Bat­tling Eire Óg bow out of Le­in­ster

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LE­IN­STER JU­NIOR H.W.H Bun­clody (Wex­ford) 1-19, Eire Óg (Wick­low) 2- 9: Wick­low’s Ju­nior cham­pi­ons Eire Óg bowed out of the VHI Le­in­ster Ju­nior Club Cham­pi­onship at the semi-fi­nal stage on Sun­day last when they were beaten by H.W.H Bun­clody.

Al­though Eire Óg were only a point be­hind at the break (1-6 to 0-10), they only man­aged to notch up a goal from a penalty and three points while the home side added a goal and nine points in the same pe­riod.

Al­though Eire Óg drew level twice in the first half, with scores from Caoil­fhionn Deeney, Siob­hán Rior­dan, Kel­lie Ry­der and a well struck goal from Lau­rie Ah­ern, they were al­ways on the back foot.

Bun­clody’s top scorer Claire Finn was in un­stop­pable form notch­ing up a to­tal of one goal and six points, and the gap could have been greater but for a penalty save by Áine McCarty in the Eire Óg goals.

Bun­clody piled on the pres­sure from the start of the sec­ond half, deny­ing Eire Óg any chance of turn­ing the game around in their favour, the home side were out of sight go­ing in to the fi­nal quar­ter, with a ten point cush­ion go­ing into the last ten min­utes. Eire Óg’s Caoil­fhionn Deeney was very un­lucky in the fi­nal min­utes of the game as her goal bound shot struck the un­der side of Eimear Nolan’s cross­bar, and af­ter a scrum in the Bun­clody square Ref­eree Tony McCon­nell awarded the sec­ond penalty of the game, which was dis­patched to the back of Nolan’s net by Lau­rie Ah­ern to notch up her sec­ond goal of the game, how­ever as the fi­nal whis­tle was about to be blown, it was too lit­tle to late for the Gar­den county side.

The Eire Óg girls and their men­tors Janey O’Halloran, Sea­mus Ah­ern, Tom Sher­lock and Billy Long can be very proud of their achieve­ments this year.

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