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News from Queen's Ladies Gaelic Football Club 2001/2002
Committee 2001-02
Role Name Degree County
Chairperson: Roisin O'Donnell   2nd year Pharmacy Fear Manach
Secretary: Deirdre Donnelly 3rd Year Civil Engineering Fear Manach
Treasurer: Majella Agnew 2nd year Civil Engineering An Lú
PRO: Emma Foy 3rd year European Studies Fear Manach
Members: Aideen Moohan 2nd year Business
Information Technology  
Fear Manach
Ulster Council Rep:   Máire Clarke 4th year MSc Town &
Country Planning


Freshers   Division 1 League   Division 2 League  Dowd Cup   McNally Plate Presentation Night
St Marys vs
Cavan College vs
QUB I vs
St Marys
Cavan College
Presentation Night
QUB I vs UUJ I QUB II vs UUJ II Player Profiles Player Profiles
Final table Final table
Top Scorers Top Scorers

Freshers All-Ireland 7-a-side Blitz 2001


The annual All-Ireland Freshers seven a side Blitz was this year hosted by NUI Galway at Dangan Sports Ground in Galway City on Friday 9th November. Twelve universities were represented and fifteen teams competed with UCG, UCD and UCC entering 2 teams. Teams were divided into four groups for the initial league competition and the top three teams from each of these groups qualified for the Cup, Shield and Plate respectively. At this stage the competition became a knock-out with semi-finals and the winners competing in the final.

League Draw

Group A Group B Group C Group D
UCD UCD (2) UCG Mary Immaculate
Maynooth UCC QUB DIT
WIT UL UCC (2) St. Mary’s Belfast
UUJ Tralee UCG (2)

Queen’s freshers, accompanied by a number of senior players travelled to Galway on Thursday evening, staying overnight in Barnacles hostel in Galway city centre. It was an early start for the freshers, manager Paul Hagan and supporters (who had made the best of the Galway nite-life) as registration for the competition was at 9.15am. The Queen’s team which consisted of: Patricia McAfee (Capt)(Fermanagh), Colette Rice (Fermanagh), Clare O’Connell (Derry), Martina Houston (Derry), Fionnuala Scullion (Armagh), Alice Byrne (Louth), Christina Agnew (Louth), Aisling Hagan (Tyrone), Briege McGarvey (Tyrone), Fiona Duane (Tyrone), Lou Anea (Tyrone), Niamh Conway (Galway) were placed in Group C along with University College Galway (UCG), University College Cork (UCC) and Tralee I.T.

Group C

Match 1: QUB V UCG

The Queen’s girls took a long time to settle and Galway posed tough opposition, and as it happened were later that day to make it to the Cup final. Clare O’Connell did well in her new role as fly goalie but Galway still managed to score 2.1 by half time. Colette Rice put Queen’s on the score sheet with a well taken goal, but this turned out to be QUB’s only score.
Final Score QUB 1.0 UCG 2.5

Match 2: UCC V Tralee I.T
UCC won after a tight match. Final Score UCC 1.5 Tralee 2.1

Match 3: UCG V UCC
Final Score UCG 2.4 UCC 1.2

Match 4: QUB V Tralee I.T

Queen’s played like a different team with the rest between matches and some tactical switches making all the difference. Briege McGarvey dominated the mid-field area scoring 1.1, ably assisted by Clare O’Connell. Aisling Hagan on one of her many powerful bursts from the back line shot over a point and Christina Agnew also did well to get our other point of the half.
Half time: QUB 1.3 Tralee I.T 1.0.

Queen’s back line continued to hold solid, with Colette Rice and Fionnuala Scullion doing well in nets and inter-change players Martina and Fiona also contributed well when introduced. Briege continued her scoring form with another point and Colette scored her second goal of the competition to give Queen’s their first victory.
Final Score QUB 2.4 Tralee 1.2.

Match 5: QUB V UCC

After a very short break Queen’s had to take the field to face UCC. Boosted by their previous win the girls battled hard with Briege scoring three points and Alice getting a point, but despite the pressure put on the UCC goal and a brilliant penalty save by Aisling, UCC won.
Final Score: QUB 0.4 UCC 1.3

Match 6: UCG V Tralee I.T
Final Score UCG 3.7 Tralee I.T 0.0

UCG won Group C going through to the Cup competition with UCC coming second and qualifying for the Shield competition and QUB grabbed a semi-final spot in the Plate section.

