First Year Girls Ulster Final 2018

First Year Girls Ulster Final photo album

First Year Girls Soccer - Ulster Final

Carndonagh CS 2-1 Loreto Letterkenny

Goalscorers for Carndonagh - Chloe Lacey, Sophie Murphy

Goalscorer for Letterkenny - Hannah Hopkins

Thursday, 12th April - The first year girls had a fantastic win in the Ulster football final at Aileach FC, the second Ulster title this year having picked up the Futsal title against Loreto in November.

CCS started very strongly and created a host of chances with Sophie Murphy, Emma Devlin, Chloe Lacey and Alaina Keogh all unlucky not to find the net. They finally broke the deadlock after 15 minutes when Chloe Lacey volleyed home after an excellent corner from Katherine Doherty. Loreto really came back into the game after this and were unlucky to hit the post just before the half-time whistle.

The Carn girls started the second half well but couldn’t add to their lead and Loreto made them pay with 15 minutes remaining. After a scramble in the Carn box, the talented Hannah Hopkins fired an unstoppable drive into the top corner. This spurred the CCS girls into life and the game was flying from end to end at a ferocious pace. Sophie Murphy and Emma Devlin did well to put pressure on the Loreto defence after a short kickout and the ball was worked to Sophie on the edge of the box. She swivelled and placed an excellent shot in the corner of the net. The girls were a goal up with 5 minutes to play. The Loreto girls to their credit didn't give up and laid siege to the Carndonagh goal. There was some epic defending by the entire Carn backline with Roseanna McConalogue, in particular, a colossus in defence. The final whistle went and the Carn girls were delighted. Captain Emma Devlin lifted the trophy to wild scenes of celebration. In what was a fantastic team performance, Sophie Murphy took her goal well, Chloe Lacey was a constant threat on the left and finished her chance well and Katherine Doherty battled ferociously in midfield. Our backline were excellent throughout and really gave Loreto Letterkenny very little time on the ball. However, Roseanna McConalogue stood out, constantly breaking up Loreto attacks and getting out in front of her marker every time; she was a deserving 'player of the game'.

The girls have done themselves, their families and their school proud and we now look forward to an All Ireland Semi Final vs Loreto Secondary School Kilkenny, due to be played on Tuesday 17th April (venue still to be decided).

Team and Squad:
1 Ciara Gilmore
2 Katie Harkin
3 Ella McGonigle
4 Lorinne Green
5 Roseanna McConalogue
6 Katherine Doherty
7 Caitlin Kelly
8 Alaina Keogh
9 Emma Devlin
10 Sophie Murphy
11 Chloe Lacey
12 Dacia Crumlish Hawes
13 Kate Doherty
14 Caoimhe McCallion
15 Yasmin Crumlish Henderson
16 Mairead Farren