Ladies Football Update

Senior Girls

Our Senior girls had a very competitive campaign in Senior C but once again success eluded us. We played 4 games in total, winning 1 and drawing one which wasnt enough to qualify out of the group,

We drew our first game with St. Nathy’s Ballaghadereen on a score line of 3:9 each, with a late free from Katie Mc Nulty earning us a draw in a game we should have wrapped up a lot earlier.

In our second game we lost to Carrick CS by 5:8 to 2:8. We were short a few regulars on the day and with a full compliment the result could have been different. Monday morning and post championship celebration blues played a role.

In our next game we played our best football of the year and beat Ursuline, Sligo by 9:10 to 1:9 in St. Felim’s. 4:4 from full forward Emma Mc Govern been the highlight of the game.

This left us needing to win our last game vs Abbey CS, Boyle to qualify or at least get a play off. In a rollercoaster affair that saw us come back from 9 points down to go ahead by a point late on, we unfortunately conceded a late goal which put Abbey back in front a\nd despite a later point and a goal mouth scramble we lost by a point, bringing the Senior season to an end.

Mr Mullen would like to thank all the girls for their commitment over the year.

Captain: Weronika Wresniewska

Vice Captains: Emma Mc Govern and Niamh Mc Niffe

Team picture to follow


Junior Ladies

Our Junior girls found themselves in a very tough group for Connacht Junior B, having 6 games with the top two straight into the final.

We got our campaign off to a solid start with a 5:15 to 2:5 win over St. Mary’s, Ballina in St. Felim’s.We followed this up with victories over  St. Joseph’s, Castlebar and a 4:21 to 3:2 victory over Ardscoil Mhuire, Ballinasloe. With Swinford pulling out of the competition we had two matches remaining against Carrick CS and St. Brigid’s, Tuam, both of whom were unbeaten upto this.

We played Tuam, just before Christmas and a combination of a long journey and a very strong Tuam side saw us lose by 4:20 to 1:4. We did draw the second half but it was a serious wake up call.

This left our last game vs Carrick CS effectively a semi final. Played in St. Felim’s on 24th January we lost by 8 points in a ding dong battle. Carrick started very well and only for resolute defending we could have been more than the 9 points that we were behind at the short whistle. Conceding a goal at the start of the second half left us 12 points behind but what followed was probably our best 20 minutes of football all year. We clawed the defecit back to 3 points and missed a couple of easy scores which could have narrowed it even further. However Carrick rallied with a few late scores and a goal at the end which put a slight gloss on the score. Carrick CS no doubt were the better team and deserved their victory, albeit they were pushed to the end by a battling performance by Ballinamore CS girls.

That brought an eventful Junior year to an end and to finish 3rd from 7 teams in the second highest competition in Connacht is a fine achievement.

Mr. Mullen would like to thank all the girls for their huge effort all year. Best wishes and a quick recovery to Shonagh O Sullivan and Lisa Cull who missed the last game with injury. Also a quick recovery to our exceptional goalkeeper, Megan Taylor who injured her knee in the process of making a wonderful save in the game vs Carrick. We hope to see all 3 back playing bigger and better next year.

Captain: Katie Mc Nulty

Vice Captain: Ciara Mc Goldrick

Team picture to follow

U14 Ladies

Following our great victory in the U14C final last year we found ourselves playing in U14b for 2016/2017.

In a very tight group we played 3 matches and accounted very well for ourselves but not recording any wins. In our first game vs St Clare’s, Manorhamilton in St. Felim’s we lost narrowly on a score line of 1:12 to 5:6.

In our second game away to Carrick CS wew made a good account of ourselves but lost on a scoreline of 3:8 to 0:6.

In our final game we played Ursuline, Sligo in very windy conditions in Sligo. We lost by 5:7 to 1:2 after a very close first half and it been the last game of the year all subs were used.

We look forward to next years competition and hope to improve on a very steady tear in 2016/2017.

Mr. Mullen would like to thank all the girls for their efforts over the year.

Captain: Megan Taylor

Team picture to follow

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