Glanmire take U 21 “C” County Title
Our u21s claimed the first County silverware of the season last Monday evening in a sunny Carrigaline venue. Glanmire went in to the game as favourites with the team made up of almost all county winners at various ages over the last few years. Glanmire got a dream start with a goal straight from the throw in followed quickly by 2 points, they then kicked a few wides in the tricky breeze and Bishopstown took the opportunity with 1-1 of their own, Glanmire regrouped and dominated the rest of the half going in at the break 4-5 to 1-2 ahead . Bishopstown tried hard from the throw in but Glanmire defended well and added a number of points and a couple of goals to leave it 5-11 to 1-4, the city side showed great spirit in scoring the last 3 scores making it 5-11 to 2-6 at the final whistle. Jen O Lehan and Amy Turpin ,two very loyal club players accepted the cup Well done to both teams for playing a very clean game of football , thanks to Robbie Smyth from Carrigaline for organising the pitch and to Ken Whelan for refereeing . This was an excellent team performance , well done to all. Congrats to the Cork minors and to our own Kate Hannon on winning the Munster final also last Monday against Kerry.
In a keenly contested match against Aghada @ Buck Learys Cross, Glanmire U-10Bs performed well with great performances from Lucy Lynch and Keelyn Hegarty in midfield with Sarah Coleman in goal, Emer Leahy, Leah Condon, Megan O’ Brien and Gillian O’ Connor in defence giving the team a great platform. Glanmire created a lot of chances from the start however were unlucky not to score until Aoife Treacy scored a superb point after good work by her team mates Amy Horgan and Laura Moriarty gave Glanmire a deserved lead midway through the first half. However, Aghada began to get a foothold in the game as the first half wore on with a number of Aghada attacks hampered by great defending from Nessa Treacy, Emily Canny, Ashling Desmond, Megan O’Brien and Leah Walsh. Despite their best efforts, Aghada finally broke through to level before half time with a deserved point from play. Following a number of changes at half time, Glanmire took control of the match in the 2nd half with great performances in the forward line by Orla Walsh who scored 1-2 , Una McCarthy, Cathy Hyland and Saoirse Howley. Further scores for Glanmire came from Lucy Lynch and Laura Scannell in the 2nd half and Glanmire looked in control. However, with time ticking away in the 2nd half, the weather took a turn for the worst with a strong gale and a heavy hailstorm shower. Aghada like the weather stormed back into the match, with 2 well worked team goals despite the best efforts of goalkeeper Allison Buckley and defenders Abbie Humphries, and Lauren Daly. The game was on a knife edge for the final few minutes before the final whistle went, with the final score Glanmire 1-5 to Aghada 2-2. Well done to both Aghada and Glanmire on a great sporting contest. Also, from a Glanmire point of view, another great team performance from all the girls with the new management team in place. its great to see so many girls showing great interest in playing matches and training. Keep practicing and keep up the good work everyone.
#all pictures Jenny long#