Donaghy and Logan power Naomh Brid to Minor final

Ladies Minor FC Semi-Final

St. Brigid’s 12-9 Naomh Pol 4-8

Pics Courtesy of Stuart Anderson

A superb St. Brigid’s proved too strong for a battling St. Paul’s in this high scoring Antrim Ladies Minor A semi-final on Sunday. With the deadly duo of Cliodhna Logan and Hanna Donaghy to the fore, the Musgrave Park side looked well on their way to the final when they led 5-5 to 2-3 at the half way stage and while St. Paul’s fought all the way to the end they never really looked like closing the gap in the second half.

Laura Agnew began the goal fest for Naomh Brid when she found the net in the 5th minute but St. Paul’s responded with a goal of their own with 11 minutes on the clock.

Naomh Brid went on to add goals from Cliodhna Logan (2), Hanna Donaghy, Theresa Mellon, with Cara Mervyn and Orleigha McGuinness busting a gut to keep St. Paul’s in touch.

After the break it was St. Brigid’s who continued to carry the game to the opposition as Hanna Donaghy pointed a free in the second minute and when Cliodhna Logan got in for her third goal of the game in the 5th minute it looked a long way back for the Shaw’s Road girls.

They continued to battle however with the Mervyn sisters, Orliegha McGuinness, Emile Rogers Duffy and Niamh Ritchie to the fore with Cara Mervyn proving a scoring threat every time she gained possession.

Naomh Brid’s ability to get in for goals proved a killer however as Hanna Donaghy, Cliodhna Logan and Donaghy again added goals by the 11th minute before St. Paul’s hit back with a goal from Cara Mervyn.

It provided only temporary respite however as the impressive Donaghy found the net again in the 17th minute and with her partner in crime, Cliodhna Logan continuing to breech the St. Paul’s defence in was Naomh Brid who went on to run out convincing winners.

Hanna Donaghy and Cliodhna Logan were superb in a St. Brigid’s attack and had good support from Ciara Austin and Laura Agnew but the Musgrave Park side were strong in every department of the field and will look forward with confidence to the final.

St. Paul’s as always played their part and in Cara Mervyn 3-1, Aoife Mervyn 1-3, Orleigha McGuinness 0-1, Orla Brown 1-1, Gemma McGroarty 0-1, Emile Rogers Duffy and Niamh Ritchie they had top drawer performers on the day.

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