• girls u15 captain Leah Mannion with ref and Louth captain
  • Girls u15 Interleague 13th Nov 2022
Girls u15 Interleague game 13th November 2022
Girls u15 interleague beat Louth in a very good game

Carlow & District Juvenile League Girls u15 SFAI Interleague game


The first goal of the game came on the 21st minute when Carlow were awarded a free just on the right side of the 18-yard box after Mollie Cowman was fouled and up stepped Leah Mannion who struck a stunning free kick and found the top corner of the Louth net. Carlow added a second 5 minutes later with brilliant quick passing between Alice Hickey and Kate Burke put Mollie Cowman through one on one with the Louth keeper and Cowman made no mistake when she chipped the ball over the oncoming keeper to give Carlow a hugely deserved second goal. Louth pressed forward and started to enjoy more of the possession at this stage of the half as they pressed Carlow back into their own half, but the Carlow defence held strong with some fine tackling from Emily Kelly and Abbey O’ Shea denied Louth any shot on the Carlow goal. At halftime it was Carlow who still 2 goals to the good. The second half saw Carlow gaining the upper hand at midfield with Mannion, Branagan and Devine winning the individual midfield battles and they were finding their attackers of Mollie Cowman and Kate Burke and Ashley Smith who was introduced at halftime. Carlow added their 3rd on the 50th minute when Mollie Cowman delivered a thunderbolt from the right wing and the shot went just inches underneath the Louth crossbar to give the Louth keeper no chance. Carlow got their 4th six minutes later when a well delivered corner from Leah Mannion found the head of Ashley Smith who rose well above Louth defenders to head the ball home. Carlow were not finished yet and were enjoying most of the possession at this late stage in the game Emily Kelly and Abbey O’ Shea was pinning Louth back into their own half with some accurate passing to the Carlow attack. Carlow rounded off a fantastic team performance with a fifth goal from Alice hickey who rounded two Louth defenders and she found the bottom corner of the Louth net with a powerful strike. A brilliant display from Carlow against a very talented Louth team who were much more in this game than the score line suggests.

13/11/2022 21:04