Westport GAA

Westport Junior Ladies Win First Game of the Championship

Westport Junior Ladies Play First round Championship Game., , On a very damp Sunday evening last Westport Ladies faced up to Claremorris in thier first game of the Championship.  It was going to be a tough game for Westport as they had been beaten by Claremorris earlier in the league by 2 points, so they were going out to make a point.  It was  Claremorris who put a score on the board first, but this was followed shortly by Westport’s Ashleigh Rose popping over a beautiful point.  It was a very even game to be seen by the supporters until Westport got into thier stride with Donna Ryder, Emma Higgins and Cliona O Malley putting goals into the back of the net, and this was only the start for Westport as No.15 Ashleigh Rose was nt finished with her opening point, she played a fantastic game up front and put over another 4 points to make her total tally 5 points.  Claremorris had an Injury early into the second half which may have disheartened them a bit as they only scored 3 points in the second half .  Mary Gill was put on for Rebecca O Malley and Tara Keane for Ally Keane.  The Subs werent going to sit back  and let the game go by without putting a score on the board as Mary gill scored a beautiful goal within five minutes of entering the field.  It was a great game all round for Westport, with the Final Score Westport 4-12  Claremorris 0-08., , Panel.1-Sarah Heraty, 2-Laura Heraty, 3-Siobhan Golden, 4-Stephaine Heneghan,5- Ciara Lyons, 6-Donna Ryder(1-1), 7-Janette O’Malley, 8-Aoife Keane, 9-Rebecca O’Malley(0-01), 10-Cliona O Malley(1-00), 11-Serena O’Shea(0-01), 12-Laura Keane, 13-Ally Keane(0-02), 14-Ashleigh Rose(0-05), 15-Emma Higgins(1-01), 16-Mary Gill(1-01), 17-Mellissas Donnellan, 18-Tara Keane, 19-Cathy Browne, 20-Orla Fleming, 21-Laura Keane, 22-Maria Harrington, 23-Niamh McNea, , , Westport Under 16 Ladies Runners up in Division 1 League Final., , Westport Ladies Travelled to Kiltimagh on Monday Evening Last the 16nth of July to take on Crossmolina in the Division 1 League Final. , , We knew it was going to be a tough game from the start but Westport had no idea what was ahead of them.  The first touch of the ball was taken by Crossmolina and was put straight into the back of the Westport net,  Becky Gavin in Goal hadnt a chance to draw  breath before it was knocked in.  And unfortunately for Westport this is how Crosmolina were to continue the game, knocking over continious points and goals into the net.  The Westport girls tried their best as Number 2 Emma Higgins wasnt going to give up as she cleared the ball every time it came in her direction.  By half time the Westport Ladies were down by 16 points and it didnt look like thier was any light at the end of the tunnel.  But their was obviously something said at half time to perk up the girls as they blasted into the second half.  At one stage they were putting goals into the Crossmolina goal as if it were a soccer game that was being played., , They came back to a six point difference in the end, but unfortunately it was to late. it was hard to see  after they came back so well at the end of the game that they still lost out, but a great game was played by Crossmolina and they deserved winners on the day., , Final Score Crossmolina 3-14  Westport 4-03, , Panel:1-Becky Gavin, 2-Emma Higgins, 3-Erin Rowley, 4-Sarah Browne, 5-Ellie Conway, 6-Janette O’Malley, 7-Seafra O’Grady, 8-Kirsten Walsh, 9-Siobhan Golden, 10-Fiona Groden, 11-Vicky Coughlan, 12-Sarah Doherty, 13-Nicole Gannon, 14-Lauren Burke, 15-Rebecca O’Malley, 16-Roisin Scott,17- Mary Keane, 18-Laoise Kelly, 19-Deirdre Keane, 20-Sophie Le Tourmey, 21-Anna Scott., ,