Ladies v Magherafelt

The senior ladies played Magherafelt in a league game Rossa Park last Monday evening. Desertmartin started brightly leading 1-2 to 0-1 after five minutes of play with scores coming from Ciara Shaw (0-1); Emer O’Loan (1-0) and Shannon McCrystal (0-1). But the following fifteen minutes belonged to the Rosses who added four points to no reply. Desertmartin recovered their composure and pressurized the home defence with points from Niamh Fullen and Ciara Shaw. But the home side came roaring back with 3-2 to lead at the break 3-7 to 1-4. Magherafelt’s greater strength and athletic ability showed itself throughout the second half as they continually pressed forward. But Desertmartin’s defence was resolute as they harried and blocked the Magherafelt attacks. Desertmartin added a further 1-2 to their scoreline but Magherafelt ran out worthy winners 5-12 to 2-6.Desertmartin team: L McGuckin; Carmel Shaw; N McGuckin; N McCrory; E Breen; E Gribben; S McGuckin; L Breen; L McCrystal; N Fullen; S McCrystal; Ciara Shaw; E McGuckin; E O’Loan and R McElhennon. Subs used P McElwee; A Fullen and T Scott