Castlemitchell girls u.14 Feile Saturday 7th March
Round Towers hosted the group stage for the Feile on Saturday morning in very blustery conditions. Castlemitchell won the throw in and from the first attack Courtney Brennan finished to the net. The girls in green never let up and Towers found it difficult to win their kick outs with pressure from Emma Harris and Casey McConville in midfield. The forwards linked well with the pressing half back line and this led to 3 unanswered points by Amy O’Shea and Zoe Harris. Casey McConville pointed a free near the end of the half and from the kick out, Shelbianne Delaney found Zoe Harris on the 14 and she kept the ball low past the keeper. Half time Castlemitchell 2-4 Round Towers 0. With the conditions playing havoc with the high ball, Round Towers pressed from the throw in and a swirling wind carried the ball passed Chloe Hickey’s fingertips for a goal for the home side. Chloe quickly found Kerri McConville on the wing and an excellent solo run led to another pointed free from Casey. Captain Amy Byrne was playing the sweeper role to great effect and combining with Ella Rowan they worked the ball into Molly Kelly whose left foot shot rattled the net. Towers rallied again and made several attacks but Sarah Ryan and Iona Fennin stood strong and Alisha Lawler cleared the lines to great effect. The final scoreline read Castlemitchell 3-6 Round Towers 1-1 seeing the girls progress to the next stage on the 21st March. Well done to all involved, a real team performance from everyone, with Leanne and Amy to return for the next stage an exciting year awaits.