Well done to all the 328 players from 41 schools who turned out for today’s Section A Girls for small schools at the MDL grounds in Navan. Despite the wet and wintry conditions,there was a high standard of football on display.Congrats to the four schools who advanced to next Tuesday’s Meath Finals (1st April) – Boyerstown, Kilcloon, Kilmessan and Yellow Furze.
For Boyerstown Alannah Clynch in midfield was outstanding with keeper Amy Kavanagh and Amber Cosgrove in fine form with strikers Eimear Fay and Jane Bray also to the fore. BOYERSTOWN 1.Amy Kavanagh 2.Laura Monaghan 3.Amber Cosgrove 4.Chloe Smith 5. Alannah Clynch 6.Eimear Fay 7.Céilí Darcy 8.Jane Bray.
Kilcloon,captained by Ann-Marie Byrne, were most impressive and didn’t concede a single goal all day!Defender Ciara Mahon was another to shine for Kilcloon in what was a great team display! KILCLOON 1.Ann-Marie Byrne 2.Ciara Mahon 3.Lu Donegan 4.Leah Hartigan 5.Faye Keenan 6.Mia Doherty 7.Emma Byrne
Kilmessan had to overcome an excellent Gaelscoil Éanna side to reach the latter stages and had captain Ellen Byrne in flying form throughout the day. KILMESSAN 1.Ellen Byrne 2.Beau Comiskey 3.Ciara Thornton 4.Emily Walsh 5.Leah Dennehy 6.Nicole Conlon 7.Samantha Chifodya 8.Hannah Russell.
Yellow Furze girls came through the group stages with impressive wins over Robinstown and Flowerfield.Carlanstown proved to be tougher opposition as the Beauparc girls recorded a 2-0 victory.After securing a 3-2 win against Boardsmill they met Carlanstown again in the quarter final. This time the teams could not be separated with the game ending in a 2-2 draw.Yellow Furze progressed eventually after penalties.Leah Ryan was impressive in goals.Kim Rice and Lauren Donnelly were solid in defence while Sinead McLarney,Mallaidh Breen and Lauren McCarthy were clinical up front.Captain Sorcha Gough was deployed as a sweeper and was ably assisted by Leanne Clarke.Report by Manager Liz Halpenny