The senior ladies played Ballerin in the first round of the championship last Thursday evening at Longfield. The visitors proved too strong for a hard working Desertmartin team. The Sarsfields side with dominant players in central positions took a firm hold on the game and by half-time built up a comfortable lead. Desertmartin did their best but Ballerin were determined to proceed to the next round and maintained their grip on the game for most of the second half. Desertmartin finished strongly with scores from Leanne McCrystal and Niambh Fullen but it wasn’t enough to turn over a very strong Ballerin side.
Desertmartin: L McGuckin; Carmel Shaw; E Donnelly; N McCrory; E Breen; N McGuckin; E Gribben; L Breen; L McCrystal; R McElhennon; N Fullen; S McGuckin; A Fullen; E McGuckin and P McElwee.