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Under-16 Management team for 2019


Contact Declan Finn on <number> with any queries regarding the Under-16 girls group.

Training details

Training for this group is on on Monday and Thursday evenings at 6:30pm in Garrycastle. 

Training will normally be held on the training pitch behind the clubhouse.

Under-16 B-Championship Final vs. St. Josephs, October 5th

Garrycastle 3-08 St Joseph’s 2-10

Garrycastle travelled the short journey to Caulry to take on St Joseph’s in this Final. Having been well beaten by St Joseph’s in the group stages Garrycastle were under no illusion that this would be a tough encounter. Despite heavy rain underfoot conditions in Caulry were excellent. The first half produced great end to end football with both defences doing well and scores hard to come by and Garrycastle were down by two points at the break. 0-5 to 0-3 from Ella Dowling (0-2) and a free from Shannon Mulvihill. 

The second half started at pace and St. Joseph’s added 2 points before finding the Garrycastle net. From the kick out Garrycastle launched an attack which ended in a tackle on Erika Lowe and a penalty awarded which was duly converted by Shannon Mullvihill. This spurred on the girls and points from Elaine McGovern and Roisin Murphy closed the gap. St Joseph’s didn’t give up and added a goal but further pressure from Garrycastle resulted in 2 goals from the boot of Shannon Mulvihill and a point from Arlene Devery. Garrycastle were now two points up in the dying minutes and a point from St. Joseph’s in injury time left the minimum between the sides. The Garrycastle girls held firm and every player defended to the last to win out by one point, 3-08 to 2-10. 

This was a great performance from Garrycastle who had to dig deep to take the lead from four points down and then to hold onto that lead and claim victory. Sarah Kelly had a great game in goals and made the best of every kick out. Her defence were solid all through and put an end to many attacks with Roisin McNamara thwarting a number of goal chances. She was well assisted by Donna Molloy and Emily Ruane with Amy McGovern doing well on her introduction. 

The half back line of Sarah Carter and Rebecca Norris broke up many attack and sent the ball to the forwards while Eimer O'Neill was consistent all through winning lots of kick outs from both sides and feeding the forwards. The midfield duo of Erika Lowe and Tegan Foley worked hard all through with the latter creating many an attack in the second half. Up front the forwards worked hard for scores and found their momentum in the second half. Great work from Roisin Murphy, Jessica Frawley and Arlene Devery feeding in the ball with Elaine McGovern, Ella Dowling and Shannon Mullvihill making the most of every chance and converting at crucial times. 

Captain Elaine McGovern accepted the cup on behalf of her team. She commended St. Joseph’s on a great game and thanked the team management and committee.

Congratulations to this bunch of girls, many who will still be under 16 next year, to their manager Declan Finn for his commitment and work with this team and to the backroom team of Katrina Jameson and Marie McGovern. Thanks also to Colin Clyne and Ger Griffith for helping out. The team enjoyed refreshments after the game.

Sarah Kelly, Donna Molloy, Roisin McNamara, Emily Ruane, Eimer O'Neill, Rebecca Norris, Sarah Carter, Erika Lowe, Tegan Foley, Roisin Murphy(0-1), Shannon Mullvihill (3-3), Elaine McGovern (capt.) (0-1), Jessica Frawley, Ella Dowling (0-2), Arlene Devery (0-1), Shauna Jameson, Ciara Finn, Amy McGovern, Ciara Sheils, Emma Hynes, Aoife Galvin, Emma Connaughton.

Under-16 B-Championship Semi-Final vs. Milltownpass, September 3rd

Garrycastle 2-16, Milltownpass 2-12

The Garrycastle U16 girls are into the Final of the B Championship after a win over Milltownpass on Tuesday evening last. Garrycastle opened up the game with a point from Captain, Elaine McGovern, this was followed by a point from Shannon Mulvihill. Milltownpass dominated the next patch of play leaving the score level at the half time break.  The Garrycastle girls worked hard in the second half. They displayed some great football skills. It was an overall great team effort that saw Garrycastle come out on top on a score line of 2-16 to Miltownpass 2-12

The girls are now due to play the Winners of Caulry and St. Josephs/Kilbeggan in the Final on weekend of 21/22nd of September. Both venue and time are TBC.


Sarah Jane Kelly, Emer O'Neill, Elaine McGovern (0-1), Tegan Foley(0-1), Rebecca Norris,
Donahay Molloy, Rosin McNamara, Emily Ruane (1-0), Shauna Jameson, Ciara Sheils, Sarah Carter, Shannon Mulvihill (0-7), Emma Hynes, Erika Lowe (0-2), Roisin Murphy (0-3), Jessica Frawley, Jasmine Molloy, Amy McGovern, Ciara Finn (1-2), Arlene Devery, Ella Dowling.

