Well done to the Louth Ladies Minor team who got their 2020 Leinster Championship off to a good start with a big win over Kilkenny in very challenging conditions in Cooley on Saturday 15th February.
Louth 12-19 Kilkenny 0-4
After Roisin Maguire scored the first of the home side’s dozen goals within seconds of the throw-in, Louth cruised to victory, scoring at will in building a 7-17 to 0-0 interval lead.
The second half followed a similar pattern, despite wholesale changes by The Wee County at the break.
Louth included 10 of the team that began last year’s All-Ireland U16 final against Sligo, with another starter that day, Ellen McBride, one of 15 changes made by the management team of Martin Duffy, Orla Briscoe, Brian Brady, Patricia Johnston, Gerard Roe and Deirdre O’Reilly at the interval.
Louth: Rebecca Lambe Fagan (Dowdallshill); Amy Farrell (Glyde Rangers), Caitlin O’Reilly (Oliver Plunkett’s), Sinead Kneel (Kilkerley Emmets); Eimear Kindlon (Glyde Rangers), Ciara Quinn (Cooley Kickhams), Louise Johnston (O’Raghallaigh’s); Sophie Turley (Naomh Fionnbarra), Mia Duffy (Ardee St. Mary’s; 1-3); Ava Briscoe (St. Fechin’s; 0-1), Rachel Leonard (Glen Emmets; 1-2), Ellen Carolan (Ardee St. Mary’s); Sarah Gilmore (Westerns; 0-2), Seona Halligan (Roche Emmets; 1-5), Roisin Maguire (St. Kevin’s; 4-4)
Subs: Trinity Larkin (Cooley Kickhams), Holly O’Donoghue (Geraldines), Orlagh McGuigan (Cooley Kickhams), Katie McArdle (Naomh Fionnbarra), Nora Conathy (Oliver Plunkett’s), R Kampes (Kilkerley Emmets), Shauna Lennon (St. Mochta’s), Sarah Morgan (Geraldines), Kodie McEneaney (St. Bride’s; 1-0), Abbie Sheridan (Hunterstown Rovers), Roisin Crowe (Newtown Blues; 0-1), Katie Conlon (St. Patrick’s; 1-0), Ellen McBride (St. Bride’s; 3-0), Rebecca Mooney (Geraldines; 1-0), Emily Johnston (O’Raghallaigh’s)
Louth’s next outing takes them to Westmeath on Saturday, March 16th.