Date Time Competition Season
25 September 2022 11:00 am Leitrim Intermediate FC 2022

Match Report

St Mary’s remain unbeaten in low scoring win over Brigid’s

St Mary's look like real championship contenders as they recorded a fourth successive win in the Intermediate grade, a narrow victory over second placed St Brigid's.

We may see a repeat of this tie in the Intermediate final, the two are very hard to separate, Sarah Reynolds goal was key in securing the win for St Mary's.

Reynolds was key scoring 1-2, Aisling Leahy also was clinical in getting scores to see them remain in control, it was a slow starter, but Mary’s managed the tie smartly and when it came to taking the chance, they answered the call.

Bridgid battled back but were chasing the tie for the majority, lessons will be learnt for sure as they meet Mohill in the semi-final, looking to add some silverware this season.

Momentum stuck with Mary’s once they could take the lead, Brigid’s unable to break them down in attack and work a goal of their own, except a different mentality from the host's should they topple Mohill in the other semi-final.

Scores were hard to come by early, taking ten minutes to elapse before Mary McKeon put Bridgid's a point ahead.

Mary's levelled the tie shortly after before Reynolds finished well to the net to end the opening quarter as St Mary's lead 1-1 to 0-1.

McKeon added her second to keep Brigid's two behind, but Mary's finished the half well leading 1-4 to 0-4 at half time, Aisling Leahy and Tara Fitzpatrick exchanged scores before the end of normal time, Carla Le Guen and Sarah Reynolds both added scores in added on time.

Mary's continued to add to their scoreline four minutes into the second half with Leahy kicking over her second of the day. It would get better for them as Kasey Bruen came up to notch her first of the day, before Leahy added another after 48 minutes, 1-7 to 0-4.

Le Guen replied with two points to cut the deficit, but the dangerous Reynolds sent over her second point of the game five minutes from time.

The visitors saw out the tie for the remaining minutes, plenty of confidence on their end going into a semi-final showdown with Drumkeerin, it will take a lot for someone to knock them off their perch in the Intermediate grade.


St. Brigid’s

1Maeve Quinn Goalkeeper
2Sinead Quinn
3Ciara McTeigue Defender
4Niamh McNiffe Midfielder
5Ciana Stringer Forward
6Síomha Quinn Forward
7Eimhín Quinn Defender
8Aisling Quinn Midfielder
9Ciara Gaffney Midfielder
10Mary McKeon Defender 10', 18'
11Carla Le Guen Forward 30+2', 50', 55'
12Rachel Dolan 25 Forward
13Caoimhe Prior Forward
14Chloe Harvey 24 Forward
15Karen McGovern Forward
16Louise Gallagher Forward
17Ciara Mannion Forward
18Alannah Gunn Defender
20Tara Fitzpatrick Forward 30'
21Jacinta Maguire Forward
23Caoimhe Cullen Forward
24Dearbhla Gunn 14 Midfielder
25Lauren Donohue 12 Forward

St. Mary's

1Caroline Guckian Goalkeeper
2Aine Morgan Defender
3Jasmine Maye Defender
4Isabelle Chandler Defender
5Ellen Woods 19 Defender
6Kasey Bruen Forward 45'
7Hannah Stenson Defender
18Bláithin McCrann Midfielder
9Emma Clarke 22 Defender
10Elise Bruen Midfielder
11Sarah Reynolds Forward 15'
30+2', 55'
12Rachel McGarry Forward
13Aisling Leahy Forward 29', 34', 48'
14Lorraine Butler Forward 11', 23'
15Roisin Kelleher Forward
16Kathy Butler Goalkeeper
17Ellie Butler Forward
19Millie Keane 5 Defender
20Mairead Lowe Defender
22Fleur Burns 9 Forward
23Erica McTiernan Defender
25Hannah Reynolds Defender

Past Meetings

(Semi Final)
2-14 3-6
Leitrim Intermediate FC

(Round 2)
3-10 0-8
Leitrim Intermediate FC
Pairc Naomh Mhuire


Aughawillan GAA
Aughawillan, Ballinamore, Leitrim, Ireland

Diarmuid Kearney is a freelance Sports Journalist based in Co Kerry. He has more than 5 years experience covering domestic and international soccer for different media organisations, while also working for local and national print and digital organisations covering GAA.