Glenavy finish strong to beat St Gall’s

Antrim LGFA Intermediate Football Championship

Glenavy 5-13 St Gall’s 1-12

Glenavy made it two wins out of two in the Antrim LGFA Intermediate Championship when they beat St Gall’s at Chapel Hill on Sunday evening. Brilliantly led by star players Aoibheann Monaghan and Grainne McLaughlin Glenavy were 2-9 to 0-6 ahead at half time. A great run in the middle of the second half by St Gall’s, which saw them score 1-11while conceding just a single point brought St Gall’s back into contention, but Glenavy finished strongly and further goals from Monaghan and McLaughlin saw them home with a bit to spare.

St Gall’s had the better of things in the opening ten minutes of the game and lead by o-3 to 0-2. They were still head nearing the end of the first quarter, but two goals in a minute from Anna Mulholland and Grainne McLaughlin turned the game in Glenavy’s favour and they pushed on to lead by 2-9 to 0-6 at half time.

Anna Monaghan stretched their lead with a goal early in the second half but boosted by a goal from centre forward Anna Cosgrave St Gall’s hit back and added points through Alastriona Burns (3), Nicole Killen, and Ciara McGlichey to get themselves back into contention. The gap was down to just four at one stage but Glenavy reacted well and hit back with goals from Monaghan and McGarry to win convincingly in the end.

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