Claregalway Ladies played Clonbur in the senior league in Claregalway on Sunday morning. Leading at halftime by 3–9 to 2–5 Claregalway went on to win by 4–17 to 5–6.
Team: D Cullina, R Horkan, H Moran, K Casserly, M Glynn, K Dowd, C Cooney, C Newell, E Gavin, A Newell, L Brennan, D Brennan, S Leonard, H Coen, N Fahy. Well done to Orla, Deirdre, Charlotte, Tara and Amy who all played in Galway’s U21 win over Mayo on Saturday evening in Annaghdown.
The U14 Green Team travelled to Aughrim on Monday evening and won a very good close Match. Claregalway were 1–6 to 1–1 up at halftime and won 2–9 to 3–3. Next Game is at home to Tuam-Cortoon on Monday next in Knockdoemor at 7pm. The U14 gold Team played Carraroe also on Monday evening and had great win on a score of 4–9 to 1–7. Claregalway had trailed at halftime by 2–1 to 1–5. Training for both U14 panels on Wednesday at 6:30. The U16 Div 4 Team play Grainne Mhaols in Knockdoemor on Wednesday evening at 7pm. Congratulations to Claregalway N.S. ladies on winning their County Football Final.
U12 Gold Team played St Fursey’s on Fri 17 May in Knockdoemore in the U12 D league Semi-final. After a slow start the forwards came into their own and at the end the Team notched up a very impressive win and they advance to the league Final.
In Community Games, Our U12 Girls played Oranmore in the Final in Ballinderreen on Sunday the 19 May. In a very tight game where Scores were very hard to come by, both teams worked really hard with the backs winning most of the battles. Congratulations to Oranmore on their win and we wish them every success as they progress to the next stage. There were a lot of reservations in entering a football team into the Community Games this year because of the age old problem of particular referees, it was decided however, that the girls should be given the opportunity to play and compete in a sport that they enjoy. It is unfortunate however, that despite concerns and complaints to the powers that be in Community Games that the same issues are there and that our concerns in relation to both player safety and unfair refereeing continues. Coaches and Mentors in all Clubs are doing fantastic work in promoting and developing players at underage while trying to instill in them in the principles of fair play. This however has been challenged on so many occassions over the years at Community Games Level in Gaelic Football and needs to be addressed. Community Games in general does an excellent job in providing opportunities for children and young people to experience a wide range of sporting and cultural activities and all the many volunteers are to be commended for this.
Congratulations to all of our girls who participated in the Fleadh Ceoil at the weekend and came away with a lot of silverware. We wish them the best of luck as they go on to represent Galway in Connacht.