Ballela’s midfield power house’s of Ciara Mc Cusker and Mary O’ Hare led Ballela to a very convincing win over Castlewellan to remain top of the league.
Ciara Kearns was a serious threat from the throw-in and set up Ciara Magee for a very well taken goal with Cushia McNeill adding a second.
Castlewellan scored a very good point from Ciara Gibson but Ballela’s Aoibheen O’Neill had other point after a nifty knock down from Catherine O’Neill who replaced the Oria Magee.
Ciara Magee had the ball in the net after being set up by captain Sinead Mc Avoy. Castlewellan had two late first half points from the sticks of Caitriona McNeill and Becky White.
The second half had no sooner started when Fiona O’Neill won agreat ball and set up Ciara Magee for her third goal.
Lisa McCusker set up sister Ciara for Ballela’s fifth goal. Three more points from the industrious Ciara Magee and one from Aoibheen O’Neill saw Ballela lead by 17 points. Castlewellan did pull a goal back from Ciara Gibson to leave the final score Castlewellan 1-5 Ballela 5-7.
Helen Doyle looked assured in goals Noleene Burns; Roisin McPolin and Alannah Magee looked invincible on this occasion and were outstanding as was Ballela’s half-back line of Lisa McCusker, Fiona O’Neill and Sinead McGreevy.
Midfielders Ciara McCusker and Mary O’Hare were just too strong and the half forward line of Cushia McNeill, Aiobheen O’Neill and Ciara Kearns just had to much know-how for a over-worked Castlewellan back line.
Ciara’s unselfish distribution was a feature of the game while the forward line of Cathrine O’Hare, Ciara Magee and Sinead Mcvoy were fantastic.