contention for Player of the Match.  Leitrim lined out without regular goalkeeper Kiara Masterson who got injured in a club game during the week.  From the first whistle Leitrim attacked with pace and intelligence, and the back line worked liked demons to deny Galway any Scóring opportunities.  The forwards used the wide-open spaces of Charlestown pitch to great effect with captain Dearbhaile Beirne and Carla LeGuen leading the way. Leitrim had most of the possession early on but a number of Scóring chances went a begging but Carla LeGuenÓgot the first point of the game, thenÓgalway scored from the penalty spot. But that did not deter the Leitrim girls and the midfield duo of Emma Quinn and Eilish O’Dowd were controlling midfield and gave good quality ball into the forwards where the woodwork denied them on 3 occasions but Leitrim transferred their dominance onto the scoreboard and by half time lead by 5-05 to 1-02
A resurgent Galway took the game to Leitrim early in the second half but the defence led by Eimhin Quinn and Megan O’Rourke battened down the hatches. Galway came back to within 11 points with excellent play form Leanne Coen and RoisinÓgodwin. But goals from Dearbhaile Beirne, Carla LeGuen and Emma Quinn finished of the tie. Carla LeGuen struck a brilliant 35m free from the left to cap off a brilliant performance.
Captain Dearbhaile Beirne collected the trophy for the Champions and Eilish O’Dowd was Player of the Match. Leitrim now play the Ulster Champions on June 9th in the All Ireland semi final.
Aisling Gill, Kathy McLoughlin, Cathy Forde, Eimhin Quinn, Elise Bruen, Megan O’Rourke, Caroline Doherty, Emma Quinn, Eilish O’Dowd, Dara Morahan, Emma McGovern, Dearbhaile Beirne, Nicole McGarry, Carla LeGuen, Aine Flood.
Rebecca Rooney, Aoife Byrne, Cait Connaughton, Niamh Geogheghan and Sinead O’Neill.
U16 Leitrim Ladies

It has been agreed that Leitrim U16 Ladies will play Mayo at 3pm on Saturday in Leitrim Village. Best of luck to the team and Management . It will be a busy day in Leitrim Ladies football. 



15-May-12 by Claire Noone PRO LGFA