Match report Holy Faith vs Colaiste Iosagain

October 3, 2023

On Thursday 28th of September our junior footballers kicked off their season with an away game against Colaiste Iosagain in Stillorgan.

Colaiste Iosagain opened the first half with two early points to which Robyn Costello (9) replied with a superb goal. Next to score was Amelia McKay (14) with a converted free. Robyn Costello then followed up with her second goal of the game at 12 minutes. The team fought hard for the remainder of the first half with two more points from Amelia who showed great leadership throughout the match. The half back line of Jenny Dundon (5), Clara Woods (6) and Keelin Boyhan (7) kept Colaiste Iosagain in their own half for the majority of the remainder of the first half. A goal saving block by Eve O’Grady (3) and several first-half saves from goalkeeper Orla Kilfeather (1) left the girls heading into half-time with a 2-point lead. (2-3,2-5)

Colaiste Iosagain opened the second half with two quick points from play which left the sides 2-5 a piece. Amelia and Robyn put Holyfaith back in the lead with a goal and a point. Robyn Costello secured her hat trick early in the second half. With both sides now playing a sweeper, fullbacks Emily Scott (4), Orla Kilfeather (1) and Ava O’Donnell (2) dispossessed a number of Colaiste Iosagain forwards. The scoring continued with great runs made by Rachel O’Dea, Eileen McCarthy (8) and Jill Meehan (11). Two more points from play for HolyFaith came from Amelia McKay and Jill Meehan. The last goal of the game came from the youngest member of the team, second year student Maggie Foley whose work-rate was inspiring throughout the second half. Amelia secured the win with the final score from play.

The final score was 2-8 to 5-8. Well done to the younger players who stepped up at short notice to play the game and thank you to Ms. Keogan and Mr. Kelly for their coaching from the sideline. The girls’ next group game will take place next Friday at home vs Mount Sackville. Best of luck!

Match report written by TY students Orla Hanratty and Aoife Boyhan.

Holyfaith Panel: Orla Kilfeather, Ava O’Donnell, Eve O’Grady, Emily Scott, Jenny Dundon, Clara Woods, Keelin Boyhan, Eileen McCarthy, Robyn Costello , Aoibhinn O’Brien, Jill Meehan, Rachel O’Dea, Maeve O’Neill, Amelia McKay, Siun Lindsay, Anna Gallogly, Olivia Meikal, Molly O’Neill, Maggie Foley.