Posted October 6, 2014
We had blitz’s, battles away and at home plus league finales this weekend in the juvenile camogie section.
U8s: Our U8 camogie team hosted Naomh Maur & Na Fianna this weekend in Pairc Mearnóg.The crowds gathered to see a closely competed set of fixtures which saw all clubs with a win and a loss each.Twenty eight girls turned out for the home team, our biggest squad to date. The girls are now looking forward to the Gala Blitz & Medals on the 19th, which will see their lovely Mums & Dads make the sandwiches and cakes for the visitors!
U9’s: Our U9’s made the trip over to Crumlin early on Sunday morning. We fielded three teams, and all three overcame the jetlag and rattled in to the matches. The work these girls have done to come up to their high level of skill is amazing. We finished with a full scale all out match and were unlucky not to come away with a win, Crumilin slipping in a late equaliser. Well done girls! Onwards now to the gala blitz the weekend after next!
U10s: Match report : Mearnog v St Johns Saturday 4th October (2 games) ….
1st game was a very tight competitive affair. Mearnóg dominated 1st half to extent that Lisa Hughes in goal didn’t even touch the ball. 0-0 at half time. Great 2nd half performances from Sophie Keogh and Eloise Irwin in midfield with Grainne Downes running the show in defence. Came close to scoring with Abbey Sex but game finished a draw and level on skills.
2nd Game : More open affair with action end to end. Keya Crosbie came close to scoring before Alanna Carr give us a half time lead with a brilliant solo effort. Alex Carroll and Alanna Foran were like warriors in midfield but Alex had to withdraw with a sore finger. Sadly we lost out to 2 late goals but everyone got a bar of chocolate on the way home for putting in such a respectable shift.
U12s: The under 12 camogie girls finished their league campaign with a good won over Erins Isles in Pairc Mearnóg on saturday. Playing with the breeze in the first half the team settled well and began to break through the Isles defence. With Aoibheann Crean- Lynch leading the attack aided by Sarah Healy Mearnóg soon had 2 goals in the back of the Isles net. At midfield Gráinne Skelton and Holly Smith continued the supply to the forwards and 2 more goals followed. In the second half playing into the breeze Mearnóg continued to dominate play Sophie Brennan commanded the back line and Isles were struggling to get any shots on goals. In goal Leah Forde was in good form and her placed puck outs to Aoife Mc Loughney and Ciara Mullins were outstanding. When the ref blew the final whistle Mearnóg had triumphed on a scoreline of 5-1 to 1-0. The girls are now busy preparing for Croke Park on the 18th October.
U14’s: Our U14’s are busy preparing for their championship semi-final next Saturday away to Brigids. All support welcome. Best of luck girls!