Knock Out Stages

Group A Group B Group C Group D
1.Cup Competition UCD UCC UCG UCG (2)
2.Shield Competition UUJ UL UCC Mary I
3.Plate Competition WIT UCD (2) QUB DIT

Cup Competition Semi Final Draw: UCD V UCC and UCG V UCG (2)
Shield Competition Semi Final Draw: UUJ V UL and UCC V Mary I
Plate Competition Semi Final Draw: WIT V UCD (2) and QUB V DIT

Plate Semi Final: QUB V DIT

After an hour and a half break for lunch Queen’s lined out against Dublin I.T. Encouraged by their vocal supports the girls started fantastically with Clare dominating in midfield scoring a goal and a point in quick succession. Briege also added a point to leave the Half time score QUB 1.2 DIT 0.0.
The whole team played well creating some great passages of play. Captain Patricia broke through the Dublin defence to score our first point of the second half and goal poacher Alice knocked in two goals with Christina Agnew getting the other point of the half. Once again Aisling was performing wonders in the back line pulling off another great save and plaguing the Dublin forwards with superb blocks.
Final Score: QUB 3.4 DIT 1.2.

Plate Semi Final: WIT V UCD (2)
In the other side of the draw Waterford were too strong for UCD 2nds running out winners WIT 3.3 UCD (2) 1.0

Plate Final: QUB V WIT

Although by now very tired and sore after all the days matches the Queen’s girls started the match with renewed determination against a very physical Waterford side. Briege scored our only point of the first half and Waterford squeezed in a late goal to leave the Half time score QUB 0.1 WIT 1.1.
The Queen’s girls dug deep in the second half with no one willing to give up. Captain Patricia led by example slotting the ball over the bar and once again defender Aisling ran the length of the field to score a great point. Clare and Briege got points a piece and the pressure from QUB was relentless. But the Queen’s girls could not find that final score and although Waterford only scored two points in the second half their first half goal proved decisive.
Final Score: QUB 0.5 WIT 1.3.

Final Results

1.Cup Competition University College Dublin
2.Shield Competition Inchicore
3.Plate Competition Waterford IT

Queen’s Freshers’ Scorers

QUB scorers League Plate Semi-Final     Plate Final     Total
1.Briege McGarvey   1.5 0.1 0.2 1.8
2.Alice Byrne 0.1 2.0 2.1
3.Colette Rice 2.0 2.0
4.Clare O’Connell 1.1 0.1 1.2
5.Aisling Hagan 0.1 0.1 0.2
6.Patricia McAfee 0.1 0.1 0.2
7.Christina Agnew 0.1 0.1 0.2

Everyone had an enjoyable day and hopefully the Freshers enjoyed their first experience of University football and the unique atmosphere that goes with it. Needless to say the Queen’s girls didn’t let the defeat in the final dampen their spirits (or beer or wine) on the way home. Finally a special thanks to Paul who bravely accompanied 19 girls on a mini-bus just to manage the team!!

Division 1 Week 1: QUB I V St. Mary’s

Queen’s 1sts played St. Mary’s in the first league game of the 2001/02 season at Casement Park on Wednesday 14th November at 2.15pm. Qub started brightly with Ciara Gallen scoring an early goal. Caroline Kelly scored her first point of the match from a free and Ciara Gallen went on to add another point from play. St. Mary’s first point was scored by Maria McGuickan. The Ranchettes scored a further 2 points and were then awarded a penalty which was saved by QUB goalie Maeliosa Hardy, however St. Mary’s managed to dispatch the rebound to the back of the net. Before the half time whistle blew St. Mary’s added another point and Caroline Kelly scored a further 3 points for Queen’s. This left the Half time score QUB 1.5 St. Mary’s 2.5. It was still all to play for in the second half and Caroline Kelly pointed twice for QUB. But it was St. Mary’s who took the initiative scoring a goal and a point before adding a disputed goal with the ball being bundled over the line by St.Mary’s midfielder Una McKay. After a good passage of play the length of the field Sharon McGovern slotted the ball to the back of the St.Mary’s net, but the revival was short lived as St.Mary’s added another 4 points and a late goal. Caroline Kelly got QUBs last point of the game from a free.
Final Score: QUB 2.8 St. Mary’s 5.10

It was good team-work and supportive play that paid dividends for the Ranchettes, with their previous challenge matches holding them in good stead. Queens did play well in patches but at times lacked cohesion, however this was to be expected as it was the first time the team had played together. Hopefully with 100% attendence at training and full commitment from all the players and more match practice the team will start to gel together.

