Under 12 girls capture county title

November 7, 2018

Under 12 County Final           The Downs 5:6 Garrycastle 4:0
On Saturday in terrible condition for football in Kinnegad the under 12 girls secured the county title. The Downs got off to a dream start and had 3 goals on the scoreboard before Garrycastle replied, by halftime Garrycastle had reduced the lead to 0:5. Garrycastle registered a goal soon after the restart but The Downs were able to reply with some excellent points to maintain their advantage  and build on their lead to emerge deserved winners.  The Sharon Smyth memorial cup was presented to the team captains Emma and Niamh by Geraldine Giles to the applause of the large support from The Downs who attended despite the poor conditions.
The win was a deserved reward for all the hard work the players put in throughout the year and for their willingness to constantly improve their skills. Thanks to everyone who helped prepare the food in the clubhouse afterwards it was greatly appreciated to get the tea and hot food after the cold and rain. We also thank the parents who attended the games in large numbers throughout the year, provided transport and were always willing to help out. Team
Grace Raleigh, Shauna Connelly, Naoise O’Donoghue, ,Roisin McDonagh, Roisin Rose, Amber Gilgan, Anna Murtagh, Emma Murtagh, Amy Dagg, Niamh Rowan, Niamh Nolan, Megan Kellaghan, Serena Wynn, Orla Gavin, Aoife Kearney, Siobhan Kearney, , Karen Lynam, Ciara Rattigan, Nicole Keogh, Sheena Dowdall, Lynsey Duncan, Niamh Moore, Chloe Gavigan, Natalie Ward, Laura Murtagh, Lauren Flatherty, Naomi Carroll, Emily O’Rourke. Tara Kellegher, Aoife Carley, Lydia O’Connor.