The senior girls played the semi final of the league on Saturday at home in Ardboe against a very experienced and skilful Galbaly Side. It was Galbally who got of to the best start going 5 points to 1 point very quickly in the first 10 mins. However Maeve Wylie stepped up to the mark hitting a goal in the back of the net to reduce the deficit to 1 point. Ciara Curran who is starting to show well for the team hit a great point which could easily have been a goal to level the sides. Ardboe backs began to show great determination and skill holding the powerful and speedy Galbally forwards from scoring to the break. Ardboe forwards where on the attack and got another goal from Ciara Curran, and a great point from Carolyn Bell before the break. The girls could have been further ahead at the break with missed goal opportunities, but went in happy at half time 4 points up.
The second half started very much as the first with Galbally taking charge for the first 15 mins of play hitting 4 consecutive points (2 easy frees) with no answer from Ardboe. Ardboe where to get another blow when there excellent goal keeper Sinead McVey got a sin bin for a controversial tackle. Galbally very quickly evened up the game. But it was Ardboe who showed the leadership on the field one player down they battled hard with excellent performances from the back line especially the very reliable Ciara Rocks who time and time again cleared the back line. Ciara Curran with a point from play and Maeve Wylie a point left the girls winning the game by three points in the end.
The girls will now go on to play Beragh in the Final of the League. Please check local press and shops for details of date, time and venue.
Good Luck to Jen, Karen and Gaven Wylie with the Under 16 girls who are in the Final of the Grade One Championship on Saturday Afternoon against Cilleshal at 1.00. Please support the team on this special occasion.