U16 All Ireland C Final Leitrim v Clare-

U16 All Ireland C Final Leitrim Vs Clare:
Clare started this game very well immediately putting pressure on Leitrim Goalie Shauna Plunkett this was to be the first of a number a superb saves from Aughawillans Plunkett. Clare were quick to respond though with Aoibhainn Malone and Laura Rynne Scóring the first two points of the game. Clare attacked again but thankfully they were intercepted by Mohills Caoimhe Canning who got the ball to Roisin McHugh who in turn found Emma Guckian. Emmas shot was blocked by the Clare Keeper but she quickly won the Clare Kickout and put the ball over the bar to open the Scóring for Leitrim. Clare were awarded a penalty about 20minutes into the game and scored it. Leitrim were finally starting to play when Carmel McGovern found Aughawillans Ciana Stringer who took her shot and found the back of the net. Leitrim Built on this and Aughawillans Aileen McGuire scored two points in quick sucession to even up the scoreline. Just before Half time Leitrim really made great strides Scóring two goals in the space of two minutes Sean OHeslins Aoibheann Flynn and Aughawillans Aileen Maguire finding the net. Emma Guckian scored another point just before the half time whistle scoreline of 3-04 Leitrim to Clares 1-03. All through the First half Mohill Claire Beirne at midfield battled hard.Sean OHeslins Eilish ODowd and Mohill Caoimhe Canning were pivitol for Leitrim. Leitrim opened the second half Scóring St. Marys Emma Guckian Scóring a point. Amy Mc Loughlin and Nicole higgins were very solid at the back Eilish ODowd scored a fine point after having her shot blocked by Clares goalie. Carla Le Guen replaced Lauren Beirne but went to play in the forwards with Captain BronÓgh ORourke moving back. Clare were not giving up easily though and Orla Devitt found the back of the net after Clare had first been denied by Shauna Plunkett. Carla Le Guen scored a point from play after a great build from the back line. Clare quickly scored another goal and two points and things were getting close with only 2 points in it and everyone looking for the time remaining. Aileen Maguire scored another point from an awkward angle. Clare were on the attack again and all the Leitrim supporters were willing the referee to blow that final whistle Clares shot looked like it was going to hit the top corner of the net but thankfully just went over the bar. On the final whistle Leitrim were one point ahead. BronÓgh ORourke accepted the cup on behalf of her team and Shauna Plunkett was awarded the Player of the game.
Clare: Aoife ONeill, Rachel OToole, Sinead Considine, Joanne Howley, Sinead Quinn, Marie Foran, Roisin Considine, Laura Rynne, Aine Browne, Orla Devitt, Katie Connole (c), Grainne Harvey, Aoibhainn Malone, Carla Behan, Grainne Nolan subs used: Chloe Normoyle, Eva ODea and Nollaig Blake.
Leitrim: Shauna Plunkett, Lauren Beirne, Amy McLoughlin, Nicole Higgins, Eilish ODowd, Roisin McHugh, Aisling McNabola, Clare Beirne, Aoibheann Flynn, Carmel McGovern, Emma Guckian, Ciana Stringer, BronÓgh ORourke (c), Aileen Maguire, Caoimhe Canning. Subs Used: Carla LeGuen, Shannon ORourke and Ailbhe Clancy.
Fixtures this weekend in the Intermediate,Senior Championship and Junior Championship:
Sat 01-Sep 4:00pm or later Mohill IFC S/F Bornacoola   v Sean OHeslins
Sun 02-Sep 12 Noon Ballinamore IFC S/F St Francis   v Cloone
Sat 02-Sep 1:30pm Ballinamore SFC 3 Kiltubrid   v Mohill
Sun 02-Sep 5:30pm Drumshanbo JBFC Final Eslin   v Glencar/Manor B
Sun 02-Sep 7:00pm Drumshanbo SFC 3 Dromahair   v St Josephs

Minor Fixtures for week of the 4th of September:
Mon 03-Sep 7:00pm TBC MFC 9 Aside S/F Drumkeerin   v Sean OHeslins
Tue 04-Sep 7:00pm Aughawillan MFC 13 Aside 1 St Brigids   v St Josephs
Tue 04-Sep 7:00pm TBC MFC 9 Aside S/F Dromahair   v FenÓgh/Cloone



30-Aug-12 by Claire Noone PRO LGFA