U15 Girls Shield Final, Newport Town AFC 7-0 Ballymackey

Thursday, May 9 2019 (Brickfields)

Scorers: Chelsea King 3, Abbie Lenihan 3 & Shauna Pearson

Our final game of the season took place in Nenagh and we started the game strongly. With Abbie, Leah & Sarah dominating the midfield it was difficult for Ballymackey to create anything to really bother the back line. When they did get a half chance, Ailín, Caragh, Ellie, Jayne & Mara were solid enough to tidy up. Changing wingers around really upset their back line so Aoife, Emily, Eryn, Nadine, Neve & Shauna had a lot of open field to run at them. Chelsea was her usual self, creating space and tormenting defenders. Leading 3-0 at half time through goals from Abbie, Chelsea & Shauna, it wasn’t long into the 2nd half and the girls were creating more chances. There was some lovely passing and moving by the girls and Ballymackey did not know how to stop them. Abbie & Chelsea completed a hat trick each to put a gloss on the scoreline but it was definitely the team working hard that created those chances. Right at the end of the game, Ballymackey broke through but Emma forever brave, dove at the players feet to snuff out that chance. Again we had a few injured and missing players Abi Rainsford, Aisling O’Gorman, Mollie O’Hora & Robyn McNamara. A season of ups & downs but finished stronger.

Team: Emma Wright, Ailín Rochford, Ellie Kennedy, Caragh Flynn, Mara Van Aelst, Sarah Kelly, Abbie Lenihan, Leah Moran, Chelsea King, Neve Clements, Nadine Hartigan, Shauna Pearson, Eryn Kennedy, Aoife Kennedy, Emily Hurley, Jayne Hurley.
Coaches: Rob Kelly & Eddie O’Gorman