March reports for Glanmire ladies football club
The weather has finally improved and games are well and truly back in full swing with 7 games played over 4days. A very busy Weekend overall with an U12A v carrigtohill and u12B games against watergrasshill and Mayfield. the u14s took on Inch. Our 13 a side team made the long journey to Knocknagree, and our
U16team taking on both cloyne and bride-rovers.
Well Done to the Cork minors on a great win V Kerry last Saturday and good luck to them on Monday V Tipperary.
St Patrick’s day parade
Our younger girls took part in the Upr Glanmire parade and great fun was had by all. Thanks to upper Glanmire Community Association for the invite. Good luck to all our teams over the rest of the Easter who will be very busy catching up on games missed due to the weather conditions.
MARYMOUNT/GLANMIRE LADIES FOOTBALL SPINATHON
Sat April 2nd .ST Josephs school.40 min sessions every hour on the hour 1pm to 6pm.please contact Sheila Walsh on 087 4146690 to book your time.your support is alway appreciated.
Glanmire Ladies U-12 ‘A’ had their first game in the EAst cork league on Sunday last against Carrigtwohill. The Glanmire ladies were on the front foot from the first whistle, with scores coming for Tara, Katie, Roisin, Zara, Caitlyn and Cliona, while our defence held firm courtesy of fine performances from Ella, Sarah and Emily. Glanmire led by a score line of 3-7 to 0-0 at HT. Glanmire maintained their momentum for the second half with further strong performances in attack from Abby, Kelly, Caoimhe and Megan. Our defence maintained their composure with Caragh and Clodagh dominant. Our substitutes on the day Liadan and Rebecca also played their part when introduced in a fine win. A special word for the Carrigtwohill team who never gave up and played relentlessly to the final whistle.
The U12B had their first outing of the year versus Mayfield in the Pike on Sunday 20th March. This was a competitive game with our girls finishing out on top in the end. Strong performances on the day by Caila Rose Cowhie, Lauren Kelleher and Sinead Hurley ensured Glanmire went into half time in the lead. Megan Sheehan and Kate Fennessey also let very little ball pass them and carried the ball well throughout the game. Anna Cronin also had a major impact on the game
Following our first match on Sunday, the next match followed on Monday 21st March when we met Watergrasshill in Buck Learys. Glanmire battled hard but lost against a very strong Watergrasshill team. Despite the challenge for the girls facing a stronger A team, Glanmire battled bravely. Abigail Thornhill and Isabelle Brennan shone for Glanmire. Sinead O’ Donnell also had a great performance in goal in the second half and made some good saves. Orlaith Walsh, Amy O’Sullivan and Isabelle Kearney played very well upfront and worked hard throughout.
Our U14 A won their opening round tie V Na Piarsaigh and the U14 bs emerged winners over Fermoy, the 14b’s however lost out against Carrigtohill a week later.
The U14A team played their 2nd match of the league on Sunday 20th March in the Pike against Inch Rovers. Previous games between these two teams have been very close affairs so a tight game was expected.
Glanmire settled quicker than their opponents and some fine scores from Nikki Barry and Eireann Leahy eased us into an early lead. As the half progressed it was getting very competitive around midfield with Ava O’Regan and Gabby Cashman putting in a huge amount of work winning possession.
Our forwards were turning this possession into scores and by half time Glanmire had built up a sizeable lead.
The 2nd half continued in the same fashion as the previous 30mins with all of the starting 15 and substitutes contributing to an excellent display of football. To Inch Rovers credit they kept battling to the end and only for some outstanding defending from Nicole Turpin and Laura O’Sullivan the score would have been a lot closer. Huge credit to both teams for providing an entertaining game of football.
The u14B team have continued to impress this year in their matches. Following their latest loss to Watergrasshill, they bounced back with a comprehensive win versus St Nicks in the Glen.
This was their strongest performance of the year and we now have 2 wins from 3, with 3 more matches to play.
Standout performers on the day included Faye Lonergan and Saoirse Lynch. While Lucy Moriarty and Aisling O’Connell also shined on the day.
Well done to all involved.
The U16s have received a walkover from Erins Own they had an easy win over newly promoted Cloyne on Friday night and have a number of games to play over the next few weeks.
Our minors have played the Cork U14s twice and both games being very successful with a number of new players emerging including Ellie Crotty and Nicole Turpin.
Our seniors played 2 league games V Watergrasshill and Kinsale winning the former but going down narrowly to Kinsale led by the excellent Orla Finn.Our 13 a side team has played Knocknagree and after a very sluggish start where they were 3 goals in arrears fought back gallantly in the second half to win on a scoreline of 6-10 to 3-8.