Laois Hockey Club

Founded 2023

Co. Laois

Inters 1s Match Report

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A strong start from Laois with a goal in the first 5 minutes as a result of some clean passing up the right wing from right back, Penny Wilkinson to Leanne Shirley on the forward line and a final strike from right forward, Orla Duggen into the back board. 


Laois followed up strong in the second quarter with a brilliant goal from Rachel  Igoe after some a strong pass from centre back Ellen Harvey. Both teams go into the second half of the game determined with Laois 2-0 up. 


After some strong play from both sides Gorey convert a short corner into a goal which ups the stakes of the game. An extremely nail biting 3rd quarter continues resulting in another Gorey goal from a short corner. The 3rd quarter ends with both teams tied at 2-2 and teams return onto the pitch for an extremely close final quarter.   

All players on the pitch fight hard to break the tie and spectators hold their breath during a close end to the match. When the final whistle blows both teams are still left tied at 2-2 and prepare for shuttles. Gorey were chosen to go first and their attempt was confidently saved by Laois goalie Ruth Talbot. 

This was followed by an excellent score from Laois captain Abigail Clarke into the right hand side of the goal. Gorey follows with a successful shuttle and Laois proceeds with a score from Emily Creagh by tapping a post ball over the line in the last milliseconds of her shuttle. Gorey came back strong with 2 more scores as did Laois with 2 more from Orla Duggan, with a clean shot into the centre after moving around the Gorey goalie and Rachel Igoe with a shot from the left hand side.

 This left the score at 3-4 to Laois going into the last shuttle from each team. Spectators were on edge as Gorey stepped up and took there final shuttle.

 A unfortunate miss left the score at 3-4 putting Laois Hockey Club into the Leinster Inter Girls Division 1B Final  on Sunday the 28th of April.

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