WHITEHALL COLMCILLE V CUMANN BAIRE CHAOIMHÍN MATCH REPORT
Whitehall Colmcilles 5-06
Cumann Baire Chaoimhín 1-07
Whitehall with a strong breeze at their back made the early running in this game putting the CBC defence under hugge pressure. But after 10 minutes they had only 1-01 to show for their efforts, the result of brave defending by CBC, a goal from full forward Kate Murphy and a pointed free from Meggan O’Reilly.
CBC’s first real attack of the game brought them a point from play from Louise Brennan. The play ebbed and flowed over the next 10 minutes with only a single point separating the teams after 22 minutes with the score 1-03 to 1-04.
But a late Kate Mulvey goal and a fabulous long range pointed free by Meggan O’Reilly gave Whitehall a four point lead at the break. Half time score Whitehall 2-05 CBC 1-04.
Player of the match Meggan O’Reilly set the pace for the second with a well taken goal after 5 minutes. CBC played valiantly but the Whitehall defenders kept them to a solitary point from a 45 in the first ten minutes. But two goals in the space of three minutes by full forward and captain Kate Mulvey established an unassailable lead for Whitehall.
CBC mounted attack after attack but the Whitehall defence prevented them for getting the goals they so desperately needed. They did add a couple of points but Whitehall ran out winners 5-06 to 1-07, a score line that scarcely does justice to the fine performance from CBC.
Whitehall: Kate Mulvey 3-00, Shaunagh Harte 1-01, Amy Quinn 1-01, Meggan O’Reilly 0-03, Amanda Walton 0-01
CBC: Emma Young 1-02, Louise Brennan 0-03, Frances Cleary and Claire Graham 0-01 each.
Player of the match: Meggan O’Reilly (Whitehall)
Referee: Shay Hurson (Lucan Sarsfields)