Slane NS played their quarter final of the Division 2/3 Shield at home in Slane NS against Longwood N.S.It was a competitive match with Slane edging further ahead as the game progressed, based on a very solid defence and some excellent attacking scores. Lauren Smith had a quiet match but when called upon, she was very steady and assured. In defence, the girls were tenacious and won a lot of fifty-fifty tussles. Sarah White followed instructions to the letter with very accurate long balls into the forward line where Carla Keogh was ever present to win possession and pass to others or take scores. Niamh Floyd and Sophie Bonallie were also excellent in defence. Slane go on now to play St. Anne’s N.S. next week in the semi final.
1.Lauren Smith; 2. Niamh Floyd, 3. Sophie Bonallie; 4. Hollie Taafe, 5. Ruby Fitzsimons; 6. Aoife Lynch, 7. Sarah White; 8. Nina Loughran, 9. Julieanne Mahon; 10. Molly Finegan, 11. Carla Keogh Subs 12. Lily Harrop, 13. Rachel Downey, 14. Aoife White, 15. Fiona O’Malley, 16. Blaithín Hand, 17 Ella Traynor, 18. Karen Olumide, 19. Aoife Marron, 20. Niamh Lynch