Cooley keep their championship hopes alive

Cooley Kickhams 5-10 Newtown Blues 1-03. 

Cooley kept their hopes of a place in the semi-finals alive after a dominant second half display against Newtown Blues at Fr. McEvoy Park on Sunday last.

After a low key opening half which saw the home side lead by 1-3 to 0-3 despite playing against the breeze, the home side quickly took a stanglehold on proceedings soon after the resumption as goals from Ciera Quinn and Lauren Boyle extended their advantage to 3-7 to 0-3 midway through the half.

Blues did get a goal back from Becky McAllister but it was Cooley who finished strongly with further goals from Eibhlin Rice and Ciera Quinn to run out convincing winners over an out of sorts Blues.

Cooley Kickhams: Coirin Rice, Shauna Murphy, Deborah Malone, Hazel Malone, Laoise Mc Elroy, Claire Donnelly, Aoife Mc Daid, Kelly Carolan, Katelyn Quinn 0-01, Lauren Boyle 1-02, Niamh Quigley, Niamh Rice 0-06, Ciara Quinn 2-00, Eibhlin Rice 2-00, Megan Ferguson Subs used; Laura Grills 0-01, Aoife Traynor, Alice Ferguson, Lisa McCarragher,

Newtown Blues; Sarah Dyas, Aishling Foley, Lisa Finglas, Claire Mc Allister, Jade Connor, Zoe Gardiner 1-00, Laura O’Shaughnessy, Heather Walsh, Hannah O’Neill, Rebecca McAllister, Laura Collins 0-02, Roisin Crowe 0-01, Ciara Nugent, Niamh Mc Allister, Kate Gerrard. Subs Orlaith Nugent, Louise Mc Donnell, Kaylin Nugent.


In Monday’s nights re-arranged fixture senior champions Geraldines made it three wins from as many outings with a comprehensive 3-9 to 0-2 win St.Fechins while Roche had a superb 1-13 to 1-12 win over St. Patricks