Under-16 vs. The Downs, July 16th

Garrycastle 8-11, The Downs 5-04

Garrycastle U16 team travelled to the Downs on Tuesday evening last to play the Downs. This was a hard fought game, with great scores coming from both sides. Garrycastle opened up with the first score but the Downs replied quickly, this was the way throughout the game. The backs were constantly put under pressure by the quick Downs forwards. Roisin McNamara led in fullback position aided by Shauna Jameson and Amy McGovern on the wings keeping the Downs forwards from scoring. Sarah Kelly pulled off a great save from the penalty spot. The work rate of the half backs, Emily Ruane, Donna Molloy and Rebecca Norris was superb. The duo at centre field, Tegan Foley and Emer O'Neill, were excellent. Our captain Elaine McGovern (0-2) led by example and was instrumental in a lot the scores taken. Shannon Mulvihill was a tower of strength and scored an amazing 5 goals and 8 points of the final tally. Ciara Finn showed great determination and skill making great space for our young forwards Ella Dowling (2-0) and Jasmine Molloy (1-0) to put their names on the score sheet.

Overall well deserved win with great work rate by all fourteen players.

Sarah Jane Kelly, Emer O'Neill, Ciara Finn, Elaine McGovern, Ella May Dowling, Tegan Foley, Rebecca Norris, Donahay Molloy, Roisin McNamara, Emily Ruane, Shauna Jameson, Shannon Mulvihill, Jasmine Molloy and Amy McGovern.

Under-16 Championship vs. Mullingar Shamrocks, May 14th

Garrycastle 9-15, Mullingar Shamrocks 1-02

Our U16’s travelled to Mullingar on Tuesday evening last to play Mullingar Shamrocks in the Championship. This was somewhat of a one sided affair with Shannon Mulvihill opening the score with a goal, with a quick pass from Ciara Sheils This was followed by a point by Erika Lowe. The Garrycastle girls continued to dominate with Rebecca Norris giving good passes that led to scores from Ella Dowling and Ciara Finn. Tegan Foley was outstanding in her mid-field role. Donna Molloy flourished in her half back position. Eimer O Neill and Emily Ruane worked well not allowing the ball back to the Shamrock forwards. Rosin McNamara was a power of strength at full back and this left things easy for Sarah Kelly in goals. There were some great displays of football from Elaine McGovern, Sarah Carter and Rosin Murphy. Emma Hynes added to the score with a point from an awkward angle. When introduced Shauna Jameson played her defensive role. Overall the girls should be proud of their display, great teamwork with brilliant scores.

The team will be taking a break from Championship football until the end of June to facilitate the Junior cert examinations. Good luck to all.

Training will continue however one night (Monday) for all those not partaking in exams.

Sarah Jane Kelly, Roisin McNamara, Ciara Sheils 1-0, Rebecca Norris, Shauna Jameson, Emer O'Neill, Donna Molloy, Emily Ruane, Elaine McGovern 2-3, Sarah Carter, Ella May Dowling 0-2, Erika Lowe 0-3, Tegan Foley, Shannon Mulvihill 3-2, Roisin Murphy 2-1, Ciara Finn 1-3, Emma Hynes 0-1

Under-16 League vs Loughnavalley, May 7th

Garrycastle 8-11  Loughnavalley 8-10

Our U16’s played Loughnavalley in a high scoring game on Tuesday evening last in Garrycastle. Loughnavalley started off very strong with a goal and 4 points before Garrycastle put a score up. Garrycastle were behind at the half time mark. 

After the break the Garrycastle girls dug deep and worked hard to win the game by the narrowest of margins. There were some great displays of football from our full back Rosin McNamara, Shannon Mulvihill, Tegan Foley and Elaine McGovern. Overall it was a great team effort.


Sarah Jane Kelly, Roisin McNamara, Ciara Sheils, Shauna Jameson, Emer O’Neill, Donna Molloy, Elaine McGovern (1-2), Sarah Carter, Ella May Dowling (0-1), Erika Lowe (1-1), Tegan Foley, Shannon Mulvihil (6-3), Aoife Galvin, Roisin Murphy, Ciara Finn (0-4), Emma Hynes, Jessica Frawley, Amy McGovern.

All-Ireland Champion!

Well done to Garrycastle player Shannon Mulvihill and her teammates from Moate Community School on winning the All-Ireland Junior B final last Friday (April 5th). Shannon was also named player of the match. 

Congratulations from all at Garrycastle Ladies!

Under-16 League vs Milltown, April 2nd


The Garrycastle Under-16 girls travelled to Milltown on Tuesday April 2nd last to play their first league game of the season. This was a hard fought game played in winter like conditions. The Garrycastle girls showed great determination and skill and well deserved to come out on top at the final whistle. 
Sarah Jane Kelly, Roisin Murphy, Ciara Shiels, Emer O'Neill, Ciara Finn, Elaine McGovern, Sarah Carter, Ella May Dowling, Erika Lowe 0-1, Tegan Foley, Chloe Fitzgerald, Rebecca Norris, Aoife Galvin, Donahay Molloy, Roisin McNamara, Emily Ruane.