On March the 12th, the Club organized a trip to Sligo to play matches against the All Star Club there. This day was a great success. 99 members travelled and several parents and coaches accompanied them. The matches went well for us and in the afternoon the children had the chance to see a National League game between Sligo Dairies and the Dublin Club Tolka Rovers. This trip is one of the highlights of our season and we would like to thank everyone who helped out on the day.
The Claregalway club was host to the U11 Girls Galway League. This was held on the 8th of April with clubs from Maree, Oranmore, Moycullen and Barna along with Claregalway taking part. Maree (A) were the winners of the semi-final against Barna and Claregalway came to the final by beating Moycullen. The final was a close game with Maree (A) emerging as the winners by a narrow margin. The Claregalway team was captained by Darina Costello, with team members—Eithne Brennan, Clare Corrigan, Sinead and Niamh Diskin, Aine Lyons, Fiona McLoughlin, Louise Noone, Michelle Quinn, Natasha Tannion, Brenda Fenton, Julianne Harrington.
In the Community Games matches the U16 team from Annaghdown (which has all Claregalway Club members playing for the team!) played Moycullen and won the game, going into the next round to meet Glenamaddy in the quarter finals, unfortunately in this match they were beaten by 7 points.
The U15 boys and girls teams competed in the Galway league on the 15th of April, playing Beagh. The boys team lost after a close match and the girls won by two baskets in the final minutes of the game. Well done to all.
A day long tournament has been organized by two of the U18 boys. Kieran Moran and Emmet Hartigan have got clubs from Limerick, Ballinrobe, Castlebar and Moycullen to compete. Congratulations to the lads for showing the initiative to organize things for themselves and we are sure it will be successful. The only games left to play this season are in the U15 Galway League and the Community Games.
Sarah Mooney, P.R.O.