Slane N.S. girls were defeated in their semi final match against Oldcastle this week but not before a terrific effort. Oldcastle had comprehensively won the previous encounter and Slane were extremely quick out of the traps, leading by one point at half time.
This lead was built on excellent defending by Ciara Hickey, Rachel Scully, Emma Gibbs and Aoife Lynch. Lauren Smith in goals also made a number of very important saves.
In the second half, shocked into action, Oldcastle rallied and scored a number of goals in quick succession to end the hopes of the Slane girls. Maeve English was a fitting captain, marking tightly and scoring 1-02 with Layla Smith also having a very strong first half.
In the forwards, Kacey Reilly, Ruby Fitzsimons, Jane Wogan and Sarah White fought for every ball and were very competitive but it wasn’t to be this year! Well done to the whole squad and to Ms. Gerrard and Mr. Ó Braonáin for all their lunchtimes given up to coach the girls this year.
Team 1.Lauren Smith; 2. Ciara Hickey; Rachel Scully; Emma Gibbs; Aoife Lynch; Layla Smith(1-01); Maeve English(1-02); Ruby Fitzsimons; Sarah White; Jane Wogan; Kacey Reilly. Subs: Niamh Marron for Sarah White; Enya Gleeson; Carla Keogh for Ruby Fitzsimoons; Fiona O’Malley; Hollie Taafe; Rachel Downey; Sophie Johnson-Englishby; Nina Loughran; Niamh Floyd; Sophie Bonnalie; Julieann Mahon; Éabha Gleeson; Darcey Devlin; Molly Finnegan; Lily Harrop; Kate Murphy and Sarah Woulfe.