Val­ley­mount win first Se­nior cham­pi­onship

Bray People - - SPORT -

S Doyle, M Whe­lan, C Whe­lan, K Whe­lan, R El­lis, M Reid, L Ka­vanagh (0 – 1) N Ryan, O Car­roll, L Gib­bons, E Mi­ley (0 – 2), N Car­roll (0 – 2) J Fin­negan, A McDon­ald, E Byrne. Subs C O’Donoghue, J Heat­ley, S Richardson, N Gar­vey, C Hen­nessy, J Gib­bons, K Hen­nessy. M O’Don­nell, E Ka­vanagh, J Mi­ley, Z Farrington, B Ka­vanagh, M Ka­vanagh, M Nu­gent, M Browne, K Ka­vanagh, C Nu­gent, N Reid, L Car­roll, L Bro­phy 1 - 2, D Greene (0 – 2), M Car­roll. Subs B Geoghe­gan, A Mahon, A Hughes (0 – 1). ROUND­WOOD last Sun­day was the place to be for any sup­porter who wanted to see his­tory be­ing made. Donard/Glen were go­ing for their first Ladies Cham­pi­onship victory while Ark­low were seek­ing a Ju­nior ti­tle to add to the Se­nior crown nestling in the sea­side re­sort at present.

How­ever it was the Green and White of Donard/Glen who made their own slice of his­tory when they carved out a 4 – 4 to 1 – 8 victory over a gal­lant Ark­low side.

Donard/Glen started like trains and were 2 – 0 to 0 – 1 up in no time with goals from Claire Har­ney and an Ark­low own goal. It looked as if Donard/Glen would run away but a Re­becca Con­dron goal for Ark­low stead­ied the ship and left the score with half time ap­proach­ing at 2 – 3 to 1 – 4 in favour of Donard/Glen. But just on the blow of half time An­drea Kealy net­ted for Donard/Glen to leave the half time score at Donard/Glen 3 – 3 to Ark­low 1 – 4.

The sec­ond half started at pace and Roisin Toomey, who had only re­turned from Oz on Fri­day, en­sured that no ball at mid­field went un­con­tested and that plenty of ball was sup­plied to the Donard/Glen for­wards. Laura Allen and Jackie Ham­bridge, two young girls were blos­som­ing but de­spite the amount of ball the scores were hard to get as Ark­lows de­fence had tight­ened up and Amy Dev­ereux , Lor­raine Bracken and Mary Fur­long cut out an amount of ball. Ark­low were work­ing hard and none more so than Emer Dev­ereux and Jes­sica Hur­ley and they suc­ceeded in re­duc­ing the deficit but a Jackie Ham­bridge goal for Donard/Glen rocked the seasiders and try as they might Donard/Glen were in no mood for sec­ond best and held on to record their first Cham­pi­onship ti­tle on a score of Donard/Glen 4 – 4 to Ark­low 1 – 8. It has been a tough cou­ple of weeks for the Donard/Glen club in los­ing one of their staunch­est sup­port­ers, the late Jim Mills, and what a fit­ting mem­ory to be bring­ing a first Cham­pi­onship across the moun­tains to the Donard/Glen club.

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