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U14 A Championship

posted Apr 11, 2018, 2:08 PM by John O'Sullivan

  Ruan  6-10  Inagh-Kilnamona  1-3


A great display by the Ruan girls on the clubs first A championship game in years saw them come out victors on a score line of 6:10 to 1:3. Both sides began the match at high intensity but Ruan with the aid of a breeze in the first half were the first to score and then settle into the match. Ruan added two further points before Inagh-Kilnamona mounted their first real attack, being unlucky to see the ball rebound from the post which was then cleared by the alert RuandefenceRuan add a 4th point before the next home team attack again ended with the ball hitting the post from a tight angle and going wide. 

Ruan then began to squeeze the game into the home team’s end of the pitch, having the first ball to hit the net disallowed as a square ball.

However the belief was raised by that attack and 2 minutes later the first goal was scored following a ground based battle in front of goal. With the breeze and the pressure from Ruan the home team were struggling to get the ball out of their own half, while the visitors were able to return the ball to the danger area with more ease. The next 2 goals for Ruan came from long range pucks finding the net. Taking advantage of the elements Ruan drove hard for the final few minutes of the half marking up 2 further points and a scrambled goal following a save by the keeper.

With the swapping of ends for the second half, a fight back by the home team was expected, however the desire from the Ruan girls came to the ascendancy and mired the area of play between the two 45 meter lines for long periods which ran down the clock, depriving Inagh-Kilnamona of much time in the danger zone. However the home team forwards and the visitors defence were seeing much more of the action. The home team did show some fine play and tried to force their way back into the match, applying pressure which eventually lead to them scoring a goal and 3 points in the 2nd half. 

However even with fewer opportunities the extra space afforded to the Ruan forward line saw them able to run at the defence, notching up a further 2 goals and 3 points to close out a well-deserved win.


Ruan Team.

Meabhdh Casey, Mya O’Malley, Emily Whelan, Aimee Mc DonaghAine Jones, Sinéad Hastings (Captain, 1.0), Niamh Glass, Aoife Anderson (0.3), Aisling Moloney, Neasa Lachtnáin, Neasa  Ainiféin (2.3), Kate Forde (0.4)AoibheMoran, Aoife Glass (3.0), Grainne Wynne.

Subs: Alannah Mulqueen for A Moran, Summer O’Brien for N Glass, Saoirse Barry for G Wynne, Alanna Bolger for N Lachtnáin, Ella Forde for M O'Malley, Amy Gibbons.