Monday 3 September 2012

U10 Blitz in Ballinhassig

Last Saturday our U10 team travelled to Ballinhassig to take part in
the annual Donal Crowley Blitz. This is one of the highlights in the
U10 calendar and as usual everyone had a great day. Our first game was
against Eire Og. The girls really hit the ground running in this game.
We saw Sophie O'Sullivan, Zara Foley and Nicole Kirstein getting goals
in a very tight match. Miriam Healy was her usual solid self in
defence and Amy Murphy worked tirelessly in midfield supporting both
forwards and backs at all times. Our next game was against the hosts
Ballinhassig. This was a really tight affair as both teams were evenly
matched. It was Eanna O'Connell up front that made the difference in
this game. Allana O'Sullivan and Claire Murphy played their part in
setting Eanna up for the only goal of the game, while at the other end
Kate O'Sullivan kept the Ballinhassig goal attempts out with a
coolness that you'd normally see int he Arctic Circle. Our final group
match was against Barryroe and our forwards really got rocking and
rolling in this game. Zara and Nicole were on the score sheet again
with Abbie O'Sullivan and Amy O'Rourke, Ellie Ronayne got two and Anna
Cremin Butler scored from half way. A fantastic way to round off the
group stages.

We went onto play our neighbours Eire Og for the second time on the
day in the Semi final. This was a great semi final with both teams
giving their all in a great display of camogie enjoyed by what was now
a very large crowd. Captain for the day Caoimhe Creedon led by example
for the whole game giving her all. Lauren Buckley despite being tired
pushed hard up front along with all her team mates to try to get an
equalizer but alas it was not to be. Eire Og went through and went on
to win the final. Our girls and mentors were disappointed but not for
long. The chips and sausages brought their smiles back and it meant we
left Ballinhassig with more fond memories of another great day out.

The mentors Mossie, Eileen Denis and Michael and all the supporters on
the day had a great day thanks to these wonderful girls. Well done to
you all. Everyone involved, players, mentors, parents and supporters
want to also say a big thank you to Jess Hennigan for being our club
ref on the day. We would like to congratulate her on winning a Munster
Junior medal the next day playing for Cork against Tipperary.