Ladies Gaelic Football Update in Scoil Pól
Training for the new football season resumed the ﬁrst week of September. On the back of our Munster win last year, the popularity of ladies football was very evident; a 40 strong panel of junior & senior girls showed for training. Mr Somers, Mr Walsh and Ms Fitzgerald were delighted and were very hopeful of another successful year. Scoil Pól had been promoted to division D in both senior & junior grades due to our win last year.
We had some wins and losses but managed to get to the quarter ﬁnal stages in both grades. The juniors won their 1/4 ﬁnal against Kanturk, and were to play Kilenaule in the semiﬁnal. Kilenaule were unable to ﬁeld a team and so we were once again in a Munster ﬁnal. The junior D ﬁnal was ﬁxed for the 3rd of February in Martinstown GAA pitch. Our junior girls were well prepared and looking forward to the match, but on the day, the girls of Fethard were too strong and Scoil Pól now looked to the senior footballers for Munster glory.
The senior girls beat our old rivals CTI Clonmel in the D plate semiﬁnal after loosing their 1/4 ﬁnal in the senior D cup competition. Scoil Pól will play Colaiste Craobhin Fermoy in the Munster D plate ﬁnal on the 2nd of March in Manix College Charleville. We wish our girls the very best of luck and look forward to a great match and hopefully victory for Scoil Pól.
Munster Finalists 2016 pictured with Kerry footballer Colm Cooper.
Latest Match Report: Scoil Pól 8 - 4 Crosshaven 1 - 4
Another year for the Gaelic Football girls. We have been training in earnest since the first week in September. This year we aim to match if not improve on our season last year. The senior girls reached the Munster semi-final, and the junior girls competed in the Munster final.
Our first Senior match was against Crosshaven secondary school yesterday the 7th of October in the Mallow GAA Complex. Mr Dan Somers, Mr Owen Walsh and Miss Sinead Duggan (trainers) had picked the team and were looking forward to seeing the team in their first competitive game this year.
Shannon Doherty (6th year) was delighted to be made captain, and she gave a rousing pre-match speech.
The girls started well, and within 10 minutes were 2 goals and 2 point up on the Crosshaven Girls. At half time the score was Scoil Pol 4-3, Crosshaven 1-1. The second half saw our girls pull away form their opponents and this gave us the chance to empty our bench. The subs played just as good as the starting 15 and we finished out the game Scoil Pol 8-4, Crosshaven 1-4.
Valerie Riordan 2-1, Shannon Doherty 3 goals, Shannon Ahern 1-1, Leanne Ferewn 1 goal, Marguritte Frewen 1 goal, Aoife Hanley 1 point, Mary Ellen Lyons 1 point.
Latest photos of the Ladies Football team