Glanmire ladies football notes
A very well done to the under 12 b’ s who played a very strong Inch team last week Although they lost they put in an excellent effort and great display of team work.
The Glanmire Ladies U-12 “A” team continued their league programme on Monday night last with a game against St. Nicks in The Pike. The Glanmire team opted to play against the breeze in the 1st half. Initially their shooting let them down, but slowly the Glanmire girls got a firm foothold in the game and the scores started to come to leave Glanmire leading comfortably at half time. The second half saw Glanmire play better football and they got some lovely scores to secure the win.
This U-12 team have suffered only one defeat this year and their confidence is high. This was obvious throughout the game. But to be fair to St. Nicks they never gave up and kept pushing right to the final whistle.
This was an all-round performance from the Glanmire girls who have trained hard over the last few months to continuously improve their football skill levels. All squad players played over the course of the game and all contributed to our victory.
On Friday 20th of May, Glanmire 14B ladies football team played out their Final of the 14B plate v Bride Rovers on a wet night in Rathcormac.
Glanmire started strongly and raced into a 4 point lead, including an early point by Faye Lonergan. However, despite some very good goal keeping by Anna Kelleher, Bride Rovers bounced back with two opportunistic goals. Glanmire battled on strongly and went into have time 5 points down. It was a tough second half, and Glanmire failed to get rewarded for their territory and possession. Despite a penalty converted well by Cliodhna Lynch, and some great scores in the second half, including an opportunistic point by Aine Watson, it would not be Glanmires night. The Bride Rovers goal keeper and full back put on a man of the match performance and Bride Rovers were the victors on the night. Congratulations to Bride Rovers, and thanks for hosting the game. The Glanmire team on the night with Captains Lauren and Megan Murphy was as follows, Anna Kelleher, Erin Kelleher, Julia Kelleher, Lucia O’Callaghan, Clodagh O’Mahony, Cliodhna Lynch , Aoife Rodgers, Lucy Moriarty, Eve McMahon, Caitlin Sheehan, Kate O’Donovan, Emma, Mulcahy, Amy Cashman, Faye Lonergan, Saoirse Lynch, Aine Watson, Aisling O’Connell, Kate Kelleher and Kelly Graham.
Well done to all involved, you have not seen the last of this team, and with only one player overage next year, there is a bright future ahead for this team!
The Glanmire junior team travelled West to Dunmanway for their meeting with Doheneys last Friday night, Glanmire travelled with a very young team, nine girls were u16s but in very trying conditions with incessant rain and a physically much stronger Doheneys , the East Cork girls played some really good football and were unlucky not to come away with the 2 points. Glanmire opened stronger but were a point down at half time , we found ourselves 4 points ahead 15 mins from the end but a big hearted Dunmanway team brought it back to the minimum with 3 points. Glanmire again pushed on and were 3 up with as many minutes to play but Doheneys were to finish strong with 3 points of their own to share the spoils. Special mention to Emily O Callaghan who travelled from Dublin to line out with her team. We now have a break for the exams and will return immediately with games against Aghada in the East Cork Championship and Courseys in the County League.