Not just a busy week for our players, but a busy weekend for our coaches/mentors and committee, Saturday gone was a very informative and compulsory coarse “Child protection in sport awareness workshop” run by tutor Traolach O’Callaghan on behave of the GAA and Irish Sports Council. Run for Glanmire ladies football club and Glanmire juvenile boys club , where over 40 participants gathered useful information to use while coaching and taking part in club activities. Traolach spoke about code of Behaviour for everyone in the club, and provided us with some interesting case studies, giving us some very insightful information, proving you learn something new every day.
Congratulation to to all our players, coaches and mentors who took part in the “Darkness in to Light” walk on behave of PIETA house.
Also congratulations to Glanmire Intermediate mens football team who beat Kinsale in their first round of championship last weekend,
Glanmire U10″A” v Cloyne
The u10As had two away games played last week. First up was cloyne on wed 4th tough away game which Glanmire won. Emily canny and Ellie mulkerrins had great first games with Aisling O Brien shining up front and Ava McCarthy had her scoring boots on. Orlaith Walsh and Kate fennessy were very steady in midfield.
Glanmire u10″A” V Lisgoold
Friday 6th we were in lisgoold and a brilliant game of football was played by two well matched teams with Glanmire winning out in the end In defence Aisling Desmond and Nessa Tracey stood out with Sinead Hurley and Kate fennessey playing well in midfield. Also playing well on the night were Alex Downey Tara Loftus Ciara scannell Katie Walsh and Amy condon with Aoife Tracey scoring a fantastic point at the end.
Word of thanks to all parents and selectors who travelled for away games.
The u12B team had a very busy week this week playing Youghal in Youghal on Wednesday night and then following up on Thursday night with a game v Bride Rovers in Rathcormac.
This is a very strong league for our young team and although they lost both matches, the performances were very encouraging for next year.
U12″B” v Youghal
On Wednesday night in Youghal, we played Youghal 12A and fought valiantly against a superior side. The girls worked tirelessly throughout and all gave 110%. There were a number of standout performances on the day including Emily McCarthy Vaughan between the posts, and Isabella Foong upfront. Amy O’Sullivan had another dynamic performance driving forward at every opportunity. Emma Cotter marshalled the defence well and Tara Twomey lead the way challenging for every ball and working tirelessly. Aoife Dunne worked hard on the night and was kept busy in defence. At the end of the day it was not to be Glanmires day but, well done to Youghal and thanks for hosting.
U12″B” v Bride Rovers
The following day v Bride Rovers in Rathcormac, the u12B team showed their bouncebackability. It was a game of two halves, with Glanmire enjoying a good first half with strong performances by Emma Dennehy, Isabelle Kearney and Abigail Thornhill. Isabelle Brennan also had a great day in corner back showing her genuine pace on a number of occasions. With just a few points down at half time, Glanmire were hoping to move forward and express themselves in the second half. However Bride Rovers started quickly in the second half and got a number of early goals. Goals win games and, unfortunately, Glanmire struggled to get back in the game but fought valiantly. Sinead O’Donnell and Rachel Ahern came on for the second half and done themselves proud with their performances and made some telling interceptions. Shauna Forde was solid in the defence, Lauren Kelleher led the forward line well and Laura O’Brien covered every blade of grass on the pitch. However with some tired legs out there, Glanmire could not mount a comeback and we did not have enough in the locker to win this one. The Juvenile Chairman was present for both matches, and would like to thank the management team for their efforts, and their astute decision making on both nights.
Thanks to Bride Rovers who hosted the game and were a better team on the night.
U12″A” v Youghal
The Glanmire U-12 “A” girls played their most recent game against Youghal. The first half was a tightly fought contest and the crucial scores came for Glanmire at the right time.The Youghal girls by no means threw in the towel and were unlucky not to score a number of chances that came their way.
After some positional changes at half time, Glanmire pushed on in the second half.The movement of the ball between the Glanmire defense and attack in the second half was much improved and the Glanmire forwards converted most of their opportunities. The tenacity of the Glanmire midfield and defense stemmed the flow of ball to the Youghal forwards.
It was an enjoyable game with some fantastic individual performances by the Glanmire girls.
Overall it was a very entertaining display by both teams; Youghal can take a lot of heart for their effort on the night. Well done to all the Glanmire girls who turned out for this and thank you to the parents for their continued support.
Glanmire panel; M. Sheehan, E Farrelly. A.Kelleher, C.Fitzgerald, C.O’Donovan,E. O’Brien, S.Mulkeen, S.McDonald, E.Brennan, T.Elliott, K.Sheehan, ETwomey, K.Graham, A.Furlong,R. Walsh(Capt), L.Greene, K.Elliott, E.Hogan, E.Casey.
The u14’s finished off their 2016 league campaign away to Youghal last Tuesday night. In nice dry conditions perfect for football, we started off well and went into a strong lead by half-time. Some team changes for the second half meant all the girls got a run out and everybody contributed to a good win.
On completion of all league matches, it was decided that Glanmire would face Youghal in the East Cork league semi-final to be played in Glanmire on Sunday evening. Both teams being very familiar with each other having played just 5 days earlier.
Again Glanmire started the quicker and lots of early possession wasn’t wasted by our in-form forwards. Excellent work by our mid-field duo was complimented by our tight defence.
In fairness to Youghal they fought to the end and the 2nd half in particular was very competitive but in the end Glanmire were too strong and progress to the East Cork final.
Well done to all the girls who have had a great league campaign to date and the parents who have supported them.