Offaly ladies make winning start

THE Offaly Ladies Football team made a winning start to their league campaign with a good win away from home.

THE Offaly Ladies Football team made a winning start to their league campaign with a good win away from home.

The girls traveled to Carlow for the game and came away with an impressive 2-11 to 2-6 victory.

Top scorer on the day was Sinead Taylor who finished with 2-3 with Kym Furey chipping in with four points, Terese Hickey with two and Aishling O’Connor and Orla Heavy adding one apiece.

Offaly face another tough assignment this week when they have to travel north to face Antrim.

The Saffrons claimed an All Ireland Junior title in 2009 and opened their campaign last Sunday with a 5-15 to 0-9 win over their Ulster rivals Derry.

However after a great overall team performance last weekend, the Offaly team will have received a great confidence boost at this early stage of the season and will travel fully expecting to register a second win.

OFFALY: Miriam Malone, Deirdre Evans, Patrice Stapleton, Aishling O’Connor, Niamh Daly, Jane Fitzpatick, Bernie Walsh, Emma Dalton, Orla Heavey, Riona Byrne, Christine McDonald, Kym Furey, Sinead Taylor, Sarah Maloney, Terese Hickey. Subs: Serena Keena for Bernie Walsh; Sarah O’ Rourke for Serena Keena; Roseanne Hogan for Deirdre Evans.

At the last County Board meeting a Presentation was made to outgoing Chairperson Mary Kelly on behalf of the Offaly ladies football association for her dedication and hard work as Chairperson for the last four years by Secretary Evelyn Malone.

Congratulations to Edenderry on receiving the Senior Club of the Year Award which was truly deserved reaching the All Ireland semi-final and who now take the county to the Intermediate grade in Leinster.

Also congratulations to Killeigh on receiving the Junior Club of the year. 2010 was a great year for football in the county and the County Board wish all the Clubs the best of luck in this year’s League and Championship.