- Joe Traynor and Daithí Hogan
The referee threw in the ball to start the game. Ailíse Fitzgerald won the throw in but then she was quickly crowded and dispossessed by Ballyporeen players. Ballyporeen went on a quick attack and went for goal but Marissa Meagher pulled off a good save, but Ballyporeen got the rebound and scored a goal.
Ballyporeen quickly reacted with another goal to put them two goals ahead. Cloneen started putting on dangerous attacks through Verona Madigan and Ailíse Fitzgerald, which led to a free at a difficult angle. The free went just left of the post. A long ball from Ballyporeen led to them on the attack. Their shot was blocked by Ella Corbett with some good defending.
Then Cloneen went on the attack and Matilda Molloy’s shot was parried out for a 45. Meah Cuddihy took the 45 and lobbed the goalkeeper into the back of the net. Cloneen started winning all Ballyporeen kick outs which lead to good attacks. Emaleigh Cuddihy won the ball in the half back line and gave the ball up to Ailise Fitzgerald and she passed it off to Verona Madigan who didn’t have to think twice to bury it in the back of the net. Ballyporeen attacked dangerously but Cloneen defended brilliantly. Meah Cuddihy scored another point from a free. Ballporeen were getting held out fantastically by the Cloneen defence. Another free for Cloneen was converted by Verona Madigan. Ballyporeen went on the counter attack and scored a long waited for point. Verona Madigan again went on the attack and took a shot but it was saved by the goalkeeper but she didn’t give up and scored the second time. Ella Corbett won one opposition kick out and gave it off to Meah Cuddihy who scored a goal from 25 yards out. Cloneen won another free which was taken sublimely by Meah Cuddihy which put Cloneen another point up. Two consecutive goals by Meah and Verona put Cloneen up 6-2 to 2-1 up at half time. Cloneen continued in the same vein in the second half with a point from Siobhan Hogan and Meah Cuddihy early in the second half. Cloneen’s half back line were dominating all over the place, with goalkeeper Raghnait Morrissey enjoying a relatively quiet second half. The full forward line of Siobhan Hogan and Verona Madigan were playing very well and were soon rewarded with a penalty, which was superbly saved by Ballyporeen’s goalkeeper. More points and goals were scored to ensure Cloneen’s victory with an ending score of 9-5 to 2-1. Well played to everyone there.