Gorts withstand late Bridini Oga rally

Antrim Camogie League – Division 3

Brídíní Óga Glenravel 0-14 Gort na Móna 3-8

A lively Division Three encounter in Glenravel saw Gort na Móna survive a valiant comeback from the home side to maintain their 100% record in the league.

Brídíní Óga looked the better team in the opening minutes and went two points up through minors Clódagh McPeake and Sarah Fyfe. However once Gort na Móna settled they took over and scored 1-4 without reply.

Coleen McAvoy who played really well in the Gort na Móna goals

Niamh Enright started and finished that run of scores with two excellent long range points with the goal finished to the roof of the net by Ursula McCotter.

Back came the Glenravel girls with four points in a row, two from Clodagh McPeake and one each from Jaime Woulahan and Megan Law.

However disaster struck at the other end when Aisling McCafferty swept a ground shot to the net after a free was mishit and Ursula McCotter added two points before the break to give the visitors a 2-6 to 0-6 lead.

Bridini Oga’s Clodagh McPeake in action against Gorts

Points from Leona Traynor and Niamh Donnelly were cancelled out by Sarah Kennedy and Emma Dixon over the third quarter before the home side launched a comeback with five unanswered points to take the game to a single score. During that period Gort’s goalie Coleen McAvoy brought off at least three top class saves, while Caitlin McKeown at the other end brought off another fine stop to keep her side in the hunt.

Gorts needed something special and Ursula McCotter provided it from a scramble in around the area. Somehow she found the space to get a shot in for the match winning score. Niamh Donnelly pointed for the fifth time in the second half in reply, but it was too late to halt Gort na Móna’s unbeaten run.

Brídíní Óga: Caitlin McKeown, Toni Kerr, Lauren Edgar, Annie Higgins, Aisling Donnelly, Alishia McPeake, Ciara McCormick, Úna McAleenan, Erin McAleese, Sarah Fyfe 0-1, Megan Law 0-1, Niamh Donnelly 0-5, 0-3 frees, Clodagh McPeake 0-3, Jaime Woulahan 0-2, Leona Traynor 0-2.

Gort na Móna: Coleen McAvoy, Méabh Mulholland, Casey Meighan, Rose Maguire, Jane McMonagle, Kathleen Cournane, Leah Bunting, Carla Scannell, Danielle Hughes, Niamh Enright 0-2, Brogan Crossin 0-1, Aisling McCaffrey 1-0, Ursula McCotter 2-3, Sara Kenedy 0-1.

Subs: Emma Dixon, Cliodhna Mulvenna, Ennae O’Neill

Referee: Declan McGarry

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