Double the Fun

RANELAGH Gaels ladies came through a busy week with two brilliant wins to keep themselves in the in the Division 7 title hunt.

It was the first time that the team had to play two competitive games inside such a short space of time – just three days – but luckily they were both at home and they earned two brilliant results.

First up on Monday was Clanna Gael Fontenoy, which was a high-scoring fixture, and then on Wednesday Robert Emmets visited Bushy Park.

Ranelagh Gaels 8-8
Clanna Gael Fontenoy 6-10

THIS can only be described as one of the craziest and most enjoyable games that you could ever hope to see!

It turned into a complete goal-fest and it was the Gaels that got the scores that mattered.

Of all the goals, Fiona’s last minute top corner rocket not only saved the game for Ranelagh but was also the pick of the day

Unfortunately the RTE cameras weren’t there to show replays because it would easily have been a contender for their Goal of the Season competition.

Gaels got off to the ideal start hitting the net through Kristy, Laoise and Babs.

The toughest challenge for the home side in the first half was getting the ball out of defence and at times lacked the composure to clear there lines.

This handed Clan simple opportunities which they didn’t fail to convert.

Gaels were blessed with stand-in goalkeeper Caoimhe (if you’re interested in playing goals for the Ranelagh Gaels ladies team you can email us on for more information) as she kept the home them in the game.

The second half tempo stayed the same as both sides exchanged scores, one of the best was Aoife long range effort falling under the cross bar.

Ranelagh Gaels 8-10
Robert Emmets 0-4

AFTER conceding so much on Monday night questions might have been asked of the Gaels defence.

But on Wednesday they answered them all by limiting Robert Emmets to just four points over the hour.

The ladies team are still struggling for a goalkeeper because it is such a tough job but somebody has got to do it.

Kristy stood between the posts for the first half and then moved out to full back for the second. At times the Gaels defence were fantastic at clearing the ball

The final 15 minutes of the game lacked a bit in intensity and Ranelagh were content to pick off their scores and conserve their energy on a hot summer’s day.

Many of the players found themselves playing out of position, but adapted well on a steep learning curve.

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