Lisbrack v Harps
Lisbrack started the Under 16 league campaign with a difficult
encounter against Armagh Harps in Abbey Park on Monday evening
The girls were slow to settle and adjust to playing under flood
lights. This allowed Harps to dominate in all areas and take scores
with ease. Shauna Rafferty was the only Lisbrack player to get her
name on the score sheet in the first half with a goal and point
leaving the home side well ahead at half-time 3:10 to 1:1.
In the second half Shauna Rafferty moved to midfield to partner
Leanne Murray and this allowed Niamh Sutton to move to a more
familiar role of full-forward. Aiobhen Rafferty and Emma Fields
switched positions and the second half saw an immense improvement
with every girl upping her performance. Lisbracks new goal-keeper,
Caiombhe Devlin brought off several saves and did well in her
kick-outs. Faye Rice was excellent at full-back ably assisted by
Frances Boyce and Saoirse Farrell and limited Harps to only three
second-half points. Ciara Gallogly was outstanding at centre
half-back with Emer Nugent and Emma Fields continually turning
defence into attack. Leanne Murray worked her socks off in midfield
along with Shauna Rafferty who continued to pressurise the Harps
defence. Paula Rice and Roisin Matthews continued to improve
laying the ball on to the more experienced Rachel McGeown,
Aoibhen Rafferty and Gemma Canavan who each got second-half points.
Niamh Suttons move to full-forward reaped results when she scored a
goal and three points and had hard luck for further scores.
Full-time score: Harps 3:13 Lisbrack 2:7
Team: C Devlin, F Boyce, F Rice, S Farrell, E Nugent, C Gallogly,
A Rafferty, L Murray, N Sutton, E Fields, G Canavan, R Matthews, R
McGeown, S Rafferty, P Rice.
Subs: A Farrell, N O’Hanlon, A O’Reilly.