Published on May 26th, 2016 | by Edelle Henry


Home and Away to Ballinderry

This week seen both our senior camogie team and our senior football team meet old rivals, Ballinderry in their respective league competitions.

Senior Camogie League
The girls were up first with a home game on Monday night. After suffering defeats at the hands of Slaughtneil and Coleraine they looked to get their campaign back on track. A good start to the game with points from Aoife Shaw, Attracta McPeake and a Eimear Murphy goal pushed Lavey into a six point lead. Strong performances from defenders Alana McMullan and Katie Taggart, and a fine save from keeper Katrina Carmichael held Ballinderry to two points at the interval. Half time score Lavey 1.5 Ballinderry 0.2.

Ballinderry came out all guns blazing in the second half and enjoyed a period of dominance in what was a very physical encounter, bringing the deficit back to 2 points. A strong final quarter from the Erins Own girls ensured that they finished the game comfortably on a final score of Lavey 1.12 to 1.7.

Team; Katrina Carmichael, Eimear Duggan, Katie Taggart, Irene Cushnahan, Alana McMullan, Edelle Dodds, Orla O’Kane, Attracta McPeake, Kerri Chivers, Niamh Conway, Helen O’Neill, Claire Diamond, Aine McGill, Aoife Shaw, Eimear Murphy. Subs used; Shauneen McCann, Aine Murphy.

Senior Football League
The senior footballers traveled to Shamrock Park on Wednesday for their league game with Ballinderry. Given the recent history of the clubs, and with both teams sitting side by side in the middle of the league table, this was always going to a tight encounter.

The first quarter was point for point with scores from Anthony McGurk and Niall Toner cancelled out by Conlith Gilligian and Ryan Bell. A James Bateson goal after 20 minutes and further points from Bell and Gillian pushed them into a three point lead approaching half time. On the brink of half time, a well crafted goal from Niall Toner brought the two sides level again. Half time score Lavey 1-4 Ballinderry 1-4.

Lavey pushed ahead in the second half with points from Kevin O’Neil and Declan Hughes. Ryan Farren received a black card and Ballinderry were awarded a penalty as a result 10 minutes into the second half, but the shot was saved by Lavey keeper Karl Webb. Again the sides exchanged scores- this was a game in which there was only ever 1/2 points between the two teams.

Lavey were two points up with five minutes left on the clock but mounting pressure from Ballinderry forced turnovers. As Lavey have learnt in recent years, Ballinderry know how to close out a game and that bit of extra experience led them to score four unanswered points in the final five minutes of play to finish the stronger team. Lavey did have one final chance for a goal but the shot was saved and cleared. Final score Lavey 1-10 Ballinderry 1-12

Team; Karl Webb, Colm Dillon, Shane Lagan, Sam Dodds, Brendan Laverty, Chrissy Henry, Ryan Farren, Kevin O’Neill 0-1, Michael Drumm, Dermot O’Neill, Declan Hughes 0-2 1 45’, Dara McPeake, Anthony McGurk 0-3 2f, Cailean O’Boyle 0-2 2f, Niall Toner 1-1. Subs used; Damian Chivers 0-1, Kevin Rafferty, Colm Murphy, Kevin Toner, Tiernan Boyle

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