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Munster Junior Football Champions 2018!!
8th May 2018

On Tuesday the 8th of May, Scoil Pol, Kilfinane took on Scoil Mhuire, Béal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh in the Munster Junior football final in Mallow. In front of a sizable crowd, both teams delivered exciting football that was played with a high intensity. Playing with the aid of a stiff breeze, it was Scoil Pol who settled into the game faster. After exchanging points in the opening minutes, Scoil Pol took control with a clinical fifteen minute spell which saw them move into a commanding nine point lead with goals from Laoise Browne and a brace from Sinead Halpin. Despite the Limerick side's dominance on the scoreboard, Scoil Mhuire worked a number of chances moving the ball quickly through their halfback line and midfield before hitting quick ball into their inside forwards. However, they failed to capitalise on these chances, leaving them trailing by nine points with less than ten minutes left in the first half. As halftime approached, the momentum of the match swung in favour of Béal Atha'n Ghaorthaidh, with Scoil Pol's scores drying up after hitting the crossbar no less than four times. The Cork side, after some quick passing and powerful running from their midfield duo Caitlin Ni Mhathúna and Eilie Ní Laoire, hit two quick goals to leave just three between the teams at the break.

The second half started with a similar intensity as the first with both sides quickly exchanging points. From this point on however, Scoil Pól began to dominate proceedings with scores from Laoise Brwon, Katie O'Connor, Eibhlis Lee, Emma Barrett and Sinead Halpin stretching their advantage. Scoil Mhuire pushed hard to reply, but Scoil Pól held firm with dogged tackling and pressure from their defence while captain Rachel Condon lead by example in sweeping up loose ball and delivering it to the forward line. Although the weather deteriorated, the standard of football contuined to shine with both teams continuing to play with high intensity. However, it was to be Scoil Pól's day, with further scores from Sinead Halpin, Eibhlis Lee, Phena Herbert, Rose Hyland and Emma Barrett guaranteeing the cup would be heading to Limerick on a final score of Scoil Pól 5-12 Scoil Mhuire 2-06.

Ladies County B Football Champions 2018


1st Year Blitz Winners

The Scoil Pól 1st year Ladies Football team took part in the Munster 1st year blitz in Mallow on Wednesday 2nd May. They beat Coláiste Mhuire Cork in the semi final and defeated Caimins College Shannon to win the final with a score line of 5-4 / 1-0. The future of ladies football in Scoil Pól is bright & strong. Well done girls.

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U16 Limerick County B Winners April 30th!

Scoil Pól U16 Ladies Football team beat Desmond College in Rathkeale on Monday 30th April to win the Limerick County B Title.

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Blitz Winners

15th March 2018

1st & 2nd year ladies football team that won the Castletroy College Munster Blitz on Thursday the 15th March 2018.

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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. 

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Ladies Win Jnr Football Munster Final!

On Thursday 5th of February, the Junior Munster Ladies Football Final between Scoil Pol (Limerick) and Gaelcoláiste Mhuire (Cork) took place in Charleville. Little over a week since their Scoil Pol Footballdisappointing loss in the senior ladies final, the girls of Scoil Pol bounced back with an impressive performance against a skilful and resilient Cork side.

Despite the terrible weather endured over the past number of weeks the excellently maintained pitch at Charleville allowed both teams to play a skilful and high tempo brand of football. It was Scoil Pol who, aided with the wind, started much brighter with four unanswered points. Despite the constant pressure, Gaelcoláiste’s defence worked tirelessly in closing down space and tackling, providing limited scoring chances to the Scoil Pol forwards.

With ten minutes remaining in the first half, only a point separated the teams after a brilliant taken goal by Gaelcoláiste’s full forward Amy Ní Chongaile.

The final ten minutes of the half saw the Scoil Pol forwards dominate, with captain Shannon Ahern adding a goal and a point to bring her total to 1-3 before the break. A further goal was added by midfielder Marguerite Frewen, with further points from Mary Ellen Lyons and Leah O’ Sullivan leaving the half time score at 2-7 to 1-0.

With the wind at their backs the Gaelcoláiste’s girls were looking for a quick start to reduce the deficit. However an excellently taken goal by Scoil Pol’s corner forward Leah O’ Sullivan dampened the Cork sides comeback hopes. Despite the setback, the Cork outfit continued to pressurise and were rewarded with a ten minute spell in which they scored 1-4 without reply. With time running out and Scoil Pol determined to make amends for the previous week’s disappointment, wing forward Ellen Hyland steadied the nerves of the Limerick side and their supporters with a well taken point. The final score ended 3-8 to 2-4.

The mixture of sheer delight from the girls of Scoil Pol and sheer disappointment from the girls of the Gaelcoláiste perfectly captured the intensity with which both sides played. Scoil Pol captain Shannon Ahern accepted the trophy on behalf of her teammates and expressed her thanks to their management team of Mr. Dan Somers, Mr. Eoin Walsh and Ms. Sinead Duggan. She also wished Gaelcoláiste well in their upcoming county campaign. Player of the match was rewarded to Gaelcoláiste’s full forward Amy Ní Chongaile who finished with 2-3 of her sides total. The guard of honour reception awaiting the girls of Scoil Pol on their return to the school reinforced what the victory meant, not just for the girls, but for the whole school community.

 

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Ladies Football Match Report : Scoil Pól 8 - 4 Crosshaven 1 - 4
07th October 2014

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 from 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.

SCORES:
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.

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