Match Reports Ladies
Minor Girls Championship Semi-final [19 November 2018]
CLAN GAELS 7-12 GARRYCASTLE 4-12
The minor girls bowed out of the championship after a defeat to Clan Gaels in Multyfarnham on Sunday. Garrycastle took time to settle in but battled hard late in the first half and went in at the break Down 2-4 to 4-4. Early in the second half we were very unlucky not to put away 2 goals but it was Clan who found the net. However, there was great end to end football from then on with great scores on both sides, and despite a spirited performance and a strong finish, we lost out on a score line of 4-12 to 7-12. Overall the girls performed very well in the championship improving with every game and with all of this side still minor next year they can look forward to next season. Many thanks to team manager Alan Hanniffy and his team Ger Griffith, Trish Dolan and Amanda McClune. Best wishes to Elaine Mc Govern who suffered an injury during the game.
GARRYCASTLE: Emma Hynes, Aoife O Brien, Ailish Mannion, Faye Hanniffy, Erica Reid, Kate Derwin, Muireann Mullvihill, Aisling Mullvihill, Ciara McManus, Shannon Mc Callum, Katlyn Murray, Shannon Mullvihill, Ciara McGovern, Elaine Mc Govern, Rebecca Norris, Niamh McManus. Aoife Galvin.
Minor Girls matches [16 November 2018]
Minor match 27th October vs St Marys Rochfordbridge
Our minors kicked off the league with a home game against St Mary’s and lost out on the day. Playing against a strong wind in the first half St Mary’s notched up a strong lead. Garrycastle played much better in the second half and finished strong.
Team: Erica Reid, Aoife O Brien, Kate Derwin, Emily Ruane, Faye Hannify, Ailish Mannion, Rebecca Norris, Shannon McCallan, Muireann Mullvihill, Ciara Mc Govern, Ciara Mc Manus, Aisling Mullvihill, Elaine Mc Govern, Katlyn Murray, Emma Hynes, Niamh Mc Manus, Sarah Carter, Aoife Galvin.
Minor match 3rd November vs Ballycomoyle
Our minor girls, sponsored by Athlone Town Centre, secured a win over Ballycomoyle at the weekend on a score line of 3-7 to 3-2. The girls notched up a good lead making use of the strong wind in the first half and defending very well in the second half.
Team: Niamh McManus, Aoife O'Brien, Kate Derwin, Ailish Mannion, Rebecca Norris, Muirin Mullvihill, Aisling Mulvihill, Emily Ruane, Ciara McManus, Ciara McGovern, Katlyn Murray, Elaine McGovern, Faye Hanniffy.
Minor matches 9th November vs Clann Gaels and Sunday 11th November vs Tyrrellspass
Our minor girls, sponsored by Athlone Town Centre, had mixed fortune at the weekend suffering a defeat to Clan Gaels on Friday despite a spirited performance and a strong finish, final score 4-11 to 2-09. Sunday we travelled to Tyrrellspass for the last of the round games and this proved to be a very close encounter with it all square at half time 3-4 to 2-7. Playing into the wind in the second half, Garrycastle piled on the pressure and two early goals set the trend for the remainder of the game and secured a win on a final score of 3-8 to 4-14. Overall this was a great performance with every player working hard all through from Emma Hynes in goals, with the defence standing firm and making great clearances. Midfield worked tirelessly and the forwards won great ball and made great use taking their scores. Next up is a place in the semi-final to be played next weekend.
Team: Emma Hynes, Aoife O Brien, Ailish Mannion, Faye Hanniffy, Erica Reid, Kate Derwin, Muireann Mulvihill, Aisling Mulvihill (0-1)Ciara McManus (0-5), Katlyn Murray, Shannon Mulvihill (2-6), Ciara McGovern (0-1), Elaine McGovern (1-2), Rebecca Norris (1-0), Niamh McManus, Aoife Galvin, Shannon McCallon, Emily Ruane.
