Senior men came away from rivals Drumgath with a three point defeat and wondering how so much possession didn’t translate into scores on the board. Numerous wides and shots hitting posts, crossbars and some excellent defending from the home team certainly explains some of it. Eight scores in an hour will always mean its difficult to win. Sometimes things just don’t go right for you and when Cormac Byrne’s pile driver came off the underside of the bar and bounced out, it was inevitable that the luck wasn’t there.
Under 14 Girls defeat Mayobridge
U14 girls were involved in a tense contest away to Mayobridge on Sunday, with the winners taking the runners-up spot in the league. The game was very defensive from both teams with Eimear Robinson, Cara Doran and Nicola Rourke commanding the full back line. Points from Charlotte Curran and Nora Maguire were cancelled out by Mayobridge with good support play from Niamh Gilchrist and Aoife Burns. The girls welcomed back Erin Sands from injury and in typical style she was tireless in attack with Eimear Teggart battling strongly against her marker at centre half back. Late in the half, Charlotte Curran rattled the ball into the net to leave the score 1-2 to 0-2 in favour of Saul at half-time.
Mayobridge struck early in the second half with a goal to bring them back level. Lucy Morgan and Grace Surginor started to win their share of the breaking ball around the middle. Score of the game came from Niamh Gordon who won possession in midfield and soloed through the Mayobridge defence and struck a long-range point. Mayobridge rallied with a goal and a point in reply but Molly Higgins kept the blue & gold on equal terms with a superb goal. The game was in the melting pot going into the last 10 minutes, however, Saul went ahead when Charlotte Curran found space at full forward and placed the ball low into the corner of the net. Orlaith Wynne made many crucial interceptions in goals as the Mayobridge attack looked for goals but had to be content with a point. Alexandra Johnston was proving a handful in attack as the girls played possession football going into last few minutes. Caitlin Kerr put over a fine point to finish off a beautiful pass-and-go move from mid-field to leave a goal between the sides. In the last action of play the referee adjudged that a foul had been committed in the square and awarded a penalty. Fortunately for the girls the Mayobridge player put the ball over the bar to leave the final score 2-5 to 3-4 leaving the Saul girls runners-up in the league. A special mention goes to Louise Lundy who had an exceptional debut and will be a useful asset as the championship approaches. Finally, the girls can also take heart that the score ‘against’ figure is the best in the league and shows the way this team and squad have performed during this campaign. The girls are a credit to their club, family, supporters and management.
Condolences from everyone in the club to the McGreevy family, particulary Gareth & Angela on the loss of their grandmother Rose. Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.
Condolences also to our County Cultural Officer William James Smith on the death of his sister Margaret Angland in Cork. To William and his family, we extend our sympathy. Mary Queen of the Gael pray for her.
Scór na nÓg 2018
We are looking for entrants for Scór na nÓg for 2018. If you would like to represent the club in music, song, dance or drama or perhaps the quiz, contact Gareth on 07786837198 as we hope to get started in the later part of the summer. Alternatively just let one of the mentors know and we can pass this on.