QUB Team and Scorers

1 Maeliosa Hardy (Antrim)

2 Majella Agnew (Louth)     3 Briege McGarvey (Tyrone)         4 Patricia McAfee (Fermanagh)
5 Elizabeth O’Hanlon (Tyrone)         6 Aisling Hagan (Tyrone)         7 Mary Wilson (Tyrone)

8 Máire Clarke (Derry)         9 Gerardine McCann (Antrim)

10 Caroline Kelly (Tyrone) (0.7)         11 Ciara Daly (Tyrone)        12 Sharon McGovern (Fermanagh) (1.0)
13 Ciara Gallen (Tyrone) (1.1)        14 Sinead McAvoy (Down)         15 Helen McCarthy (Down)

Subs: Deirdre Donnelly (Fermanagh), Colette Rice (Fermanagh),
Christina Agnew (Louth), Eimear Brady (Antrim), Clare O’Connell (Derry).

Division 2 Week 1: Cavan College vs QUB

Queens 2nds played Cavan College at Redhills on Wednesday 14th November. From the start, QUB's defence found themselves under sustained pressure from Cavan's midfield and half-forward line. The QUB goalkeeper had no chance under the circumstances and cleared several shots from the goal-line. For a ten minute period, Cavan were in total command, scoring many goals and points and they were using the 'breaking' ball very well. However, there were impressive performances in this half from Claire O'Harte and Joanne Lively in defence. Towards the end of the first-half, QUB managed to get themselves on the scoresheet via a point from Kitty Colton. This was followed moments later by a goal from Niamh Conway.
Half-Time: Cavan 5-6 QUB 1-1
QUB came out in the second half like a new team and immediately began creating scoring opportunities. On many occasions, Anita Rasdale came bursting through the Cavan half-back line and took her points. QUB were in control and were unfortunate to concede a goal mid-way through the second-half. QUB bounced back with points from Aideen Moohan, Roisin O'Donnell and Niamh Conway. QUB were also awarded a penalty in the dying minutes of the 2nd half but Kitty Colton's shot was stopped by the Cavan goalkeeper. QUB maintained their pressure on the Cavan defence but a sterling display from the Cavan full-back, Alva Clarke, was enough to spoil some of our forwards creative work. Those who played well for QUB included Claire O'Harte, Anita Rasdale, Niamh Conway, Joanne Lively and Sarah Barrett.

If QUB II can play like they did in the second half, then Magee will find them tough opposition. More commitment and practice as a team would be very beneficial.
Full-time: Cavan 7-9 QUB 1-7

QUB Team and Scorers

1 Fiona Duane (Tyrone)

2 Joanne Lively (Tyrone)       3 Maria Doris (Fermanagh)       4 Aileen McGovern (Down)
5 Emma Foy (Fermanagh)       6 Claire O'Harte (Fermanagh)       7 Laura Coyle (Tyrone)

8 Sarah Barrett (Tyrone)       9 Anita Rasdale (0.3) (Fermanagh)

10 Niamh Conway (1.1) (Galway)       11 Sarah Byrne (Tyrone)       12 Kitty Colton (0.1) (Tyrone)

13 Joanne O'Connor (Tyrone)       14 Roisin O'Donnell (0.1) (Fermanagh)       15 Aideen Moohan (0.1) (Fermanagh)

Sub: Martina Houston (Derry) for Joanne Lively

Division 1 Week 3: QUB V UUJ

The Dub played host to this years league match between the old rivals QUB and UUJ. UUJ started strongly scoring 2.5 before Caroline Kelly got Queen’s first point, but UUJ responded with three goals in quick succession with the UUJ forwards making life difficult for stand-in goalkepper Clare O’Connell. Sharon McGovern scored two pointed frees but again UUJ found the back of the Queen’s net and added two further points before half time. In the second half UUJ scored a further 1.8. Caroline Kelly converted two more frees for QUB before Ciara Gallen slotted home a goal late in the game.
Final Score QUB 1.5 UUJ 8.16.
For long periods Queens were chasing the game, and despite some good passages of play just couldn’t get on top.

