Leinster U16 Championship Title Is Meath Second Underage Provincial Title This Season

 

Dublin Ladies Footballer In a Navy Jersey and navy shorts catches the ball while being tackled by a Meath player in a green jersey with yellow stripes across the front and green shorts, Meath won the Leinster U16 championship title

 

Dublin 2-05

Meath 3-09

 

Meath have won their second underage provincial title this season by claiming the Leinster U16 Championship title following a seven point victory over Dublin today in a wind swept Ballymore Eustace.

The Royal county led from start to finish with Dublin continuously having to play catch up to their Leinster neighbours.

The opening half of this entertaining contest served up three goals with Meath’s Amy O’Dowd (6th min) and Anna Wogan (14th min), on target for the Royals while Dublin’s goal was scored from the penalty spot.

Meath Captain and full back, Emma Jane McKeon, was sent to the sin bin by match official Ciarán Groome (Offaly) for a foul in the small square which led to the awarding of the penalty in the 25th minute.

Dublin Captain Katie O’Sullivan’s spot kick was saved by Meath keeper Aoibheann Corcoran, however, O’Sullivan reacted superbly to slot the rebound into the back of the Meath net.

 

Dublin Ladies Footballer In a Navy Jersey and navy shorts raced away from two Meath players in green jersey with yellow stripes across the front and green shorts, Meath won the game to claim the Leinster U16 Championship title

 

Meath led by seven points at the interval with the score board reading Dublin 1-01, Meath 2-05.

Dublin introduced Erin Christie and Emma Kane for the second period hoping to ignite a Dublin comeback but their plan was thwarted by a third Meath goal scored in the 35th minute by Ciara Smyth.

Declan Darcy’s charges put the Meath defence under severe pressure as they tried to close the gap resulting in Meath keeper Aoibheann Corcoran having to pull off two fine saves.

Despite a late Dublin goal by corner forward Ella Darcy, Meath ran out comfortable winners to claim the 2019 U16 championship crown on a score line of 3-09 to 2-05.

 

Dublin Scorers:

 

Katie O’Sullivan 1-01

Ella Darcy 1-00

Aisling O’Neill 0-02 (1f)

Leah Keogh 0-01 (1f)

Emma Howe 0-01 (1f)

 

Meath Scorers:

 

11. Amy O’Dowd 1-01

13. Anna Wogan 1-01

12. Ciara Smyth 1-01

14. Amy O’Leary 0-02 (1f)

29. Niamh McEntee 0-02

10. Nicole Smith 0-01

24. Katie Lenehan 0-01 (1f)

 

 

Dublin:

 

1. Molly Cassidy

2. Teagan Comber

3. Katie Quinlivan

17. Sophia Nylan

5. Roisin Quigley

18. Sarah Willis

7. Lucy Quinn

8. Ali Griffen

9. Rebecca Duffy

10. Leah Keogh

11. Katie O’Sullivan

12. Eva Ahern

13. Aisling O’Neill

14. Emma Howe

15. Ella Darcy

 

Dublin Substitutions:

 

25. Emma Kane for 10. Leah Keogh (HT)

4. Erin Christie for 17. Sophia Nylan (HT)

28. Ciara O’Connor for 12. Eva Ahern (41)

20. Aoife Coppinger for 5. Roisin Quigley (50)

24. Aoibhin McCarthy for 9. Rebecca Duffy (59)

 

 

Meath:

 

1. Aoibheann Corcoran

2. Kirsten Massey

3. Emma Jane McKeon

4. Emma Regan

5. Zoe Matthew

6. Laura McEnery

7. Megan Clarke

8. Ellen Brodigan

9. Tori Foster-Carrroll

10. Nicole Smith

11. Amy O’Dowd

12. Ciara Smyth

13. Anna Wogan

14. Amy O’Leary

15. Lara O’Neill

 

Meath Substitutions:

 

24. Katie Lenehan for 11. Amy O’Dowd (41)

29. Niamh McEntee for 13. Anna Wogan (41)

19. Robyn O’Byrne for 14. Amy O’Leary (43)

28. Sarah Muldoon for 8. Ellen Brodigan (59)

17. Aoife Hughes for 4. Emma Regan (60)

Referee: Ciarán Groome (Offaly)