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2nd XI (L) - Match centre

YMCA Hockey Club
Mullingar
T Keane (15' ), E Dixon (40' ), R Ryan (55' )
Full time
Sat 29 Nov 14:30 - League

L2s keep winning streak up

But it was a tough game vs. Mullingar

First of all, a big thank you to Jaco Fourie for leaving the task of writing the match report to the only completely hockey illiterate member of team – I’ll remember that Jaco..
Here goes nothing.
On a chilly Saturday afternoon (admittedly plagiarised from pretty much every other match report I’ve just hastily read through!), YMCA ladies 2’s gathered their sticks and set sail to the wonderful land of Claremont Road. Following a highly energetic warm-up (as always!), the YM ladies hit the ground running in the first half, dominating majority of the possession and creating lots of scoring chances. As such, it wasn’t long before we had our first break through with Tabby putting her name on the score sheet for the first time this season with a wonderfully crafted drag flick which managed to evade the keepers best efforts and land itself the top left corner of the net*. Welcome back Tabby!
Mullingar made a strong comeback in the second half with a somewhat terrifying display of what could only be described as their finest camogie skills, however the YM ladies luckily achieved the biggest feat of day by managing to collectively remain uninjured. Mullingar had started a player down, which became 2 when one unlucky defender incurred the wrath of her attacking YM counterpart and found herself out for the count. The girls took advantage of the extra space and maintained majority of the possession until a minor break down in our defense resulted in a Mullingar goal. Not to worry, Rachel soon put her skates and almost straight away and ran the length and breadth of the pitch to give YM another 1 goal lead leaving several perplexed and wailing Mullingar-ians in her wake*.
However, the plot soon thickened. We’re not sure what happened next but Emer found herself unintentionally inducted into the prestigious club that is the small group of elite YM ladies seconds that have found themselves unfairly sent off this season. Just can’t get good referees these days aye!
However this did not phase the other forwards as Emma Dixon soon managed to sink a screamer into the back of the net before the keeper had even realised the ball was in her half of the pitch. With a potential nomination for goal of the season, I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the team and coaching staff to invite Dixon’s inspiration on the day Ed to referee all our matches from here on out J. Welcome to the team Ed!
Another all-round solid performance from the YM ladies 2’s which leaves us in good stead for our first cup match of the season versus Loreto next week. Stay tuned!
Emma F.
(who is now resting safe in the knowledge that she’ll never be asked to write another match report ever again)
*This may or may not have actually happened.

Key moments

15:00
Goal Tabby Keane scores for YMCA Hockey Club
40:00
Goal Emma Dixon scores for YMCA Hockey Club
55:00
Goal Rachel Ryan scores for YMCA Hockey Club
Replay game

As it happened

  • YMCA Hockey Club
  • Mullingar
  • 0
  • Tabby Keane Goal 15:00'
  • Emma Dixon Goal 40:00'
  • Rachel Ryan Goal 55:00'
  • Emer Finlay Green Card 60:00'

Team selection

YMCA Hockey Club
  • 1. Eimear Brophy
  • 2. Louise Butler
  • 3. Emma Dixon
  • 4. Emer Finlay
  • 5. Emma Flanagan
  • 6. Tabby Keane
  • 7. Anna Keohane
  • 8. Aileen Lambe
  • 9. Kari Lane
  • 10. Sarah McKechnie
  • 11. Lou Moloney
  • 12. Niamh O'Donnell
  • 13. Rachel Ryan
  • 14. Laura Van Coppenhagen
  • 15. Sharon Smyth

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