QUB Team and Scorers

1 Claire O’Connell (Derry) 2 3 4 Deirdre Donnelly Majella Agnew Patricia McAfee (Fermanagh) (Louth) (Fermanagh) 5 6 7 Briege McGarvey Aisling Hagan Elizabeth O’Hanlon (Tyrone) (Tyrone) (Tyrone) 8 9 Máire Clarke Gerardine McCann (Derry) (Antrim) 10 11 12 Ciara Gallen (1.0) Caroline Kelly (0.3) Sharon McGovern (0.2) (Tyrone) (Tyrone) (Fermanagh) 13 14 15 Sinead McAvoy Helen McCarthy Collette Rice (Down) (Down) (Fermanagh) Subs: Christina Agnew (Louth), Mary Wilson (Tyrone), Eimear Brady (Antrim)

Division 2 Week 3: QUB V UUJ

As part of the Wednesday 28th double header QUB II took on UUJ II. Queens got an early point form Eimear Brady but this turned out to be their own score of the half. Good QUB play throughout the half restricted the UUJ scoreline to only 0.4. QUB battled hard in the second half in the cold and wet conditions but UUJ managed to score a point and were than awarded a penalty which they converted. Not to be out done Queen’s were awarded a penalty, which Anita Rasdale crashed to the back of the UUJ net. However UUJ scored another goal and Queen’s could only reply with a point from Anita Rasdale.
Final Score: QUB 1.2 UUJ 2.6.
This was a heartening display from an ever improving seconds team who tried hard right to the very end.

QUB Team and Scorers
1 Fionnuala Scullion (Armagh) 2 3 4 Aileen McGovern Maria Doris Laura Coyle (Down) (Fermanagh) (Tyrone) 5 6 7 Joanne Lively Claire O'Harte Joanne Gillespie (Tyrone) (Fermanagh) (Tyrone) 8 9 Sarah Barrett Anita Rasdale (1.1) (Tyrone) (Fermanagh) 10 11 12 Niamh Conway Kitty Colton Eimear Brady (0.1) (Galway) (Tyrone) (Antrim) 13 14 15 Edel Campbell Regina McKenna Roisin O'Donnell (Fermanagh) (Tyrone) (Fermanagh) Subs: Aideen Moohan (Fermanagh), Emma Foy (Fermanagh), Martina Houston (Derry),
Catriona Daly (Antrim), Shauna McGuckian (Derry), Fiona Duane (Tyrone)

Division 1 Week 4: QUB V UUC

On Wednesday 5th December Queens made the journey north-west to take on UU Coleraine in the final league match of the season. From the start it was obvious this was a miss-match with Queen’s dominating all sectors of the field. In the opening minutes Ciara Gallen scored 1.1, Sharon McGovern found the back of the Coleraine net and in the 7th, 8th and 9th minutes Caroline Kelly, Máire Clarke and Gerardine McCann all scored points. Within the next ten minutes Caroline scored 1.2, Sinead McAvoy then got her first score of the day and within two minutes Ciara Gallen added a further goal and point. Sharon ended the half with another QUB goal. HALF TIME SCORE: QUB 5.8 UUC 0.0. Queens started the second half just as they had finished the first with Caroline grabbing 2 points and Sinead a point. UUC managed to score two pointed frees. Shortly into the second half Ciara Daly replaced Sharon who had picked up a wrist injury in the first half in what was at time a very physical encounter. Also at this stage Patricia McAfee replaced Deirdre Donnelly and Eimear Brady made way for Roisin O’Donnell. After a brilliant surging run from the half-back line Aisling Hagan’s pass found Sinead who dispatched the ball to the back of the UUC net. Between the 18th and 21st minutes of the second half Caroline and Ciara Gallen both scored 1.1 each and in the last ten minutes Helen McCarthy, Ciara Daly, Roisin O’Donnell and Sinead all scored points.

