Team effort earns Roche Ladies well earned win

November 8, 2018

On the back of their win over St. Mochtas last week, Roche Ladies hosted neighbours Naomh Malachi in Roche on Sunday morning in their second league game. Naomh Malachi played with a strong wind in the first half scoring 1–1 before Shannon Murphy got the home side off the mark with a point. Jennifer McCourt levelled the game with her first score of the day when she found the net.  The Malachis added 2 more points to their tally but it was Roche Ladies who went in at half time with a 1 point lead with further scores from Margaret O’Hare, Roseanna Heeney and Amy Gribben. Roche 1–4 Naomh Malachi 1–3.

In the second half Roche Ladies took real advantage of the wind scoring 1–6 without reply from Naomh Malachi and their score could have been more only that the Malachi’s keeper pulled off a fine save after Roche Ladies were awarded a penalty. Naomh Malachi did add 1 point to their tally before the end of the game. Excellent defending and scoring along with teamwork gave Roche Ladies their well-earned win. Scores in this half came from the boots of Megan Fitzpatrick 0–1, Jennifer McCourt 0–1, Roseanna Heeney 1–2, Amy Gribben 0–1, Margaret O’Hare 0–1 and Caoimhe Hearty 0–1.

Final Score: Roche 2–11 Naomh Malachi 1–4.

Panel: Tara McGivern, Tracey Rogers, Therese McCann, Roisin Begley, Michelle McCourt, Niamh Callan, Olivia Grant, Caoimhe Hearty, Roseanna Heeney (Capt), Shannon Murphy, Megan Fitzpatrick, Jennifer McCourt, Margaret O’Hare, Amy Gribben, Claire McCann, Cathy McGee, Marguerite McKeown, Fionnuala Begley and Katie Halligan.
Well done to the girls from Roche’s U16 panel who were on the County U16 team who defeated Westmeath in Mullingar on Saturday.

Training continues every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 – 8.30pm for U16, U18 and Senior Teams.  Training also on Sunday morning from 11.30am – 1.30pm.

U14 Training Tuesday evenings 7 – 8 pm. U8, U9 and U10 every Saturday at 3.30pm.

New players always welcome at all ages.