Moneyglass Minors begin Ulster campaign

Ulster Ladies Minor club championship

Moneyglass (Antrim) v Kinawley (Fermanagh)

Ballymena –Sunday 2-00

Antrim ladies Minor Football champions, St. Ergnat’s Moneyglass step onto the Ulster stage tomorrow when they take on Fermanagh champions Kinawley at Quinn Park, Ballymena.

Moneyglass powered their way to victory over Glenravel  in the Antrim final, a couple of weeks ago with a magnificent display of fast skilful football under the lights at tomorrow’s venue. The Con Magees girls battled bravely against the odds but they were left chasing shadows against a St Ergnat’s side who were simply unstoppable, scoring an incredible total 14 goals and 12 points. The were 6-4 to 1-1 clear at the break but that was just a sample of what was to come and they added a further eight goals in the second half.

St. Ergnat’s have dominated juvenile football in Antrim for a number of years and the hard work put in by their mentors has resulted in back to back All Ireland Feile titles and a number of those successful sides will feature in this excellent minor team tomorrow.

Saoirse McErlain, Sarah O’Neill and Cliona Griffin backbone a strong St. Ergnat’s defence with Aoife Kelly and Emma McAreavey powerhouses around the middle of the field and Maria O’Neill, Mollie Higgins and Niamh McKeefrey prominent in a slick attack.

Kinawley Brian Borus stand in their way tomorrow in Ballymena and Fermanagh football seems to be in a good place at the moment given the success of their senior side but I expect the Marian Hill girls to have too much know how and firepower and advance to the next round with something to spare.

MONEYGLASS SIDE V GLENRAVEL: Emily McIlroy, Jude McIlroy, Saoirse McErlain, Naimh Neeson, Sarah O’Neill, Cliona Griffin, Katie Scullin, Aoife Kelly, Emma McAreavey, Mollie Higgins, Maria O’Neill, Ciara Scullin, Naimh Martin, Naimh McKeefrey, Hannah Murray.

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