Our Gold team continued with their unbeaten league run by over-coming a young but gallant Glanmire second string in Magners Hill on Monday 19th May. An early goal settled the nerves and the Youghal girls remained in control for the duration of the game. Played as a 12 aside game allowed us to empty the bench in the second half giving all players a run. Many thanks to Gordon for stepping into the breach at the last moment to ref.
Panel: Abby (Capt), Caoimhe, Cara, Chloe, Ciara, Eabha, Emily, Jenny, Lesley, Kaiah, Kate, Molly, Niamh F, Niamh G, Rebecca, Sarah, Sorcha
Our Maroon team played their 4th league game of this year’s campaign when they headed to sunny Shanagarry last Wednesday night May 14th. Fielding many of last year’s U10 team the girls gave a great performance with all 17 girls fighting for every ball and playing some lovely possession football. Both halves were a tight affair with Youghal just shading both with some better finishing and superb defence by our goalie Ellie and fill back line of Caoimhe, Jenny and Cara. Youghal opened the scoring with a well taken goal by Kaiah which settled the team. St Colmans responded with a point but a well taken goal by Ciara restored the Youghal lead only for St. Colmans to score a great goal leaving both sets of spectators roaring on their respective teams. Chloe pointed a well finished move to leave the Youghal girls leading 2-1 to 1-1 at half time primarily due to excellence play from our half back line of Hannah O, Aoibhe and Cassie. The second half resumed with both sides attacking up and down the field with Mary at mid-field providing great service to her forwards. Some great inter-play from our half forwards of Emma, Hannah F, Leah and Grainne resulted in a second goal by Chloe to give the Youghal girls some breathing space. With St. Colmans throwing everything they had us we held out and finished stronger with a goal and a point by Emily after some near misses by Lucy. Well done girls on another super performance, the hard training is starting to pay off. Next up is Cobh in Magners Hill on May 29th @ 6:30pm.
Panel: Emily (Capt), Aoibhe, Cara, Cassie, Caoimhe, Chloe, Ciara, Ellie, Emma, Grainne, Hannah F, Hannah O, Jenny, Kaiah, Leah, Lucy, Mary.
The Youghal Gold team played host to a strong Fermoy team in Magners Hill on Tuesday 6th May with both teams producing an entralling contest played in slippery conditions. With both teams unbeaten in the league so far the Youghal girls knew that they would be in for a tough hour. Fermoy playing with the breeeze struck first with a well worked goal after 5 minutes quickly followed up by a point. Credit to the Youghal girls however who started to get to grip at the back lead by Lesley who had an outstanding hour at half back and Niamh, Abby, Jenny, Cara, Rebecca and Cassie settling well into the game by winning a fair share of poccession and putting the Fermoy attack under constant pressure. With captain Ciara starting to run at the Fermoy defence scoring opportunities started to present themselves for the Youghal girls and after sustained attacks we finally got back in the game with a goal by Chloe after Sorcha splitting the defence with a pin point pass. Fermoy added 3 more points to lead by 1-4 to 1-0 after 15 minutes. With Eabha and Kate working their socks off at mid-field the Youghal girls got back into the game with a point from Sorcha and a goal from Ciara after good interpassing between Niamh, Sarah and Caoimhe. With half time fasting approaching Fermoy struck a killer blow by goaling just before half time. After 3 changes with the introduction of Molly, Hannah and Kaiah the Youghal girls quickly settled into the game and a superb angled point from Kaiah brought us within 2pts of Fermoy. This was quickly followed by another Fermoy point to extend their lead to 3pts. After sustained Youghal pressure we levelled the game through a goal by Caoimhe with 15 minutes remaining. As both teams tired scoring chances became a premium and the Fermoy girls extended their lead with 2 quick points. Fresh legs were introduced by the Youghal management with the introduction of Aoibhe, Emily and Mary and continued pressure and missed chances brough the game to a nail bitting finish. With time almost up Youghal won a 45 which Kate finished to the net to put Youghal 1 point up. But credit Fermoy who never gave up looking for that equaliser and pushed the Youghal girls to their limits. At the final whistle both teams and supporters were unsure of the score such was the end to end attacking football by both sides who were a credit to Ladies Football. Well done all on a fabulous game.
Panel: Ciara (Capt), Abby, Aoibhe, Caoimhe, Cara, Cassie, Chloe, Eabha, Emily, Hannah, Jenny, Kaiah, Kate, Lesley, Mary, Molly, Niamh F, Niamh G, Rebecca, Sarah, Sorcha