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WFAI Womens U16 Cup Final

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KILLALA’S heroic cup run finally came to an end in Castlebar on Sunday but unfortunately there was no jubilation at the finish. The young Killala girls had made themselves a force to be reckoned with right from the start of the competition.

They had come through numerous battles, scoring great goals and beating high profile teams such as St Francis, Dublin and Wilton United, Cork but their final pairing with Stella Maris FC was a bridge too far. The Dublin team were deserving winners, they passed the ball better and were more clinical in front of goal.

Stella Maris were given a platform on which to build when scoring after just two minutes and hard as they tried, Killala just could not recover. A corner-kick was swung in dangerously by Rosanne Maguire and broke to the edge of the box where Stella’s Lisa Murphy was waiting to crash the ball to the net. It was a super strike and gave Killala goalkeeper Emma Varley no chance.

Stella Maris applied some further early pressure, especially down the left wing, but Killala were defending extremely well and clearing their lines without much difficulty, despite a few half chances falling to Rosanne Maguire and Deidre Mulligan.

Killala did look dangerous on the break but the Stella Maris defence was superb all day, and did exceptionally well to deal with the pace and trickery of duo Aileen Gilroy and Aoileen Collins. The pair fashioned a couple of half chances as the half developed but nothing that troubled Ashling Dyer in the Stella goal.

Killala were well in the game midway through the first half, they were tackling hard in the centre and the diligence of their two wingers Alanna Naughton and, in particular, Elaine Lowther to their defensive duties was admirable. Stella’s second goal arrived on 30 minutes however, and was pretty much unstoppable, an absolutely stunning piece of play that originated at left back in a sweeping move up the pitch.

Left back Dayna McDonald started the move, played a neat one two and added a back heel to the mix before the ball was crossed excellently by Lisa Murphy and headed in by the centre forward Nadine Hughes. It was a move that would have graced any venue and it put Stella Maris in a great position as they held a two goal lead at half-time.

Killala, to their credit, didn’t give up and pushed hard after half-time in search of something that would get them back into contention, but again the Stella Maris defence held firm and denied them any clear cut chances, breaking at speed whenever the ball broke down.

Killala had battlers all over the field with Martina Walker at the back doing particularly well to stop a lot of Stella Maris attacks. Elaine Lowther and Aileen Gilroy were doing their very best in the attacking third and got a few shots away but their industry was not enough to break the Stella guard, as the Dubliners looked technically superior and a lot more comfortable on the ball in all areas of the park.

Killala kept surging forward but they still couldn’t penetrate the Stella box. Corners and free-kicks always looked promising but there was no bounce that favoured them on the day.

With five minutes remaining on the clock, Stella Maris bagged their third goal whish settled the tie once and for all. This time it was player of the match Niamh Kearney who got on the score sheet. Killala were caught with numbers forward when eventually the ball ended up with Stella’s Sarah Miley on the right wing. She flashed a pass across the goal low and hard towards the back post where it was mishit by two Stella players before Kearney provided the decisive finish.

It was a very disappointing end for Killala, but they can take pride in the fact that they put up a very gutsy performance and were only defeated by an extremely skilful Stella Maris side.

KILLALA: Emma Varley, Siobhan Kearney, Martina Walker, Ailish Healy, Sarah Farrell, Elaine Lowther, Sorcha McGee, Niamh Collins, Alanna Naughton, Aileen Gilroy, Aoileen Collins. Subs. Rachel Healy and Aoife Munnelly (for A Collins and Kearney).

STELLA MARIS: Ashling Dyer, Dayna McDonald, Olivia Smart, Nadine Hughes, Rosanne Maguire, Deidre Mulligan, Sarah Miley, Eve O Farrelly, Lisa Murphy, Sinead Farrelly, Niamh Kearney. Subs: Kirsty Hogan (for Deirdre Mulligan).

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Mayo Girls U16 Premier Division

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Killala 11 Kilmore o
Killala clinched the league tiltle in style as they overcame an understrengh Kilmore side at Courthouse St. on Tuesday night. Star of the show was striker Aoileen Collins with seven goals and a brace by Alanna Naughton and one apiece from Karen Lawlor and Rachel Healy rounded off the scoring. Team Emma Loughney, Sioban Kearney Sorcha McGee, Ailish Healy , Meghan Harte, Rachel Healy,Niamh Collins,Aoife Munnelly, Elaine Lowther, Aoileen Collins ,Alanna Naughton Subs, Tanya Walsh, Grainne McHale, Karen Lawlor. Martina Walker, Jacinta Munnelly and Aileen Gilroy

