With only 2 mins gone, Cassie Irwin O'Brien struck for goal only to be denied by a fine save by the Fr O'Neill's goalie, however it was turned into the net by Abby Crowe who followed up on the breaking ball. Youghal kept on the pressure and where rewarded with further scores from Cassie Irwin O'Brien, Abby Crowe and Chloe O'Connell. The midfield partnership of Hannah O'Keeffe, Emily Gallogley and Flavia Rea battled hard as Fr O'Neill's start to gain some success and tackles were hard but fair. Fr O'Neill's did get into the Youghal back line on occasion but again the Youghal defense of Emma Hickey, Jenny Doyle, Caoimhe Whelan and Kate McCarthy in goals kept the visitors at bay.
Game Two saw practically two new teams for both sides take the pitch.
Youghal's back line remained strong with Hannah O'Keeffe in goals, Erin Aherne , Avril Cashman and Amy Whyte holding a strong line of defense. With great support from Caitlin Murphy and Natasha Kilgannon, Cassie Irwin O'Brien managed to carve out two more scores for Youghal. Fr O'Neill's did registered 2.1 in game two with some fine long range efforts.
Game Three allowed both teams to make changes at will and give the players experience of the various positions. Some fine defensive displays, with Sarah Kirk in goal denying the Fr O'Neill's forwards. Chloe O'Connell put the game beyond Fr O'Neill's with another well taken goal. Youghal's fine defensive display, meant that they kept a clean sheet in the final game also and ran out winners in what was a thoroughly entertaining match. Many thanks to Fr O'Neill's for traveling and congratulations again to the whole team for their commitment and effort through this game and the season.
The next and final match of the group will be against Killeagh (away) on July 30th. We'd really appreciate as much support for the team as possible in their final group match.
Coaches: Sharon Murphy / Maurice Delaney / Brendan McCarthy & Philip Cr