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Our Camogie club was privileged to have Cork dual star Rena Buckley present at our awards evening on Sunday 21 January. There was a fantastic reception waiting for Rena as she arrived with the great turn out of players and parents. Rena is the holder of 18 All Ireland medals a feat that is unmatched by any other GAA player in the county and spoke very well on her love of Camogie and Ladies Football, encouraging each player to keep up the training all year round even if it just to hit a ball against a wall. Well done to all our players and coaches for there achievements in 2017, our U-16 team were presented with their medals which they won early in 2017 while all players were honored by their coaches at each age group. There was an opportunity at the end of the night for our players to chat with Rena and get to lift the O’Duffy Cup. A big Thank You to all who organised this memorable night.
On Tuesday 22 August the girls took to the Village pitch to go shoulder to shoulder with Granagh Ballingarry. This was never going to be an easy match but it was a great match to watch and support. The Mungret St. Pauls girls pulled together and put in a huge amount of team effort getting in some great block downs and clearing the ball out the field. While the girls were able to work the ball around the field it must be mentioned the backs and goalie had a tough day but stood up to each challenge that was thrown at them and should be very proud of their team performance.
Our U-16’s played the county shield final Wednesday 3 May against Monaleen in Ahane. Its fair to say we struggled in the 1st half to compete with our opposition and get up to the pace of the game allowing them build up a significant lead. However what we know about this bunch of fine young ladies is that they have an abundance of character and are never beaten until the final whistle. After a re – group at half time and a few words of encouragement the second half as a completely different story we battled and fought with renewed vigor and began to take our scores and chip away at the lead. With a couple of minutes to go we were just a goal down but unfortunately time was not on our side and a late point from Monaleen secured there victory on a score line of 5-7 to 4-6. The analogy of a game of two halves certainly describes the encounter. Well done to all involved.
Our U13 camogie team played Granagh Ballingarry in the U13 “B” County Final on bank holiday Monday 31 October in the front pitch at South Liberties. We put in a few early attacks but quickly found ourselves up against a level of defending that we had not encountered to date in this competition. The possession stakes were roughly 50-50 for the first 15 minutes, but we had nothing to show for our efforts against 2 Granagh Ballingarry goals. It was in the remaining few minutes of the first half that our opponents stepped up the pace, tacking on a further 1-2 while continuing to repulse everything we could throw at them. When a fourth goal went in just after the resumption the issue was effectively decided, though the avalanche that might have been expected to follow never materialized as every one of our players fought tooth and nail for every ball. While we were beaten in the end by a superior team, this group of girls continue to improve and are undoubtedly travelling in the right direction. The panel was Amy O’Halloran, Caoimhe Holmes, Aoife Ryan, Ella Mason, Ciara Brennan, Brona Byrne (capt), Zoe Page, Tara Nealon, Leah Nolan, Amy Connolly, Jenny Ryan, Ciara O’Keeffe, Grace O’Keeffe, Aisling McGuinness, Aela Gleeson, Holly Roche, Aoife Long, Caoimhe Nestor, Caoimhe O’Rourke, Lucy Connolly, Saoirse Casey.
In the last of the girls matches they were up against Crecora on Tuesday 13th in Mungret. The girls had a great game and put everything into the match. They did not have the winning score but finished the game in great spirits. They have finished all their matches for the year. The coaches would like to thank all the players and parents for their commitment through the year.