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U-16 Boys Finally Win

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Claremorris B 2 Killala 3

Killala u-16 boys finally win with a 3-2score away to Claremorris B.On a windy wet evening Killala found themselves 2-0 down after twenty minutes due to some very poor defending.A 35 yard shot by D O Boyle hit the roof of the net on the half hour and ten minutes later Killala were level with a P Carey goal.Against a strong wind Killala defended the second half and also created many chances.Finally J Lally finished one of them and Killala held on for the win.
Team:R O Hara J Carroll P Carey C Monaghan S Carey E Bourke D O Boyle J Lally D O Hara S Helly C Noone
Subs:P Collins R Sweeney

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Welcome Inn Hotel Div.One

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Achill Rovers 1 Killala 1

In attrocious conditions at the valley , Killala managed to to earn a point in their battle to stay in division one. Killala gave first starts of the season to David Boyd, Martin McLoughlin and Peter McDonnell as they battled to over come a list of nine players who were unavailable due to injury suspension and work commitments.But the team looked balanced and despite a first half of constant bombardment from a wind assisted rovers team young keeper David Boyd had only seen his goal breached on one occasion. The second period was all Killala with Kevin Whyte, Noel McLeish ,Jonny McNulty  and Martin McLoughlin all  had chances before Peter McDonnell swung in a corner that flew in at the back post to give his team a point but on the balnce of play they could have got all three .Team David Boyd, Matt Webb, Aidan Ferguson, David Cadden, Peter McDonnell. Jonny McNulty. Martin McLoughlin, Kevin Whyte, Dean Fielding Noel McLeish, Sub Used Ronan Heffron.

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Texoil Cup Quarter Final

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Castlebar Celtic 5 Killala 4

The Killala ladies came away from Celtic Park on Sunday in disbelief that they had scored 4 goals away from home and still ended up on the loosing side. Forced to field without first second and third choice keepers Killala had to go with striker Aoife Herbert in goal but she could not be faulted for any one of the 5 conceeded. It was the visitors who started the brightest and it was no surprise when Nicky Leonard volleyed home from an Elaine Lowther corner on 11 minutes. Celtic were soon back on level terms when Emma Mulin scored 5 minutes later. Mullin then gave them the lead but the Killala ladies pulled it back when Emma Gilroy made it 2-2. The home side once again hit the front from a corner 10 minutes before the break but Aileen Gilroy kept the goal rush coming just before halftime when she finished off a lovely thro ball from Patricia Coyle to make it 3-3 at the break. The Killala ladies carried the game to Celtic in the second half and when Ailleen Gilroy put them in front midway into the second period it looked good for the visitors as they had chances from Alanna Naughton and both Gilroys well saved as they went to make the game safe. Celtic wern’t finished though and a poor defensive clearance was punished when the ball was poked home in the Killala goal for the equalizer. Just when the game seemed to be going towards extra time after such a free flowing game of football Celtic were awarded a dubious frre kick at the edge of the box and up stepped the castlebar captain Katie Walse to fire home the winner for her side and leave the Killala girls shocked. This was a great team performance by Killala where everyone of the players did their bit but it was not to be on the day. Team Aoife Herbert, Nicky Leonard, Olivia McGloin, Martina Walker, Sarah Farrell, Elaine Lowther, Ciara McDonnell, Patricia Coyle, Ailish Collins, Emma Gilroy, Ailleen Gilroy, Subs, Niamh Collins, Sioban Kearney, Alanna Naughton, Aoife Munnelly

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U16 Girls Premier Division

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Ballyvarry BB 1 Killala 7
In this battle between first and second place teams it was the Killala girls who came out best and moved 5 points clear of their hosts by virtue of this emphatic win at the Ballyvarry sports grounds last night. on a very mucky pitch Killala hit the front when Aoife Munnelly played in Elaine Lowther and her low cross was finished off by Aoileen Collins. The homeside equalised 10 minutes later but then Killala had their purple patch and Alanna Naughton hit the post 3 times and Rachel Healy hit it once before Niamh Collins volleyed the visitors in front just before half time with a tremendous strike from 25yards to leave the score 2-1 in her teams favour at the break. Killala continued their dominance for the second period and Aoileen Collins completed her hat trick and Substitute Aileen Gilroy also grabbed 3 in a second period completly dominated by the much stronger Killala Girls. Team Emma Loughney,, Sioban Kearney Martina Walker, Ailish Healy, Elaine Lowther, Rachel Healy, Niamh Collins, Sorcha McGee ( Capt.) Aoife Munnelly, Aoileen Collins, Alanna Naughton Subs . Meghan Harte, Tanya Walsh, Aileen Gilroy, Karen Lawlor,Grainne McHale, Jacinta Munnelly

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