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

Match Report

Glencar Manor remain unbeaten in Senior Champoionship

Ten points may have been the difference between the sides in the end but it wasn’t a true reflection on the game. St. Francis were right in this game up until the 53rd minute but in the final seven minutes Glencar pulled ahead and scored two goals.

St. Francis will look back at a decision in the 41st minute when they were trailing by just one point; Caoimhe McGarry appeared to have been fouled but no penalty was awarded. The champions had been awarded a rather soft penalty two minutes before but Leah Fox kicked her spot-kick wide.

Aine Flood opened the scoring in the third minute but two fine Fox points edged Glencar ahead by one in the sixth minute. St. Francis took control of proceedings with Flood and captain Ciara McPartland leading the way. Five points in a row gave them a four point lead in the 15th minute.

McGarry had a goal chance in the 19th minute but Glencar keeper Michelle McNulty did well to deflect the ball out with her foot for a ‘45. 

Three Muireann Devaney points (one free) cut the gap to two in the 26th minute. St. Francis had chances but failed to convert them and another free from the boot of Devaney drew the sides level in the 29th minute.

A fine effort from Fox in the 35th minute gave Glencar the lead and this time they didn’t relinquish it. In the space of a few minutes there were two big penalty calls. St. Francis can feel aggrieved they weren’t awarded one.

Despite having possession they struggled to get scores. Muireann Devaney had a chance that went just wide in the 42nd minute. The next score didn’t arrive until the 53rd minute and two minutes later Devaney hit a low shot to the net to put five between the sides.

She scored a terrific point minutes later. The excellent Anna Devaney scored a terrific goal in the first minute of stoppage time with Fox following up with her fourth point of the game in this hard-fought win.

St. Francis

1Niamh McDonagh Goalkeeper
27Nicole McGovern Defender
3Rachel McLoughlin Defender
15Mairead Flood Defender
5Niamh Morahan Forward
6Aideen McKiernan Defender
7Amy Moran Defender
4Laoise Fee Defender
14Roisin McGrenahan Forward
10Megan Moran Defender
9Ciara McPartland Forward
11Aine Flood Forward
12Caoimhe McGarry Forward
16Ciara McTigue Forward
24Maeve Daly Forward
2Edel O’Donnell Defender
8Eimear Gibbons Defender
13Claire McTigue Forward
17Kaitlyn Dolan Defender
18Mairead McCawley Defender
19Stephanie Reynolds Defender
20Aoife Gilmartin Forward
21Ciara Reynolds Forward
22Alannah O’Dowd Forward
23Aoife Nolan Forward
25Emma Dunne Defender
26Lauryn McKeon Defender
28Rachel McGarry Forward

Glencar Manor

1Michelle McNulty Defender
2Clare Cullen Defender
3Mary Alice Maguire Defender
4Eimear Feely Defender
5Annette Ferguson Defender
6Rebecca Rooney Defender
26Éadaoin Clancy Forward
8Anna Devaney Defender
9Karen Connolly Defender
10Muireann Devaney Forward
29Aoife Gilmartin Midfielder
12Roisin Rooney Forward
13Chloe Rooney Defender
14Leah Fox Forward
15Gemma Tiffoney Defender
16Jessica Kerrigan Goalkeeper
7Emma McLaughlin Defender
11Ailbhe Clancy Forward
17Cammie McPartland Goalkeeper
18Victoria Golden Defender
19Lauren Devaney Defender
20Orlaith Kelly Forward
21Rebecca Golden Forward
22Sarah Brady Defender
23Natasha McEnroy Forward
24Grainne O’Connor Defender
25Aine McLaughlin Defender
27Rachel Conlon Forward
28Niamh Loughlin Forward
29Aoife Gilmartin
30Alaine McPartland Forward


Past Meetings

(Round 3)
2-12 2-7
Leitrim LGFA League Division 1

(Round 2)
4-10 0-2
Leitrim Senior FC


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