NAOMH CONAILL ARE celebrating victory in the County Under-16A final after defeating Moville in a dramatic final in Castlefin.
Noamh Conaill 5-7 Moville 3-8
A true battle took place on Saturday. A fast paced game with a display of skill fitness and resilience that was second to none in the 2015 season. Moville and Noamh Conail both played with heart and both lined out with an attack in mind. This made the game a brilliant sporting spectacle.
The game began with a sporting ferocity rarely seen at underage football, Noamh Conail took control early on with skilled attacks from Mid field and half forward. The attacks were returned quickly from Moville.
Noamh Conail’s half back line Gemma Byrne, Shana Quinn and Niamh Agnew proved too strong.
Excellent movement and precision brought Some tremendous scores for Danielle McDevitt, and Dearbhlá Ward, while Amy Boyle Carr and Ellie MacInness of Noamh Conaill also chipped in.
The Moville defenders did well as the first half came to a close, but Noamh Conaill led by five points.
Naomh Conaill’s Mannering connection – Grainne and Niamh with mother and manager Rose (connection) – all smiles following their victory in the County Under-16 Ladies final in Castlefin on Saturday
After the break the battle commenced with Kate McClenaghan of Moville making two great saves consecutively from the Irish soccer player Danielle McDevitt in the Naomh Conaill goal.
There were good plays from Moville midfielder Sinead McGuinness supported by Realtín McElhinney at centre-back feeding the ball to wing forward Eimear McLaughlin for Moville.
Noamh Conaill had answers everywhere and were very well structured as they went in front by 10 points.
Moville through everything they had at Noamh Conaill. A battle of the minds began between managers Paul McDermott from Moville and Rose Mannering of the Glenties side, and the game changed significantly with Moville closed the gap some but a rehearsed defence quickly came into play and proved impenetrable.
Both teams were relentless and exciting from whistle to whistle.
Noamh Conaill were a fine spectacle and for every move Moville attempted it seemed that Noamh Conaill had the answer. It was a spirited fight from the Inishowen team.
As the dreams of the young Noamh Conaill players and their manager came true, tears of joy streamed and they were crowned of County Champions.
Naomh Conaill’s panel get the celebrations underway in Castlefin following their victory in the County U-16A Ladies finalTags: