Antrim Ladies Gaelic Football League Div 1:
Moneyglass 7.1 Glenavy 0.6
Moneyglass hosted Glenavy ladies on Sunday evening at Marian Hill and having beat the visitors in the reverse fixture earlier in the year they understandably started favourites.
After 3 minutes Eleanor Mallon got the girls in blue off the mark with a goal swiftly followed by a point from captain Cathy Carey. Aimee McAtamney returned to the starting 15 this evening after almost a year out with a knee injury and she pointed after seven minutes. Teresa Scullion, new to the Moneyglass fold this year, broke through from midfield to hit the target before Megan McGarry fired over Glenavy’s first point of the half assisted by Edel Christie. Eleanor Mallon and Aimee McAtamney fired over two more points before Beverley Graffin also found the net from a driving run made by Danielle Duffin. Glenavy’s full forward Fionnuala Connor fought back with another well taken point, followed by a point from Bronagh Cunningham. The home team continued their dominations and before half-time Cathy Carey found the net and Aimee McAtamney brought her tally to three. The ploy of playing Annemarie McCormick as a sweeper was working effectively for the hosts, as pushed on to lead at the break by 3.6 to 0.2.
Moneyglass introduced a multiple of substitutions for the start of the second half and one of those replacements, Orlaith Prenter, started off where her team mates ended and pointed after 30 seconds. Cathy Carey and Aine Devlin got in on the act before Megan McGarry pointed again for the visitors despite Orla Carey and Gearldine Campbell pushing as much ball away as possible. Moneyglass would continue to increase their lead through goals from Orlaith Prenter, Aine Devlin and Teresa Scullion. Natasha O’Neill and Ellen Morgan tried to spur on the visitors with two points with Bronagh Forrestor. However Orlaith Prenter added 4 more points, Cathy Carey scored a penalty after 50minutes and Aine Devlin finished the scoring for the evening with a point on the stroke of the full time whistle.
Moneyglass: 1. Anna McCann 2. Orla Carey 3. Christine McCann 4. Geri Campbell 5. Danielle Duffin 6. Bridget Scullion 7. Sarah Louise Duffin 8. Teresa Scullion 9. Sarah McCann 10. Beverley Graffin 11. Cathy Carey 12. Eleanor Mallon 13. Sinead McLaughlin 14. Aimee McAtamney 15. Annemarie McCormick
Scorers: O. Prenter (1.5), C. Carey (2.2), A. Devlin (1.2), E. Mallon (1.1), T. Scullion (1.1), A. McAtamney (0.3), B. Graffin (1.0)
Subs: Aine Devlin for Aimee McAtamney, Aine Scullin for Beverley Graffin, Cailin Weir for Sarah Louise Duffin, Gemma Laverty for Christine McCann, Laura McCann for Sarah McCann
Glenavy: 1. Orlagh Mullan 2. Eve McCarthy 3. Ciara McCorry 4. Mary McStravick 5. Bronagh Cunningham 6. Cathy Scannell 7. Annie McCambridge 8. Bronagh Forrestor 9. Edel Christie 10. Ellen Morgan 11. Megan McGarry 12. Natasha O’Neill 13. Charlotte Mulholland 14. Fionnuala Connor 15. Michele Gregory
Scorers: Megan McGarry (0.2), Ellen Morgan (0.1), Natasha O’Neill (0.1), Fionnuala Connor (0.1), Bronagh Cunningham (0.1)