Senior Ladies Championship Final [6 October 2018]
MILLTOWN 0-15 GARRYCASTLE 0-09
Our senior side had to settle for second place in the senior final after a loss to Milltown. Despite a strong start the girls were playing catch-up from midway through first half and could not claw back the Milltown edge. Well done to the girls on making it to this stage of the competition. This year saw a lot of new blood and a number of our younger players stepping up. Best wishes to Aoife Connolly who suffered injury in the semi-final. The committee would like to thank senior manager Tom McHugh and his back room team of Lorraine Cummins, Ken Dolan and Cian Mullvihill. Many Thanks to senior sponsors, Ganly’s, Dans Tavern, Woodfit and Action Physio for their sponsorship to this team.
Garrycastle panel: Megan McCormack, Jane Henshaw, Aine Lynn, Annie McCole, Orla Connaughton, Lorraine Duncan, Katie McDonnell, Amanda McCloone, Aoife McCormack, Lisa Fitzpatrick, Lauren Kennedy, Aoife Dolan, Aoife Connolly, Laura Brennan, Sarah Dolan, Nicole O’Connor, Danielle Madden, Kate Brennan, Ann Marie Donoghue, Sarah Denby, Muirin Mulvihill, Aisling Mulvihill, Ailish Mannion, Stephanie O’Neill, Emer O’Neill, Rebecca Norris, Faye Hannify and Gemma Donoghue.
Under-12 Girls - County Champions! [29 September 2018]
GARRYCASTLE 3-04, SHANDONAGH 2-02
Early on Saturday morning it was all roads to Kinnegad where the girls under-12 side took on Shandonagh in the Under-12 'C' final. Having lost to Shandonagh in the round games, the Garrycastle girls started strong and were on the attack early with some lovely points.
A Shandonagh goal turned the game, but Garrycastle fought back and were 1-04 to 1-02 up at the break. Garrycastle started the second half with all guns blazing and two early goals set them up nicely, and from there on, the girls pushed on and won out on a score line of 3-04 to 2-02.
This was a great performance from all of the girls with the defence holding firm and kicking great ball down the field. Midfield worked hard all through and the forwards were brilliant. Captain Kacey Mullvihill was presented with the cup and it was over to SuperMacs in Moate for refreshments.
Well done to all the girls, and in particular team manager Colin Clyne and Assistant Ger Griffith and the backroom team of Noelle O’Donnell, Roseann O’Hara, Amelia Keena and Brian Ganly.
Many thanks to Reilly Mushrooms for their sponsorship towards t-shirts for this successful under-12 side.
Ladies Senior Championship, Semi-Final [29 September 2018]
GARRYCASTLE 1-11 TYRRELLSPASS 0-05
Saturday evening it was over to Moate for the semi-final of the senior championship where the girls pulled of an impressive win over Tyrrellspass, final score 1-11 to 0-5. Overall this was a strong performance from the girls and sees them through to the final where they will face Milltown next weekend. The club extends best wishes to all in the final and calling on all supporters to support the girls next week.
Team: Megan McCormack, Jane Henshaw, Aine Lynn, Annie McCole, Orla Connaughton, Lorraine Duncan, Katie McDonnell, Amanda McCloone, Aoife McCormack, Lisa Fitzpatrick, Lauren Kennedy, Aoife Dolan, Aoife Connolly, Laura Brennan, Sarah Dolan, Danielle Madden, Nicole O’Connor, Kate Brennan, Ann Marie Donoghue, Sarah Denby, Muirin Mulvihill, Aisling Mulvihill, Eilis Mannion, Stephanie O’Neill, Emer O’Neill, Rebecca Norris, Faye Hannify, Gemma Donoghue.
Under-14 Girls 'B' Championship Final [23 September 2018]
Garrycastle 9-06, Ballycomoyle 3-02
Garrycastle under 14 girls defeated Ballcomoyle on Saturday in Pairc Chiarain to win the B division county championship. A nervous looking Garrycastle got off to the worst possible start with Ballycomoyle scoring a well worked goal in the first minute, and they remained under pressure for the next few minutes but with Arlene Devery to the fore, the defence stood firm.
