Second half goals seal it for Brídíní Óga

AIB Ulster Junior A Camogie club semi-final

An Ríocht (Down) 0-7 Brídíní Óga Glenravel (Antrim) 2-7

From Séamas McAleenan in Kilkeel

Aimee Traynor celebrates after scoring Brídíní Óga‘s second goal

TWO second half goals and a reliable free-taker were enough to see Antrim champions Brídíní Óga Glenravel through a tough test on An Ríocht’s home ground in Kilkeel yesterday.

It wasn’t a game for free-flowing camogie and most of the first half consisted of rucks and frees and was dominated by the defences.

Although the visitors registered the first point inside a minute from Torie Edgar, An Ríocht played the more enterprising camogie and should have been ahead by more than 0-4 to 0-3 after 24 minutes. However they also hit five wides, including three frees while at the other end Eimhear McAleenan sent over her second free right on half-time.

Brídíní Óga centre back Laoisa McKenna solo out of defence

An Ríocht took the lead with a point from Orla McAlinden within 20 seconds of the re-start, but McAleenan’s quick free from defence a minute later sent Molly Woulahan through for the opening goal.

That gave the Antrim side a gap on the score-board and McAleenan’s frees maintained the gap while more frees dropped short for An Ríocht.

Seven minutes from time Laoise McKenna moved up into attack and set Aimee Traynor in for the victory-clinching goal.

The other semi-final between Granemore (Armagh) and Crosserlough was called off on Friday after Glen (Derry) appealed against their 0-8 to 0-7 quarter-final defeat by the Cavan champions last weekend.

Brídíní Óga’s Shauna McDonnell in action

Brídíní Óga: M Woulahan 1-0, A Traynor 1-0, E McAleenan 0-5 (4fs), S McDonnell 0-1, T Edgar 0-1.

An Ríocht: O McAlinden 0-2, C Killen 0-2 (fs), T Rooney 0-1, A McDowell 0-1, C Connor 0-1

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