Claregalway Intermediate Ladies played Corofin in the Division 1 League Final on Sunday last 4th November in Milltown. Claregalway started well and raced into an early lead of 1-3 to a point but Corofin rallied and the scores were level 1-3 apiece after 10mins. Despite playing against the slight breeze Claregalway were on top for the remainder of the opening half and were 2-9 to 1-5 up at the break.
With the breeze in the second half the Claregalway forwards added some wonderful points to run out winners 2-20 to 2-8. This was a great team performance from all the girls on the day and afterwards County Chairman Con Moynihan presented the cup to winning captain Deirdre Brennan. This result completes a remarkable climb up the divisions for the Claregalway ladies having won league titles each year for the past five:
In 2011 the Div 2 League Final Claregalway 4-14 Caltra 1-8, 2010 Div 3 League Final Claregalway 3-18 Barna 1-9, 2009 Junior B League Final Claregalway 2-13 Barna 1-6 and 2008 Junior C League Final Claregalway 6-6 Caltra 0-3.
The 2012 Claregalway Panel: Deirdre Cullina Megan Glynn Helen Moran Karen Dowd Ruth Horkan Eimile Gavin Georgina Healy Orla Dixon Amy Rohan (0-1) Siobhan Gavin (0-1) Charlotte Cooney (0-5) Michelle Dunleavey (1-3) Louise Brennan (0-3) Deirdre Brennan (1-5) Ciara Burke (0-2) Tara Hession Siofra Leonard Ciara Campbell Shauna Doyle Katherine Casserlly Caoimhe Moran Eimear O’Connell Hanagh Coen Orla Murphy Roisin Gavin Eimear Joyce Aislinn Newell Natasha Hynes Ciara Newell Fabiene Cooney. A big thanks to manager Barry Cooney,Mike, Gerry, Rita, Ann and all who have helped over the last six years in bring this team up to the top level of Galway Football. We wish new manager Martin Costelloe and his selectors all the best for 2013.