2017 Liatroim Fontenoy’s Cup Final – Ulster Schools Junior B

Liatroim Fontenoys Cup final

Our Lady’s & St Patrick’s Knock 3-11 St Killian’s Garron Tower 2-6

When Shauna McDonnell opened the scoring by hand-passing a goal and St Killian’s added two further points from Caoimhe McNaughton and McDonnell to lead by 1-2 to 0-1 at the end of the first quarter, Our Lady’s & St Patrick’s Knock appearing in their first Liatroim Fontenoys’ Cup final looked to be very much on the back foot.

However their defence dug in with Tara Monan dropping back as a sweeper and they weathered the storm, hitting back with a goal from Beth Coulter after a great catch and hand-pass from Aoibheann Brethnall in the 20th minute and they trailed by just a single point at the break 1-5 to 1-4.

Knock replicated St Killian’s start to the opening half with an excellent goal from Tara Monan in the first minute and they were able to
push on with five more points in the third quarter, as Hannah Toner, Sarah Clancy and Aoife Bell time and again cleared ball from defence and Monan, Coulter and Cliodna Kane all carried the ball into the danger area.

St Killian’s battled hard throughout with Beth McAuley, Anna McNeill and Niamh Donnelly driving them forward and Shauna McDonnell a huge scoring threat until she was forced to move to midfield after an injury to Caoimhe McNaughton.

Donnelly’s goal direct from a long distance free eventually closed the gap to a goal as injury time beckoned, but Beth Coulter put the game to bed by finishing to the net at the other end and she topped off a fine individual performance with the final point in the 6thminute of injury time.

OLSP’s Knock : A McCreanor, M Ennis, H Toner, M Dorrian, A Coulter, S Clancy, A Clarke, A Bell, N Dempster, C Kane, A McKee 0-2, 0-1 free, T Monan 1-2, B Coulter 2-4, A Bretnall 0-3, O Blaney.

Subs : O Wilson for O Blaney

St Killian’s : M Mooney, O McKeegan, J Woulahan, M McKenna, C O’Hara, B McAuley, O Donnelly, C McNaughton 0-2, N Donnelly 1-0 free, A Delargy, A McPeake, A McNeill, M O’Hara, S McDonnell 1-2, N McKay 0-2.

Subs : C Kerr for C McNaughton, S Woodhouse for A Delargy.

Referee : Owen Elliott (Ballymena)