Bonagee Senior Women staff have made historical past after reaching the ultimate of the FAI Ladies’s Novice Cup.
Bonagee….2. Killester/Donnycarney….1 (after extra-time)
It took additional time however Chris McNulty’s facet dug in and overcame a dogged Killester/Donnycarney facet at Dry Arch Park this afternoon.
By Charlie Collins at Dry Arch Park
The guests began nicely with some good play within the midfield and ahead areas.
Bonagee took a bit of time to settle and once they did created two glorious alternatives, each falling to Bronagh Gallagher.
Within the ninth minute the striker reduce in from left facet, beat two defenders however her shot was simply broad of the far put up.
4 minutes later Gallagher raced clear onto a by means of ball and was one to 1 with keeper Shauna Whelan, the online minder simply capable of deflect the ball out for a nook, a great save by her however an enormous likelihood for Bonagee.
After a interval of no clear reduce possibilities at both finish the guests took the lead within the thirty fourth minute.
They created some good strain and a construct up down the proper Alix McNally’s was solely headed out to the tip of the field and Naomi Flynn’s volley proved too highly effective for Roisin McCafferty, the keeper getting fingers to it however unable to maintain it out.
It reminded 0-1 on the break .
Bonagee began the second-half very nicely, dominating possession and looking out harmful going ahead.
They had been rewarded within the 54th minute when a great construct up created a taking pictures alternative for staff captain Ciara Brogan and she or he drilled a brilliant low drive to the underside nook from 25 yards, a wonderful end, 1-1.
Killester-Donnycarney responded nicely with a interval of strain, forcing a effective save from McCafferty following good play by Carroll and Walsh to disclaim the inrushing Laura Chambers.
The guests had the higher of issues after this however a poor remaining cross and a few erratic taking pictures, on events from excellent positions allow them to down.
That they had an enormous likelihood within the 88th minute when Roisin McCafferty was adjudged to have picked up a back-pass however Laura Chambers blasted it broad.
A minute later Bronagh Gallagher ought to have received it for Bonagee when Caoimhin Herron put her by means of however she sliced her shot badly broad with solely the keeper to beat and we had been heading for extra-time.
The primary actual likelihood got here for the guests within the eighth minute when sub Laura Donnelly headed simply over from a nook on the proper.
Neither staff may discover the vitality to create an actual opening within the second interval of additional -time and penalties appeared sure however then two Bonagee substitutes mixed to provide them the lead and the victory.
Deborah Kerrigan crossed from the left , a defender misjudged it and Caitlin Fletcher blasted to the online , a brilliant end and a spot within the Nationwide Remaining for Bonagee Utd women.
Bonagee United: McCafferty, Eva Harvey , Zara Quick ( Caitlin Hume 77mins) , Amy Thompson ( Deborah Kerrigan 77mins), Catherine Grier , Siobhan Sweeney, Eimear Sweeney , Ciana Brogan , Caoimhin Herron ( Caitlin Fletcher 101mins), Bronagh Gallagher, Amanda Callaghan.
KILLESTER-DONNYCARNEY: Shauna Whelan , Katrina Lawless, Lyndsey Carroll , Shauna Lyndon , Natalie Walsh, Sarah Murray, Alix McNally , Niamh Henessey ( Martina Warren ( 90mins), Laura Chambers ( Laura Donnelly (95mins), Katherine Meaney ( Simmone Riley 82mins), Naomi Flynn. Referee; Terence Moyne .
Bonagee Women do it in extra-time to succeed in FAI Ladies’s Novice Cup Remaining was final modified: June twenty fifth, 2023 by