05 Dec 2021

Kildare GAA: Ladies come good in second half

Laura Curran top scorer for Kildare hitting 1-8

Kildare GAA: Ladies come good in second half

Grainne Keneally in action for Lildare against Slligo

Kildare manager Daniel Moynihan was very happy with the response that his side gave to their below par opening half performance "we made hard work of it" admitted the man in charge in his side's Round 2 clash against Sligo in the Lidl Ladies NFL Division 3 clash at St Conleth's Park, Newbridge.

‘The first half, we didn’t play to our level’ reflected Moynihan. One thing that Kildare did have to face in the opening half was an ultra defensive Sligo set up and this is one thing that they struggled with "we struggled with the system that Sligo put up against us" and this was evident as they were forced to take shots from 30 yards for most of the half.

But the manager was much more happier with his side's second half display, going on to win 2-13 to 1-8.

A dominant second half that only saw Sligo hit one point as Kildare burst from the blocks ensured that the home side would quickly turn around a half time three point deficit to claim their second victory with Laura Curran hitting an impressive 1-8.

Scorers: Kildare: Lara Curran 1-8 (8f); Grace White 1-1; Orlaith Sullivan 0-3; Aoife Rattigan 0-1.

Sligo: Lisa Casey 0-5 (3f); Rachel O’Brien 1-1; Nicola Brennan 0-1; Eilise Codd 0-1.

KILDARE Mary Hulgraine; Claire Sullivan, Lara Gilbert, Shauna Kendrick; Rachel Cribbin, Dervla McGinn, Louise Scully; Siobhan O’Sullivan, Grace Clifford; Grace White, Lara Curran, Joanne Daly; Neasa Dooley, Grainne Keneally, Niamh Sinnott. Subs: Orlaith Sullivan for Deay, 30; Aoife Rattigan for Sinnott, 30; Megan O’Connor for White, 47.

SLIGO:  Rachel Quigley; Claire Dunne, Ruth Goodwin, Aoife Morrisroe; Jane O’Down, Nicola Brennan, Jade Lyons; Sinead Reagan, Tara Carty; Sinead Naughton, Lisa Casey, Louise Merrick; Leah Kelly, Eilise Codd, Rachel O’Brien. Subs: Sarah Cunney for Dunne, 30; Megan McCormack for O’Brin, 30; Tara Walsh for Kelly, 41; Denise McGrath for Merrick, 47; Roisin Scanlon for Lyons, 57; Leonie Gaughan for Carty, 61; Cliodhna Fleming for O’Dowd, 61.

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