Gradually, with the midfield duo of Tegan Foley and Erika Lowe getting on top of their opponents Garrycastle started to get their fluid style of play going and points from Elaine McGovern (2) and her sister Amy, pulled them level. A huge turning point in the match then came when a good team move ended with a pass from Roisin Murphy to Ciara Finn who struck a wonderful goal and from there Garrycastle never looked back. Aoife Galvin added a great point immediately after and with the Ballycomoyle kick out now under huge pressure further goals came in quick succession from Erika Lowe, Elaine McGovern, and Ciara Finn who also added a point from a free. Ballycomoyle did manage to pull a goal back just before the break but Garrycastle went in at half time with a well deserved 4-05 to 2-00 lead.
The start of the second half saw Ballycomoyle pour on some early pressure and they scored a goal and a point to narrow the gap. However, this only caused the Garrycastle girls to increase their intensity and they continued to pour forward in search of further scores. Elaine McGovern scored three more goals and a point to finish with a remarkable personal total of 4-3 while Aoife Galvin scored two goals of her own, all scores coming from excellent team play. The back line led brilliantly by captain Roisin McNamara and centre half back Sarah Carter continued to defend zealously driving the ball back to the Ballycomoyle half of the pitch time after time and they allowed only one more point, from a long range free, before the end. The final whistle blew with a full time score of Garrycastle 9-06 to Ballycomoyle 3-02.
This win was the culmination of a great season for the girls and a fitting reward for the effort all of the squad put in at countless training sessions throughout the year. The girls won all of their five matches in the round robin stage of the championship and were involved in a super semi-final with their neighbours Athlone but this was their best team performance of the season.
Thanks to manager Declan Finn and mentors, Katrina Jameson, Anne Kearney, Noelle O'Donnell and Colin Clyne for all their effort through get the year. Thanks too to Paddy, Sarah, Trish, Ger and Aoife for the extra coaching they provided and also to all of the parents and guardians for their great support.
Amy Duffy, Amy McGovern (0-1), Aoife Galvin (2-1), Arlene Devery, Chloe Fitzgerald, Ciara Finn (2-1), Ciara Shiels, Danielle Devery, Donnahay Molloy, Ella-May Dowling, Emma Kearney, Elaine McGovern (4-3), Erika Lowe (1-0), Gemma Duffy, Jasmine Molloy, Jessica Frawley, Kacey Mulvihill, Meliagh McDonagh, Nessa McNamara, Orlaith Lynch, Roisin McNamara, Roisin Murphy, Sarah Carter, Shauna Jameson and Tegan Foley.
Westmeath LGFA U12 (Division C) Semi-Final [16 September 2018]
The Downs 0-3 Garrycastle 7-3
Our under 12 side recorded a comprehensive victory over The Downs in the C semi-final to earn a place in the final against Shandonagh. As The Downs had topped their group they had home advantage for this game. However, the Garrycastle girls took off right from the start, dominating most positions, and scores from Hazel Donegan, Jessica Frawley, Moya McKiernan, Kacey Mulvihill and Lara Ellen Keena McDaid, gave them a healthy lead of 3-2 to 0-3 at half time.
The second half saw the same pattern continue and four more goals saw Garrycastle safely through to the final. Kaleigh Clyne in goals pulled off excellent saves when called upon but she was got great protection from defenders Rihanna Lowe, Emma Connaughton and Erin McHugh who kept the pressure on The Downs forwards all through, putting in great tackles and holding the opposition scoreless in the second half. Emma Connaughton and Gemma Duffy were strong in the half back line driving the ball up the field. Our midfield pairing of Jessica Frawley and Kacey Mulvihill worked tirelessly with some excellent one twos and feeding the ball in well to Hazel Donegan whose finishing was exemplary. The other forwards were superb passing the ball well and taking their scores with Moya McKiernan doing particularly well. The many under 10s on the squad showed great determination and no fear in defending and passing and will have learned so much from this championship run.
