Tuesday, 19 June 2012

U9's travel to Valley Rovers.

Last Saturday our U9;'s travelled out to Brinny to play Valley Rovers
on what was a dark day but thankfully the rain held off and the large
support as well as the players stayed dry. In what was a very tough
game these girls played their hearts out with some outstanding
performances all over the pitch. Grace Cooke stopped nearly every shot
fired in on her while she played in goal. In defence Aoife, Abbey and
Miriam tackled like demons with Miriam clearing balls nearly the
length of the pitch a number of times. Siobhain McAvoy despite getting
a bang on the foot played on in midfield, while Orlaith and Lauren
marshalled the area very well throughout the game. Alanah our newest
addition played like a girl who had been involved in camogie all her
life. Up front Erika, Frances and Molly combined coming very close to
scoring on a number of occasions. All the girls were truly worn out
the end of the day after the big effort put in by everyone. Well done
to all the girls that took part. Remember training continues on
Sundays at 12.15.


Our under 12's played away to Cloughduv last week. This was a tough
match but we won 3-3 to 1-1 in the end. Well done to the girls - The
U12's will train with Philip & Aoife going forward as they are part of
the U13 panel who played Ballinora last week and won well, and we are
due to meet inniscarra this weekend.
Next U12 match is next week against Aghabullogue.


We had a very poor turnout at training last Sunday. On the books we
have 23 players, but only 12 were at training last week. If girls do
not start coming to training, we will have to pull a team from the U11
Our next match is away to St. Finbarr's on Saturday 12.00pm.. We will
meet at the Barr's 11.30am sharp.

Under 16

All back training now that the exams are over ,we have to two very
important league games to prepare for so it's vital that everyone
makes an effort and comes to training, we are playing st Catherine's
Monday the 25 of June away and carrigaline at home on the 29 of June
both games start at 7 o clock.


We played Douglas in the Munster League on Wednesday and came out
deserving 1 point winners on an 8 point to 7 scoreline. This was a
very competitive game and the determination that the girls showed in
the last 10 minutes was very satisfying to see. Well done to all but a
particular mention has to go to Ciara and Jess (the experienced
newcomers) and also to Mia who once again played really well when
introduced for the second half. It was also fantastic to see Eimer
back playing outfield after a long lay off with injury. We received a
walk-over in the final game so we are now delighted to be into the
semi final. We don't know who will be our opposition but hopefully we
can now go all the way to the final. We also are due to play in the
Cork summer league which will commence in the next week or two with a
game at home to Barryroe. Keep up the good work girls, only a month to
go to D Day in the championship.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Under 11 & Under 12

We have had a busy few weeks with the start of our Go Games Leagues –
Our U11's have played against Carrigaline and Sars. We played
Carrigaline at home 2 weeks ago and were missing quite a few players.
Our girls started off well but Carrigaline came back to draw 1-3 to
2-0. Last Saturday we played Sars away, again we were missing a few
players but were strong throughout and won well in the end – 5-2 to no
Well done girls – Attendance at training will have to improve – we
have a panel of 23, but only 14 are turning up for training each week
– Training is a very important part of playing Camogie and we have to
encourage all girls to be there every Sunday.
We have entered 2 teams of 11 a side into the U11 competition, but for
the last two matches have only been able to play 1 match as we have
been unable to field the 2 teams – this is why we have 3/ 4 subs on
the line with 1 match of 11 a side. We
encourage all parents to try and make the matches as a lot of effort
is being made by the Trainers/ Club to fix the matches.
Our U12's have played 2 matches also – we lost 6-2 to 2-1 against
Carrigaline and won well 7-2 to no score against Douglas last week.
There was a fierce difference in the girls between the 2 matches, and
they played their hearts out against Douglas as seen by the score –
Girls, this is the standard you are, and should play like this every
match as you are well able. Well done to all the Girls.
Our U12 is a small panel, but they are a strong team and should do
very well in the competition.
The Under 12's have also moved up to train and play with the U13's – I
think they got a bit of a shock at the first training session with
Philip & Laura – obviously Linda, Frank, Ian and Stephen are way to
nice – Little did the girls know that worse was to come when Linda &
Philip organised Kieran to train them last Sunday – Kieran gave an
excellent session and when I asked one of the girls after did they
listen to everything he was saying? She replied "All I could hear -
was my heart pounding for the hour.."
I think we'll have to get Kieran back again! Thank you Kieran – you
did a great job with them, we really appreciate it and the girls
really enjoyed it (They admitted it afterwards).

TRAINING continues every Sunday 12.15pm – 1.15pm.


Training is going well at the moment but we need constant improvement
if we are to do well in the championship which is only five weeks
away. By time you read this, we will have played Douglas in the
Munster League on Wedneday last and we complete the Group stage with a
game away to Moykarkey Borris on Saturday 16th. We all bid a sad
'Farewell' to Maria O'Donoghue who is taking time out to see what the
camogie is like in Austraila. Maria has been a stalwart of the club
over the last 10 years and has played a significant part in most of
our successes in that period, scoring many important goals along the
way. Her influence on and off the pitch will be a great loss. All the
best Maria and hope to see back wearing the Green of Ballincollig very

Tuesday, 5 June 2012


U10's were very busy this week with our new league, we played
Inniscarra on Monday night at home and we played away to Eire Og on
Thursday. 24girls in total played and all showed great skill and
determination throughout these matches.
U9 played also on Thursday against Eire Og 13 girls in total played
and they too showed great enthusiasm throughout the game. Well done

On a personal note, I did the Marathon on Monday 4th June and there
are a lot of people I would like to thank. But first the race. I did
the first half of Marathon in 1hour 56mins and was feeling so so not
under pressure but feeling the pinch of the half way line, struggled
on got to 16 miles was still feeling ok, this is when things got hard
the 18mile and on I started slowing down. Picked up again at 21, but
at 24 had a fall, and only for St John's ambulance I probably would
not have finished. My time was 4.49.29 not bad for my first attempt. I
would like to thank the 1,500 people you who kindly sponsored this
event. Also a big thank you to the mentors, selectors and players for
selling the lines.
To Brendan, Noreen, Eileen & Mary who kindly gave up so much time
helping to organise this event, and last but not least I would like to
thank all the people who send me best wishes and all the people who
turned up and cheered me on along the way.


We began the Munster league with an excellent draw against Moneygall
last Monday on a 2-9 to 1-12 scoreline. This was a very encouraging
start to this competition as we also gear up towards championship.
Team; Eimear O'Sullivan, Adele Kiely, Brea O'Callaghan, Ciara
O'Riordan, Leah Weste, Aoife Cotter, Samantha Coomey, Ashley Lovett,
Cliona Irish, Denise Cronin, Rebecca O'Callaghan, Linda Dorgan, Sinead
O'Sullivan. We are next to play Douglas on 13th and will finish off
away to Moykarkey Borrris (Littleton) probably Saturday 16th. Best
wishes to Kate and Sarah who headed away for the summer during the