Coola Post Primary School defeat Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair

FAI Schools Junior ‘B’ Girls National Cup Semi Final (Under 17, Small Schools)


Sunday, February 25, 2024


Coola Post Primary School 4-0 Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair

Orlaith Scanlon (12, 70), Aoibhin Doherty (26), Hayley Mullaney (67)


COOLA POST PRIMARY SCHOOL from Sligo had a wonderful victory over an impressive Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair on Friday afternoon last (February 23) in Monaghan United FC, Gortakeegan.

Eamonn Bruen’s charges had plenty of fire power upfront with a sensational brace from Captain Orlaith Scanlon either side of the interval as well as goals from the hardworking duo of Aoibhin Doherty and Hayley Mullaney to see them advance.

Despite the scoreline, Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair  Roisin Ni Chasaide had a great game between the posts with a double save at the death and a beauty to deny Scanlon before the hour mark.

The Connacht starlets opened their account through Orlaith Scanlon in the twelfth minute and their tally was doubled four minutes from the half hour through a brilliant strike from Aoibhin Doherty.

Coola took that two goal cushion into the break.

The Ulster Champions started the second half brightly but Hannah Hargadon managed to keep a clean sheet despite the best efforts of Maryanne Nic A Bhaird and Maria Ni Gallachoir

Hayley Mullaney converted a third goal for Coola three minutes from time and a fourth came close to the final whistle with Scanlon popping up with her second of the afternoon.

In the other semi-final played on Wednesday last, Coláiste Mhuire, Askeaton overcame Grange Community College, Donaghmede 3-1 in Athlone Town AFC.

Details of the FAI Schools Junior ‘B’ Girls National Cup decider will be made available during the week.

COOLA POST PRIMARY SCHOOL | Hannah Hargadon, Ava Lyons, Ava Duggan, Gráinne Smith, Ciara Gilligan, Hayley Mullaney, Leah Mullaney, Leanne Galvin, Orlaith Scalon ©, Aoibhin Doherty, Sophia Rose Henry

SUBS USED | Áine Mostyn for Henry (50), Katie Gilligan for L Mullaney (55)

SUBS NOT USED | Amy Brehony, Clodagh Hannon, Aaleasha Sweeney, Leah Coleman, Suzie O’Grady

TEACHER | Eamonn Bruen


POBALSCOIL GHAOTH DOBHAIR | Roisin Ni Chasaide, Neasa Nic Phaidin, Eva Ni Dhuibhir, Emma Ni Chumhaill, Fia Mic Giolla Chomhaill, Áine Ni Fhearraigh, Maryanne Nic A Bhaird ©, Maria Ni hEidinn, Brianna Nic Fhearragh, Maria Ni Gallachoir, Aoibhin Ni Chasaide

SUBS USED | Lilly Nic Ruairí for A Ni Chasaide (42), Aoife Nic Aoidh for Ni hEidinn (46) Hannah Nic Phaidin N Nic Phaidin (53)

SUBS NOT USED | Carrie Nic Grianna Nic Aoidh, Kayleigh Nic Dhomall, Clara Nic Suibhne, Blaithin Ni Bhaoill 

TEACHER | Michelle Uí Fhearghuasa


MATCH OFFICIAL | Michael Stephenson (Monaghan)