Congratulations to all the players and management on this achievement particularly when early in the year the team was struggling to field but the persistence shown by all involved has paid off. The final is presently fixed for the weekend 29/30th September, full details yet to be confirmed. Best of luck to all.
Squad: Kaleigh Clyne, Rihanna Lowe, Emma Connaughton, Erin McHugh, Grace Costello, Gemma Duffy, Devanshika Sharma, Jessica Frawley, Kacey Mulvihill, Eve Murphy, Kaya O’Halloran, Tanya Stephane, Lara-Ellen Keena McDaid, Moya McKiernan, Hazel Donegan, Mairead McBride, Hannah Ganly, Trudy Quilty and Olwyn Costello.
Junior Ladies Championship [3 September 2018]
Our juniors played Loughnavalley on Sunday morning in Garrycastle. While we suffered a loss, the girls put in their best efforts and showed great determination until the final whistle. This was a spirited performance from a very young side. Team: Aisling Flynn, Faye Hannify, Aoife O’Brien, Rebecca Norris, Muirin Mulvihill, Sarah Denby, Ger Griffith, Aisling Mulvihill, Annmarie Donohue, Gemma Donohue, Ailish Mannion, Emer O’Neill, Ciara McGovern, Sarah Kelly.
Senior Ladies Championship [3 September 2018]
Thursday was another busy day with the seniors taking on Milltown away in the last of the round games of the senior championship. This proved to be a tough encounter. Garrycastle led at the break but a goal by Milltown early in the second half saw them take over the lead and despite excellent work in the defence Milltown managed to forge out a win on a final score of 1-9 to 1-6. This result leaves Garrycastle on 4 points tying with Killucan but in second place on score difference and so through to the semi-final of the senior championship at the end of September. Team: Megan McCormack, Annie McCole, Aine Lynn, Jane Henshaw, Lorraine Duncan, Katie McDonnell, Orla Connaughton, Aoife McCormack, Laura Brennan, Amanda McLoone, Aoife Dolan, Danielle Madden, Lisa Fitzpatrick, Sarah Dolan, Aoife Connolly, Nicole O’Connor, Stephanie O’Neill, Kate Brennan.
Under 12 and Under 16 Girls [3 September 2018]
On the same evening our u12s had a home game against a strong Milltownpass team but with a great effort from all players they won out on a score line of 1-8 to 0-7 to put them into the semi-final fixed for Thursday 13th September. Team: Kaleigh Clyne, Kaya O’Halloran, Mairead McBride, Emma Connaughton, Rihanna Lowe, Erin McHugh, Megan Moloney, Tanya Stephane, Hazel Donegan, Jessica Frawley, Kasey Mulvihill, Lara Ellen Keena McDaid, Eve Murphy and Juliette O’Hara.
A number of the u14s had to rush back to Garrycastle on the same evening to make the 2nd half of an u16 game against Loughnavalley. This game was played in desperate conditions and despite best efforts Garrycastle lost out. Next up is final round game away to Athlone. Team: Jessica Henson, Sarah Kelly, Rebecca Norris, Ciara McGovern, Aoife O’Brien, Muirin Mulvihill, Stephanie O’Neill, Emer O’Neill, Emma Hynes, Shannon Mulvihill, Faye Hannify, Shannon McCallon, Aimee McNamara, Emily Ruane, Elaine McGovern, Sarah Carter, Roisin McNamara, Donnahay Molloy.
Under 14 Girls [3 September 2018]
Our u14s were first up with an away game to Athlone on Tuesday evening and this resulted in a comprehensive victory that now places them on the semi-final to be played in Garrycastle on Sunday 9th at 12.30. Well done to all the players and management on getting this far and every good wishes in the semi. Team: Amy Duffy, Amy Hope McGovern (0-3), Arlene Devery, Chloe Fitzgerald (2-02), Ciara Finn (0-3),Ciara Shiels, Donnahay Molloy, Emma Kearney, Elaine McGovern (1-02), Erika Lowe, Gemma Duffy, Jasmine Molloy, Jessica Frawley, Kacey Mulvihill, Meliagh McDonagh, Nessa McNamara (2-0), Orlaith Lynch, Roisin McNamara, Roisin Murphy (1-0), Sarah Carter, Shauna Jameson and Tegan Foley (0-1).
