Date Time Competition Season
3 April 2022 2:00 pm NFL Division 2 2022

Match Report

Tyrone maintain Division 2 status and relegate Clare

Niamh Hughes and Chloe McCaffrey were on fire as Tyrone retained their Lidl National Football League Division 2 status and relegated Clare at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park in Longford.

It was no more than Tyrone deserved, they were excellent in attack but their goalkeeper Sinead McVey was superb throughout too.

The Ulster county started the game well with McCaffrey kicking over the opening score. She was involved in the next score that Sláine McCarroll pointed and the lead was three in the sixth minute.

Clare hit over two points before a neat Hughes point restored Tyrone’s two-point advantage after 10 minutes. Then Clare took the lead for the first time; Tyrone keeper McVey pulled off a fine save to deny Chloe Moloney but she made no mistake with the rebound.

The sides were level after 15 minutes but points from Fidelma Marrinan and Grainne Nolan edged Clare ahead by two in the 20th minute. Tyrone were thwarted twice by the Banner keeper Micaela Glynn but she was beaten in the 23rd minute when Grainne Rafferty slotted home a penalty.

The Red Hands were ahead by four in the 23rd minute. Clare tried hard to get back into the game. Moloney brought a fine save out of McVey in the 27th minute. Grainne Nolan came up with a point for Clare to leave the score at half-time, 1-10 to 1-7, in favour of Tyrone.

Clare cut the gap to two at the start of the second half but that was the closest they got to Tyrone. Great determination from Hughes saw her score Tyrone’s second goal in the 34th minute. Hughes set up McCaffrey for Tyrone’s third goal eight minutes later.

Try as they might, Clare piled on the pressure but McVey was immense in the Tyrone goals making a number of crucial saves to deny them in the final quarter. Moloney worked hard for her side but McCarroll fired over the final point for Tyrone as they retained their Division 2 status.


1Micaela Glynn Goalkeeper
2Orla Devitt Defender
3Tara Kelly Defender
4Grainne Harvey Defender
5Siofra Ni Chonaill Defender
6Laurie Ryan 19 Defender
7Ellie O Gorman 18 Midfielder
8Aisling Reidy Forward
9Sinead Considine 25 Midfielder 7'
10Catriona Callinan Forward
11Lizzy Roche 23 Forward
12Chloe Moloney Forward 11'
13', 30'
13Louise Griffin 21 Defender
14Fidelma Marrinan Forward 9', 17', 25', 34', 36', 59', 60+1'
15Grainne Nolan 18', 29', 43', 46'
16Amy Lenihan Goalkeeper
17Niamh O’Dea
18Ciara McCarthy 7 Forward 51'
19Sinead O’Keeffe 6
20Cliona Blake
21Joanna Doohan 13 Defender
22Ailish Kenny
23Amy Sexton 11 Forward
24Sarah Redmond
25Rebecca Doohan 9 Defender
26Emma McMahon
27Aoibheann Malone
28Lauren Griffin Forward


1Sinead McVey Goalkeeper
2Emma Mulgrew Defender
3Caoimhe Magee Defender
4Katie Murphy 17 Defender
5Jayne Lyons 25 Defender
6Emma Brennan Defender
7Slaine McCarroll Forward 4', 60+2'
8Emma Hegarty Defender
9Emma-Jane Gervin Forward
10Niamh Hughes Forward 34'
10', 23', 31'
11Chloe McCaffrey Forward 41'
3', 14', 22', 32', 50'
12Dearbhaile Gallagher Defender
13Sasha Byrne 22 Forward
14Niamh O’Neill Forward 5', 21', 44', 58'
15Grainne Rafferty Forward 20'
12', 28'
16Caitlin Donnelly Goalkeeper
17Ciara Munroe 4
18Nicole Murphy
19Sarah Louise Franey
20Kathleen Rafferty
21Siobhan Sheerin
22Maria Canavan 13 Forward 49'
23Cailin McCann
24Caitlin Campbell Midfielder
25Lucy McAlary 5 Forward
26Sorcha Mullan
27Lauren Rushe
28Michaela Moore Defender
29Katie Byrne
30Rachel Holland


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