Clann Eireann firsts lost to local rivals Portadown on Wednesday Night at Lismore. The game started off well for both teams and it was point for point scoring in the first quarter. Pauline Mc Geown and Roisin Purdy were doing all they could to stop the great forward play from the Portadown shooters. Aine Purdy and Amy Brennan worked well up in the circle to keep the score board ticking over, but come half time Clann Eireann were down by 5.
The second half Clann Eireann began to break the play of Portadown, great movement from middle court players Emma Maye and Roisin Leonard saw the girls claw their way back into the game. However Portadown raised their game in the last quarter which saw their defence break up Clann Eireann’s play with numerous interceptions.
This left a final score of Portadown 42 – 36 Clann Eireann.