Under 14 Girls [3 September 2018]
Garrycastle made it four wins from four matches in the round robin section against tough opposition, Ballycomoyle, last week. It was a well contested match with some very good football played by both sides. Garrycastle led throughout mainly thanks to their ability to score goals and they stretched the lead to as many as eight points midway through the second half. However, Ballycomoyle narrowed the deficit to one point with two goals in quick succession five minutes from time. However, with Sarah Carter, Ciara Finn and Elaine McGovern to the fore, Garrycastle picked up the pace again and rattled in two more goals and two well worked points to win on a score line of 6-5 to 2-8. Elaine McGovern had a super game and recorded a total of 3-2 from play, with scores set up by passes from Ciara Shiels, Ciara Finn, Kacey Mulvihill, Donnahay Molloy and Shauna Jameson who had a great game in defence. Aoife Galvin also deserves mention for her performance at full forward along with Gemma Duffy who made some very good saves and Emma Kearney who intercepted a certain goal at a crucial stage near the end of the game. Squad: Amy Duffy, Amy McGovern, Aoife Galvin (2-0), Arlene Devery, Chloe Fitzgerald, Ciara Finn (0-2), Ciara Shiels (0-1), Danielle Devery, Donnahay Molloy, Emma Kearney, Elaine McGovern (3-02), Gemma Duffy, Jasmine Molloy, Jessica Frawley, Kacey Mulvihill, Meliagh McDonagh, Orlaith Lynch, Roisin Murphy, Sarah Carter (1-0), Shauna Jameson.
Junior Ladies Championship [3 September 2018]
Our junior side kicked off the championship when they took on St Joseph’s in Streamstown. While we suffered a loss it was great to see a
number of debuts from our u16 and u14 girls with Sarah Carter from the u14 team hitting the net with a fine goal. This was a spirited performance from a very young side. Next up is Loughnavalley in Garrycastle on Sunday next at 12. Team: Aisling Flynn, Faye Hannify, Aoife O’Brien, Lizzie Moran, Rebecca Norris, Muirin Mulvihill, Sarah Denby, Ger Griffith, Sarah Carter, Aisling Mulvihill, Annmarie Donohue, Gemma Donohue, Ailish Mannion, Emer O’Neill.
Senior Ladies Championship [3 September 2018]
In the second round of the championship Garrycastle forged a 3 point win over St Lomans in a hard fought game in slippery conditions in a home game. The defence performed exceptionally well under extreme pressure and with the forwards making good use of possession to convert. Final score: 1-13 to 1-10. Great display of skills from our under 10s and u8s at half time. Up next is Milltown on Thursday in Milltown. Team: Megan McCormack, Annie McCole, Aine Lynn, Jane Henshaw, Lorraine Duncan, Katie McDonnell, Orla Connaughton, Aoife McCormack, Laura Brennan, Amanda McLoone, Aoife Dolan, Danielle Madden, Lisa Fitzpatrick, Sarah Dolan, Aoife Connolly, Nicole O’Connor, Stephanie O’Neill, Kate Brennan.
