Browse Month: August 2018

Championship Update – St Pats through to Intermediate Final – Underage Results

Congratulations to St Patricks who are through to the Louth Ladies Intermediate Championship Final following a 5-12 to 1-11 victory over Mattock Rangers on Thursday evening.

Underage Championships:

Meanwhile the Under-12, Under-14 and Under-16 Championships all continued this week, with Round 2 matches in all groups. See our latest results section for all this week’s results and updated group tables (click on competition name in results section to see tables).

Louth through to All Ireland final

Louth 3-07 Derry 2-09

 

Louth Ladies are through to the All Ireland Junior Championship Final in Croke Park on September 16th where they will play Limerick.

There were scenes of great joy in Aughnacloy on Sunday afternoon as the Ladies qualified for the the final in a nerve wracking semi-final in very difficult conditions against Derry.

Some photos below from Warren Matthews.

Wee’ve done it!  See the match report here from dundalksport.ie

 

Louth loooking forward to semi-final versus Derry

All Ireland Junior Championship Semi-Final. Louth v Derry, Sunday 26th August, 1pm in Aughnacloy.

It was always a strong possibility that Louth and Derry were going to be involved at the business end of this year’s championship with Derry very unlucky to lose out to Fermanagh after a replay in last year’s All Ireland final, in the drawn game Derry led by nine points at one stage, and Louth had a very solid league campaign reaching this season’s Div 4 final.

Both counties were impressive in their respective provincial finals with Derry beating a fancied Antrim by seven points and Louth convincing winners over Carlow. In the round robin series, the northern side lost their opening game to Carlow but caused a major upset by beating Limerick in their next outing. This win coupled with Limerick’s big win over Carlow ensured the Oak Leaf county a place in the last four.

Louth in contrast had big wins over Antrim and Kilkenny before concluding the group phase with a hard earned win over London

Sunday’s game gets underway at 1pm in Aughnacloy, with the prize for the winner a place in the September 16th final against either London or Limerick in Croke Park.

This will be only the second time the counties have met in the championship with Louth coming out on top by 3-10 to 2-10 at the same stage in 2010. Louth have just one survivor from that encounter in Emyvale, current captain Kate Flood who hit 2-00 that day.

Louth manager Darren Bishop has a number of injury concerns going into Sunday’s game as his players have had an extremely hectic few weeks with both club and county. Rebecca Carr returned to the team as a sub in London and played the full match for her club Geraldines in their Championship win over St. Mochtas on Thursday night and contributed an impressive 3-4 as the Haggardstown side booked their place in the semi finals.

The sides met in the National League in February, with Louth emerging winners on a 3-13 to 1-9 scoreline with Kate Flood hitting1-4 of Louth’s total.

Darren Bishop has built on the solid foundations laid by Miceal McKeown with the current panel possesing some very promising young players with the exciting Cooley Kickhams duo of Niamh Rice and Lauren Boyle who both played minor football this year have been a real threat to opposeing defenses with Boyle whose uncle Michael was one of the stars of the great Cooley teams of the 1970’s the team’s top scorer this year

Fellow teenagers Aoife Russell and Ceire Nolan have added power and pace and a further scoring threat.

At the other end of the age spectrum Stabannon star Jenni McGuinness has returned to county duty after an absence of four seasons and Bonnie Fleming’s addition after a serious knee injury gives the management team more options upfront

Bishop and his management team will have been pleased to hear of midfielder Rebecca Carr’s return to fitness although the current midfield pairing of Sinead Woods and Eimear Byrne have been exceptional in the All-Ireland series to date.

In defence Michelle McMahon another player who has battled back after serious injury is getting back to her best alongside the ever dependable Eimear Murray.

