Antrim Camogie League Division 1
Brídíní Óga Glenravel 1-6 Dunloy 3-10
Report by Seamus McAleenan
Pics by Dylan McIlwaine
Brídíní Óga Glenravel never really recovered from a Katherine Boyle goal in the opening minutes of this Division 1 tie in Glenravel tonight but they battled through the opening half to finish trailing at the break by 1-5 to 0-4.
Dunloy were the hungrier team with Nicole O’Neill at centre-half back and Caoimhe Conlon delivering good ball through the lines and only Bronagh Laverty and Victoria Edgar able to get into their stride for the home side during that opening half.
Edgar was accurate with all her frees and fired over a superb point midway through the half from where the 45 metre line meets the side-line.
However Conlon also hit the target with two 45s and Caitlin Crawford floated over two points as Dunloy made their dominance count.
Although the home side had the slight breeze behind them during the second half, they got off to a bad start with a point from Nicole O’Neill, who had moved to a more familiar role in the forward line, and then a goal from Erin Elliott.
Sub Aimee Traynor shot a point with her first touch and Shauna Kelly followed in on a long punt from Laoise McKenna to scramble a goal. But Brídíní Óga didn’t get a chance to build on these scores with Erin Elliott firing over a good point at the other end and then Katherine Mullan forced home a hand-passed goal in the 47th minute.
That score settled the league points as, despite a point in reply from Torie Edgar, Nicole O’Neill tapped over two frees and Katherine Boyle scored a fine solo point to complete the scoring.
Brídíní Óga : Orla Donnelly, Bronagh Laverty, Ellen Hynds, Lianne Kerr, Beth McAuley, Laoise McKenna, Leona Traynor, Caoimhe Duffin, Kirsty Laverty, Torie Edgar (0-5, 0-4 frees), Shauna Kelly (1-0), Shauna McDonnell, Niamh Donnelly, Molly Woulahan, Ashling Millar.
Subs : Aimee Traynor (0-1) for N Donnelly, Oonagh Ward for S McDonnell, Jaime Woulahan for L Kerr, Maria McKenna for L Traynor.
Dunloy : Lisa McAllister, Eimear McMullan, Chloe Drain, Leanne Reid, Dearbhail Magill, Nicole O’Neill (0-3 frees), Eilish Kearns, Sorcha Conlon, Katherine Mullan (1-0), Shannon Woulahan, Caoimhe Conlon (0-2 frees), Katherine Boyle (1-1), Mary Martin, Erin Elliott (1-2), Caitlin Crawford (0-2).
Subs : Lisa McConville for K Mullan, Erin Traynor for M Martin, Siofra O’Mullan for E Elliott.
Referee : Francis Traynor (Loughgiel)