Bog Meadows witnessed an exciting game of two halves tonight as our U16 Ladies won through against a disciplined St Gall’s team.

A lack of match fitness was evident in many of our girls as the fast paced forward line of St Galls got in behind our back line on several occasions in the first half. Each side traded point for point as Maeve Blaney and Eimear Matthews led the running for the visitors. Only a point separated the teams at half time although if any of the two front lines had delivered on a rake of chances, they could have been out of sight.

A pointed team talk at half time saw a change in St Brigid’s from the start as front to back linked up much more smoothly and began to capitalise on a clear skills advantage. Goals from Sorcha McGarvey and Caitlin Friars bookended two from Rebecca Doyle, while Maeve Blaney tortured the St Gall’s defenders with her speed and pointed consistently. A little stop/start at times, our midfield really kicked into gear with some slick passing that allowed our forwards to finish the job.

By the final whistle, St Brigid’s had notched up 4-18 to St Gall’s 1-8. On paper a very strong performance but plenty of room for improvement as the girls head for a Championship game with St James’s, Aldergrove next Sunday.

By Paul Gormley Mon 1st Sep