Mixed bag of results as Dalriada girls have tough match series in Limavady

Dalriada U14s v Cambridge House at the weekend. Pic by Peter Henry.INBM46-11 9055F
Dalriada U14s v Cambridge House at the weekend. Pic by Peter Henry.INBM46-11 9055F

Limavady Grammar School 1st XI 2 Dalriada School 1st XI 1

Dalriada School 1st XI travelled to Limavady Grammar on Saturday.

Limavady started the stronger team scoring early in the 1st half.

Dalriada equalised through Lynn Macauley just before half time to leave the score1-1.

The second half proved an even affair however Limavady took the opportunity to take the lead with a quick break late in the game. The final score 2-1.

Special mention to Lucy Buick defensive work throughout the game. Thanks to Mrs Nikki Parke for coaching and umpiring.



Dalriada 2nd XI played Limavady Grammar with the final score 0-0.

In the first half it was close with many shots at goal from both sides. Dalriada’s Natalia Rygielska, midfield, made some good runs to the back line and centre forward Rachael Kennedy,was there to take a shot at goal.

However, Limavady’s solid defence left them unable to get the ball into the net. With a close opening half, the score at half time was 0-0.

In the second half Dalriada began to pull away, spending most of the second half in Limavady’s half.

Dalriada’s defence worked hard to keep their goal line clear. Dalriada made many attempts at scoring but despite their efforts, they couldn’t get the ball in the net.

Megan McBurney placed a super ball across the face of the Limavady goal however Charlotte Calderwood, Forward, wasn’t quite able to reach it. Shortly after, the final whistle blew with the final score 0-0.  

It was a great match with the weather favourable to both teams. Both teams played really well and it was a close fought match right to the end; the score not really reflecting how well Dalriada played.

The team would like to thank Limavady Grammar and their coach and umpire, and thanks to Dalriada’s coach Miss Wharry and their umpire Mrs Parke.



Dalriada 3rd XI played Limavady Grammar also away with Dalriada winning 2-1.

The first goal was scored by right wing, Hannah Ritchie, in the first half.

In the second half Limavady tied the score to 1-1 after a penalty corner.

Right defence, Rachael Wilson, scored and got Dalriada in the lead again. Great play was also seen by forward, Carrie White, and midfielder, Kate Jamison. The team would like to thank Miss Wharry, the coach and the coach of Limavady Grammar. 



Dalriada U14As played host to Limavady Grammar school at the JDLC for the first league match of the season.

Weather conditions were perfect and Dalriada started strongest of the two teams.

Laura Finnerty struck a powerful shot past the keeper in the third minute. Milenka Rygielska had an outstanding game for Dalriada in defence and attacked at every opportunity down the right causing Limavady many problems.

Dalriada were unlucky to concede through an own goal to leave the score 1-1 at half time. Play was interrupted by a facial injury to a Limavady player who had to leave the pitch. This seemed to disrupt Limavady and Dalriada but the home midfield worked tirelessly to get the win.

Olivia Mullan’s strong and determined run down the right paid off as her shot was deflected off the opposing team’s stick with two minutes remaining.

Thanks to Mrs Cleland and our coach and Mrs Ruddock for umpiring and to all supporters.



The Dalriada U14 B team played Limavady Grammar.

Dalriada won 2-1 with Robyn Hanna scoring both goals in the second half of the match.

The player of the match was Robyn Hanna because of the great goals she scored and her determination for the ball in and around the circle.

She also made some super passes and interceptions which gave the team some excellent chances.

Jill Hutchinson also played superbly with great passes and some lovely runs down the wing towards the circle.



Dalriada U13 A played a tough match against Limavady Grammar at the Joey Dunlop Centre.

The team played extremely well with excellent tackles and runs made by Julia Lyons and Meg Ritchie.

Dalriada had many nerve-racking moments when a goal was insight but Limavady held off and ended the game with an overall score of 0-0.

Ellen Gilmour (Captain) and the rest of the team all enjoyed the match and are hoping to win the future matches. 



The U13 B team also played against Limavady Grammar in an entertaining game.

First half of the match Dalriada played well but were only using the middle of the pitch instead of using all of it and going out wide.

The mid fielders also need to get on the right side of the ball, but defence did really well holding a good shape and Dalriada were able to score two goals.

The first goal scored by Julia Lyons and the second by Julie-Ann Wilson. Over all it was a good match and a good victory for the B team