DONAGHMOYNE HAT-TRICK

7 December 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

DONAGHMOYNE 1-10
CORNACON 1-05
BY BRENDA MCANESPIE

DONAGHMOYNE made up for last year’s semi final defeat against Cornacon, when they produced yet another impressive performance to claim their third senior club All Ireland title with a gritty 1-10 to 1-5 victory over their old foes, and defending champions, from Connacht.
Donaghmoyne started with all cylinders firing, attacking Cornacon right from the throw in. Indeed it was this relentless pressure that resulted in Donaghmoyne getting off to a dream start.
Amanda Casey found Eillen Mc Elroy who was fouled and the resulting free was converted by Catriona McConnell gettomg Donaghmoyne off the mark.
Soon after, Niamh Callan was taken down in the square. A penalty was awarded. Catriona Mc Connell stepped up to take, with her shot rebounding back off the post. However the ever alert Fiona Lafferty followed through and blasted to the Cornacon net to give Donaghmoyne a 4 point lead with just 7 minutes gone.
Cornacon did push forward, but they were coming up against a brick wall, with Donaghmoyne defending excellently. Cora Staunton did fire over the bar to get Cornacon off the mark but Donaghamoyne continued to pile on the pressure.
Majella Woods was a continuous threat up front for Donaghmoyne and after a foul on the same named player, Catriona Mc Connell converted the resulting free to increase Donaghmoyne’s lead once again to 4. Cornacon try as they might just couldn’t break down the excellent Donaghamoyne defence.
Eight time All Stars Cora Staunton was being excellently marshalled by Sharon Courtney, who along with defending excellently was still managing to push forward for Donaghmoyne.
Cora Staunton was finding herself in the Donaghmoyne half forward line, clearly not a position she was used to being in. Another …

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