drangan school u13 blitz

November 7, 2018

Drangan National School took part in the recent Tipperary LGFA  County u13  primary schools blitz on Friday 12th of June in Monroe.  This was the first time that the school took part in the blitz. It consisted of girls from 5th and 6th class.  Drangan National School were in the C/D group and had four round games against Cahir NS, Borrisleigh NS, Ballyneale NS and Newport NS.  The opening game against Cahir NS was a very evenly balanced game with Drangan NS winning by two points 2.3 to 2.1.  Next up were Borrisleigh NS, where Drangan NS won on a scoreline of 2.4 to 0.1.  The third game against Ballyneale NS and Drangan NS came up a little short, loosing out on a scoreline of 1.5 to 1.3.  The final round was against Newport NS, where they won on a scoreline of 2.2 to 1.3.  This left Ballyneale NS winning the group and three schools on even points: Drangan, Cahir, and Newport. 

It then went to a shootout, with Drangan NS scoring five out of five points from Robyn Horan, Katie McCormack, Jessica Strappe, Erin O'Brien and Eabha Fitzgerald, to qualify for the C Cup final with their opposition being Knockavilla NS.  This was a very competitive match but Drangan NS took their scores well and won on a scoreline of 4.6 to 3.2.  Ed Burke Tipperary Ladies Development Officer presented the C Cup to joint captains Katie McCormack and Eabha Fitzgerald.  Congratulations to all the girls who took part: Kelly Burgress, Ashling Boland, Shannon Corbett, Katie Coady, Katie McCormack, Robyn Horan, Jessica Strappe, Erin O'Brien, Eabha Fitzgerald, Isabelle Hadyen, Amy O'Connell, Ava Heffernan and Sophia Winters. A big thanks to Mrs Geraldine Meagher, St. Patrick's NS principal for organising the girls to attend and also to Trish Strappe and Úna O'Brien who helped out with the team from the sideline. A special word of thanks to Ed Burke, Tipperary Ladies County Development Officer for his huge work behind the scenes in organising the event and for making sure it was so well organised and run off on the day.  Well done everyone!

Photo attached of u13 girls with their proud teacher Mrs.Meagher outside Drangan school with their cup.