Posted October 13, 2014
Pride of place this week goes to our u14’s who recorded a fabulous win in their championship semi-final.
U14 Championship semi-final.
St. Brigids 2-3: Naomh Mearnóg 2-6.
Last Saturday the U14 girls went to Naomh Brid for the semi final of the championship. The team were really up got it and had trained really hard in the weeks leading up to the game.
In the first half there was not much in it, even though most of the game was played in Brigids half, Ciara Holland, Claire McGowan and Megan O’Connor were fighting for everything in the mid-field. It started to come together in the last few minutes of the first half when Leah McElroy sent a ball in to the danger area and Tara Daly put in the back of the net.
In the second half the Mearnóg rearguard came under a lot of pressure but the Goalkeeper and full back line of Nisha Crosbie, Amy Kavanagh and Sophie Brennan defended really well. They were well supported by the half back line of Carla Downes, Hannah Collins and Orlaith Freaney. The pitch was very difficult to play on as it was the all-weather pitch making it difficult to lift the ball.
As the match got into the closing stages it was very tight and the two teams were fighting for every ball. St Brigids fought hard and managed to score a goal but with a few points in the closing stage of the second half from the Mearnóg girls closed out a famous victory.
The supporters were a huge help in the second half in bringing the team to their 1st Championship Final.
The team are really coming together and have really done their club proud.
The U11camogie girls made the long trip to Kilmacud Crokes on Sunday. Kilmacud are unbeaten in the league so this was always going to be a difficult task. Naomh Mearnóg fielded two teams, Blue and Red.
The Blue Team were narrowly beaten 3 goals to 1 but the score didn’t reflect the performance as they completely dominated but the scores wouldn’t come. Sarah Tighe stood out at centre back and was missed with 15 minutes to go when she went off injured after getting a crack to the hand. Lauren McCullagh’s puck outs were fantastic hitting the 40 yard line time and time again and Anna Foley and Julia Cosgrove were very solid in the full back line.
The Red team met very tough opposition and were beaten 5 goals 2 points to 4 points but the scoreline flattered Crokes as the gap in skill level was not that wide. Sarah Myers put in a man of the match performance in midfield, she kept battling and the head never dropped. Orlaith McGarry impressed with 4 points and Orlaith Kiernan also stood out up front.
We know what to work on and look forward to returning to winning ways next Sunday morning at home.