Date Time Competition Season
4 September 2022 11:00 am Leitrim Senior B FC 2022

Match Report

Ballinamore leave it late to defeat Kiltubrid

Lily Byrne's point at the end of normal time proved the match winner, as Sean O'Heslins secured a crucial victory this morning.

It looked like Kiltubrid were going to take the victory but 0-4 each by Byrne, Laura O’Dowd and Roisin McHugh, helped kick Ballinamore on their way, Michelle Guckian in great form for Kiltubrid but just not to be their day.

Leading 1-6 to 0-7 at the break Kiltubrid had the slender advantage, Aoibheann Flynn’s goal after three minutes in the second half changed the dynamic of the tie, as Heslins went on for victory.

Guckian started the tie for Kiltubrid with a converted free, Laura O’Dowd and Roisin McHugh kicked two quick points for a 0-2 to 0-1 lead after four minutes. Emma Guckian popped up a short while later to hit a shot into the back of the net, bringing momentum back to the Kiltubrid side.

Michelle Guckian kicked three points in succession from play to extend their lead out to five points, 1-4 to 0-2 by the 13th minute. Lauren Tivan kicked her only score of the tie minutes later, helping add to their advantage.

Byrne ended a 16 minute drought to score the third Heslins score from a dead ball, Guickan and O’Dowd exchanged points, before Ballinamore ended the half with three unanswered points to trail 1-6 to 0-7.

McHugh made it a one score game almost immediately from the restart, Guckian responded to keep the hosts ahead, but it was the strike by Aoibheann Flynn that finally gave Heslins the confidence to drive on.

McHugh O’Dowd and Niamh Donohue all added scores to give them a healthy 1-11 to 1-7 lead by the 41st minute mark, Guckian was on hand again to add another score but they just could not work chances to get their back closer, with Byrne leaving four between them at the end of the third quarter.

Kiltubrid began their comeback when Aisling McWeeney fired into the net leaving a single margin between them, McHugh and Emma Gukcian traded scores as the tie began to come alive. 

Ellen Kenny levelled after 54 minutes, both teams pushed on late for the crucial score, it looked honours even byt Lily Byrne was the herp after 58 minutes, Kiltubrid failing to create a chance late on, Ballinamore with their first win of the season.


1Miranda Foley Goalkeeper
2Laura Redican Defender
3Caroline Doherty Defender
4Claire Kelly Defender
5Sinéad Tighe Defender
6Lauren Tivnan Defender 15'
7Kelly O’Brien 22 Forward
8Aoife McWeeney Midfielder
9Niamh Tighe Midfielder
10Claire McWeeney Forward
11Emma Guckian Forward 5'
12Áine Redican Midfielder
13Aisling McWeeney Forward 49'
14Michelle Guckian Forward 1', 7', 9', 13', 23', 31', 42'
15Ríona McKeon Forward
16Emma Heeran Goalkeeper
17Lauren Meehan Defender
18Katie Scollan Defender
19Orla McWeeney Defender
20Teresa Mylott Defender
21Leah Gilmartin Forward
22Ellen Keany 7 Forward 54'
23Clodagh McGrail Forward
24Jemima Harris Defender
25Niamh McWeeney Forward
26Michelle Duignan Forward
27Megan McWeeney Forward
28Belinda Clarke Defender
29Gráinne Heeran Forward
30Helen McLoughlin Defender

Sean O'Heslins

1Leighanne Flynn Forward
18Kelly Beirne 22 Defender
3Gráinne Prior Defender
4Abbi Sweeney Defender
5Aoibhín McGoldrick Forward
6Mollie Murphy Defender
7Katie Duignan Defender
8Laura O’Dowd Forward 3', 24', 28', 41'
9Megan McGovern Midfielder
10Laoise Moran-King Forward 43'
11Sarah McLoughlin Goalkeeper
12Emma Honeyman Defender
13Aoibheann Flynn Midfielder 33'
14Roisin McHugh Forward 4', 31', 33', 50'
15Lily Byrne Forward 20', 29', 45', 59'
16Michaela Harte Goalkeeper
2Lisa Maguire Defender
17Ella Van Der Laan Defender
19Emma McKiernan Forward
20Laura Maguire Forward
21Siobhán Flynn Forward
22Niamh Donohoe 18 Forward 30+1', 37'
23Maggie Kane Defender
24Ciara O’Dowd Midfielder
25Lucy Murphy Forward
26Ruth Creamer Defender
27Shaneen McGovern Forward
28Joely McGovern Forward
29Ciara McGoldrick Forward
30Teagan McGloin Defender
31Emma McGovern Forward

Past Meetings

(Round 3)
2-11 0-5
Leitrim LGFA League Division 1
Kiltubrid GAA

(Round 3)
5-13 3-12
Leitrim Senior B FC
Pairc Shean Ui Heislin


Kiltubrid GAA
Kiltubrid, Drumcong, Leitrim, Ireland

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