Claregalway U16s played Caherlistrane in the C Championship Final on Saturday morning last. When the Teams arrived in Annaghdown early the Pitch was covered in dense fog but thankfully it had lifted by the 11am throw-in. Claregalway started the better and scored an early goal and point but it was Caherlistrane who finished the half better to lead at the break 3–3 to 1–3. Claregalway got back into the game after halftime and took the lead scoring three goals. In the final ten minutes Chaerlistrane responded and they went five points up with time running out. However the never say die attitude of the Claregalway Girls saw them score 2 late goals for a one point win. Final score Claregalway 6–4 Caherlistrane 5–6.
Afterwards James Crowe of the County Board presented the cup to winning captain Leah Fleming. This brought an end to a long but very successful season for these Girls as they were all part of the historic double Championship winning U14 teams and they also won the division 4 U16 league during the summer.
Team: Sara Coady, Shauna Flaherty, Rebecca Downes, Gwen Horkan, Aoife Philips, Andrea Glynn, Ava Fitzmaurice, Emma Connolly (0–1), Orla O’Gorman, Leah Fleming, Aisling Murphy (0–1), Maeve Moran (1–0), Aoife Gavin (1–0), Laura King (2–2) Clodagh Murphy (1–0), Emma Finneran (1–0), Hannah Coady, Andrea Trill, Izzy Moran, Emma Coakley, Valeria Coleman, Katie Moran, Grace Gilmore, Ellen Conneally.
Back Row: Hannah Coady, Niamh Frances, Izzy Moran, Aoife Philips, Sarah Coady, Rebecca Downes, Aisling Murphy, Laura King, Gwen Horkan, Emma Connolly, Leah Flemming (Cpt), Emma Finerran.
Front Row: Andrea Trill, Valeria Coleman, Shauna Flaherty, Clodagh Murphy, Maeve Moran, Ava Fitzmaurice, Orla O’Gorman, Andrea Glynn, Aoife Gavin, Katie Moran, Emma Coakley.
There will be a bus going the All-Ireland Ladies Intermediate Final next Saturday in Birr. Can all U14 players please text your name to Joan 086 895 9708 to book your seat.