Regional Féile Success for U14 Lads in Limerick
Fresh from their historic County Final triumph Carnmore were back in action at the Regional Féile in Limerick. The Regional Féile is a new initiative by the GAA to bring the experience of the Féile Na nGael to more clubs across the country.
Carnmore, having finished runner up in the Galway competition would compete against clubs that also finished runner up in their counties. Carnmore were grouped with Mungret (Limerick), St.Vincent’s (Dublin) and Corofin (Clare).
The lads brought their impressive form to the table as they finished the group stage with three wins from three. They defeated Mungret in game one by 1–9 to 1–1 and followed on with 3–7 to 1–3 and 4–13 to 1–4 wins over Corofin and St.Vincent’s respectively, which qualified the boys for the final later in the day, where they would face formidable Kilkenny opposition in James Stephan’s.
With the teams locked at 0–5 to 0–4 at the break and Carnmore holding the narrowest of leads the final was proving to be a humdinger. However Carnmore, who had been in situations like this all year didn’t flinch and finished much the stronger to win out 1–8 to 0–5.
In January we all knew this U14 side had potential and to be here in July with both an U14 A title and a National title speaks volumes for the commitment, ability and drive of all the players and their management team during this historic year. We are all immensely proud of their achievements.
The club would like to thank all the parents and those who supported the lads all year along. A word also to Fox Commercial Spray & Sign Limited, Lyon’s Mace and John Higgins in Merlin Furniture Centre for their kind sponsorship.
U14 Girls Defeated in Regional Féile Final
With the girls claiming second place in the Galway Féile also they attended the national runner up Regional Féile in Dublin. With the runners up from Galway, Kilkenny, Cork, Clare, Dublin and Wexford in attendance the competition was stiff and the standard high.
Carnmore were drawn in their group of three with Kilkenny and Clare. After an opening game defeat to Kilkenny the girls bounced back well to account for Clare and book a place in the semi finals where they would play a strong Wexford outfit.
Leading by a single point at half time in a ferociously competitive game Carnmore found a huge second half performance to advance to the final were they would face Ballinora of Cork. Unfortunately for the girls it wasn’t to be as the Cork outfit proved a step too far after a very competitive game where the girls did themselves and their club proud on the national stage.
The girls and the management would like to thank everyone who supported the girls all year, especially their parents and Liam Glynn for his kind sponsorship of the team.
Intermediate Girls Off to Winning Start
Carnmore got their Intermediate title challenge off to a fantastic start with a 1–7 to 0–7 victory over Craughwell on Sunday last.
Carnmore began the game the stronger as they raced into a 1–3 to 0–2 lead in the opening half. As expected the hosts bounced back and brought the margin to the minimum with before the girls in Red rallied to see off the stiff challenge.
This result puts Carnmore one win away from the quarter finals with the top two teams in the four team group progressing. Well done to all involved, a super start to the campaign.
U16 Girls reach final four of Connacht 7s
Following on the success of last year’s Féile, Carnmore were seeded in the A grade for the Connacht 7s in Bekan, Co. Mayo on Sunday last.
Carnmore’s day begin brightly as they ground out a one point victory over Ardrahan. Following defeat to Liam Mellows in game two the girls needed a result against Kilconieron to progress and produced a strong performance to ensure they would be hanging around for the latter stages. Unfortunately Athenry got the better of the girls in their semi final after a tight affair, another fine display from an underage team in the 2016 season as our teams in both Hurling and Camogie continue to break the mould this year.