Tara Junior's looked very impressive in this league clash against Bothers Pearse on Sunday morning in Greenford. Pearses however were under strength missing many of their starting team. Tara were strong all over the field however with Orla Maguire steady as ever in defence. Claire Ahern stood out for Tara bagging a hatrick of goals along with a well taken point. Colette Fahy stopped attach after attach by Pearses in Tara's defence.
Tara opened the scoring with a goal from the young Karen Curtin Landy. Ahern followed with a well taken point from 30 yards out. Tara's Kiwi Rosie Sutcliffe was causing havoc and she made a blinding solo run, hand passed to captain Grace Hamilton who sent the sliotar to the back of the net. Jacqui Thornton followed with another goal for Tara and Marian Coleman pointed from 20 yards out. Half time score of 3-2 to 0-0 and Tara were cruising.
The second half was more of the same and Tara were in total control. Francis O'Neill, Therase Doyle and Martha O'Neill battled hard for Pearses but Tara just came in wave after wave. Sutcliffe started where she left off with some more blinding runs and sent the sliotar to the net for her second goal of the day. Great work by Cat Dwyer in the middle of the field in the build up. Doyle went back into goal for Pearses and made some great saves, denying Sutcliffe after a great passing move by Tara's forwards.
Pearses were not giving up however and clawed one goal back. A ball hit from way out the field, deceiving everyone and went into the net. More great work from Sutcliffe paid off as she hit the net again to complete her hatrick. Captain Hamilton hit in a high ball which deceived the Pearses goalie and dropped into the net. Hamilton followed with a well taken point. Ahern then went on a scoring spree, netting 3 times in the remaining 10 minutes.
Team: Becky Purcell, Orla Maguire, Debs Lawrence, Colette Fahy, Louise Clarke, Catherine Dwyer, Grace Hamilton (2-1), Claire Ahern (3-1), Marian Coleman (0-1), Rosie Sutcliffe (2-0), Jacqui Thornton (1-0), Karen-Curtin Landy (0-1), Breege Doherty.