Bantry Blues

Founded 1887

Co. Cork

U14s lose out in narrow deafest in their first loss of the year

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Our u14 ladies suffered their first defeat of this year's West Cork campaign when they were beaten by Dohenys in the park on Tuesday evening.
Bantry started the game well and were on the scoreboard within three minutes courtesy of a well taken point from Donna French.Sophie o Donnell registered Bantry's next score with a point in the sixth minute and when Donna French scored a fine goal on eight minutes Bantry looked to be well on top.
Dohenys opened their account with a point on nine minutes but the girls in Blue were playing some good attacking football and further points from Sophie o Donnell,Emma Harrington and 1.1 from Kacey Cotter saw Bantry extend their lead despite having lost Sara Murphy to injury earlier in the game.
A goal from Dohenys in the sixteenth minute which they followed up with two points saw them claw their way back into the game and when they goaled again in the twenty fifth minute they were right back in contention.Points from Caitlin o Neill,Kacey Cotter and Emma Harrington saw Bantry leading at half time on a scoreline of 2.9 to 2.4.
The second half saw Dohenys playing with the aid of a good breeze and they opened the scoring with a point in the seventh minute.Bantry replied with a point from Caitlin o Neill but Dohenys were now putting  Bantry under serious pressure and scored 1.2 without reply to level the game with twenty minutes gone.Kacey Cotter pointed for Bantry in the twenty first minute to take a slender lead but Dohenys were now attacking relentlessly.Bantry had goal chances on the counter attack but couldn't convert with Emma Harrington unfortunate to rattle the crossbar with one effort.Bantry goalkeeper Layla Rose Kingston Fitzgerald pulled off some great saves to keep Bantry in front and Aoife o Donovan and Ann Keohane were putting in some great defensive work but couldn't prevent Dohenys from scoring the equalising point in the thirtieth minute.Caitlin o Neill replied with a point for Bantry but three injury time points saw Dohenys take the spoils with a two point win on a scoreline of 3.11 to 2.12.
Hard luck to the girls who put in a great effort on the night in what was a highly competitive and entertaining game of football.
Scorers for Bantry 
Kacey Cotter 1.4
Donna French 1.1
Caitlin o Neill 0.3
Sophie o Donnell 0.2
Emma Harrington 0.2

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