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Date Time Competition Season
28 August 2022 11:00 am Leitrim Senior FC 2022

Match Report

Kiltubrid post statement of intent with St. Joseph’s victory.

A classic championship tug-of-war clash emerged in Kiltubrid on Sunday morning with the hosts getting some level of revenge for their Senior 'B' Semi Final defeat last season over St. Joseph's with a free scoring encounter between the sides for their first game of the championship season.

Kiltubrid were in control of the game for the most part opening a five point lead after just seven minutes with two Michelle Guckian points sandwiching an Emma Guckian goal before Bronagh O'Rourke would get her side's first score of the game.

All three would feature heavily on the scoresheet throughout as a pattern emerged of the Drumcong side opening a slight gap on the scoreboard before being pulled back by the Senior 'B' Champions.

A goal from Michelle Heslin mid way through the half would draw the sides back to level terms for the first time during the game, Heslin next cancelled out Aisling McWeeney's point before a point from Aine Redican and a goal from Aoife McWeeney would open up another decent gap between the sides.

The final five minutes of the first half was all about the visitors though as two points from O'Rourke and a first half injury time St. Joseph's goal from Aine Heslin would leave Joe's a single point ahead at the interval.

If the first half was exciting the early exchanges of the second would raise the tension even more. Two early points from Emma Guckian and Niamh Tighe turned the game in their favour before Emma Guckian seemed to firmly put the momentum back in Kiltubrid's direction with a goal just two minutes into the second half.

Carmel McGovern wasn't reading from the same script and just a moment later she had the ball in the back of the net to put the minimum between the sides again.

But Michelle Guckian, so often the match winner for club and county, delivered what would turn out to be the fatal blow for her side with 1-2 in five minutes to put seven points between the two sides with twenty minutes left on the clock.

St. Joseph's did respond never gave up fighting, both sides traded scores mainly through Guckian and O'Rourke, but the away side weren't able to pull Kiltubrid back in on the scoreboard for a third time with Kiltubrid securing a vital win in their championship campaign and giving St. Joseph's a mountain to climb in order to reach the Senior Final later this year.

Kiltubrid

1Miranda Foley Goalkeeper
2Laura Redican Defender
3Caroline Doherty Defender
4Claire Kelly Defender
5Sinéad Tighe Defender
6Lauren Tivnan Defender
7Kelly O’Brien 20 Forward
8Aoife McWeeney Midfielder 23'
9Niamh Tighe Midfielder 32'
10Claire McWeeney Forward
11Emma Guckian Forward 6', 33'
31', 35', 48'
12Áine Redican Midfielder 23'
13Aisling McWeeney Forward 21'
14Michelle Guckian Forward 35'
5', 7', 16', 38', 39', 52', 60+2'
15Ríona McKeon Forward
16Emma Heeran Goalkeeper
17Lauren Meehan Defender
18Katie Scollan Defender
19Orla McWeeney Defender
20Teresa Mylott 7 Defender
21Leah Gilmartin Forward
22Ellen Keany Forward
23Clodagh McGrail Forward
24Jemima Harris Defender
25Niamh McWeeney Forward
26Michelle Duignan Forward
27Megan McWeeney Forward
28Belinda Clarke Defender
29Gráinne Heeran Forward
30Helen McLoughlin Defender

St. Joseph’s

1Michaela Mitchell Forward
2Marina Gray Defender
3Louise Quinn Defender
4Elaine McGovern Defender
5Shannen O’Rourke 25 Defender
6Siobhan McCartin Defender
7Lisa McDermott Defender
8Aine Heslin 19 Midfielder 30+3'
9Éadaoin Casey Defender
10Aoibhinn Sheridan Forward
20Jessie McManus Forward
12Brónagh O’Rourke Forward 8', 15', 24', 26', 42', 48', 50', 51', 60+1'
13Carmel McGovern Forward 34'
13'
14Michelle Heslin Forward 17'
22'
15Clare Owens Defender
11Rachel McIntyre Forward
17Celine Shortt Forward
18Niamh Maguire Forward
19Grainne O’Malley 8 Goalkeeper
21Kate Gormley Forward
22Leona Bohan Defender
24Aoibhe McCabe Forward
25Eabha McCartin 5 Forward
26Genevieve Canning Defender
27Laura McIntyre Defender
28Niamh McHugh Defender
29Caoimhe Maguire Defender
30Hannah Canning Defender

Past Meetings

(Semi Final)
1-10 1-9
Leitrim Senior B FC
Pairc Shean Ui Heislin

(Round 2)
4-15 1-8
Leitrim Senior B FC
Carrigallen GAA

Venue

Kiltubrid GAA
Kiltubrid, Drumcong, Leitrim, Ireland

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