Inch Rovers Win Regional Féile in Mountmellick

Inch Rovers make history by winning Regional Feile final in Mountmellick Co Laois last weekend after a very early start on the bus& Cars left Killeagh at 6:30amand arrived at Mountmellick before 10am , they had 3 group games Vs Galway , Kildare & Westmeath & won all three to top the group and deservedly gained a place in the final Vs Kilmoremoy Mayo , they won this final in style 4-4 to 0-4 , huge congrats to all the Players on the panel & mentors Chris Roche Kevin O Driscoll , Daniel Barry & Niamh Roche , to all the parents & family who travelled , to Fogarty Bus for getting them there safely & back & to everyone in the club who helped with the Table Quiz fundraiser to defray costs going to Feile & to all the club & community supporters who came out in force to welcome back our U14 heroes , well done to one & all & the Club are truly proud of ye all , Inch Rover Abú …

Report on Regional U14 Feile Sharon & Amy Roche
Inch Rovers travelled to a LGFA All Ireland Regional Feile Tournament on the Saturday 25th of June 2016 in Mountmellick Gaa Portlaoise Laois. To play 3 group matches each 15 minutes a side there were two groups and the team to top each group played a final.
Group 2 Rd 1,10.45am Inch Rovers (Cork) played kinnegad / coralstown (West Meath) The girls spared no energy and ranked up 6 points in the first half (15 minutes) and only conceding a goal. In the second half kinnegad / coralstown scored 1-1, the girls secured the win with another 1-2. Final score 1-8 Inch Rovers 2-1 Kinnegad / Coralstown. Inch of to a good start!
Scores: Ciara Irwin 0-1 Ciara Steele 0-1 Elena Kellerher 1-3 Clogdah Mulhare 0-1 Sarah Roche 0-1 Nadine Seward 0-1.

Group 2 Rd 2 Next up Inch Rovers met Naomh Mhuire (Galway).The girls got off to a great start with scoring three goals and two points in the first half, but Naomh Mhuire also off to a great start scoring 2-2.
The girls did not leave this one slip away. In the second half we got 1-3 and not conceding any scores in the second half, our defence rock solid! Final score, 4-4 Inch Rovers 2-2 Naomh Mhuire.
Scores: Elena Kellerher 2-1 Clodagh Mulhare 1-0 Ciara Irwin 1-1 Alicia Olaniran 0-1.

Group 2 Rd 3 In our third match of the day and our last group match we met Naas(Kildare).After winning two matches this match would be the last for the girls in hope of the final. Inch had a fantastic first with a total score of 2-3 with our opposition only scoring a point. In the second have we ranked up another 1-3 with only conceding 1-2. Final score 3-6 Inch Rovers 1-3 Naas.
Scores: Ciara Irwin 1-2 Elena Kellerher 1-2 Ciara Steele 0-1 Clodagh Mulhare 1-0 Alicia Olaniran 0-1.

We had now won all three of our games and secured ourselves a place in the final. We were down to play Kilmoremoy (Mayo) in the final.

From the first whistle the girls left nothing to spare. With scoring a total of 2-4 in the first half and only leaving in a point hopefully we had secured the win. Coming back in the second half the girls scored another 2 goals and conceding 3 points. The backs defend fiercely for the whole match and throughout the tournament with vital block downs tackles and closing down throughout. The final whistle was blown Inch Rovers were LGFA Feile All-Ireland Regional Champions. Final score 4-4 Inch Rovers (Cork) Kilmoremoy (Mayo) 0-4.
Scores: Nadine Seward 3-1 Elena Kellerher 1-1 Alicia Olaniran 0-1.

From the Girls and mentors, Chris, Kevin, Dan and Niamh and all of the panel we’d like to thank everyone who came to support and also everyone who welcomed the girls home. We’d like to thank Mountmellick GAA for the hospitality and the use of facilities. We’d also like to say well done to Kilmoremoy on making the final and all the team that took part on the day. The tournament was a great display of ladies football. A huge thanks to all who supported our table quiz at The Thatch to help fund our Feile trip.