Ballincollig were host to the inaugural Minor Super Summer 7's
Tournament on Saturday July 7th.
The weather was the kindest it has been for a number of weeks and the
sun shone on our day of camogie.
There were four teams Ballincollig, Milford, Eire Og and Cloughduv.
Our panel available on the day were Sinead O Sullivan; Jess Hennigan,
Aisling Hennigan, Chloe Hennigan, Leanne Doyle, Lauren Cooper, Kate
Green, Julia Dineen, Sarah McAvoy, Shannen O Brien, Rachel
Nevin............... Club captain Laura Barry was there to support the
girls but unable to play due to injury..
The matches kicked off at 12 noon and our first match was against
Milford, this was a tough battle and the 8 minute half's went very
quickly, changes were made quickly and all girls got match time on the
pitch....... Aisling Hen who is our goalie got time outfield and
Leanne stepped in between the posts......
All girls gave a great account of themselves and moved around the
pitch to all the positions, backs became forwards who became
midfielders who then were forwards so it was an excellent outing for
all the girls.
We then pitted ourselves against the eventual winners Eire Og - again
a very tough encounter but all girls worked hard and despite the
immense heat we had some outstanding performances.....
Our final outing was against Cloughduv - again a very tight affair but
all girls were working hard and again we moved players around to the
different positions to take advantage of the games to see the
potential and adaptability of the girls......... all girls got game
time. It is was overall a good outing and the players. mentors and
supporters got to see some lovely camogie and also the SUN!!!!!!!!!!
After the hard days work of playing camogie we retired to the Club
where the parents of the Minors excelled, we had a fantastic spread of
food for our own girls and also for our visitors.... Eire Og,
Cloughduv and ourselves enjoyed the refreshments and our two referees
on the day Ger Sheehan and Ger Moran.... the food was fantastic and
Norma's cakes with our 'green & white' colours were definitely the
'icing on the cake'.... A huge thanks to the parents for the fab food
and a special thanks to Norma, Kitty, Breda, Claire & Ann who worked
so hard in the kitchen with the preparations and the tidy up after.
Training will be on Sundays at present and will be reviewed when
Senior Championship is played on Sunday 22nd July.