Two early goals from Éir Óg set the scene for what was going to be a tough match for Broadford against a very strong opposing team. Two goals and point down in to the 13th minute and a goal from Aoife O’Brien should have provided a much needed boost to the girls but the gaol was declared wide after the ball seemingly hit the left post and found its way through a gap in the net off the wrong side of the post. Broadford pressed on though and a later goal from Anna-Lee Marsh in the 19th minute helped to address the earlier disappointment. Points from Vanessa Kilnackey, Anna-Lee Marsh and Aoife Vaughan left Broadford five points down at half-time 1-04 to 2-06.
Broadford threw everything they had at Éire Óg in the second half and put their hearts and souls in to this match. Éire Óg took the first goal in under two minutes but this was quickly countered by a goal from Anna-Lee Marsh and a third Broadford goal in the ninth minute from Susan O’Shea, after winning a Broadford puck out, and after Éire Óg had added two more points to their tally helped reduce Broadford’s deficit to four points (3-04 to 3-08).
By the 27th minute, the gap had widened again however, despite three more points from Emma Hall, Aoife O’Brien and Aoife Vaughan. Broadford never lost their fight though and carried on to the very end and in a final act of defiance took their final score, a goal from Susan O’Shea in the 28th minute.
In the end Éire Óg won through but Broadford showed huge determination and spirit from every part of the field. With Aoife Boland successfully covering the goal, along with the rest of the backlines, ensuring fewer goals than might otherwise have been the case and the midfields regularly winning possession and driving the ball forward. A disappointing result but a performance to be proud of.
Final score 4-07 to 4-14