Although Queens dominated this match it was the manner in which they preformed that most pleased management. For the fist time this season everyone played as a team with nine different scorers evidence of this. There was good support play all round and an increased hunger to show for the ball throughout the match. Queens produced some great passages of play and UUC were unable to cope with the waves of attack.

QUB Team and Scorers 1 Briege McGarvey (Tyrone) 2 3 4 Deirdre Donnelly Majella Agnew Clare O’Connell (Fermanagh) (Louth) (Derry) 5 6 7 Mary Wilson Aisling Hagan Elizabeth O’Hanlon (Tyrone) (Tyrone) (Tyrone) 8 9 Helen McCarthy (0.1) Gerardine McCann (0.1) (Down) (Antrim) 10 11 12 Caroline Kelly (2.6) Sinead McAvoy (1.3) Sharon McGovern (2.0) (Tyrone) (Down) (Fermanagh) 13 14 15 Ciara Gallen (3.3) Máire Clarke (0.1) Eimear Brady (Tyrone) (Derry) (Antrim) Subs: Ciara Daly (Tyrone)(0.1), Patricia McAfee (Fermanagh), Roisin O’Donnell (Fermanagh) (0.1), Christina Agnew (Louth)

Ulster Divison 1 League 2001

College Played Won Lost Drawn Points
UUJ 3 3 0 0 6
St Marys 3 2 1 0 4
Queens 3 1 2 0 2
UUC 3 0 3 0 0

QUB I Scorers in League Campaign 2001/02

Player Vs St. Mary’s   Vs UUC   Vs UUJ   Total
Caroline Kelly 0.7 2.6 0.3 2.16
Ciara Gallen 1.1 3.3 1.0 5.4
Sharon Mc Govern     1.0 2.0 0.2 3.2
Sinead McAvoy 1.3 1.3
Máire Clarke 0.1 0.1
Helen McCarthy 0.1 0.1
Gerardine McCann 0.1 0.1

Ulster Divison 2 League 2001

College Played   Won   Lost   Drawn   Points
UUJ 3 3 0 0 6
Cavan College 2 1 1 0 2
Queens 2 0 2 0 0
Magee 1 0 1 0 0

QUB II Scorers in League Campaign 2001/02

Player Vs Cavan College   Vs UUJ   Total
Niamh Conway 1.1 1.1
Anita Rasdale 0.3 1.1 1.4
Aideen Moohan 0.1 0.1
Roisin O'Donnell   0.1 0.1
Kitty Colton 0.1 0.1
Eimear Brady 0.1 0.1

Dowd Cup


Dowd Cup 2002: Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th February

This year saw the 9th anniversary of the Dowd Cup with UUJ the hosts. However inclement weather during the week had left the Jordanstown pitches unplayable. The Wednesday before the competition UUJ were faced with cancelling the competition for the first time ever, but too many people had invested too much time and effort to see this happen. Ulster Ladies Colleges Council Chairperson Una McKay led the mission to secure pitches for the weekend. At one stage it looked like the competition would be played in Carrickmore, but many phone calls later, finally a pitch at UUC was obtained for UUJ (A) V St. Mary’s Strawberry Hill and UUJ (B) V UUC. The QUB V St. Mary’s match got the go ahead at the Dub and QUB (B) took on Cavan College at Cherryvale.

Saturday 9th

Results: UUJ (A) were too strong for St. Mary’s Strawberry Hill and UUJ (B) defeated UUC. QUB (B) were defeated by Cavan College despite a good first half display by the Queen’s girls.

