Summerhill hosted Oldcastle in the U16 league semi-final on Sunday the 8th of May. The home team were coming into the match as league table-toppers while Oldcastle were 4th.
Summerhill started out the scoring with a point from Sophia Payne however Oldcastle came back with a goal and a point consecutivly, all within the first 5 minutes. Summerhill dominated the first half from then on in with points from Grace Ennis and Payne. Half backs, Lauren McDaniel Ryan, Emily Larkin, and Laura Burke were influential in these scores stopping the ball from crossing their 45 line. This was followed with a goal and point from Summerhill and Meath U14 Aisling McCabe, with a cross from Megan Hayes. To finish the first half, a point from Meath U16 player Sophia Payne of Summerhill with 2 minutes untill the half time whistle.
In the second half, Payne pointed for the home team and straight away after Oldcastle scored a point as well as their first of three goals for this half. Summerhill answered by points from Ennis, Payne, and King. Summerhill's full back Mary-Kate Lynch who is also a Meath U16 player covered the full back line however Oldcastle netted at 17 minutes into the half. After, King and Payne pointed, followed by a goal from King aided by Aoife Burke's ball from the 45. Followed by Oldcastle's last score, a goal from their wing forward. King finished Summerhill's and the matches tally with a goal after Kate Madden and Katie Donoghue worked the ball into the away team's 20 meter line.
Summerhill will now play Na Fianna in the Division 2 League final.
Date of Match:
Keely Burke, Annie Madden, Mary-Kate Lynch, Lauren Healy, Laura Martin, Emily Larkin, Lauren McDaniel Ryan, Aisling McCabe, Megan Hayes, Aoife Burke, Grace Ennis, Kate Madden, Katie Donoghue, Sophia Payne, Lauren Balfe.