Posted January 20, 2015
Dinosaurs and Gormanstown a Go Go! Our u10 and u12 girls whipped right back in to action on Sunday evening last at the Gormanstown indoor camogie series. This indoor camogie and hurling tournament provides fond memories for some of our adult members, who played in this very tournament in their juvenile days. Long before the club became the expanse of pitches and facilities which it is today and a short time after the dinosaurs became extinct, some of our members will recall zipping around the indoor hall in Gormanstown, where the ball moves faster than Paddy Gorey’s eye can recall (now ye know which class of dinosaur has the best memory in the club). Our girls honoured this tradition in some style last Sunday evening.
U10’s: This was a first for our u10s. Indoor camogie. We travelled en masse to Gormanstown College on Sunday afternoon. We fielded 3 teams and all came good on the day. The early evening start was a novelty, as was the assigned dressing room which some of us thought had been renamed permanently in our honour! 148 teams (between girls camogie and boys hurling) played in all during Sundays kick off day, and the slickness of the event is a credit to Denis Forde, and his team, from Skerries Harps, who organise it.
First up was our Team 1 who played St Maurs. While we conceded two early goals, we battled back and came out with a 4 goals to 3 winning scoreline. The watching parents and mentors were almost dizzy trying to keep up with the speed of the game. The girls played brilliantly and blew away all of the winter cobwebs!
Team 2 and Team 3 stepped on to separate pitches for their 7 pm showdowns against Finians (of Swords) and Skerries Harps, respectively. Team 2 thundered in to an early lead, and like Ruby Walsh (the jockey, folks, not a latest addition to our u10’s!) , never looked over their shoulders and finished with a 7 goal winning margin. Meanwhile Team 3 were beavering away against a marvellously energetic Skerries team on a nearby pitch, and had to pull out a Tony McCoy (yes, girls, another jockey!) like performance to edge back at the winning post and grab a draw.
Back to the bread and butter on Tuesday and Saturday for training, and eagerly looking forward to next Sunday’s Gormantown a Go Go gig!
U12’s: Our U12s faced Skerries Harps at the 7.30 throw in and didn’t disappoint with a performance from the top drawer. The girls are participating for the second year running in the Gormanstown tournament and relished every second. As with every match against Skerries, this game was balanced until the last minute with Skerries grabbing a late winner, to come good on a 2 goals to 1 scoreline.