Dowd Cup Semi-final: QUB V St. Mary’s Belfast

A considerable crowd attended to watch Queen’s take on St. Mary’s despite the blustery weather and the late change of venue. Indeed the strong wind blowing up the field had a large bearing on the game. St. Mary’s won the toss and decided to play with the wind and this proved to be a wise decision. St. Mary’s number 10 Meave McGurk scored the first point of the game with St. Mary’s captain Etaoine O’Kane scoring 2 pointed frees. St. Mary’s scored a goal and a point before Etaoine O’Kane struck over another point. Queen’s found it extremely difficult to get the ball out of defence and the strong wind hampered the distance of the goalkeepers kickouts. Linda Donnelly scored a goal and point for St. Mary’s, followed by 3 points by Meave McGurk. QUB’s Caroline Kelly was unlucky not to find the back of the net when her powerful shot smashed off the crossbar and back into play. Linda Donnelly scored St. Mary’s final point of the first half. Half Time: QUB 0.0 St. Mary’s 2.10 Queen’s had left themselves with a mountain to climb in the second half but with the wind at their backs they started to put scores on the board with a pointed free from Sharon McGovern. Aisling Hagan added a long distance pointed free, aided over the bar by the strong wind and Sharon added another point. After a long range effort by Caroline Kelly the ball dropped short into the St. Mary’s square, Sharon McGovern picked up the loose ball and sloted it to the back of the St. Mary’s net, but celebrations were short lived as St. Mary’s responded with a goal of their own. Caroline Kelly scored a point for QUB and Etaoine O’Kane got St. Mary’s final point. The large led built up by St. Mary’s in the first half was enough to see The Ranchettes through for a place in the Dowd final the next day. Final Score: QUB 1.4 St. Mary’s 3.11.

QUB Team and Scorers and St. Mary’s Team

1 Deirdre Donnelly (Fermanagh)
2 Patricia McAfee (Fermanagh) 3 Majella Agnew (Louth) 4 Clare O’Connell (Derry)
15 Patricia Moran 14 Linda Donnelly 13 Fiona-Marie Kearney

5 Claire O’Harte (Fermanagh) 6 Aisling Hagan (Capt) (0.1) (Tyrone) 7 Elizabeth O’Hanlon (Tyrone)
12 Paula McAleer 11 Etaoine O’Kane (Capt) 10 Meave McGurk

8 Gerardine McCann (Antrim) 9 Helen McCarthy (Down)
9 Úna McKay 8 Edel Hackett

10Caroline Kelly (0.1) (Tyrone) 11 Sinead McAvoy (Down) 12 Sharon McGovern (1.2) (Fermanagh)
7 Mairead McGuckin 6 Siobhán McGarvey 5 Donna McCrumlish

13 Eimear Brady (Antrim) 14 Máire Clarke (Derry) 15 Collette Rice (Fermanagh)
4 Oonagh McAnespie 3 Edel McGovern 2 Claire Devlin

1 Maeve McAtamney

QUB Subs: Christina Agnew (Louth), Ciara Gallen (Tyrone), Cara Franey (Tyrone), Briege McGarvey (Tyrone), Mary Wilson (Tyrone).

Player Profiles

Managers (Firsts Team)

Name: Fergal McCarney
Club: Killyclogher, Co. Tyrone

Name: John McMullan
Club: Killeeshil, Co. Tyrone

Firsts Team Panel

Name Club County Course Year Position
Aisling Hagan (Captain) Beragh Red Knights Tyrone Sociology and Theology 1 Centre Half-Back
Sharon McGovern Cleenish Fermanagh Civil Engineering 4 Half-Forward
Caroline Kelly Aodh Ruadh, Dungannon Tyrone Electrical Engineering 5 Half-Forward
Ciara Daly St. Macartans Tyrone Nursing 5 Half-Back
Cara Franey Beragh Red Knights Tyrone Medicine 5 Half-Back
Sinead McAvoy Annaclone Down Environmental Planning 4 Half-Forward
Majella Agnew Noamh Malachy Louth Civil Engineering 3 Full-Back
Máire Clarke Ballerin Derry PG Town & Country Planning 4 Forward
Deirdre Donnelly Club: Kinawley Fermanagh Civil Engineering 3 Goal-Keeper
Elizabeth O’Hanlon Errigal Ciaran Tyrone Medicine 3 Half-Back
Ciara Gallen Aghyarn Tyrone Nursing 2 Corner Forward
Mary Wilson St.Enda’s, Omagh Tyrone Civil Engineering 2
Helen McCarthy Iveagh Bosco Down Dentistry 3 Midfield
Geradine McCann Moneyglass Antrim Law 1 Midfield
Eimear Brady Moneyglass Antrim   2 Corner Forward
Patricia McAfee Cleenish Fermanagh Mechanical Engineering 1 Corner Back
Colette Rice Cleenish Fermanagh Business Information Technology 1 Corner Forward
Christina Agnew Noamh Malachy Louth Physics 1 Forward
Clare O’Connell Ballerin Derry Medicine 1 Corner Back
Briege McGarvey Errigal Ciaran Tyrone Medicine 1 Half Back/Forward

