A sunny week has given us the opportunity to get out and train, much needed break from the busy month of May where we have lots of our players preparing for exams in June both leaving cert and junior cert, games for these girls will take a back seat over the next few weeks. On the other side of the club, we have girls taking part in celebrating their communions, games for these girls have also taken a back seat for fear they might be injured for their big day. best of luck to all the children in Glanmire and surrounding areas on their communion days over the next few weeks.
Sunday May 15th Glanmire u10A hosted St nicks at bucklearys X. A good win over a determined St Nicks side in front of a large crowd. Odhrna Hurley captained the Glanmire side on the night, Odhrna along with Sinead Desmond kept the defence together, insuring little if any ball passed by them. Ciara Rice, Emer O Callaghan and Tara Loftus played well along with Aisling o Brien,Sophie Cullen and Lily Sue Maloney playing well up front powering passed the St Nicks fowards, showing skill and a real team spirit along the way.
Glanmire Ladies U-12 “A” team have played two games over the past week. First up was a game against Fermoy “A” last Thursday. This game was always going to be a hard game for both teams. Fermoy opened the scoring with a well taken point. Glanmire immediately responded with a fisted goal by Abby Furlong. Fermoy then scored three unanswered points before Lucy Greene pointed for Glanmire from a free. Fermoy then scored 1-4 without reply before Lucy again responded with another point to leave Fermoy leading 1-8 to 1-2. If the first half was exciting then the second half had everything that is good about ladies football. Glanmire hit their purple patch early in the second half when goals for Evie Twomey and another from Abby Furlong brought the Glanmire girls right back into contention. However the Fermoy girls really dug deep in the second half and got some fantastic points to eventually win out on a scoreline of 2-12 to 3-3. This was a incredible game of football, played by two very talented teams. Each one of the Glanmire girls that played should be so proud of themselves. This was our first defeat of the season but nobody can fault the Glanmire girls for their effort on the night.
We then traveled to Aghada on Monday night to fulfil what’s always a tough fixture. The Glanmire girls were on the front foot from the first whistle. The forwards made the most of all the opportunities that came their way in the first half. The scores started to come for our forwards while our defence was always alert to danger.
In the second half, aided by a strong wind, Glanmire pushed on and stretched into a strong lead with a strong contribution from all players and substitutes. In fairness to Aghada they fought to the end and the second half in particular was very competitive but in the end Glanmire were too strong.
Glanmire U 16 Ladies team are into the East.Cork Final after defeating Inch Rovers on Sunday last 15th May played at the Pike Field. This victory ensures the girls a place against old rivals Aghada in the East Cork final.It also means a place in the County under 16 (A) quarter final in August.
A number of girls in this team are currently playing with the the more senior teams which has greatly helped their progress in footballing abilities.
This was a good all round team performance with some lovely passages of football played, resulting in good scores being achieved.
This team will have no competitive action in league or championship games until mid August. We wish all the girls the best of luck in their upcoming examinations.