New York GAA report: Perfect Start for Gaels, Battle ends square, and more

What's going on out on the GAA pitches

Cavan 1 Gavin Joyce 2  Ciaran Martin 3 Ronan McGinley 5 Mike Holahan 6 Ciaran Shields 7 Martin Walsh 8 Gary Walsh (3-01) 9 Alan Carolan 10 Alan McCann  11 Mickey Sloan 12 Conor Cosgrove 13 James Connolly (0-01)14 Enda Reilly (1-05) 15 Joey McKeon  (0-01)

Man of the Match Gary Walsh (Cavan)

Referee John Fitzpatrick

Ladies football
Herbert stars for Na Fianna
Na Fianna 5-08 Cavan 2-09

Na Fianna used goals to get the victory in the first game of Sunday’s card and Aoife Herbert was the star with a Hat trick. Her side broke out into an early 1-03 to 0-01 lead with Tess Mackey getting the goal fest started with a delightful finish. After Cavan points, Aoife Herbert had her first two goals, with Margaret Brady the assisted on one with a brilliant long solo run. They went into the break with a 4-03 to 0-05 lead after Tasha Barnwell added their fourth in a dominating performance. Cavan did make it interesting for a period with Sarah Murphy and Fiona Scally both hitting the net in the second half but it was always difficult for the side to break down Na Fianna’s defense. Herbert completed her hat trick in the closing moments before Barnwell finished the scoring with a point from play.

Cavan 1 Nora Kilkenny 2 Katie Kilkenny 3 Alison O’Reilly 4 Shauna Hutton 5 Nicola McCullough (0-01) 6 Mary Naughton 7 Caroline McBrien 8 Marie Ruane (0-01) 9 Caitlin Hynes 10 Rosie O’Reilly/Broderick (0-02) 11 Alisha Jordon 12 Fiona Skelly (1-00) 13 Aisling O’Callaghan 14 Sarah Murphy  (1-04)15 Nicola O’Reilly

Na Fianna 1 Joanne McKenna 2 Kiera O’Connor 3 Katrina Lynch 4 Joanne Monaghan 5 Marie Cox 6 Stephanie Tierney 7 Imelda Mullarkey 8 Aine O’Dwyer (0-03) 9 Margaret Brady 10 Tess Mackey (1-00)  11 Brianna Tierney (0-01)12 Mary O’Rourke (0-02) 13 Aoife Herbert (3-00)14 Tasha Barnwell (1-02)

Player of the Match Aoife Herbert (Na Fianna)