This group of girls have now played 2 of their 5 league matches.
First match was at home to Ballygarvan and the girls got off to a
strong start. Both clubs have Senior Teams so were fielding second
teams in the Junior Grade. It was a strong performance and
Ballincollig led for the match.
We had some excellent scores from Orlaith J, Aoife O Neill, Claire
Ryan, Edel, Chloe and Emer Nolan... show a new depth in the side for
scoring.... The defence was strong overall but for 10 minutes in the
second half conceded 2-2 but finished very srongly. The hard work in
preparing for the league showed but as always there is room for
improvement in areas of the game so that will be for the training
Team Aisling H, Meabh Mc Manaman, Lourise Weste (Captain), Sinead
Barry, Nicola Young, Laura Driscoll, , Emer Nolan, Mia Cronin, Laura
Barrett, Chloe Hennigan, Edel Murphy, and full forward line of Claire
Ryan, Orlaigh Jennings & AOife O Neill... Subs on the night Catriona
Ni Chathasaigh, Ciara O Riordan and Sarah McCoy..... Also available
for selection were Ciara O Sullivan, Shannen O Brien,Lisa O Callaghan
and Alex Lynch
Our second match was again at home on Friday 13th but thankfully we
had no bad luck on the night - this time we were playing Courcey
Rovers, agian Courceys have a senior team.
This match was played on pitch 1 which was in immaculate condition and
a great match was played.
The line out differed so
Aisling Hen in goal, full back line Meabh, Louise and Sinead B,
Nicola, Laura D and Ciara Riordan, midfield pairing of Mia Cronin &
Sarah McCoy, Half forwards Catriona, Edel and Chloe and full forward
line Claire Ryan, Orlaigh J and Laura Barrett.....
The team started and finished very strongly, their overall play was
improved on the first league match and we proved too strong on the
night for Courceys who had a very young team. Our scores coming from
Claire Ryan, Orlaith Jennings, Edel Murphy... the scores were set up
by excellent forward play from Catriona Chloe and Laura B. We
introduced Emma Donovan, Lisa O Callaghan, Rachel Nevin, Laura O
Donoghue and Jenny Cotter in the second half and again this ensured we
stayed on top in all areas. Our goalie and defence worked hard for the
hour and conceded 6 scores, our midfield ran themselves into the
ground and controlled the area, and our forwards put in massive team
work to secure 16 scores on the board.................
AWAY TO ST FINBARRS ON FRIDAY 20TH
We went to the Bars with two wins behind us but it was not to be our
night.... it was a tired performance in many parts of the pitch and we
were beaten by 5 points. We worked hard but on the night the Bars
seemed to be sharper and used their possession well. We got some great
scores from Aoife, Orlaith. Claire, some excellent midfield work by
Sarah and ferocious defending by captain Louise, corner backs Lisa and
Sinead.... our half backs were under tremendous pressure for the hour
but tried hard to hold the Bars....
HOME TO CASTLEMAGER ON FRIDAY 27TH APRIL time: 7pm sharp -
Castlemagner unable to play.
Final league match AWAY TO BALLINASCARTHY - this match is confirmed
for Friday 4th May - leaving Club at 5.30pm sharp.....
As this is a very tight competition all matches have to be won to
secure a place in the final 2..... and with the increase in numbers
from 8 teams to 13 teams in the competition it is a much stronger and