Derry under the management of Paul Crozier whose brother paddy was assistant manager of Louth when Colin Kelly was in charge have some exceptional players to call on with Ex-Tipperary star Caith Glass and Anna Morrision among the grade’s best defenders along with Katie Holly whose brother Niall lined out with Derry in this year’s Ulster Championship as well as key attacker Deirbhaille McNicholl whose father Dermot was a leading forward on the Oak leaf which won the Sam Maguire Cup by beating Cork in 1993.

In what is expected to closely fought contest, Louth have done all that has been asked of them in this campaign and would appear to possess the greater attacking threat and can qualify for a fourth final appearance in GAA Headquarters in eighth years

Championship News Update

The semi-final line-ups for the Senior and Intermediate Championships are now complete following last week-end’s fixtures.

In Senior Group A Stabannon and Roche played out an exciting drawn match, which effectively ended both teams chances in the competition. Geraldines finish on top of that group with a one hundred percent record. *They will be joined in the semi-finals by St Mochtas who will take the second place. St Brides can’t overtake St Mochtas as they have lost the head-to-head between the two sides.

Action from Stabannon v Roche

So the Senior Championship semi-finals are;

  • Geraldines v Newtown Blues
  • Cooley Kickhams v St Mochtas

In the Intermediate Championship, Group A concluded with Dreadnots getting the better of St Pats to top the table, with the Pats finishing in second place ahead of Naomh Mairtin/Glen Emmets. Meanwhile the Clans overcame the O’Raghallaighs/Plunketts in their last match of the group. The semi-final line-up will be;

  • Mattock Rangers v St Patricks
  • Dreadnots v St Fechins.

The Underage Championships kicked off this week, with a full round of Under-14 fixtures on Monday evening, to be followed by Under-16s on Wednesday and Under-12s on Thursday.

All fixtures and results as they happen will be available on the website.

(photo by Warren Matthews)

*Corrected 14:15 22/08/18

St Kevins win U12 South League

Congratulations to St Kevins who won the U12 South League Final Replay today, beating St Fechins by a scoreline of 2-03 to 0-03.

 

News Update – U12 League Finals, Senior & Intermediate Championship

Thursday was a good evening for Geraldines as their Senior Ladies confirmed their place in the Senior Championship semi-finals and their U12s won the Under-12 North League Final.

In Haggardstown a 5-9 to 2-10 win over St Mochtas in Senior Championship Group A means the Gers are through to the semi-final as group winners  where they will play Group B runners-up Newtown Blues. St Mochtas will be hoping to hold on to the second qualifying spot they currently hold. The remaining fixtures in the group will see the Brides, Roche/Na Piarsiagh and Stabannon fight it out, all still in with a chance of overtaking the Mochtas.

Meanwhile in Kilkerley the future Geraldines stars played the U12 North League Final against their old rivals Cooley Kickhams, with the Gers winning out on a score of 2-7 to 1-6.

Action from the U12 North League Final

The Under 12 South League Final is on Saturday when St Kevins take on St Fechins in Knockbridge at 12pm.

In the Senior Championship Stabannon take on visitors Roche/NaPiarsiagh on Sunday at 11; a “must win” for both teams to stay alive in the competition.

Senior Group A

Intermediate Group A comes to a conclusion on Sunday at 11. St Pat’s are already confirmed as semi-finalists, with the Dreadnots hoping to join them after their match. Clans and O’Raghallaighs/Plunketts also meet, both looking for their first win of the campaign.

Intermediate Group A

London 2–11 Louth 1–17

Ladies gearing up for semi-final showdown with Derry after hard fought win in Ruislip

Louth confirmed their place in the All Ireland Junior Championship semi-final on Sunday in London.

See match report from Dermot Woods on dundalksport.ie

 

Leinster U13 Development Blitz

Leinster LGFA are holding an Under 13 Development Blitz in October and Louth would like to enter a team or two.

We are looking for 3 players from each club that are 13 this year (born 2005).  We will need some help from other club coaches to deliver this.

Can club coaches please send players names by August 13th to markamcnamee@yahoo.ie

 

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