Lots of Glanmire activities this week off the field, well done to all the coaches, parents, players and supported who took to the roads to complete the cork city marathon, couple of tired bodied but pushed on with all their training and matches this week.
Best wishes to our players and their friends doing their junior cert and leaving certs at the moment.
U14A played nemo in the quarter final of the county, a very even and tight first half saw the 2 team battle it out in to a second half, Glanmire came out eventual winners and now progress to the semi final.
The u14B team played out a friendly challenge v St Nicks last Thursday 2ndJune. It was a great evening for football with both teams battling hard for the win. Glanmire came out top at the end with some fine efforts by Lauren and Megan Murphy and some strong work around the middle of the park by Aine Watson and Aoife Rodgers. Many of these girls form the backbone of the u13½ community games team for Glanmire and will go on to represent Cork now on the 2ndJuly in the Munsters in Limerick
It was a reasonably quite week with the 12B team, with most efforts this week focused on training. With just 2 games left in the league now, many of this team will also form part of the u11½ team for the Community games on 2nd July
u12b match last week against na piarsaigh. We started very well but we knew we would be up against it with 24 players to keep warmed up and ready to play, we got on with it, the girls stuck to the task which was too keep battling Noo matter what happened, from the back line we had a strong performance from Lauren Kelleher, Jane Healy. As we tried to push forward, which was hard, Laura o brien and ciara rice did very well battling to keep the forward line supplied with football in order to score, but as fast as Glanmire were kicking it in, na piarsaigh was pushing it out just as fast, playing against a older team, our girls still a u11 side gave it there all where this was a very tough game but overall. Second half we change the whole team and again Battling hard, we did well, a good performance also from liadan Shepard and Sinead Hurley. Well done to all.
Glanmire u 10b v Inch Rovers u10
Glanmire u10b took the long journey to play Inch Rovers u10s last Thursday night.Great praise to all girls as this was the third game for them in about 7 games.Inch played very competitively from start and were eager to stamp their mark.At every opportunity from a free or a 45 they choose to go short to one of their players and we were struggling to stem the tide of constant pressure. Thankfully our goalkeeper SARAH Coleman was in outstanding form and pulled off save after save. With Lucy Lynch and Keelin Hegarty covering every blade of grass from Midfield,we led going into the break.
In the second half Inch Rovers upped their game and their greater physical presence powered them back into the lead for which Glanmire couldn’t recover until the last few minutes where Laura Scannell and Orlaith Walsh scored two beautiful goals to give us some hope but it was never to be.
This match stood to this young team against a physically stronger and older outfit and hopefully will serve well to the girls in the future.
Playing well on the night for Glanmire included Ashling o Brien,Leah Condon,Megan o Brien and Abbie Humpreys.
It was great to see the parents and coaches from Glanmire get behind the girls and offering every encouragement.
“Mol an Oige agus tiocfaidh Si”
This was a busy week for the u8s with their first match at the weekend against Aghada, followed up by a friendly v Delaneys on Wednesday evening. Both matches were played out on fine sunny days and the spirit of football was strong on each day. There was strong performances by Katie Lynch, Sally Barry, Emma Walsh, Aoife Treacy and Leigh Kelleher on Sunday with some great defensive and attack skills on display. On Wednesday we travelled to Delaneys and again the girls did very well. Standout performances by Aoife O’Connor, Amy Brickley, Emily Hartnett, Sinead Walsh and Sarah Brown. Well done to all involved.