St John’s overcome first hurdle in Bridie McMenanin Shield

Bridie McMenamin Shield – First round

Corrigan Park Belfast

Naomh Eoin -4-14 Markievicz – 0-04

The newly formed Countess Markievicz Camogie Club from the Finn Valley, who became County Donegal champions following an uncontested final against Burt, faced Antrim Junior champions St. Johns in an early throw-in game at Corrigan Park.

Their lack of game time seemed evident despite taking the lead with an early point thorough Laura McGuinness as the home side soon replied with two quick goals from Maédhbh Laverty and Eimhear Costello soon followed by Costello, Mulholland and Debbie Boyd points which took control of the game. Markievicz only managed one more point by the water break at which stage St.Johns led by 3-02 to 0-02 .

Aishling Hawkins converted three frees and a point from play before half time with only a Ciara Coulter point raising a flag in reply for the visitors. HT 3-08 to 0-03 fir St. Johns 

The second half saw another Coulter point from a free for the Donegal girls while Aishling Hawkins increased her tally with a point from play and four frees. The visitors fought hard and showed some nice touches of skill but a fine goal by Hannagh McGuigan and two Hawkins points from play for St.Johns saw a final score of Naomh Eoin 4-14 Markievicz 0-04

Pics by Bert Trowlen

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