Last Thursday night we were due to play our last league game of the campaign at home.Unfortunately the game didn’t happen and with 22 girls eager and ready to play we decided to run a competitive match among ourselves.
This brings an end to our league campaign for the moment and fingers crossed for a semi final spot down the road. With every match over our campaign whether it was home or away our huge panel of girls showed tremendous skill and passion for ladies football.I wish to thank the entire panel of players.A big thank you to all parents for helping their daughters in getting to all home and away matches.Lastly I wish to thank all coaches and mentors involved for taking time and energy in preparing this young team,these included Pio Treacy,Ger Scannell, Kevin Humpreys,Donal Mulkerrins ,Kevin Canny,Neil Walsh and Kevin Walsh.
Future of Glanmire Ladies Football is in a good place.
Glanmire U-12 ‘A’ team finished joint top of their league group. Therefore we had to play Fermoy “A” to determine the final league table positions. The play-off game against Fermoy was played in Buck Leary’s last Wednesday evening. Having lost to Fermoy earlier in the regular league the girls were eager to reverse the previous result and set about their task from the first whistle. We had Fermoy on the back foot early on primarily due to the strong performance from our two mid fielders Cliona and Tara but our dominance wasn’t reflected on the score sheet due to great defending from Fermoy . Eventually the scores did come with fine performances from Roisin, Megan and Katie coupled with some strong ball carrying runs from Abby and Evie. Our defence remained tight marking with our half back line of Clodagh, Kelly and Sarah getting to grips with the Fermoy half forward line while Ella at fullback was ably assisted by Emily and Caiomhe in the corners. The second half continued in much the same fashion with Glanmire dominating. Katlyn was central to this having reverted to centre back. Anna’s goal keeping was top drawer as always and her kick-outs always found their intended Glanmire player. Our subs on the night Caragh, Eve and Emma also played pivotal roles when introduced. This was an all-round performance from the Glanmire girls who have trained hard over the last few months and are continuously improving their football skill levels. All players have played over the course of the league programme and all have contributed to our victory’s to date. We now have finished our league schedule and have qualified for an east Cork semi-final against Rockban in August.
All exams are finally over and games are coming thick and fast,
Congrats to our Junior A team who have qualified for the County league final V Kinsale, this will be a tough assignment but a win will put us up to Intermediate grade which wouldn’t be undeserved after 10 years of huge effort in the club. We were also to play Aghada in the East Cork semi final on Sunday night but with Cork fixing a challenge V Tipperary , the game was pulled due to the unavailability of a number of players, in its place we played the East Cork minor league fixture with Glanmire winning comfortably. This was the second minor game in the last week as we also took on Bride Rovers on Tuesday, again we emerged winners here so we are well positioned with 4 points on the board with 4 games to play.