Category : Front Page News | Sub Category : Front Page Posted on 2023-08-16 13:52:42
As Saturday draws ever closer to the Junior Ladies Final, tonight we look at Carrickmacross Emmets route to the All-Ireland.
Like their senior men the ladies from Monaghan sailed through their group games unbeaten and beat Emo of Laois in the semi-final in a titanic battle.
Carrick started their campaign against the Meath side Dunderry and were impressive through out the game and laid down an early marker winning 15-1.
The same day the Monaghan women faced another Meath side in Skyrne and ran out impressive winners on a scoreline of 26-7 with having two batting innings in hand.
Next up was the ladies first home game of the season and after the first few games they were now playing with a great deal of confidence. They welcomed Dublin Mets to Monaghan which ended up been a top of the table clash. They made it three wins from three with another impressive win.
Their last game of the group stage was against neighbours Drumhowan knowing a win would secure top place in the group and setting up a clash with Emo, they delivered dispatching Drumhowan keeping them scoreless and registering an 11-0 scoreline.
Carrick travelled to Clonguish last weekend high in confidence but knew they faced their toughest game of the season against an upcoming Emo side. For long stages it looked like Emo would knock the Monaghan side out but, in the end, Carrick came up thrumps making a stunning comeback, as they were 10 runs down but finished eventual winners 22-21 booking a place against Castletown Liam Mellows in the final.
Route to final:
Carrickmacross Emmets 15-1 Royal Rounders Dunderry
Carrickmacross Emmets 26-7 Skyrne
Carrickmacross Emmets 20-4 Dublin Mets
Carrickmacross Emmets 11-0 Drumhowan
Semi-final: Carrickmacross Emmets 22-21 Emo
For Monaghan people or anyone who is interested in coming along to watch these great games here is the link