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All roads lead to Croagh last Saturday evening for the U13 Cup final between Mungret St Paul’s and Kileedy. Full of expectation and well prepared our girls took to the field of play at 5pm buoyed on by the huge support that had assembled to cheer them on. From the onset we took the game to Kileedy scoring 1-1 within the first five minutes. Kileedy struck back immediately with a couple of well taking points but we were determined not to allow them a foothold in the game. Our defense worked extremely hard to scupper any attempts that Kileedy made to get near our goal and by half time we had a solid lead. Not resting on our laurels we commenced the second half with a new found vigor with each and every player giving a 100% to ensure that we would leave Croagh that evening with a trophy in hand. Goals win matches and in the last 10 minutes of the match we scored three beauties to put the match well beyond the reach of Kileedy. The final whistle brought great scenes of joy and excitement by both players and mentors alike final score 5-08 to 2-03. With the loudest cheer of the evening when team captain Sarah Fitzgibbon proudly accepted our trophy from competition coordinator Brigit Stanley and the group celebrated like the champions they are and headed back to the GAA Club to continue there well earned celebrations after a long season.
Team: Niamh Browne, Sophie O Brien, Kathyln Costello, Casey O Brien, Lauren Esson, Aoife Morrissey, Alanna Mc Donagh, Molly Mac Mahon, Fiona Meehan, Jenny Lynch, Fiona O Brien, Sarah Fitzgibbon, Eimear O Keefe, Aisling O Grady, Ailbhe Larkin, Niamh Herbert, Ciara Flahive, Aoife Ryan, Jennifer Wyse, Jennifer Ryan, Tara Nealon, Bronagh Byrne, Aisling Mc Guiness, Fiona Kinnevane
Mentors:Mike Lynch, Dermot Morrissey, John Mac Mahon, Jean Costello, Denis O Brien.
Thank you to the Sub Photographer on the day for doing a great job covering the match.