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Results season 2017-2018

February 2018

Enniscorthy v Gorey

Senior Ladies

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Posted on February 1, 2018

Leinster League- Division 12

Last Saturday saw Gorey take on neighbours Enniscorthy 2 in the local derby.
Gorey took push back starting the game strong putting Enniscorthy on the back foot.

Gorey won a long corner. Midfielder Sarah Merrigan took the free quickly passing out to Olive McGarry who put the ball directly in front of Enniscorthy's Goalie. Lyndsey Walters was waiting to slip the ball into the goal to give Gorey an early lead (1-0).

Restarting the match Enniscorthy made some in roads winning 2 short corners. Gorey's defense were well drilled, with Vicky Hughes, Imogen McGuinness, Bridget Kenny and Aisling Kirwan ensuring Enniscorthy's first attempt went wide however the ball had hit a Gorey foot giving a second penalty corner to the home side. Enniscorthy tried a direct shot on Goal but Gorey's young keeper, Ruth Evans brilliantly saves, batting down the ball with her glove. Bridget Kenny eventually cleared the ball from the circle.

Due to an innocuous challenge, Aisling Kirwan was substituted early on. We wish her a speedy recovery. Gorey's Zoe Kenny was on hand to step in. 

From Gorey's hit out, Nicola Ryan and Sarah Merrigan worked hard to move the ball up the right flank. Centre forward Muireann Deegan wins a short corner for Gorey. Pushing out, Robyn Swords finds Sarah Merrigan who switches the ball to Nicola Ryan who went for goal only to be saved by Enniscorthy's keeper. At the penalty spot, Imogen McGuinness flicked the ball into the right corner for her first goal, doubling Gorey's lead (2-0). Halftime was upon us.

Zoe Kenny and Lyndsey Walters were left wanting even hitting the post

Enniscorthy restarted the game but were unable to penetrate even when they won 2 more penalty corners. Gorey's Vicky Hughes, Bridget Kenny, Imogen McGuinness and Olive McGarry stepped up and held strong. Gorey had the majority of posession in the second half. Gorey had numerous chances to score and increase the lead but forwards Muireann Deegan, Zoe Kenny and Lyndsey Walters were left wanting even hitting the post. Gorey couldnt convert any of the chances that were going. Enniscorthy's Goalie kept the goals out with some excellent saves frustrating Gorey's attacking line. 

Nicola Ryan and Robyn Swords worked the ball up the wings. Muireann Deegan and Zoe Kenny had straight shots saved by the keeper. On a rebound Lyndsey Walters managed to slot the ball home giving Gorey a 3-nil lead.

With the restart Enniscorthy lost possession close to the halfway line. With some good passing play between Vicky Hughes and Robyn Swords, the ball was sent into Enniscorthy's circle one more time only to go wide. Overall Gorey's finishing left alot to be desired. 

From Enniscorthy's hit out Muireann Deegan intercepted the ball and ran straight into the D, only the keeper to beat. With a clever flick pass to Lyndsey Walters, Lyndsey swept the ball into the far post for her third goal of the match (4-0). 
Gorey ran out worthy winners claiming another 3 points for the League.

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  • Team:
  • Gorey Team: Ruth Evans, Vicky Hughes, Bridget Kenny, Imogen McGuinness (1), Aisling Kirwan, Nicola Ryan, Robyn Swords, Olive McGarry, Muireann Deegan, Lyndsey Walters (3), Zoe Kenny, Sarah Merrigan (Capt)

Naas v Gorey

Senior Ladies

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Posted on February 8, 2018

Leinster League- Division 12

Last Saturday saw Gorey Ladies travel to Naas for their latest League match.

Gorey started the game well applying pressure in the Naas circle. Zoe Kenny managed to tap the ball into the goal just as the referee blew for a short corner. Gorey failed to seize the opportunity and the match remained scoreless.

Gorey had most of the possession in the opening 15 minutes, however they lost possession at the halfway line and Naas sent a long ball into their forward line allowing a clear shot. The ball was cleanly struck and accurate ending up in the bottom left hand corner just out of reach of goalie Ruth Evans (1-0).

Inspired by their first goal Naas found a new sense of drive. Excellent play from the Naas midfield sent the ball again into their forward line who slipped the ball into Gorey's Goal (2-0) doubling their lead.

Gorey needed to settle and focus fast. Gorey did not disappoint. Nicola Ryan and Sadhbh Corcoran made a run down the right side passing the ball to forward Lyndsey Walters who confidently swept the ball into goal (2-1).

The ball lifted towards the top right hand corner of the goal,

Gorey's defense made up of Bridget Kenny, Imogen Mc Guinness, Vicky Hughes and Sarah Merrigan were determined not to allow Naas into Gorey's Circle any more. Bridget Kenny took the hit out finding Muireann Deegan who brought the ball into the circle, taking a shot from her reverse stick. The ball lifted towards the top right hand corner of the goal, about to skim wide however Gorey's Sadhbh Corcoran and Lyndsey Walters were on hand to tap the ball down and into the goal equalizing (2-2). 

Half time.

Naas restarted the second half. With hard work from Gorey's midfield Robyn Swords, Muireann Deegan and Nicola Ryan, Gorey advanced towards the Naas circle. Sarah Merrigan took the ball through the Naas midfield and defense to find Sadhbh Corcoran who struck the ball cleanly into the goal (2-3). Gorey took the lead for the first time in the match.

Gorey continued to have the majority of possession however the speed and accuracy of the Naas forward line meant they looked dangerous on the break. Imogen Mc Guinness repeatedly won the ball with Bridget Kenny and Vicky Hughes both working together to drive the ball back into the Naas half.

Robyn Swords passed a side line ball to Sarah Merrigan who once more worked the ball into Naas' circle passing the ball to Lyndsey Walters who's shot was saved. Zoe Kenny was on hand to sweep the ball into the goal (2-4).

Gorey continued to press with forwards Sadhbh Corcoran, Zoe Kenny and Muireann Deegan making runs torwards the Naas circle winning a short corner. Robyn Swords pushed the ball out to Sarah Merrigan who switched the ball towards Nicola Ryan who struck the ball cleanly into the goal (2-5).

In the last minute of the game Muireann Deegan secured another short corner for Gorey, they repeated the penalty, with Nicola Ryan striking the ball into goal once more (2-6).

After a nervy start Gorey ran out worthy winners securing another 3 League points.

  • Team:
  • Gorey Team: Ruth Evans, Imogen Mc Guinness, Bridget Kenny, Vicky Hughes, Sarah Merrigan (Capt), Nicola Ryan (2), Muireann Deegan, Robyn Swords, Sadhbh Corcoran (2), Lyndsey Walters(1), Zoe Kenny (1)