TULLYLISH GIRLS BATTLED HARD TO WIN FIRST LEAGUE GAME OF THE SEASON
By Ciara Connolly
Tullylish Under 14 Girls travelled to their first away game of the season on Wednesday night to face Mayobridge. With a strong team and great determination, the Tullylish girls battled hard to win their first game of the season.
The first half opened with great support play and work rate from the two mid fielders Leah Connolly and Leah Donnelly. Between these two strong mid fielders, they both won a lot of kick outs and break balls. Niamh Finnegan and Fiona Brownlee on the half back line were there to support any break balls and won several frees. Caitlin Harries debuted in the full back position, supported by Sorcha Mc Comiskey and Niamh Grimley. This full back line worked well together putting pressure on the attackers and showed great support play to work the ball out from defence. Alanna McCourt did a great job in goals and made some strong saves throughout the game. Ellie Mc Veigh showed great determination as she battled through some hard tackles to win a number of frees. These free kicks were finished by Leah Donnelly who scored a goal and a few points in the first half. At half time the Tullylish girls were winning by a goal and two points.
Mayobridge came back more attacking in the second half but Tullylish defence held strong. With Alanna McCourt in goals ensuring there was a tight defence, Tullylish worked well as a unit putting pressure on the forwards and causing numerous wide scores. Good support play from Aileen Burns and CJ Reilly helped Leah Donnelly score a superb goal for their first score of the second half. This was followed by two more points scored by Leah Connolly & CJ Reilly. Lauren Trainor, CJ Reilly, Aileen Burns and Ellie Mc Veigh were fantastic in the forward line as they powered through tackles, taking and assisting many scores.
The Tullylish girls showed great support and team work throughout the game and were rewarded for all their hard work by winning the game. They put on a fabulous show of their great footballing ability and did their club proud.