Under 14 Girls [13 August 2018]
Garrycastle 9-11, The Downs 5-09
Our 14 team played the Downs on Thursday evening last in Garrycastle. This was Garrycastles third game in the Championship campaign. The opening scores came from the Downs and there was only two points between the sides at half time. The Garrycastle girls proved stronger and more determined in the second half coming out convincing winners at the final whistle. This was a high scoring game with great displays of football. There were outstanding performances in defense from Sarah Carter, Shauna Jameson,Amy Duffy,Rosin Mc Namara, Orlaigh Lynch and Daniele Devery. Our young goalie Gemma Duffy was superb carrying out some brilliant saves. The midfield duo of Tegan Foley and Erika Lowe worked hard covering a lot of ground and fed some great balls into the forward line. All the forwards played well with all getting scores. As always Elaine McGovern was instrumental in giving great passes to her teammates, Ella Dowling, Ciara Sheils, Arlene Devery, Amy McGovern and Aoife Galvin who didn’t hesitate to take advantage and score. Our two young subs Nessa Mc Namara and Kasey Mulvihil played their part when introduced putting their names on the score sheet. Overall it was a great team performance
Garrycastle squad: Amy Duffy, Amy McGovern, Arlene Devery, Ciara Shiels, Danielle Devery, Ella-May Dowling, Elaine McGovern,Gemma Duffy, Orlaith Lynch, Sarah Carter, Shauna Jameson,Tegan Foley, Rosin Mc Namara, Erika Lowe,Nessa Mc Namara, Aoife Galvin and Kasey Mulvihill.
Under 14 Girls [30 July 2018]
Garrycastle had a good win away to Clann Gaels in Multyfarnham making it two wins from two in their Championship campaign. The match was closer than the final score line would suggest with the home side tiring in the second half. Garrycastle had a great turnout with 19 players togged out for the match and were missing 6 more regulars on the night. There were outstanding performances from Sarah Carter in defence, Donnahay Molloy and Tegan Foley in midfield, and Elaine McGovern and Roisin Murphy in the half forward line, while Ciara Finn’s finishing was also a highlight.
Squad: Amy Duffy, Amy McGovern, Arlene Devery, Chloe Fitzgerald (0-1), Ciara Finn (2-2), Ciara Shiels, Danielle Devery, Donnahay Molloy (0-1), Ella-May Dowling (1-1), Emma Kearney, Elaine McGovern (3-3), Gemma Duffy, Jasmine Molloy, Jessica Frawley, Orlaith Lynch, Roisin Murphy (2-2), Sarah Carter, Shauna Jameson and Tegan Foley.
Last Saturday the Garrycastle team also took part in the inaugural Auburn Tournament organized by Goldsmith girls. Garrycastle won the plate competition. It was a great day out. Many thanks to Goldsmith girls for inviting us to take part in what was a very well organised event.
Under 14 Girls League [24 June 2018]
GARRYCASTLE 4-03 Kilbeggan/St Josephs 2-04
Garrycastle under 14s finished off their league campaign with a hard fought win at home to Kilbeggan/St. Josephs on Tuesday evening. It was a tough game played in blustery conditions, which made shooting difficult. The teams were very well matched, with the away team having the better of the early stages, before Garrycastle gradually came into the game. The home side managed to get the win thanks to some great teamwork and excellent defending, particularly in the second half. Garrycastle featured three recent additions to the squad - Erika Lowe in midfield, Arlene Devery in the back line and Gemma Duffy in goals, all of whom had very good games. With wins in their league matches over Athlone, Caulry and Kilbeggan/St. Josephs, and two defeats coming against Goldsmith Girls and Moate, Garrycastle will now play in Division 2 of the Championship.
Garrycastle Squad: Amy McGovern, Aoife Galvin (1-0), Arlene Devery, Ciara Finn (2-1), Donnahay Molloy, Elaine McGovern, Ella May Dowling, Emma Kearney, Erika Lowe, Gemma Duffy, Jasmine Molloy, Jessica Frawley, Kacey Mulvihill (1-0), Meliagh McDonagh (0-1), Nessa McNamara, Orlaith Lynch, Roisin McNamara, Roisin Murphy (0-1) and Sarah Carter.
Under 14 Girls [7 May 2018]
Garrycastle u14 girls lost out to Moate in their second league with a final score of 5-07 to 4-05. It was truly a game of two halves, where despite good play and lots of possession, particularly in the first 15 minutes, the Garrycastle girls only managed to put one point on the scoreboard in the first period, and went in at the break trailing by 12 points. The second half was a very different story, and due to some great teamwork, in particular between Tegan Foley, Elaine McGovern and Ciara Finn, Garrycastle came right back into the game and out scored the home side by 4-04 to 2-03. Credit is due to all the team for not giving up at any stage and for the versatility shown by many playing in new positions.
