St Colmans 3-15 St Nicks 6-4 (U/16 Challenge)
Our U/16 girls travelled to St Nicks midweek where we witnessed a great game of free flowing football.
A lot of our girls had being away on holidays so this was their first outing since the league finished.
From the throw in our girls got stuck in and were first to register some lovely points.
However St Nicks settled and scored a fine goal from play which was to set off a first half full of intensity with the sides trading score for score all the way up to the short whistle. St Colmans however were guilty of a lot of wides in this opening half and after getting advice and direction from coach Noel Murray things changed in the second half.
The game started with St Colmans in total control and after some well worked unanswered points, goals were to follow to leave us in a good place on the score board.
St Nicks however were not finished and responded with goals of their own to leave us up by 5 points with 10 minutes remaining. It was fantastic to see the determination in the girls to get this victory, but they had to fight to the bitter end to secure a fantastic win for St Colmans.
Well done to all for the brilliant team work and determination shown on the night. Girls, like I have said before in Noel Murray you have a brilliant coach but you all have to be at training for him to get the best out of you all.
Bring on the Championship.
Team: Tara Roche, Mary Cowhig, Sile Ryan, Grainne Ryan, Katie Montgomery, Sarah K Dorgan, Molly Mannion, Aishling Fuchs(0-1), Daisy Byrne(0-1), Alison Hurley(0-3), Kelly-Ann Leahy(0-1), Lucy Smiddy, Amy Doyle(0-4), Ceire Graham, Rachel Scannell(0-1), Anita Hurley(3-4).
St Colmans 3-6 Midleton 4-13 (Minor League)
Last Monday evening our minor’s started their first league match of the year against Midleton.
The game started with great intensity and maybe caught our girls off guard for the first ten minutes or so.
Midleton moved the ball very quickly always having a runner to pass to and put our back line under fierce pressure. This resulted in us going behind fairly quickly before we settled some bit before half time.
Going in at half time the girls were showing a bit of disappointment and in fairness to the coaches, Noel Murray and Jim Moynihan they quickly instilled a belief into the girls that they were better than this Midleton team and could come back.
The second half was a much better affair with the girls playing some wonderful football and scoring some massive points and goals. It was a very close contest in the second half but Midleton were the better team over the 60 minutes and no doubt the coaches will take the performance of the second half onto the training ground for the girls to improve going forward.
Girls, it was your first time playing together and at different stages of the game a lot of skill was on display.
A lot more can be achieved on the training ground with your excellent coaches before our championship starts later on.
Team: Tara Roche, Lucy Beausang, Sile Ryan, Muireann O’Hare, Andre Mullane, Fay Cahill, Aishling Fuchs, Daisy Byrne(0-1), Tara Daly, Sinead Roche, Ellen o Neill, Catriona Fuchs(0-1), Chloe Beausang, Katie Scannell(3-4), Ceire Graham.