Published on April 25th, 2017 | by admin0
Div. 1 Senior Camogie League Bridini Oga 0-06 Dunloy 6-10
Div. 1 Senior Camogie League – Monday 24th April
Bridini Oga 0-06 Dunloy 6-10
Ref- Francis Traynor
Dunloy senior camogs picked up their third win out of four from the league with an easy win away to wind swept Glenravel. Bridini Oga had made the jump up from Div. 2 last season and Junior County champions but so far, they have found the going tough in the top league in Antrim.
Missing a few players didn’t help them but they still have quality camogier’s in Kirsty Laverty, Ellen Hynds, Caoimhe McAleenan & Torie Edgar within their ranks who are capable of turning any match in their favour.
Dunloy got off the perfect start with their first attack of the game and found the net. A strong run by Jacinta Dixon to the box saw her shot saved by the keeper but Kirstin Ingram was on hand to pull the rebound into the net. Almost a min later Nicole O’Neill picked off her first score of the match to increase Dunloy’s lead.
Bridini Oga got their first score of the game from the placed ball of Caoimhe McAleenan but likewise Nicole O’Neill replied in kind from a free. Dunloy then bagged their second goal of the game from corner forward Jacinta Dixon. Some good work in the middle of the pitch from Kirstin Ingram saw her pass fall to Nicole O’Neill. Her cross-field ball found Dearbhail Magill to work the space for Jacinta to finish to the net.
A 45 from Caoimhe McAleenan made the score 0-02 to 2-02 but Nicole O’Neill widened the gap again to 7 points. Bridini og nearly raised their own green flag but between keeper Liza McAllister and corner back Danielle Quinn the ball was worked to safety.
Dearbhaill Elliott got her day off the mark with a find individual point which she then doubled up on with another score to make it 0-02 to 2-05. Torie Edgar got her first score from another placed ball but this was again wiped out in the form of a Dunloy goal.
Erin Elliott was fouled outside the 21-yard line and she duly stepped up and hammered the ball to the roof of the net. Bridini Og were starting to lose their shape at the back with Dunloy’s movement and it resulted in another goal, this time for Dearbhail Elliott.
Another free from Caoimhe McAleenan was their last score of the half as Dunloy registered another 1-01 before the whistle. An individual goal for sub Michaela Elliott and a point for Nicole O’Neill let the half time score 0-04 to 5-06.
The second half was much of the same with Dunloy dominating proceedings in terms of chances created but they didn’t take advantage of the possession to build up a larger score. This was due in part to Bridini Oga defending really well for the 20 odd mins of the second half.
Much like the first half it was a green flag that brought our first score. A ball into the box from Nicole O’Neill was collected by Erin Elliott and she turned her marker to fire the ball into the net. She then followed this up with a point to make it 0-04 to 6-07.
Caoimhe McAleenan again was the threat from the placed ball as she slotted over her fourth point of the game against a swirling breeze.
Jacinta Dixon finally got a score that her work rate deserved with a brilliant long range drive from the 45 out on the side which was lucky to hit the catch nets.
Dunloy were guilty of hitting a few wasteful wides near the end of the game but with the big gap in the score line it was never going to be costly.
Three scores finished up the game, 2 from Dunloy in Caoimhe Quinn and a Nicole O’Neill and a final point for Caoimhe McAleenan before referee Francis Traynor blew proceedings up shorter than usual.
Overall it was a comfortable win for Dunloy who were missing Leanne Reid and Aileen & Sinead Martin form the starting line. With no goals conceded and no scores from play given away it was a solid performance from our girls.
Bridini Og are a very young team in their first season in Div.1 and while they have take 3 heavy defeats in their three games they still have a quality team with girls who will only improve the older they get.
In nets Liza McAllister was untroubled and commanded her back line well and with 1 goal conceded in 4 games it highlights how much the back line has improved. In front of her Danielle Quinn and Kathryn Boyle had excellent games along with Caoimhe Conlon.
In midfield Kirstin Ingram yet again worked solid when moved into the middle and a goal was a just reward for the hard work this past few games.
Up front all nearly all forwards got on the score sheet. Jacinta Dixon was as always involved in everything and along with Caoimhe Quinn in the half forward line put in a great shift. Each of the forwards all worked hard esp. the full forward line.
Hard to pick one person out but Danielle Quinn put in a good hours work and repeatedly cleared her lines and was on hand prevent Bridini Oga’s only real chance on goal.
L McAllister, D Quinn, J Rush, K Boyle, K Mullan, C McGuckian, C Conlon, K Ingram (1-00), D Elliott (1-2), N O’Neill 1-05), S Woulahan, C Quinn (0-01), J Dixon (1-01), E Elliott (1-01), D Magill – Sub M Elliott (1-00), N Martin , M Martin
Brídíní Óga : Oonagh Ward, Lianne Kerr, Bernie Convery, Leona Traynor, Molly Woulahan, Ellen Hynds, Kirsty Laverty, Sian McNeill, Shauna Kelly, Caoimhe McAleenan (0-5 frees), Úna McAleenan, Torie Edgar (0-1 free), Ashling Ward, Dervla Donaghy, Eimear Higgins.