Date Time Competition Season
2 September 2022 8:00 pm Leitrim Junior FC 2022

Match Report

Keeldra ward off St. Brigid’s challenge

The Ward sisters, Alanna and Shaylyn combined to fire Keeldra to victory in their opening Leitrim Ladies Junior Championship clash with St. Brigid's played under lights at Cloone this evening.

St. Brigid's reserves had given a good account of themselves in the opening round of games against Leitrim Gaels last weekend and they got off to a bright start with two points from Chloe Harvey in the opening minutes before the home side cancelled out those early scores with Alanna and Shaylyn Ward finding the target just a minute later.

The two sides would swap scores as Keeldra looked to move ahead of their visitors despite Jacinta Maguire raising a green flag early in the first half for St. Brigid's.

Alanna Ward finding the back of the net twice before Dearbhla Gunn and Louise Gallagher hit two quickfire goals on twenty minutes to drag the visitors back into contention with a two point lead for Brigid's.

It was all about the Cloone & Gortletteragh girls from there though as they continued with an impressive scoring feat, Alanna Ward completed her hat-trick with scores from Shaylyn and Nicole Lennon also keeping the umpires busy until the break with the home side leading by five points.

Brigid's rang the changes at the interval giving their substititutes an opportunity to get some game time and any discussion about the result was put beyond doubt when Alanna Ward hit her fourth major in the opening minute of the second half.

After nine individual points later she added her fifth goal of the game with Tara Davis, Shaylyn Ward (3) Laoise McGirl, Saoirse Davis and Niamh Brennan contributing alongside two of her own efforts in the intervening period.

Louise Gallagher and Jacinta Maguire (2) would pull some scores back for Brigid's late on with Tara and Saoirse Davis adding their own scores for Keeldra but a solid start for Keeldra in their Junior Championship campaign.

Keeldra Gaels

1Katie Reynolds Forward
18Kaitlin Gray 3 Defender
17Leona Reynolds Defender
4Ciara Linnane Defender
21Brónagh Davis Goalkeeper
5Sinéad Sorohan Defender
7Maia Cunningham 19 Defender
8Rachel Reynolds Midfielder
9Aisling Sorohan Defender
10Tara Davis Midfielder 31', 54'
11Shaylyn Ward Forward 4', 11', 22', 26', 33', 38', 39'
12Laoise McGirl Forward 44'
22Saoirse Davis Forward 36', 57'
14Alanna Ward Forward 8', 17', 24', 31', 48'
4', 7', 7', 25', 35', 48'
15Nicole Lennon 30 Forward 9', 27'
3Shauna McManus 18 Midfielder
19Sarah Reynolds 7 Defender
20Katie Charles Goalkeeper
23Gráinne Reynolds Forward
24Holly Lennon Forward
25Niamh Reynolds Forward
26Sarah Charles Forward
27Sarah Gray Forward
28Erin McGirl
30Niamh Brennan 15 Forward 48'

St. Brigid’s

1Oníosa Mimna Goalkeeper
2Alannah Gunn Defender
11Ciara McTeigue Defender
13Jemma Galligan Maguire 19 Forward
22Megan Cull 7 Defender 12'
6Ciara Mannion Defender
4Ava Gaffney 20 Defender
8Ríona McTeigue Defender
9Lauren Donohue Forward
10Deirdre Quinn Forward
12Dearbhla Gunn Midfielder 20'
5', 29'
17Jacinta Maguire Forward 8'
54', 58'
25Rebecca Reilly 23 Goalkeeper
24Chloe Harvey Forward 1', 3'
15Louise Gallagher Forward 22'
7Eadaoin McTeigue 22 Defender
18Aileen Maguire
19Shauna Mannion 13 Forward
20Lainey Corrigan 4 Forward
21Jane Prior
23Aoibhinn Meehan 25 Defender

Past Meetings

(Round 3)
3-9 2-11
Leitrim Intermediate FC
Aughawillan GAA


Cloone, Leitrim, Ireland

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