Garrycastle: Danielle Devery, Amy Duffy, Meliagh McDonagh, Roisin Murphy, Sarah Carter, Ella Dowling, Tegan Foley (0-1), Donnahay Molloy, Nessa McNamara (1-0), Elaine McGovern (3-02), Ciara Finn (0-2), Chloe Fitzgerald and Ciara Shiels.
Under 16 Girls [7 May 2018]
U16 girls welcomed Clann Gaels to Garrycastle last Thursday evening. Clann Gaels started very strong and led well by half time. The Garrycastle girls came out much stronger in the second half with some great teamwork from the forwards and the centre line. With great defending and lots of scoring it looked like the girls were in with a chance but in the end it was Clann Gaels who secured a win. Well done to the girls for their great effort and determination.
Garrycastle Panel ;- Sarah Kelly, Faye Hanniffy, Aoife O’Brien, Shannon McCallon, Rebecca Norris, Muirin Mulvihill, Stephanie O’Neill, Emer O’Neill, Ciara McGovern, Shannon Mulvihill, Emma Hynes, Sarah Carter, Elaine McGovern, Amy McNamara, Emily Ruane and Jessica Henson.
Ladies League (Div 1 and Div 3) [30 April 2018]
Senior - The Division 1 side took on Milltown on Friday night in Garrycastle and with good underfoot conditions this proved to be a good game of football with both sides fighting hard. There was some good work in defence and well taken scores up front. Garrycastle were reduced to fourteen in the second half and had to dig deep during this time but in the end it was Milltown who took the points on a score line of 1-13 to 1-9. Next up is an away game against Mullingar Shamrocks on Monday 7th May at 4pm.
Team: Megan McCormack, Ailish Mannion, Aine Lynn, Kate Brennan, Katie McDonald, Amanda McClune, Orla Connaughton, Laura Brennan, Lauren Kennedy, Lisa Fitzpatrick, Danielle Madden, Sarah Dolan, Sarah Denby, Aoife Dolan, Aoife Connolly, Geraldine Griffith.
The Division 3 side played St Josephs on Sunday and again this was a tough game with both sides battling hard for a win and with some good defending and forward play and a late goal from Emer O’Neill saw the game end in a draw.
Team: Aisling Mulvihill, Ailish Mannion, Monica Brown, Lisa Fitzpatrick, Danielle Madden, Megan McCormack, Aine Lynn, Shannon McCallon, Katie McDonald, Faye Hanniffy, Sarah Denby, Geraldine Griffith, Lizzie Moran, Emer O’Neill.
Girls Under 10, 14 and 16 [30 April 2018]
Under 10 - The under 10 girls on Monday evening in the u10 blitz in Athlone where the girls had great performances and displayed their Gaelic skills and determination in all games.
Under 16 - The Under 16s had two games; Tuesday they took on Athlone at home, this was a very entertaining game with good end to end football from both sides with Athlone edging it on the night to take the points. On Thursday the girls travelled to Milltown where the opposition proved much stronger and despite best efforts from our defence we suffered a heavy defeat. Next up is Clan Gaels at home this Thursday.
Team: Sarah Kelly, Faye Hanniffy, Aoife O’Brien, Shannon McCallon, Rebecca Norris, Muirin Mulvihill, Stephanie O’Neill, Emer O’Neill, Ciara McGovern, Emma Hynes, Sarah Carter, Elaine McGovern, Amy McNamara, Emily Ruane and Jessica Henson.
Under 14 - The week ended with the u14 side participating in Féile in Athlone where they were drawn against Moate, Corralstown/Kinnegad and Killucan. The girls gave their best in all games but losing out in two games and drawing one. This is a very young side and the majority are still underage next year and will have learned a lot from the experience. Congratulations to those on the team that celebrated their confirmation at the weekend.
