Antrim LGFA cruise past Carlow

Lidl LGFA National Football league Division 4A
Antrim 6-16 Carlow 2-7

Antrim ladies secured their place in the semi-final of the Lidl National Football League Division 4 when they had too much power for visitors Carlow at Davitt Park on Sunday, their third win in a row.

On top from the start the Saffrons were never threatened and had the points secured at half time as Grainne McLaughlin, Cathy Carey and Bronagh Devlin piled on the scores. The scoring was a little slow in the early stages but once Aoife Taggart got them on the scoreboard they started to flow and when top scorer Grainne McLaughlin got their first goal they clicked into gear and were soon 1-6 to 0-1 to the good.

The forged further ahead and by half time they had a virtually unassailable 4-10 to 1-4 lead, the other goals coming from team captain Cathy Carey, Bronagh Devlin and Thersa Mallon.

The second half was more of the same as the dominant Saffrons kept picking off the scores. They emptied the bench to give as many players as possible some game time as they sealed a semi-final place against Limerick in three weeks’ time   

ANTRIM: A McCann; M Mulholland, E Ferran, N McIntosh; O Corr (0-1), C Brown, S O’Neill; A Mulholland, A Tubridy (0-1); T Mellon (1-0), C Carey (1-2), M O’Neill (0-2); B Devlin (2-1), G McLaughlin (1-6, 0-4f), A Taggart (0-2, 1f).
Subs: L Agnew for M O’Neill (38), O Prenter (0-2, 1f) for A Taggart (44), C Emerson for A Mulholland (49), N Neeson for M Mulholland (51), R Mulholland (1-0) for B Devlin (54), B Ní Cahill for T Mellon 954), D Coleman for S O’Neill (54), C Taggart for G McLaughlin (56), A Devlin for C Carey (58), A Kelly for C Brown (60), C McKenna for A Tubridy (60).

CARLOW: M O’Neill; O Fitzpatrick, A Roche, N Murphy; O Hickey, C Doran, A Hanley; E Ware, R Bailey; E Coogan, E Tracy, E Molloy (1-0); J Sawyer (0-1), C Ni Shé (1-3, 1-1f), S Doyle (0-2).
Subs: B Nolan for O Hickey (HT), S McCullagh for O Fitzpatrick (HT), S Hayden (0-1) for E Treacy (HT), K Collins for A Hanley (HT), E Hayden (0-1) for E Molloy (38), K McDonald for E Coogan (46), R Bermingham for J Sawyer (50), 

REFEREE: Eddie Cuthbert (Down)

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