Moneyglass ladies face Armagh champions

St Ergnats Moneyglass welcome Lissummon of Armagh to Marian Hill on Sunday for this eagerly awaited Quarter Final clash in the Ulster Intermediate Ladies Football Championship. The Moneyglass club are on a crest of a wave at present after their men followed up the ladies success when they brought back the Intermediate title back to the club last weekend.

Lissummon travel to Co Antrim as champions after they came through a tough campaign in their own County, beating Ballyhegan in the Armagh Final on a score line of 2-11 to 1-8. They will prove tough opposition for this St Ergnats team.

The Moneyglass girls came through Antrim with victories over St Galls in the Semi-finals and a well contested final against St Brigids. There is a lovely blend of youth & experience within the Moneyglass ranks. Cathy Carey is team captain and will no doubt play a pivotal role in the outcome of this contest. Alongside her they have County goal –keeper Anna McCann who is not a stranger to the big occasion as she & Cathy helped Antrim to the Ulster Junior title in 2019 defeating Fermanagh. Alongside them is Christine Webb, Geri Campbell, Terri Duffin, Laura McCann, Danielle Duffin & the returning Dan Connolly from her travels in Australia helping to bring their experience to the table in an attempt to navigate their team into a semi-final between the winners of Kinawley (Fermanagh) & Drumlane (Cavan).

The youth system in Moneyglass is thriving; several members of last year’s Minor winning Championship team have come through into the senior ranks and have made an immediate impression. Cliona Griffin, Aoife Kelly, Maria & Sarah O’Neill & Co helped their team defeat Donaghamoyne (Monaghan) on their travels in Ulster last year only to be defeated by the eventual winners Bredagh, Co Down in the next round.

The Management team of Odhran McNeilly and Anne Marie McCormick hold the reins over this Moneyglass side and have been tasked with managing a hectic schedule of late as they have numerous dual players. Two of the side have won Junior camogie titles with Creggan and another four winning an intermediate Camogie title with Randalstown within the last two weeks. In addition the St Ergnats minor team have cruised into another County final where they will meet Gort Na Mona.

2020 marks St Ergnats 25th year competing in Ladies football, you need to look back to 2003 since they last won Ulster but this is a new breed and they will be looking to create their own story.

All roads lead to Marian Hill on Sunday, throw in is 2pm.

Tickets can be bought on ‘My Ticket app’.

Ref Gavin Finnigan, Down.


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