Ladies League (Div 1 and 3) [23 April 2018]
The Division 1 side recorded their second win of the league with a victory over The Downs on Tuesday evening last. Underfoot conditions were heavy and the Garrycastle girls had to work hard for their victory but accuracy in front of goals proved the difference and they won out on a margin 5-6 to 1-6. Well done to the new players who slotted in well and got the support from the experienced members of the team.
Team: Team: Megan McCormack, Gemma Donoghue, Aoife Mc Cormack, Ailish Mannion, Kate Brennan, Aine Lynn, Orla Breathnach, Amanda McCloone, Lisa Fitzpatrick, Sarah Denby, Laura Brennan, Danielle Madden, Aoife Connolly, Sarah Dolan, Aoife Dolan, Orla Connaughton, Annie McCole, Lauren Kennedy, Muirin Mulvihill, Stephanie O'Neill, Monica Brown, Aisling Mullvihill.
The Division 3 team recorded their first victory with an impressive win over Ballycomoyle. Despite great effort and performance this side lost out to Milltown and Moate so it was encouraging to get a win at this level. The girls played really well all through and deserved their victory on a score-line of 4-11 to 0-8
Team: Megan McCormack, Aisling Mulvihill, Gemma Donoghue, Faye Hanniffy, Aine Lynn, Kate Brennan, Orla Breathnach, Danielle Madden, Lisa Fitzpatrick, Annie McCole, Sarah Denby, Ger Griffith, Lizzie Moran, Stephanie O'Neill, Eimer O'Neill, Muirin Mulvihill
Ladies League (Div 1 and 3) [16 April 2018]
The Garrycastle senior ladies kicked started the Division 1 league on Sunday with a win over St Mary’s Rochfortbrige on a final score line of 3-11 to 2-8. Overall this was an entertaining game of football despite the slippery underfoot conditions. The girls showed great heart and never gave up with some of our younger players showing very well in their first year at division 1 and supported very well by the experienced players.
Ladies Div 3 League - Garrycastle girls travelled to Milltown on Easter Monday. It was a wet afternoon and an even wetter pitch. The home club deemed the pitch playable, so the game went ahead. Our young side met a strong Milltown team. Garrycastle got off to a good start but conditions were very poor and Milltown settled quickly and put in a very strong first half and were leading at Half Time. The Garrycastle girls came back out fighting in the second half and put in a good performance. However, while they held their own in the second half, they were just not able to close the gap and Milltown held onto their lead in the second half to take to points for this game. Garrycastle’s young side had a lot to be proud of and are building in strength from week to week.
Team: Megan McCormack, Monica Browne, Ailish Mannion, Faye Hanniffy, Aisling Mulvihill, Aine Lynn, Lizzie Moran, Orla Breathnach, Kate Brennan, Sarah Denby, Danielle Madden, Gemma Donohue, Stephanie O’Neill, Ger Griffith, Emer O’Neill, Chloe O’Neill.
Ladies League (Div 3) [7 April 2018]
Garrycastle girls travelled to Milltown on a Easter Monday. It was a wet afternoon and an even wetter pitch. The home club deemed the pitch playable, so the game went ahead. Our young side met a strong Milltown team. Garrycastle got off to a good start but conditions were very poor & Milltown settled quickly & put in a very strong first half and were leading at Half Time. The Garrycastle girls came back out fighting in the second half & put in a good performance. However, while they held their own in the second half, they were just not able to close the gap & Milltown held onto their lead in the second half to take to points for this game. Garrycastle’s young side had a lot to be proud of & are building in strength from week to week.
Team: Megan McCormack, Monica Browne, Ailish Mannion, Faye Hanniffy, Aisling Mulvihill, Aine Lynn, Lizzie Moran, Orla Breathnach, Kate Brennan, Sarah Denby, Danielle Madden, Gemma Donohue, Stephanie O’Neill, Ger Griffith, Eimear O’Neill, Chloe O’Neill