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

Match Report

Joseph’s secure first win in emphatic fashion

St Joseph's bagged eight goals to secure an empathic result to kick start their Championship season this morning, a strong showing as Dromahair could not contain their potent attack.

Kate Gormley on her first start for Joseph’s was impressive, scoring 1-5 from play while Bronagh O’Rourke was another catalyst, her free taking and ability from play, saw her notch 3-6 in a player of the match display.

Dromahair looked to be out of the contest by half time, trailing 2-10 to 1-5, they only registered two second half scores, unable at times to win their own kick outs as the hosts pounced for their chances.

It started well for the hosts, leading by three in the opening four minutes, before Sinead Kelly and Roisin Fowley made it a one point game by the tenth minute. Josephs would however extend their winning margin through Gormley before Carmel McGovern hit the back of the net, Jessie McManus popped up with a point to complete their quick succession of scores, 1-5 to 0-2 after 13 minutes.

Hannah Clancy goaled near the end of the opening quarter to reduce the deficit to three, it looked like Dromahair would use the momentum to come back, but the shots were quick to take control of proceedings.

McGovern notched her second goal with 15 minutes on the clock, despite two quick efforts from Dromahair they were immediately cancelled out by O’Rourke and McManus. Aine Heslin did well as a makeshift goalkeeper to save from Roisin Fowley, her save allowed them to go up the other end with O’Rourke firing their third into the back of the net.

They ended the half with a flurry three late scores giving them the edgel, 3-10 to 1-5, despite Folwey kicking an effort over it was a consolation on the overall reflection of the scoreboard.

Heslin was again doing well in net to thwart any sign of a second Dromahair goal, as the hosts started to pull further ahead, leading 3-14 to 1-5 after O’Rourke pointed a free after 43 minutes.

From the resulting kick out their next passages of play resulted in three goals, O’Rourke notched her second, before a second misplaced kick out in a row saw substitute Grainne O’Maley make it five, before a couple of seconds elapsed to see Gormley finish a great move for their sixth.

It took until the 47th minute for Dromahair to register their first score, Elaine Hamilton converting from a free. The scores would keep coming late on O’Maley kicked her second and their seventh goal after 51 minutes, seconds later O’Rourke completed her hat trick with their eight.

Eimear McHugh kicked the visitors second score of the half minutes from the end of normal time, as they never gave up despite what the scoreboard was saying, Joseph's fully deserving of their first win in the championship.

St. Joseph’s

16Aine Heslin Midfielder
2Marina Gray Defender
3Louise Quinn Defender
4Elaine McGovern Defender
5Shannen O’Rourke 23 Defender
6Siobhan McCartin Defender
7Lisa McDermott Defender
15Clare Owens Defender
9Éadaoin Casey 19 Defender
10Aoibhinn Sheridan 25 Forward
20Jessie McManus Forward 13', 21'
12Brónagh O’Rourke 17 Forward 22', 43', 52'
1', 20', 26', 41', 43', 50'
13Carmel McGovern 18 Forward 12', 15'
32', 33', 55'
14Michelle Heslin Forward 28'
21Kate Gormley Forward 44'
1', 4', 11', 24', 48'
1Michaela Mitchell Forward
11Rachel McIntyre Forward
17Celine Shortt 12 Forward 57'
18Niamh Maguire 13 Forward
19Grainne O’Malley 9 Goalkeeper 43', 51'
22Leona Bohan Defender
23Lorraine Maguire 5
24Aoibhe McCabe Forward
25Eabha McCartin 10 Forward
26Genevieve Canning Defender
27Laura McIntyre Defender
28Niamh McHugh Defender
29Caoimhe Maguire Defender
30Hannah Canning Defender


1Aoife McTernan Goalkeeper
2Ava Murray Defender
3Áine Vesey Defender
22Eimear McHugh Defender 58'
5Saoirse McGovern Defender
6Geraldine Roche Defender 18'
12Brigid O’Reilly Forward
8Éabha Moyles Midfielder
9Sinead Kelly Midfielder 8'
7Roisin Kelly Forward
11Amy Fowley 27 Forward
21Grainne Moyles Forward
13Hannah Clancy Forward 14'
14Roisin Fowley Forward 10', 25'
15Erin McGoldrick Forward
16Maeve Sweeney Goalkeeper
4Mary Farrell Defender
10Laura Fowley Forward
17Ella Foley Defender
18Joeleen Clancy Goalkeeper
19Aimee Harkin Forward
20Elaine Hamilton Defender 47'
23Meabh Sweeney Defender
24Erin Chester Forward
25Aoife Toner Defender
26Shauna Clinton Forward
27Deborah O’Hara 11 Forward
28Ceoilín Byrne Midfielder


Carrigallen GAA
Carrigallen, 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.