Claregalway U-12 Gold Panel – Winners of D Championship V Caherlistrane
Front Row L-R: Kaitlin Doherty, Cheleen Trill, Shannon O Connell, Emily Duggan, Kathelynn Roche, Kate Slevin, Kiara Kearney, Saoirse Moran.
Back Row L-R: Sarah McHale, Nicola King, Ciara Burke, Mary Duggan, Irene Ciobanu, Miriam Greene, Laura Flynn, Niamh McGrath, Kaitlin Quinn (Capt) Missing from Photo; Anna Conneally.
U12 Ladies Played St Gabriels in the A Championship County Final in Mountbellew on Saturday in what can only be described as a thrilling game of football. It took both sides a while to settle into the game with scores very hard to come by with both sides fighting hard while both sets of defenders worked exceptionally hard. The score at the break was Claregalway 0-1, St Gabriels 0-0. The second half was a different game of football with Claregalway starting the strongest scoring 2 fantastic goals in quick succession giving them a comfortable lead but St Gabriels never gave up scoring some great points and a goal to narrow the gap to just 1 point with minutes to go. The Claregalway girls however, dug deep and showed incredible charachter, scoring another 2 exceptional points from play to finish the game worthy winners on a scoreline of 2-5 to 1-5. County Board Chairman, Con Moynihan presented the cup to Claregalway Captain, Gemma Coll. Referee on the day was Gerry Moore. Congratulations to both U12 sides who both won their respective championships in A & D for 2012. Well done also to the management team of Christine Moran, Asumpta Gallagher, Dermot Coll, Eugene Kearney, Ben Trill, Liz Coyle, Mary Conlon, John Donovan and the parents for their fantastic support throughout the year.
Minor Ladies played KilkerrinClonberne in the Mairead Meehan Final on Saturday last in Caltra. The Team were very evenly matched with the side’s level at the break 6pts each. The lead changed sides several times in a high grade second half with Clonberne holding a single point lead at the final whistle 1-16 to 2-12. Well done to our Girls in playing their part in a fine game of Football. We wish KilkerrinClonberne well when they take on Hollymount in the Connaught Final in McHale Park on Sunday. Claregalway Minor Panel: Deirdre Cullina, Orla Murphy, Ruth Horkan, Elle Glynn, Georgina Healy, Eimile Gavin, Karen Dowd, Orla Dixon, Megan Glynn, Siobhan Gavin, Siofra Leonard, Ciara Burke, Louise Brennan, Michelle Dunleavey, Caoimhe Moran, Roisin Holland, Linda O’Connell, Shauna Doyle, Sinead Harte, Eimly Keane, Rachel Fahy.
Intermediate Ladies played Dunmore in the Division 1 League on Sunday in Knockdoemor. The Teams were evenly matched in the opening half with Claregalway holding a slender lead 2-4 to 1-5 at the break. Aided by the breeze in the second half the Claregalway girls ran out winners 6-9 to Dunmore 1-7. The Game was much closer than the score suggests and a feature of the game was all the six Claregalway goals were scored by Louise Brennan. This win keeps Claregalway in Contention for a Final appearance. Team Deirdre Cullina, Orla Murphy, Eimile Gavin, Megan Glynn, Ruth Horkan, Georgina Healy, Karen Dowd, Orla Dixon, Siobhan Gavin, Caoimhe Moran, Charlotte Cooney, Ciara Burke, Siofra Leonard, Deirdre Brennan, Louise Brennan, Michelle Dunleavey, Eimear Joyce, Ciara Campbell, Katherine Casserly.
U-13 training will take place under lights in Claregalway this wed 7-8pm and there will be an end of season Blitz held on Saturday week November 3rd.
Claregalway ladies play in an U15 ladies tournament to be held in Sarsfields GAA, Newbridge, Co Kildare on this Saturday 27th October. Teams invited to participate in the tournament are: Sarsfields (Kildare), Claregalway, Douglas (Cork), Kilmacud Crokes (Dublin). Training for U-15’s is in Claregalway this Wednesday evening at 7pm. Bus will depart the Clubhouse on Saturday morning at 8:30.