Magic day for Éire Óg as they cruise to ‘B’ crown

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - SPORT - At Round­wood

FOR 20 min­utes this was a com­pet­i­tive match. Éire Óg started very brightly but Barn­dar­rig came back at them with a vigour and verve that looked like this was go­ing to be a close match to the fin­ish, how­ever as soon as the mid­field and half backs of Éire Óg got on top Barn­dar­rig per­ished.

Three goals and four points from Kel­lie Ry­der was in­stru­men­tal in their tri­umph but a tour de force dis­play by half backs Eva Moore, Eva Roche, Me­gan Healy and half for­wards Rachel Pur­cell (2-2), the skill­ful Katie Lawless and pacey Ker­ri­anne Hamil­ton were the main dif­fer­ence be­tween the sides.

Éire Óg started su­perbly with Pur­cell gal­lop­ing through the mid­dle in the open­ing at­tack, she lost con­trol but the ball ran loose she pulled on it and it flew into the cor­ner of the goal for a dream start.

Tracy O’Hal­lo­ran added a quick point be­fore she was pulled down for an Éire Óg penalty. Up stepped full-for­ward Kel­lie Ry­der to dispatch the right cor­ner of the net for her first score of the day.

From this point Barn­dar­rig staged a re­vival. A long punt in was gath­ered by pow­er­ful cor­ner for­ward Katie Shan­ley she burst through and buried a shot to the net.

Shan­ley was un­lucky soon af­ter to see a goal at­tempt just clear the bar and when Sinead John­son pointed two fine scores for the Barn­dar­rig ladies the gap was down to a point.

How­ever, it was to be as close as they got as the Éire Óg half back line got on top they stran­gled the life out of their op­po­nents.

O’Hal­lo­ran struck a goal and when Ry­der got an­other ma­jor be­fore the break the game was all but over as a con­test.

The sec­ond half went along sim­i­lar lines and an early ram­pag­ing run from Éire Óg’s im­pres­sive mid­fielder Claudia Ran­dels saw her ar­row a goal be­yond Barn­dar­rig keeper Laura Whe­lan.

On 40 min­utes Pur­cell got her sec­ond goal af­ter good in­ter­play with Ry­der.

El­lie O’Neill got Grey­stones sev­enth goal af­ter toe pok­ing a loose ball home.

The goal scor­ing was fin­ished when Ry­der com­pleted her hat­trick from the penalty spot af­ter Hamil­ton was pulled down .

Barn­dar­rig fought gal­lantly till the end and never let their heads drop even though they were com­pletely out­classed.

Cor­ner-back El­lie Brody had a fine game for them. For the vic­tors Eva Roche, Katie Lawless and Ker­ri­anne Hamil­ton were im­mense how­ever with a per­sonal haul of 3-4 Kel­lie Ry­der has to be player of the match.

Scor­ers - Éire Óg: Kel­lie Ry­der 3-4, Rachel Pur­cell 2-2, Tracy O’Hal­lo­ran 1-3, El­lie O’Neill 1-1, Claudia Ran­dels 1-0, Katie Lawless 0-2, Eva Roche 0-1.

Barn­dar­rig: Katie Shan­ley 1-1, Sinead John­son 0-2, El­lie Brody 0-1.

Éire Óg: Erika Bellemy; Wen­dela Zegers, Ciara Pa­trick, Ciara Doyle; Eva Moore, Eva Roche, Me­gan Healy; Aoife McTague, Claudia Ran­dels; Katie Lawless, Rachel Pur­cell, Ker­ri­anne Hamil­ton; El­lie O’Neill, Kel­lie Ry­der, Tracy O’Hal­lo­ran. Sharon Lewis, Ellen Pren­der­gast, Alice O’Neill, Rachel Gar­vey, Katie O’Reilly.

Barn­dar­rig: Laura Whe­lan; Aoife Red­mond, Sarah Wal­dron, El­lie Brody; Aoib­hin Stone, Mary Scales, Roisin Scales; Roisin Stone, Iona Mur­ray; Grace Cleary, Una Mur­ray, Sinead John­son; Katie Shan­ley, Or­laith Browne, Emma Kennedy. Subs: Katie O’Brien, Mary Byrne, San­dra Byrne, Kate Mo­ri­arty.

Ref­eree: Kieran O’Shea

The Éire Óg Grey­stones foot­ballers who won the Ju­nior B cham­pi­onship crown by beat­ing Barn­dar­rig last week­end.

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