McNally Shield: QUB II V Cavan College

Queen's were ahead in this match at half time, QUB 1.4 Cavan College 1.3. The Queens goal came from a penalty scored by Anita Rasdale after Aideen Moohan did good work to knock down a high ball into the path of Rosin O'Donnell who was fouled inside the square. In the second half however the younger Cavan side pulled away with the Queens girls tiring. Final Score QUB 1.4 Cavan College 4.10


QUB Team and Scorers

1 Fionnuala Scullion (Armagh)

2 Laura Coyle (Tyrone) 3 Maria Doris (Fermanagh) 4 Fiona Duane (Tyrone)
5 Cara Franey (Tyrone) 6 Joanna Gillespie (Fermanagh) 7 Deirdre Duffy (Louth)

8 Regina McKenna (Tyrone) 9 Anita Rasdale (1.2) (Fermanagh)

10 Catriona Daly (Antrim) 11 Kitty Colton (0.1) (Tyrone) 12 Louise Smyth (Antrim)
13 Aideen Moohan (Fermanagh) 14 Niamh Conway (0.1) (Galway) 15 Roisin O'Donnell(Fermanagh)

Subs: Julie-Ann McAlinden (Down) for Cara Franey,
Emma Foy (Fermanagh), Martina Houston (Derry)


Managers (Seconds Team)

Name: Paul Hagan
Club: Kildress, Co. Tyrone

Name: Sean O’Neill
Club: St. Enda’s Omagh, Co.Tyrone


Seconds Team Panel

Name Club County Course Year Position
Roisin O’Donnell Irvinestown Fermanagh Pharmacy 2 Corner Forward
Emma Foy Tempo Fermanagh European Studies 4 Half Back
Aideen Moohan Ederney Fermanagh Business Information Technology 2 Corner Forward
Regina McKenna St. Macartans Tyrone European Studies 4 Midfield
Anita Rasdale Lisnaskea Fermanagh History 3 Midfield
Maria Doris Irvinestown Fermanagh Spanish 3 Full Back
Kitty Colton Dromore Tyrone Pharmacy 4 Half Forward
Claire O’Harte Newtownbutler Fermanagh Nursing 2 Half Back
Joanne Gillespie Galbally Tyrone Nursing 2 Half Back/Forward
Martina Houston Ardmore Derry Sociology 1 Forward
Laura Coyle Strabane Tyrone Environmental Planning 1 Corner Back
Niamh Conway Ballinasloe Galway Law and Accounting 1 Full Forward
Alice Byrne Louth 1 Forward
Fiona Duane Beragh Red Knights Tyrone 1 Corner Back
Sarah Barrett Owen Roe’s Tyrone Environmental Planning 2 Midfield
Fionnuala Scullion Lurgan Armagh 1 Goalkeeper
Catriona Daly Antrim History and Politics 2 Half Forward
Louise Smyth Antrim Music Technology 2 Half Forward
Deirdre Duffy Louth Electrical Engineering 3 Half Back
Julie-Ann McAlinden Lurgan Armagh Business Information Technology 2 Back

After the matches mass was held in QUB Chaplaincy celebrated by the Coleraine Chaplain
and this was followed by a reception for all the teams at Belfast City Hall and a disco in Renshaws.

Sunday 10th

Dowd Cup Final: St. Mary’s V UUJ

St. Mary’s faced a highly fancied UUJ team in the Dowd Final held in Jordanstown in wet and windy conditions. St. Mary’s played well in the first half and it looked like there may be an upset on the cards with St. Mary’s Siobhan McGarvey and Edel McGovern playing extremely well. Half time: St. Mary’s 0.5 UUJ 1.10. In the second half however UUJ pulled away and got vital scores to leave the Full time score: St. Mary’s 0.5 UUJ 2.17.

