Our Senior Ladies welcomed Ballymac to Direen on Monday for the latest round of the Donal Curtin Cup . Playing with a strong wind in the first half, the visitors took the game by the scruff of the neck but the Legion ladies did not panic and played their way into the game, raising their own green flag later in the half leaving the score at 1-02 at half time. The second half saw the breeze ease off but not the intensity as both teams really went for it in an enthralling encounter. Ballymac took a 2 point lead as the game entered its final minutes. Legion reduced the deficit to the bare minimum, but Ballymac came down the field to tack on another score to maintain the 2 point gap. A nail biting finish saw the Ballymac goalkeeper save well which helped secure the points for the visitors on the night. FT score Legion 1-07 Ballymac 1-09. No quarter was asked or given in what was a pulsating contest from start to finish.
JUVENILE BOYS UPDATE
The U8s / 9s boys played Castleisland Desmonds in Round 4 of our Go Games . We had 4 teams in action and 24 boys showing off all their skills in the beautiful sunshine in Direen. Thanks to all the coaches, parents & referees and especially Desmonds for travelling over in such big numbers.
The U16 Ladies made the trip to Miltown on Wednesday for their overdue County League Round 3 game. The game was played in perfect conditions on a superb playing surface. Both teams had registered wins in their first two outings, so the top spot was to play for before the League breaks for the State examinations. Both teams lined out without a number of regulars and the opening exchanges were tight before Legion opened the scoring after 5 mins. Playing with the breeze, Legion began to gain control of proceedings, although scores were at a premium . The second half began with Legion upping the intensity and working over a few well-earned scores. Another goal mid way through the half put a bit of daylight between the teams before MKL came back and registered some well-earned points of their own. Strong running and great teamwork were the backbone of this Legion performance winning on a final scoreline of MKL Gaels 0-05 Legion 2-10.