Ulster Ladies MFC Quarter-Final
Emmet Og 3-11 St. Ergnat’s 1-7
St. Ergnats, Moneyglass bowed out of the Ulster Minor ladies football championship when they were beaten by an excellent Emmet Og at the quarter-final stage today. Emmet Og manager Marty Fox admitted after the game that he had watched the Moneyglass senior ladies in their final two weeks ago and had clearly done his homework on the minor players who had featured in that game.
His hard work clearly paid off and his side now go forward to the semi-final after an impressive win over the Antrim champions who were expected to be challenging for honours this year.
There was little between the sides during the opening half with an injury time goal from Ciara O’Boyle leaving the Antrim champions trailing by a goal at half time and at this stage they looked in with a serious shout.
Three Maria O’Neill’s points and another from Aoife Kelly accounted for the rest of the Moneyglass total with Emmet Og replying with goals from Mairead Cusack and Dearbhla Quigley and the superb Sarah Tierney accounting for all four of their first half points.
Tierney continued to weave her magic during the second half as she added a further six points and a goal from the same player in the 21st minute brought her personal tally to 1-10 for the evening and killed off the challenge of the St. Ergnat’s girls despite fighting performances from Aoife Kelly, Maria O’Neill, Molly McCoy, Sarah O’Neill, Niamh Neeson and Cliona Griffin, Ciara O’Boyle and Ciara Scullin.
Nicole Cassidy and Katie McCloskey accounted for the Moneyglass points in the second half but the St. Ergnat’s were forced to concede in the end to an Emmet Og team who were inspired by Sarah Tierney.