McNally Plate Final: UUJ (B) V Cavan College

Once again UUJ proved to be too strong for the opposition running out winners on a score line 5.14 to 1.2.

After the finals, presentations were made in UUJ Student’s Union and the Ulster Combined team was announced:

Aisling Hagan (No.4), Caroline Kelly (No.17), Sharon McGovern (No.10) (Queen's University, Belfast)
Denise Hagan (No.1) (Coleraine) Edel McGovern (No.3), Siobhan McGarvey (No. 6),
Etaoine O'Kane (No. 11), Lynda Donnelly (No. 14), Maeve McAtamney (No.16),
Una McKay (No.18) (St.Mary's University College, Belfast) Aoibheann Downey (No. 20),
Fiona Blessington (No. 12), Lyn Savage (No.19), Anne Dooher (No.13), Bronagh O'Donnell (No. 7),
Lynette Hughes (No.15), Micheala Downey (No.8), Alma O'Donnell (No.9), Claire McGarvey (No.5)
and Aine Keary (No. 2)(UUJ).

Congratulations to the three Queen’s girls who made the team!!

Player of the tournament was announced as Siobhán McGarvey, St. Mary’s.

Presentation Night 2001/02


The annual dinner dance for 2001/02 was held in conjunction with the Hurling Club and the Camogie Club on Thursday 2nd May in the Wellington Park Hotel. Chairperson Roisin O’Donnell, congratulated the Freshers team on reaching the Plate final of the All-Ireland 7-a-side competition and she also congratulated Sharon McGovern and Caroline Kelly on receiving Guinness Sports bursaries from the University, being the only Gaelic players to be awarded the honour this year.

On the night presentations were made by management Paul Hagan and Sean O’Neill to the following:

1sts Player of the year: Sharon McGovern (Fermanagh)
2nds Player of the year: Joanna Gillespie (Tyrone)
Fresher of the year: Aisling Hagan (Tyrone)
Club person of the year: Máire Clarke (Derry) / Majella Agnew (Louth)
Most Improved player: Claire O'Harte (Fermanagh)
Player of the year (voted for by club members): Caroline Kelly (Tyrone)

Special awards were also presented to all those leaving this year and lets hope they have found
memories from their involvement with QUB LGFC:

Name Club and County   Course  
Caroline Kelly Aodh Ruadh, Co. Tyrone Electrical Engineering
Cara Franey Beragh Red Knights, Co. Tyrone Medicine
Sharon McGovern Cleenish, Co. Fermanagh Civil Engineering
Sinead McAvoy Annaclone, Co. Down Environmental Planning
Ciara Daly St. Macartans, Co. Tyrone Nursing
Kitty Colton Dromore, Co. Tyrone Pharmacy
Emma Foy Tempo, Co. Fermanagh European Studies
Regina McKenna St. Macartans, Co. Tyrone European Studies
Anita Rasdale Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh History

Queen's University 10th Anniversary Blues Awards Presentation Dinner
This annual event was held on Thursday 6th June 2002 in the Whitla Hall. The audience included sporting household names such as Jack Kyle (rugby) and Sean O’Neill (Gaelic football) both of whom were previously recognised as Queen’s Sporting Greats. The dinner marked the achievements across 13 sports of over 80 students who won University Blues during this academic year. Guest speaker was athlete Derek Redmond, gold medal winner with the Great Britain 4 x 400m relay team in the 1991 World Championships. Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ken Bell, presented the awards. Previous winners of the University’s Sports Achievement Award include rugby international David Humphreys, Gaelic footballer Anthony Tohill, athlete Dermot Donnelly and international judo player Lisa Bradley. For members to be nominated for a Full Blues award they must have played all season for Queen's, their county and Ulster University Combined Team/ All-Ireland University Combined Team. For Half Blues, members are required to have played all season for Queen's and also have represented their county. Congratulations to all those members from the club who received Blues Awards:

Full Blue: Caroline Kelly and Sharon McGovern (Reaward)

Half Blue: Sinead McAvoy, Máire Clarke, Helen McCarthy, Aisling Hagan, Clare O'Connell.

Ulster players
Congratulations to past players Sharon McGovern and Marianna Devlin on their selection for the Ulster Inter-Provincial squad.The Ulster team were the overall winners. Well done girls!

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