This year the Board have organised a 13-a-side league competition - a
new venture and we are looking forward to the challenge.
The panel is made of 5 girls from the Under 16, and 11/12 girls at
minor level..... as Jess and Sinead train with the Senior Panel and
the Under 16 girls train with their panel it is difficult to get time
together, however, despite this we have worked very hard and the girls
are a great group.
Our first match was against Brian Dillons and despite a great
performance we went down by the narrowest of margins a point and with
the final whistle being blown for full time when we were on the edge
of the square who knows????
The new format meant a fast paced and skilled match was played by both
teams with very little between them...., in the first half we
dominated and should probably have been further ahead but missed frees
and scoring opportunities meant we only led by 1-4 to 1gl.... all the
girls were working hard in all areas of the pitch and the new format
suited some players more than others.............
The second half Brian Dillons dominated and took the lead and despite
our best efforts we fell short, Ciara Riordan who was having her best
game to date but got a nasty hit to the knee and had to retire and
ended up with 5 stitches but no doubt after her little rest she will
be back flying again........ the game was fast and furious and both
teams committed to getting a result.......
Team Aisling Hennigan, Ciara O Riordan, Meabh McManaman, Grace
McDonnell, Laura Barry (Captain), Fiona O Brien, Jess Hennigan and
Mairead O Dwyer, forwards Shannen O Brien, Sarah McCoy, Chloe
Hennigan, Sinead O Sullivan and Mia Cronin...
We introduced Lauren Cooper into the forward line and despite her
young age she did very well and her first touch set up our second
goal..... we also introduced Judy Murphy... We are lucky to have a
substitute goalie at this age in Leanne Doyle and we have new comer
Julia Dineen whom we hope to introduce during the course of the league
as both girls have been working hard at training.
Overall all girls did well and the new fast format suited some players
better than others but we now know what it is all about so we will
work hard again and will keep pushing hard to improve. Well done to
all the girls you did us proud.
Against Milford in Milford on SATURDAY 21ST APRIL @ 6.45PM -
unfortunately we had to travel with a number of key players injured or
unavailable - Jess Hennigan and Ciara Riordan (whom we hope to have
back soon).... however, those on duty did their best to play a
physically bigger and stronger side than ourselves.... Aisling in
goal, despite a knee injury, did very well and work hard, our
defenders had to work very hard as there was constant pressure but led
by Laura B they give it their all. Mairead O Dywer had to retire due
to a broken finger (get well soon) and as we had a limited number of
subs we had to move players out of their normal spots... all girls
gave 100% and despite the defeat we are working towards the new format
championship later in the year.
WEDNESDAY 7PM to 8PM
FRIDAY 7PM - 8PM
SUNDAY - NOTE NEW TIME AND PITCH
ALL JUNIORS TO ATTEND 9AM TO 10AM - NEW PITCH 5
ALL MINORS TO ATTEND 10AM TO 11AM - NEW PITCH 5
WE ALSO HAD A GREAT TRAINING ADVENTURE AT THE GLEN RESOURCE CENTRE ON
SUNDAY 15TH APRIL - WE HAD A FANTASTIC ATTENDANCE OF 27
PLAYERS..................... THE GIRLS HAD A GREAT MORNING. The tests
of strength, courage, stamina, cuteness and character were preformed
with great aplomb and they were a pleasure to be with............... A
quick lunch and some of us returned for the Annual Easter Hunt which
was a fantastic event as always and had some down time