Dromintee capture first ever Feile crown

Dromintee 6-12 Killeavy 2-6

Dromintee captured their first ever Feile crown with a win over near neighbours Killeavy in front of a large vocal home support.

The victory was built on the combination of a solid half time lead and a second half goal blitz.

The home side got off to a blistering start with three scores from Lily McBennett, Grace Conlon and Maggie Boden.

Were it not for a series of missed chances the game could have been put to bed earlier. But some poor decision making and shot selection allowed the green and black stay in the game.

Defensively Dromintee were solid with standout performances from Sarah Murphy Aurika Jankute and Ava O’Neill.

Points from Maggie Boden, Grace Conlon (2), Emma Toale and a further strike from Lily McBennett stretched the Dromintee lead with Rosie Fox again hitting the all important first half goal.

While Dromintee established a 1-8 to 0-1 interval lead, Killeavy refused to give up without a battle. They made Dromintee fight for every ball.

Second half

Better ball retention and pass selection in the second half was the key for Dromintee to kick on. A flurry of goals from Caitlin Carnegie, McBennett, Conlon and Fox put Dromintee clear. Grainne Laverty wrapped up the three-pointers to the delight of the home support.

McBennett and Conlon tagged on points before a late Killeavy revival saw them net twice. Dromintee ensured game time for all twenty girls on the panel.

Nine of the girls have older brothers with Feile medals. So, it was a family affair post match as the sibling rivalry stepped up a notch.

The National Feile is due to take place in Connacht on June 29th with details yet to be finalised.

In her acceptance speech captain Lily McBennett paid tribute to the late Marie Rocks. She singled out Shane O’Neill for his winter programme work with the girls.

Dromintee captured their first ever Feile crown with a win over near neighbours Killeavy in front of a large vocal home support.
Photo Credit: Sinead Snaps

Manager Declan McBennett said, “For the girls it was important to come back from last years final defeat to Clann Eireann and win the first girls Feile title for the club given that the boys have been successful at county and national level over the last two years as n their Feile competition.

“In the bigger picture of player development within  the club it’s important that the hard work that has been going on for many years across the juvenile sector is rewarded across both the girls and boys teams and success obviously helps motivation, participation and the drive for each team to be the best they can be.”

Dromintee Scorers: Lily McBennett 1:05, Grace Conlon 1:04, Rosie Fox 2:00, Caitlin Carnegie 1:00, Grainne Laverty 1:00, Maggie Boden 0:02, Emma Toale 0:01

Full Panel: Emma Toale, Hannah McCrink, Rosie Fox, Annie Rice, Caitlin McCann, Caoimhe O’Rourke, Sarah Murphy, Sinead O’Neill, Grainne Laverty, Maggie Boden.Isabelle Kehoe, Grainne McKeever, Emer O’Neill, Aurika Janute, Lily McBennett, Pippa Mooney, Ava O’Neill, Caitlin O’Grady, Caitlin Carniege & Grace Conlon.

Dromintee captured their first ever Feile crown with a win over near neighbours Killeavy in front of a large vocal home support.
Photo Credit: Sinead Snaps