Cregmore girls advance to national cup semi-final

Cregmore Claregalway FC U18s.

Cregmore Claregalway FC U18s.

Cregmore Claregalway FC have succesfully made it into the last four of this year's FAI Women’s U18 National Cup.

The Galway girls overcame Birdhill FC by 2-0 in Cregmore on Sunday to advance to the semi-finals for the second year in succssion.

In strong wind conditions, it was nil-all at half time, but Cregmore took control of the second half. They were rewarded with two goals from Aoife Thompson and some super saves from goalkeeper Karen Connolly to see off the Tipperary side.

Cregmore contested last year's final, losing 6-2 to the experienced Peamount United outfit.

Also in action last weekend was a youthful Corrib's U18 girls who, after the long trek to Donegal, lost 2-0 to Greencastle.

Cregmore Claregalway: Karen Connolly, Amy Walsh, Aoife Lyons, Claire Conry, Emma Conacur, Deirdre Walsh, Chellene Trill; Cliona Ni Chochlain, Sinead Donovan, Caitlin Quinn, Kaitie Roache, Shauna Brennan, Ciara Murphy, Angie Dempsey; Ciara Fogerty, Andrea Trill, Aoife Thompson, Eve McDaid. Managers, Noel Connolly, Paul Horkan. Physio, Helen Connolly.

Corrib Celtic: Emma Glynn (c ), Rebecca Fahy, Ellie Smyth, Ellie Garrett, Orlaith McAndrew, Michaela Kavanagh, Rachel O'Neill, Kelsie Forde, Rachel Killilea, Amy McPhilbin, Aisling Murphy, Siobhan McGuire, Aoife Molloy, Ciara McCarthy, Rachel Barrett, Callie Crowe. Manager, Kevin O'Neill. Coaches, Pat McPhilbin and Des Glynn.

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