Kildare 2014

Written by Kelly. Posted in Kildare

Published on April 06, 2014 with

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Well done to all of our Moorefield girls who are representing Kildare in 2014.



Aisling Curley








Under 16

Kate Hannon


 Under 16 Ladies Football Semi Final

Kildare 2-10, Wexford 2-6



Leinster Final

Kildare v Offaly

Kate Hannon

Kate Hannon

By Stephanie Bergin.

Leinster U16 Championship Rd 4.
Kildare 2-7
Wicklow 4-10
Baltinglass Gaa Grounds provided a very scenic setting for this u16 encounter between the neighbouring counties of Kildare and Wicklow. The Kildare team were in confident mood following their deserving victory against Westmeath last weekend due to a determined team effort. This was evident as Aisling O’Connor opened the scoring within the opening few minutes of the match as she slotted the ball over the bar. The Wicklow players were also keen to make their mark on the game and promptly responded with a goal from the half forward Aisling Mc Donald. The lead exchanged hands several times throughout the first half. Both defences had to be very vigilant as the ball was moved rapidly from one end to the other with Molly Price notching up a point and Cliodhna O ‘Connor finding the net to extend the Kildare lead to two points after twenty minutes. Wicklow were in hot pursuit of the lead and their half forwards Katie Boucher and Katie Miley erased the lead with a point and goal respectively. Kildare were enjoying a one point lead as Louise Scully completed the Kildare tally on the stroke of half time but Wicklow struck with a blistering goal from the boot of Heather Cullen to leave her team two points ahead at the interval.
Wicklow continued to extend their lead as they scored further points from play in spite of the gallant effort of the Kildare defence particularly Dearbhla Mc Ginn who showed great determination as did Annie Mc Guire in the Wicklow half back line.The Kildare forwards also challenged their opposing defenders with some swift passing movements and were eventually rewarded with a point from full forward Niamh Bergin . The play moved from end to end but Wicklow managed to secure another goal courtesy of Maria Kealy and this gave them a commanding lead although credit to the Kildare team they battled to the end and Samantha Cullen completed their scoring with a point having been awarded a free. Wicklow were deserving winners on the day but great credit to both teams as they displayed some fine skills and genuine effort in their county jersey.

Kildare: Emily Mc Groary, Ciara Fennan, Rose Mernagh, Niamh Dunne, Louise Scully, Amy Horan, Sabrina Kennedy, Katie Merrick, Tara Breen, Anna Harney, Nicole Dooley, Molly Price, Cliodhna O’ Connor, Niamh Bergin, Aisling O’ Connor, Dearbhla Mc Ginn, Kayleigh Humphries, Kate Hannon, Melissa O’Brien, Aine Fitzmaurice, Rachida Cheamou, Ellie O’Toole, Lisa Murphy, Beth Doyle , Aoife Wosser , Georgina Kelly and Ceire Boland.

Wicklow: Chloe Dwyer, Rioghna Mc Gettigan, Shauna Byrne, Laoise Marron, Lisa Lalor, Aoife Grace, Annie Mc Guire, Niamh O’Brien, Annie Conroy, Katie Miley, Katie Boucher, Aisling Mc Donald, Amy Burke, Heather Cullen, Marie Kealy, Mia Kavanagh, Eabha Barnes, Niamh Clarke, Clodagh Fox and Eleanor Dunne.


Under 14

Ciara Regan


U14 match report Wexford v Kildare
By Ger Dunne.

Kildare came out on top in a well fought encounter against Wexford in Gorey on Saturday. Wexford opened the scoring with a point after 3 minutes. Kildare responded well with a goal by Nanci Murphy after a fine solo run. They continued to pile on the pressure and Aoibheann O’Gorman pointed after the ball came off the crossbar from a shot by Neasa Dooley. Kildare were quite dominant in this period and were attacking frequently from midfield, although the Wexford defence stood firm and managed to withstand a number of these attacks. Nanci Murphy converted a point after some good support work by Lara Curran. Soon after Kildare were awarded a free on the edge of the box. Lara Curran blasted to the net for a great goal to leave Kildare 2-2 to 1 point.ahead. Wexford, spurred on mainly by the industrious Rachel Bennett, began to increasingly run at the Kildare defence and came close a number of times. However it was Kildare who got the next score with a well taken point by Neasa Dooley after a great solo run from Lara Curran. A few minutes later Neasa added a goal to her increasing score tally when she finished a fine move that included some excellent support play from Maria Doyle and Sorcha Gillman. Wexford persevered however and their efforts were rewarded when their pressure gained them a penalty from which Emily Coakley scored a powerful goal. The half finished in Kildares favour when Neasa Dooley once again found the net after some fine work from Caoimhe Maher.
In the second half Wexford started very well and Ann Marie Bennett scored a very good goal from the edge of the box. This was followed soon after with another goal that began from a free on the 45 meter line. However Kildare hit back with a point from Lara Curran and a goal from Neasa Dooley. Wexford replied with another goal scored by Ciara Bridges after an excellent solo run by Emily Coakley. The action was going end to end and Kildare soon replied with further scores. Sarah Doyle scored a goal and point and Sorcha Gillman added another after a great passing movement with Nanci Murphy. Emma Doolan scored a point from a free after she herself had been fouled. The scoring was rounded off by a Sarah Doyle goal after a pass from Emma Doolan. This ended a game that was quite physical at times and resulted in a number of injuries to Kildare players, in particular, Ciara Farrell, Madeline Harney, and Emma Kielty. The final score was Wexford 4-02.Kildare 8-07.
Next game for Kildare is against Meath in 2 weeks time.
Kildare team: Ciara Farrell, Ciara Regan, Carla Ennis, Madeline Harney, Lara Gilbert, Katelynn Doran, Maria Doyle, Sorcha Gillman, Aoibheann O’Gorman, Nanci Murphy, Leah McCormack, Neasa Dooley, Emma Kielty, Lara Curran, Caoimhe Maher, Sarah Doyle, Emma Doolan, Orla Maguire, Christine Donagher, Niamh Doran, Ailbhe King, Laoise Dunne, Shauna Dee, Sarah Skelton, Cliodhna Malone, Ellen Coburn, Alannah Pardy, Claire Nugent, Aislinn Dooley.

Under 12

Charlie Horgan

Chelsea Horgan

Niamh Conaty