Ladies News: Claregalway Ladies held their first Gaelic 4 Mothers Blitz in Claregalway at the weekend with visiting clubs Clonbur and Caherlistrane. It was a great afternoon of football and hopefully the first of many blitzes throughout the County. Many thanks to Gerry Moran for organising the pitch and Mick O Connell for refereeing the games. Thanks also to all who contributed to refreshments on the day.
Gaelic 4 Mothers continues to grow in Claregalway and new members are always welcome to join. The emphasis is on fun while getting fit and learning the basics of Gaelic Football. To finish off a great year, G4M’s are planning a great night out to include the annual GAA Fashion Show which takes place on Thursday 20th October. Tickets sell very quickly for this event, so if any of our G4M’s are interested in going, please contact Mags on 0872389451 by Friday 9th September. For the next few weeks training will continue at 7.30pm in Claregalway.
U12 Ladies: U12 Lions and Tigers began their championship campaign this week with two away wins. The Tigers had a good win against Barna after a hard fought match. The Lions also stepped up to the mark to defeat a strong St. Gabriel’s Team in Aughrim. The Round 2 games will be played next Wednesday 7th Sept. Lions vs Corofin in Claregalway and Tigers vs St. Fursey’s in Knockdoemore. Throw in for both matches is a 7pm. All support is appreciated.
U14 Ladies: U14 Girls played Kilkerrin–Clonberne in the U14 A Championship in Clonberne on Thursday 1st Sept. Despite conceeding three first half goals Claregalway led at the break and went on to record a comfortable win. Claregalway will meet league finalists Corofin in the semoi-final. Team: Natasha Hynes, Samanta Burke, Karen Dowd, Lauren Coen, Keeva Gallagher, Ellie Glynn, Megan Glynn, Michelle Coyle, Laurie Moran, Ciara Campbell, Orla Murphy, Ciara Burke, Stephanie O’Connell, Róisín Holland, Rebecca Hansberry, Laura Field. U14 Tigers play Clonbur at home on Tuesday 6th September in the quarter final of the D Championship.
U16 Ladies: U16 Ladies defeated Moycullen in the first round of the A Championship on Monday evening. Junior ladies defeated Barna in their final game in Division 2 league and have qualified for the Final. They meet Leitirmor in the Junior A Championship Final with both Finals to be played in the comming weeks.The Tigers play Clonbur at home in the quarter finals of the Championship on Tuesday 6th September while the Lions play Corofin in the semi finals to be played by the 18th September.
U16 Tigers played away to Dunmore on Sunday 4th September. Played in extremely wet conditions, Dunmore started the strongest opening up the scores with an early goal and finished the first half with a good lead. It was a much more determined Claregalway side that started the second half with excellent defensive play and great goalkeeping from Ellen Connolly. Claregalway managed to create many scoring opportunites but were unlucky not to convert on most occassions. It was a fantastic effort from everyone on the team who put in a trojan effort until the final whistle. The team on the day was Ellen Connolly, Samantha Burke, Emily Keane, Emma Connell, Morgen Conroy Broderick, Rachel Fahy, Keeva Gallagher, Orla Murphy, Lorna Hannon, Amy Fahy, Niamh Fahy, Cliona Lynskey, Aoife O Sullivan, Aisling O Gorman, Shauna Hurney, Stephanie O Connell, Deirdre Keane.