Antrim Division Two League Final
Tír na nÓg 0-13 Brídíní Óga Glenravel 0-9
THE momentum gained by Tír na nÓg over the past number of weeks helped them get on top of a young Brídíní Óga Glenravel side in the Division Two league final in Ballymena on Saturday evening.
The Whitehill ladies raced into a three points’ lead by the first water break while the Glenravel side looked rusty without a competitive game since their championship exit to Rossa at the start of September.
However from then until the end it was score for score and in the final analysis that early start and Tír na nÓg’s overall physical presence proved decisive in a closely contested game.
Áine Devlin scored three of her side’s first four points to put them 0-4 to 0-1 ahead by the water-break and she added another point on the re-start.
However Brídíní Óga hit back in the second quarter with four points from Aimee Traynor, Shauna McDonnell, Maria McKenna and Eimhear McAleenan (free) to make it 0-7 to 0-5 heading into the break before another free from Devlin put a goal between the teams at the change of ends.
There was yet another Devlin free on the re-start but two McAleenan frees with a point from Molly Woulahan between them reduced the margin to a single point going into the second water break.
That however was as close as the Glenravel girls got and three points from Devlin, followed by the score of the game from Michaela Hegarty, left Tír na nÓg in control and easing home to their second piece of silverware on successive Saturdays.
The Whitehill girls now have to travel to Cavan next weekend to take on Crosserlough who won their fifth successive Breffni title also on Saturday, beating Denn by 3-19 to 1-7
Tír na nÓg : A McAtamney, B Devlin, A Mooney, C Martin, G Dobbin, O McKeown, Caitlin McGaughey, S O’Neill, Cameron McGaughey, N Martin (0-1), C O’Neill, E Falloon (0-1), Á Devlin (0-9, 0-6 frees), H Crilly, M Hegarty (0-2).
Subs : J McLoughlin for A Mooney.
Brídíní Óga : O Donnelly, L Kerr, E Hynds, M Mulholland, K Laverty, L McKenna, B McAuley, Ú McAleenan, B Laverty, N McKay, M McKenna (0-1), M Woulahan (0-1), A Traynor (0-1), S McDonnell (0-2), Ei McAleenan 0-4 frees.
Subs : T Edgar for A Traynor