St. Mary’s senior ladies played Tourlestrane on Sunday morning in Kent park. The ladies needed a result to qualify for the league semi finals and avoid a relegation playoff. Tourlestrane got the better start and were four points up at the first water break. The St. Marys ladies responded with a strong second quarter and entered half time four points up. The third quarter was evenly contested but the Tourlestrane team had a purple patch at the start of the last quarter and with 5 minutes to go they led by 4 points. Mary’s kept going and notched on a couple of frees which left them 2 points down. With time nearly up senior debutant Tara Breheny received the ball in the attacking half and drove at the Tourlestrane defence and finished to the top corner of the net. From the kickout, the final whistle was blown to leave Mary’s top of the league table and qualified for the semi finals. Special mention to Tara Breheny and Rachel Cawley who made their senior debuts.
Our senior men will play a relegation playoff match versus Calry/St. Joseph’s next Saturday evening. Throw-in is at 7pm in Kent Park. The fixtures have also been released for the championship with our senior men getting their campaign underway against Curry in Nace O’Dowd Park at 7pm on August 14th. Our junior men get going the following weekend, Sunday 22nd against Shamrock Gaels in Ransboro.
Hard luck to our U16 ladies team who were beaten by Eastern Harps in their league final on Saturday. In warm conditions, the girls’ played out a highly entertaining game sharing 5 goals between them. It finished 2-16 to 3-10 in favour of Eastern Harps.