Before the game they had bad news with their starting corner back Ann O'Connell having to pull out of the game due to injury. From the throw in Youghal were on top of their game. looking to get revenge after giving away so many frees the week before against Ballincollig the girls knew exactly what they had to do. Their disipline was fantastic throughout the game.
The game got off to a great start for the youghal team with Siobhán Downing scoring a super goal, it was her against 3 defenders and the goal keeper, but the full forward kept her composer and volleyed a perfect goal to the back of the net. Captain Siobhan Downing had been out of the game due to injury for the last number of months and she proved her worth with this perfect display. Youghal continued to dominate the game scoring another 3 points 2 of which were scored by Shona Cunningham and another from Leah Broderick. Young Leah who has returned to the club with a Munster medal U16 with Cork showed exactly why she is a starting forward on the team.
Amy Motherway was also on hand to score a great goal from play, she looked unstoppable throughout the game, making it very dificult for the back to mark her. Shona Cunningham was on top form for the Youghal side scoring another 2 points before Siobhán Downing struck again scoring another goal. Siobhán Downing and Shona Cunningham were to score another 4 points between them before the half-time whistle blew leaving the half-time score at 4-11 to no score.
The second half started off with a bang with Katie Sloane making a great run up the field resulting in a cracking goal from the mid-fielder. Shona Cunningham and Shannen Bulman Joyce who both sent the ball soaring over the bar leaving the final score at a whopping 5-14 to no score leaving the Youghal side victorious. This was a great victory for the girls as the week before the Glen were only beaten in extra time to Castlemagner.
The girls now face Castlemagner in the next round of the Championship and they know exactly what they are up against with Castlemagner beating them margenly in the league. The Glen Rovers game is now behind them and the girls are hard at training this week to prove their worth in the next round.
After winnning the Junior C last year the Youghal side ar in the thick of this Junior B chanpionship and will not lay down without a fight and now with all the girls back to full fitness they are a source to be reckoned with in the Championship.
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