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U18 All Ireland Semi Final schools

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Lacken Cross overcome St. Mary’s of Newport

05 February 2010

St. Patrick’s College in Lacken Cross had a comprehensive victory over Tipperary side St. Mary’s in the UMBRO FAI Schools Senior B Girls National Semi Final last week which was played at Terryland Park, Galway.

Stephen Lacken’s team were assured easy access to the All Ireland Final after an array of first half goals courtesy of Aileen Gilroy (5), Aoileann Collins (4), Rachael Healy and Niamh Collins.

St. Mary’s put up a gallant effort with some superb defending by Eilish Ryan and Claire Cunningham. Unfortunately the onslaught was too much for the Tipperary defence at times.

Sarah Berkery was very strong up front for the Munster Champions but the final ball failed to deliver any real goal scoring opportunities for St. Mary’s.

The second half was matched by further goals from top goalscorer Aileen Gilroy (2), Aoileann Collins, Elaine Lowther (4), Martina Walker and substitute Sharon Killeen.

The impressive St. Patrick’s College will now face St. Killian’s DSD in the All Ireland Final which is scheduled for Friday, 12 February at Flancare Park, Longford (KO 1pm).

St. Patrick’s College: Emma Loughney, Siobhan Kearney, Sarah Farrell, Martina Walker, Ailish Healy, Elaine Lowther, Sorcha McGee, Niamh Collins, Rachel Healy, Aileen Gilroy, Aoileann Collins

Subs: Emma Tomas, Grainne McHealy, Sharon Killeen

Teacher: Stephen Lacken. Coach: Peter McDonnell

St Mary’s Secondary School: Aoibheann Flyod, Eilish Ryan, Sarah McCauliffe, Patricia O’Donovan, Claire Cunningham, Ashling Mulryan, Cliona Breen, Carol Berkery, Sarah Moloney, Sarah Berkery, Anne Kennedy

Subs: Ashling Bradley, Eimear O’Brien, Niamh Ryan, Katie Holmes, Megan Carey.

Teacher: Micheal Lenihan

Referee: Trevor Conlon (Galway)

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