Missed Opportunities Results in Defeat for James’ Ladies

May 23rd, 2017 | by admin
Missed Opportunities Results in Defeat for James’ Ladies
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The James’ Ladies took on Dunmore McHales in the L.G.F.A. Senior B league last Friday. This game was played in Mervue and was an exciting encounter to watch. Both teams did not hold back and went at it from the start. Dunmore opened game on top and took their scores well. Among these scorers were Lucy Hannon, Ger and Sarah Connelly. In addition, James’ responded well and added some good scores. The game was end to end with both teams exchanging scores and moving the ball exceptionally well. James’ missed some good opportunities in the first half. An open goal for James was missed and numerous of point went a begging. The score at halftime was 1-9 to 1-1 in favor of Dunmore. The second half was a great battle and James’ clawed their way back into the game and took their scores when the opportunity occurred. However with the majority of the possession in James’ favor in the second half, the Jimmies were unable to get a result from this tie. Dunmores Barbra Hannon scored an excellent point which sealed the win for the visitors. It must be noted that James’ were missing a lot of their team players on the evening. Nevertheless, the girls that started played very well. In defense, Paula Kenny stood out and gave an excellent account. Sorcha Connolly, Michelle Hourgian, Aideen Traynor, Eliza Geelan, Seo Brennan and goalkeeper Roisin Fahy also played extremely well. In midfield Aishling Donnelly and Sarah Farragher battled hard and got on a lot of ball. Up front Rosin Gibbons, Bernie O’Connor, Michelle Lohan, Niamh Gilligan, Martina Conroy, Sarah Burke and Ciara Haren all contributed. The final score resulted St. James’ 1-11 Dunmore 2-15. This is the second defeat for the James’ ladies but their hopes for promotion to division 1 is still alive. The Jimmies have defeated Moycullen and Milltown in the league. A win against Ballgar would possibly secure a place in the league final against Dunmore. Only time will tell and the next outing will be an interesting affair for manager Gay O’Brien.

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