*Sinead Considine was among Clare’s goal scorers. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill

Impressive performances at both ends of the pitch played a key role as Clare got their TG4 All-Ireland intermediate ladies football championship off to a winning start at Clones on Sunday afternoon. 

Clare 6-6
Monaghan 1-13
Venue: Clones

The game was played as a curtain raiser to the Monaghan v Louth senior football championship tie.

Full forward Fidelma Marrinan continued her impressive form when scoring four goals while at the other end goalkeeper Amy Lenihan produced some outstanding saves.

Clare had two changes from the named team with Chloe Moloney and Ailish Considine filling the corner forward positions in place of Amy Sexton and Megan Downes.

Despite Clare having much of the play, the game remained low scoring due to some poor shot selections until two well finished shots by Fidelma Marrinan following pinpoint accurate passing from Chloe Moloney yielded two goals for the visitors.

Clare went on to score another goal when Ailish Considine followed through on a Chloe Moloney rebound off the Monaghan crossbar. At half time the winners led on a scoreline 3-2 to 0-4.

When play resumed Monaghan quickly showed that they weren’t going to be easily overcome as they landed three quick points without reply.

Clare resumed with an unchanged team but ten minutes into the half the introduced Amy Sexton and Orla Devitt got Ailish Considine and ciara McCarthy.

Indeed the home side would have drawn closer but for a brilliant save from Amy Lenihan in the Clare goal, one of a number made by the Clare net minder during the course of the tie.

A Monaghan goal from Eabha Sherry left just a score between the sides at the three quarter stage when the score was 4-4 to 1-10.

Marrinan who finished the tie with 4-1 to her credit, found the net twice in the second half while Clare’s other goal in this half came from midfielder Sinead Considine.

In round 2 on Sunday, Clare will face Offaly at Cusack Park at 1p.m.

Scorers Clare: F Marrinan (4-1), S Considine (1-0), A Considine (1-0), C Moloney (0-2), A Keane (0-1), C McCarthy (0-1), O Devitt (0-1)

Clare;
1:Amy Lenihan (Doora/Barefield);

2: Aine Keane (Miltown)
3: Siofra Ni Chonail (Doora/Barefield)
4: Grainne Marrinan (West Clare Gaels)

5: Roisin Conzidine (Tir Chonaill Gaels, London)
6: Joanna Doohan (Kilmurry Ibrickane)
7: Louise Griffin (Fergus Rovers)

8: Laurie Ryan (Banner)
9: Sinead Considine (Liscannor)

10: Ciara McCarthy (Kilmurry-Ibrickane)
11: Caoimhe Harvey (West Clare Gaels), Captain
12: Teresa Collins (Burren Gaels)

20: Chloe Moloney (Kilmurry-Ibrickane)
14: Fidelma Marrinan (West Clare Gaels)
23: Ailish Considine (Kilmihil)

Subs:
19: Orla Devitt (Éire Óg) For Ailish Considine (40);
13: Amy Sexton, (Kilmurry Ibrickane) for C. McCarthy (40)
17: Rebecca Doohan (Kilmurry Ibrickane) for L. Griffin (50)
15: Megan Downes (Cooraclare) for T. Collins (50)

Monaghan
1: Órna Kelly, (Carroclmacross)

2: Aoife Bannigan, (Aughamullen)
3: Naomi Cogan, (Corduff)
4: Kerry Nolan, (Eire Og)

5: Amy Garland, (Donaghmoyne)
6: Maeve Monaghan, (Eire Og)
7: Aine Lougman, (Carrickmacross)

8: Jennifer Duffy (O’Neills Shamrock)
9: Ella Crolan, (Carrickmacross)

10: Sarah Tierney,( Aghabog)
11: Éavha Sherry, (Scotstown)
12: Casey Treanor, (Scotstown)

13: Leanne Maguire, (Magheracloone)
18: Chloe McBride, (Eire Og)
15: Lauren Garland, (Donaghmoyne)

Referee: Brendan Rice (Down)

Related News

cluain na laoi kilkishen 1
Speed survey scheduled for Kilkishen
clareabbey
Clareabbey dumping has 'accelerated beyond belief'
cratloe quiz team 1
New initiative targeting primary school students preserves O'Regan's legacy
inis housing association 16-02-24 cathal crowe darragh o'brien
Frustration building with no sight of shovels in the ground in Broadford & Cooraclare
Latest News
clareabbey
Clareabbey dumping has 'accelerated beyond belief'
1712225900624
Oxygeneration’s Jennifer gets award nod
cratloe quiz team 1
New initiative targeting primary school students preserves O'Regan's legacy
clare v limerick 09-06-24 david reidy david fitzgerald 1-2
Costly misses at crucial stages lamented by Lohan
inis housing association 16-02-24 cathal crowe darragh o'brien
Frustration building with no sight of shovels in the ground in Broadford & Cooraclare
Premium
Magowna Hotel Inch Protest 04
Magowna House operator receives €3.2m in first quarter for accommodating Ukrainians and IP applicants
feakle v o'callaghans mills 07-06-24 shane mcgrath stephen conway patrick donnellan 1
Feakle & Blues battling to join Inamona in Clare Cup semi-finals as are Broadford, Clarecastle & Doora/Barefield
le24 election joe cooney 2
The Electoral Chair: Election reflections in Co Clare following dramatic two day count
WhatsApp Image 2024-06-09 at 19.17
Limerick lower Clare in Munster final again
clare v tipperary 26-05-24 ian galvin 1
'Nobody is going along for the ride' - Galvin says strength of panel key to Clare's run back to Munster final

Subscribe for just €3 per month

If you’re here, you care about County Clare. So do we. Did you rely on us for Covid-19 updates, follow our election coverage, or visit The Clare Echo every week for breaking news and sport? The Clare Echo invests in local journalism and we want to safeguard its future in our county. By becoming a subscriber you are supporting what we do, will receive access to all our premium articles and a better experience, while helping us improve our offering to you. Subscribe to clareecho.ie and get the first six months for just €3 a month (less than 75c per week), and thereafter €8 per month. Cancel anytime, limited time offer. T&Cs Apply. www.clareecho.ie.

Subscribe for just €3 per month

If you’re here, you care about County Clare. So do we. Did you rely on us for Covid-19 updates, follow our election coverage, or visit The Clare Echo every week for breaking news and sport? The Clare Echo invests in local journalism and we want to safeguard its future in our county. By becoming a subscriber you are supporting what we do, will receive access to all our premium articles and a better experience, while helping us improve our offering to you. Subscribe to clareecho.ie and get the first six months for just €3 a month (less than 75c per week), and thereafter €8 per month. Cancel anytime, limited time offer. T&Cs Apply. www.clareecho.ie.

Scroll to Top