Wednesday, 21 March 2018 at 01:08 AM Galvin Early
When these two sides met earlier in the season, it was Urney who picked up the points overcoming an Owen Roes side that were playing their first game at this level in several seasons. However in Sunday night’s Championship opener the Leckpatrick ladies got some revenge, as they ran out comfortable winners thanks to an excellent hours work in Dunamanagh.
The Owen Roes ladies hit their opening goal after 30 seconds of the contest as Hannah Corey finished to the net well. Buoyed by the bright start Corey, Roísín Devine and Angela Stevenson added to the lead before 10 minutes had elapsed.
Fine work by Amy-Rose Harte allowed Devine in for another goal on the 10 minute mark as Owen Roes kept the pressure on. Stevenson, Michelle Christy and another Devine point was quickly followed by a Devine goal on 18 minutes.
Angela Stevenson grabbed a point and then was next to find the rigging quickly followed by Devine’s third goal, this time rather fortuitously as her mis kick fooled the keeper, after being well found by Nicole Stewart.
The hard work in the opening half by Aoife McCrossan was rewarded when she split the sticks late on in the half.
Despite the half time break, Owen Roes continued where they left off as Stevenson thumped the ball to the net. However Urney were more dogged in the second period and got just reward when they notched up a white flag.
Stevenson, and Christy registered further points before Amy Rose Harte hit a purple patch with three points in a three minute spell. Corey (0-2) and Devine added to the Roes’ tally, but the second half was far from one way traffic, as Chloe Devine, Keri McMenamin, and Clodagh Devine were made to work hard to protect Naomh Barr’s goal.
Indeed Urney could’ve had a couple of goals late on but Barr was on hand to keep them out with some very tidy glove work.
Harte had the last say in the game as her weaving run ended up with a further Owen Roes point.
This was an excellent display by Owen Roes ladies, with every member of the squad contributing to the result. However the girls will know that this and more will be required should they wish to further their ambitions.
Team: Naomh Barr, Keri McMenamin, Clodagh Devine, Caoimhe McNulty, Michelle Christy (0-2), Chloe Devine, Roísín Devine (3-3), Tanya Dooher, Nicole Stewart, Hannah Corey (1-3), Aoife McCrossan (0-1), Amy Rose Harte (0-4), Angela Stevenson (2-4). Subs: Racheda Kelly for Roísín Devine (44 mins)