Saturday 22 Nov 2014 Fe 16 - Football Championship
Midleton GAA (4-05) vs Watergrasshill (0-15)
Last Saturday in the U16 East Cork Final Midleton played Watergrasshill in Watergrasshill in a pulsating game. Midleton came out on top on the by a single point. Final score 4-5 to 15 points.
Having to play without some of our regular starters this game was never going to be an easy task. WGH started the stronger and were first to reregister a score, before Midleton settled into the game and after ten minutes scored a fantastic goal followed by a point. This formed the pattern of play for the duration of the game. Midleton getting a goal, Watergrasshill pulling it back again with points, Midleton getting back a goal and The Hill pulling it back again. Score at half-time 3-2 to 0-10. There was one decisive moment in the second half, when Kate-Mary dived the width of the goal to stop the ball on the line. If that went in it could have been a different result at the final whistle.
This was one of the best games of football played at this grade this year and with the heavy underfoot conditions it was a credit to both teams to serve up such a wonderful free flowing game. At this time of year it is very unusual for a team to score 16 points (at any level) and still come out second best. This was mainly to do with the never give up attitude of the Midleton girls and a resounding rear guard display in the last 15 mins. The Hill put us under extreme pressure in the last 15 mins but the girls rose to the occasion and were determined not to let this one go. To single out a single girl would be an injustice to the rest of the team as each and every one gave it their all and gave us an incredible hour of ladies football. Great way to end the year.
Midleton v Watergrasshill full-time score 4-5 to 0-15.
Scores for Midleton: Michaela McCann 1-2, Susan Roche 1-0, Chloe Sigerson 2-3
Panel: Kate-Mary Cullinane, Robyn Scannell, Lisa Ahern, Laura O’Leary, Roisin O’Callaghan, Kari McEvoy, Deirdre Corcoran, Molly Beausang, Tara O’Keeffe, Dionne Carroll, Chloe Sigerson, Sarah Kelly, Michaela McCann, Susan Roche, Shauna Horgan, Rhea Buckley, Aoife Franklin, Aine O’Neill, Courtney English, Rayanna Power, Kate Dineen, Gillian Mulcahy.
Extra Panel who couldn’t make game: Lizzie Phiri, Abby Quirke, Charlie Moore, Katie Ryan, Ciara Stack.