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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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