Week ending 24th April

A nice week leads us to lots of games for our younger girls.

Our U10″A” played Midleton on Monday last on a score line of 4-3 to 0-3 glanmire has a good win in their first game and a hard fought victory against a very tough Midleton side, playing well on the night were Laura scannel up front with Kate fennessey and Sinead Hurley dominated midfield Orna Hurley and Nessa Tracey kept the Glanmire goal well clear of any potential goal chances, a super glanmire keeper meabh OCallaghan denied Midelton of a goal after they were awarded a penalty.

Glanmire u10 “B”v Mayfield u10
Our first away match of the season took us to play Mayfield in a very competitive match in ideal conditions.
From the start Mayfield’s energetic team took the game to Glanmire,playing with a gentle breeze scored some fine points from play.Eventually the Glanmire back line aided by Jennifer O Keeffe,Aisling Desmond and Megan O’Brien stood tall and showing all the skills they had,took control and helped Glanmire play as a unit.Lucy Lynch and the impressive Orlaith Walsh drove forward at every opportunity resulting in two quick goals from Laura Scannell.Glanmire ahead going into the break.
Start of the second half underlined how well the girls had taken to match play and how well all the hard work at training had paid off particularly with Saoirse Howley and Una McCarthy displaying all their skill set. But things quickly turned for Mayfield,defensive mix up by Glanmire defenders allowed the home team score two quick goals putting them a goal ahead with minutes remaining.A long ball out of defence from the excellent Aisling Desmond opened up the Mayfield defence which fell nicely for Leah Walsh who rattled in the equaliser.In the final moments Lucy Lynch pointed giving Glanmire a narrow 1 point victory.
Top performances on the night from Sarah Coleman,Lucy Murray,Amy Horgan and Alison Buckley.
Score line 3-4 (glanmire) 2-6 (mayfield)

U12B v Rockban
Well done to the u12 team who had a great performance last Sunday evening against Rockban in Buck Learys.
Both teams fought hard and football was the winner on the day. Well done to Emily McCarthy Vaughan who was strong in goal making some fine saves. Amy O’Sullivan and Sarah Nyhan worked very hard upfront and Isabelle Kearney was also impressive. The midfield and defence had a strong outing as well, Abigail Thornhill, Laura O’Brien and Megan Sheehan impressed, and Tara Twomey made some storming runs. Ciara Rice and Rachel Aherne also had a great performance. Well done to all who took part on the day

Glanmire U12 “A” Ladies football team had two East Cork League matches over the last week.

First up was a trip to play Lisgoold on Wednesday evening. With a good panel available to us we strangely found ourselves on the back foot in the early exchanges primarily due to the really good play from Lisgoold. Our defence had to withstand stern pressure for the Lisgoold players, with Ella, Caiomhe, Clodagh, Emily, Katlyn and Sarah holding firm we soon got some quality ball into our forward line and the scores started to come with goals for Abby, Kelly, Anna and Evie and some excellent points from Cliona and Lucy left Glanmire leading at halftime. As expected, Lisgoold came out strong in the early part of the second half and scored an early point. However a magical save from Megan Sheehan galvanized the Glanmire Ladies confidence and with Tara dominating in mid-field, and Roisin exceling in the forward line further goals in quick succession put them well clear at the final whistle. It was an excellent performance all round, Each and every player worked tirelessly with good passing and movement especially in the second half. Our attackers grew in confidence going forward while the defense was tight marking. The subs on the night Katie, Sarah, Zara, Eva and Roisin all played a pivotal part too, and it was a well-deserved win at the end of the day.

The U-12 “A” girls were back in action in Buck Leary’s on Sunday Evening against Rockban. We were down a few players due to some girls having other commitments and injuries on the day. Our panel for the day included some u11’s so it was an inexperienced team but this was great game of football to watch as both sides exchanged scores right throughout the first half. Rockban justifiably led early in the game but the Glanmire girls slowly dragged themselves back into the game. A few encouraging words at half time coupled with some positional changes brought a vast improvement to the Glanmire team display in the second half. This improvement in play by the girls continued right through the second half with our newcomers from the U-11’s Abigail, Laura and Amy all impressing. There is great credit due to both sets of girls putting on such a great display of football where Glanmire ultimately won out.

U14B v St Colmans
Glanmire u14B team had another impressive performance last Sunday morning, in Shanagarry unfortunately losing out to a St Colmans side who were stronger on the day.
Glanmire played well in the first half and seemed to be on top but were not rewarded for their efforts with St Colmans getting a couple of opportunistic goals. A good first half performance on goal by Saoirse Lynch ensured we were only 4 points down.
Strong performances in defence by Erin, Julia and Anna Kelleher, especially throughout the second half ensured that Glanmire stayed in the game. Upfront the forwards done well with some lovely scores by Emma Mulcahy, Faye Lonergan and Kate O’Donovan. In midfield Eve McMahon and Lucia O’Callaghan were outstanding and worked tirelessly throughout. Clodagh o’Donovan and Aisling O’Connell were also impressive. Well done to all the girls who took part on the day.

Kilshannig made the trip to Glanmire last Sunday evening to take on Glanmire in the U21 County semi final, Glanmire with numerous county titles over the last few years at juvenile level started the game as favourites but they found themselves a goal down early on with a well worked Kilshannig goal. Glanmire regrouped and with a brilliant display at full forward by Sarah O Brien supported by corners Ally and Courtney McCarthy were 10 points clear at half time. Kilshanninig to their credit did not wilt and were very competitive in the second half but the Glanmire forward play proved to be too strong and had stretched the lead to 16 points by the full time whistle. Glanmire now look forward to the final v Bishopstown due to be played Monday the 2nd of May at 7.30 in Trabeg (nemo grounds). The club wishes all involved their best wishes in the quest for the first u21 title.

Glanmire boys
We would like to congratulations to Glanmire boys club who won the Cork Feile last weekend and extend our well wishes in their quest for all Ireland title in July.