Towers made their way South along the M50 the take on a very good Cuala side who were by far the most difficult side that our young camog’s have come up against yet, writes Paul Doran. There is not enough space to extol the fantastic performances for each player but this was solid team performance and hopefully Towers will achieve more this year.
Cuala started off well with some fine camoige and were two points up before Towers knew what hit them. Stout defence from Críoa Byrne, Fiona Walsh and Saoirse Tunney enable Towers to settle the game and play to their rhythm. Some good pucks from Hannah Clark and determination from Lauryn Duffy give the Towers forwards a chance to get back into the game, but Cuala wanted to win and they scored a third wonderful point. The Game was turned on its head by a jaw dropping goal from Midfield dynamo Caoilfhionn Ní Dheoráin who jab lifted the ball from the half-way line and solo passed a few Cuala players and then amazingly kicked the Sliothar in to back of the net. Cuala were in shock and Towers slammed on the pressure.
Some fine play from Aibí Ward and Shannon Sheridan and good goal-keeping from Aisling Seery kept Cuala at bay. Another attack started by Ceola Ní Fhearghaíl who passed the Sliothar to Caoilfhionn Ni Dheoráin who slammed the ball into the Cuala net from twenty five yards out. Towers were now dominant in all aspects of the game. Cuala scored another point, but could not get back into the game. A further great piece of teamwork from Saoirse Walsh which led to Aisling Seery scoring a fine point from play. Lauryn Egan had no luck today and could have scored a few times.
Towers management were delighted with this result and were missing one of their star players Emma O’Malley. Teams places are being fought for and this augers well for the future.