Kilala 3 Manulla 0
The Killala girls finished off their most succesful season to date with this comprehensive victory over holders Manulla at Milebush Park on Saturday.Killala started and finished the game on the offensive and only for the heroics of the Manulla keeper Orla Dempsey, the deficit between the two teams would have been much greater. Inside the first 20 minutes she saved from Aileen Gilroy ( twice ) Aoileen Collins, Alanna Naughton & Niamh Collins as Killala dominated proceedings and peppered the Manulla goal. After half an hour though the girls finally made the breahthrough when a perfect through ball from Niamh Collins tempted Dempsey out and Rachel Healy won the race and finished to the net with an equisite chip. With the halftime score at the minimum Manulla were lucky to be still in it and Killala knew that another goal would give them the cup. The secondhalf started much similar to the first with Killala having all the ball and a screamer from 30 yds being from Sorcha McGee being tipped over by the keeper. it was all Killala now and long range efforts from Aileen Gilroy and Niamh Collins were all stopped by the in form Dempsey and Alanna Naughton had two great chances to seal it . Manulla did get a shot off on the hour mark but the ever alert Emma Varley easily dealt with it. It was after this that Killala struck the killer goal , the excellent Killala defense broke up a Manulla attack and released Aileen Gilroy on the half way line and she outpaced the Manulla defence to score the second. Alanna Naughton wrapped it up minutes later when she scored a well deserved goal to cap a brilliant personal performance. Captain Elaine Lowther filling in at left back along with fellow defenders Martina Walker, Eilish Healy and Aoife Munnelly were the rock that this victory was built on and their competence gave the freedom to the rest of the team to carry the game continuously to the opposition. Team Emma Varley, Aoife Munnelly, Martina Walker, Eilish Healy, Elaine Lowther, Rachel Healy, Niamh Collins, Sorcha McGee, Alanna Naughton, Aileen Gilroy, Aoilean Collins Subs Graine McHale, Karen Lawlor, Emma Loughney Jacinta Munnelly
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