Saturday 22nd April
O'Donnabhain Rosa Ladies Mullabrack
travelled to Culloville on Saturday 22nd April to play their 3rd
senior league match. It proved to be a very successful journey as
they achieved their first victory with Josey McSorely outstanding as
usual in goals and well supported by her full back line of Natasha
McNamee, Michaela Dougan and Dearbhla Corvan
Our half backs, Helen Corvan,
Catherine Rice and Breige Crossan worked tirelessly in defence
to support Ciara McSorely and Jemma Rice in midfield. Our half
forwards, Kerry Brennan, Christina Crilly and Kevina McNamee got
great possession and played the ball well to the full forward line.
In the early minutes of the game our full forward Shauna Gollogly
wasted no time in scoring the first point of the game. This was
quickly followed by another point and also a point from the team
captain, Christina Crilly.
The team reached half time with a well taken goal by Lisa Fields who
played an exceptional game. The half time score was 1 goal and 3
points to Mullabrack and no score to Culloville.
Culloville came back with a vengeance in the second half scoring 2
goals and 1 point. Katrina Nugent was introduced early in the second
half to the Mullabrack full back line and helped to maintain a
strong defence. With only 10 minutes remaining Christina Crilly
drove a high ball to the full forward line and Lisa Fields once
again got the ball and dispatched it to the back of the net.
Mullabracks defence held firm for the remaining nail biting 10
minutes despite severe
pressure from Culloville. Josey McSorely brought off many great
saves and Jemma Rice also cleared the ball off the line towards the
end of the game. Dearbhla Corvan, despite the pressure from several
Culloville forwards continued to win the ball and Faye Rice who
played her first senior match displayed a lot of skill in the
Mullabrack worked exceptionally
well as a team from goal to full forward and the players and
supporters enjoyed this clean well fought game. Mullabrack would
like to thank Culloville for their sportsmanship and as both teams
are only in their first year of Senior Ladies football we hope to
have many more such sporting games in the future.