Girls Under 12 football Parish League

November 7, 2018

Top: Galway Team: Cup Winners

Eabha Fitzgerald (capt), Erin O'Brien, Robyn Horan, Rachel Butler, Heather Gahan, Gemma Gahan, Niamh Boland, Sophie O'Brien, Molly White

Mentors: Helen Hogan, Margaret Hogan & Mairead Foley

Bottom: Cork Team: cup runners up

Rachel O'Halloran & Ashling Boland (joint captains), Eabha Hogan, Dearbhla Morrissey, Kelly Burgress, Keelin Ryan, Claire O'Brien, Mary Ann Fitzgerald

Mentors: Trish Strappe & Úna O 'Brien

The annual end of year u10 & 12 girls Parish League competition took place on Sunday 05th of October at 14.00 in Anner Park Cloneen. The first game was between Cork and Armagh, which ended in a Cork win – 11 points to Armagh's 6 points. For Cork Eabha Hogan got 2 scores, with Dearbhla Morrissey & Ashling Boland getting lovely points from play. The Armagh scores coming from Ava Heffernan & Eimear Boland. The second game between Dublin and Galway was a great tight game, with Galway winning by one point on a scoreline of 8 points to Dublin's 7 points. The Dublin scores came from Jessica Strappe and Aoibheann McGrath, Erin O'Brien got all the Galway scores.

The Plate Final between Dublin and Armagh was a very equally matched contest, with only one point separating the two sides at the final whistle. Dublin edging out Armagh on a scoreline of 9 points to 8 points. The Dublin scores came from their captain Sarah Crannitch, Isobel Maher and Jessica Strappe. Eimear Boland the Armagh captain got all their scores.

The Cup Final was contested by Cork and Galway. Cork playing with the wind in the first half led by one point at half time, however Galway played the better football in the second half carving out their win by five points. The Cork scores came from Eabha Hogan and Dearbhla Morrissey. The Galway captain Eabha Fitzgerald led by example in getting five scores, with Erin O'Brien getting the other two.

It was a great afternoon's football, which demonstrated our up and coming talent at these two age groups, with 35 girls taking part on the day. Presentation of medals then took place, with Sarah Crannitch lifting the Parish League Shield on behalf of her team and Eabha Fitzgerald taking claim of the Parish League Cup on behalf of her Galway teammates.

Our thanks to all the parents who brought along the refreshments, which were thoroughly enjoyed by the girls. Special thanks to those parents who served the refreshments. We would like to thank all the mentors who were over the teams and a special mention to mentor Helen Hogan on her third successive win of the Parish League Cup! Thanks also to Phillie Keane who kindly agreed to referee the games. This now sees the end of the season for our u10 and 12 girls, which we hope to see all back out in 2015. The club would like to thank u10 coaches Anne Marie Ryan and Tracey Carroll & u12 coaches Helen Hogan and Úna O'Brien for all their hard work and efforts throughout the year.