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Ul 8-11 MIC 4-18

The MIC ladies 2nd football team played in an all or nothing knock out game in the Moynihan cup against cross city rivals Ul. Unfortunately, UL came out on top in this high scoring thriller

MIC the away team started the opening half stronger slotting over the first two points of the game the first coming from Katie Buckley before full forward Aoife Gavin added a 2nd. Ul responded with a point before Gavin slotted over another to extend MIC lead. Ul bagged there first goal of the game shortly after, Gavin was on fire up front dissecting the posts from an acute angle before Ul slammed in their second goal of the half before Gavin responded with yet again with a free. With scores coming from nearly every attack Ul extended their lead with two more quick fire points. MIC added another point with Ul yet again adding another to extend their lead. UL attack looked menacing every time the ball went near them with two more goals coming in quick succession before Buckley fired over for MIC. Ul tapped over another from play before Aisling Bauman got her name on the scoresheet, Gavin then buried the ball into the net to narrow the gap. With the game heading towards the interval the scoring didn’t let up with Ul hitting 2-1 and MIC getting the last two scores of the half through corner forward Hannah Meaney.

Ul opened the scoring fest again with a fine long range before Gavin fired over a free.  Point taking was in great show in some awful conditions with UL firing over before Buckley and Gavin added one more each for the away side. Ul bagged another quick goal and point with widened the gap even more, before Bauman and Buckley added more points in between a solitary point from Ul. Every score Ul put over MIC would respond with two points the next two scores coming from the aforementioned Gavin and Boylan. With the game in its dying embers in seemed to burst into life, with gaols flying in at both ends with Ul hitting the first before MIC hit three goals and a point without reply. The first gaol coming from Buckley before Menaney hit two goals in quick succession before Boylan fired over the last score of the game in anger.

MIC; Muireann Egan; Sadhbh Lally, Kate Dillon, Shauna Fleming; Edwina Curran, Shauna Coakley, Caoimhe Ni Cheallaigh, Emer Hanrahan, Aobha O’ Gorman; Katie Buckley (1-6), Aisling Bauman (0-2) Emily McCarthy, Triona Murphy, Aoife Gavin (1-7) Hannah Meaney (2-3)


Eoin Horkan