Senior Ladies

League Div. 1

Garrycastle 0-08, St. Marys 4-15

The senior ladies played their second league game in Division One against a strong St. Marys Rochfortbridge side. A young Garrycastle side battled hard throughout and got better as the game went on but St. Marys had too much for them and ran out winners on a scoreline of 4-15 to 0-8. Good performances on the day with Aoife McGibbon and Aoife O’Brien doing well at the back in an improved overall defensive performance and Stephanie O’Neill standing out up front, scoring all of Garrycastle’s points, six of them coming in the second half. 

Best wishes to all of the injured players on both sides. 

Squad: Ellen Parker, Sarah Carter, Aimee Duncan, Erika Lowe, Kacey Mulvihill, Aoife O’Brien, Ailish Mannion, Tegan Foley, Clodagh McCahey, Sarah Denby, Jessica Frawley, Stephanie O’Neill, Sarah Dolan, Shannon Mulvihill, Aoife McGibbon, Róisín Murphy, Ciara Finn, Donna Molloy, Aislinn Kelly, Cadhla Kelly, Hannah Murray, Mandisa Ni Chluaid, Roisin Ni Chluaid, Siobhan Ni Chluaid.



Adult Ladies Team Management:

Team Management for 2022 is Patrick Mulvihill and Rory McGowan. The backroom support includes Orla Breathnach, Colin Clyne and Noelle Murphy.

For all enquiries related to the Adult Ladies group in 2022, please contact Trish Dolan on 086 8256666 or Marie McGovern at 086 3678732.

Senior Ladies Team for County

The Garrycastle Senior Ladies squad who will play in the County Semi-Final vs. Milltown on Sunday October 1st, 2023.

7-a-side Intercounty Tournament

Having retained Division status in the league and in preparation for championship the ladies committee ran an intercounty 7-a-side tournament on Saturday last. The club hosted teams Clan na Gael from Roscommon, St Conleths from Laois, Naomh Chiaráin, Clara and Tullamore from Offaly. This proved to be an excellent day of football showcasing all that is good about ladies football. The games were fast paced, great end to end football, fantastic passing and team play as well as great finishing. Games kicked off at 11 with both pitches in use providing great entertainment for those present. Lunch was provided to all teams after the group stages ahead of the knockout stages. 

Naomh Chiaráin and Clan na Gael contested the Shield Final with Clan2 taking the prize after a great game.

This was followed by the Cup semi-finals with Clan1 taking on Tullamore and sealing victory with a late goal in the dying seconds. Garrycastle took on table toppers St Conleths and again in a tight game the home side won out by four points. The cup final saw Garrycastle take on Clan1. Play went from end to end with both sides exchanging scores and nothing between the sides at the break. The second half started in a similar vein and Garrycastle were very unfortunate in front of goals while Clan made the most of their chances and pushed home to claim victory. 

It was a clean sweep for Clan winning both Shield and Cup as well as Player of the Tournament with Sinead Farrell claiming that accolade. 

Brian Murphy representing Tormeys Solicitors presented the winners with their trophies. Chairperson of the ladies committee, Rhoda Costello presented Clan with the inaugural Cup. Rhoda thanked all the teams who participated, commending them on their performances, their team managers and assistants, Referees (Mark Connell, Ken Daly and Niall Ward), Umpires (Brian, Colin, Ger and Aaron), John Henson and the pitch committee, event co-ordinators for the smooth running of the event in the run up and on the day (Patrick, Vanessa, Orla & Trish), committee members who provided food and those who worked so hard on the day catering (Marie, Emma, Jackie, Peter, Sinead, Katrina, Amelia, Rhoda, Rebecca & Rionagh) and finally our sponsors on the day, Tormeys Solicitors, Behan’s fruit and veg and Lidl. 

Well done to Patrick Mulvihill and the senior girls on their performance over the day and getting to the final and narrowly losing out. 

Team: Megan McCormack, Aimee Duncan, Kayleigh Clyne, Aoife McGibbon, Áine Lynn, Lisa Fitzpatrick, Lorraine Duncan, Shannon Mulvihill, LauraLee Walsh, Sarah Dolan, Kacey Mulvihill, Orla Breathnach.


Garrycastle Ladies

Garrycastle Ladies 7-a-side team:
Megan McCormack, Aimee Duncan, Kayleigh Clyne, Aoife McGibbon, Áine Lynn, Lisa Fitzpatrick, Lorraine Duncan, Shannon Mulvihill,
LauraLee Walsh, Sarah Dolan, Kacey Mulvihill, Orla Breathnach

Cup Presentation

Garrycastle Ladies Chairperson Rhoda Costello presenting Clan na Gael winning captain Sinéad Farrell with the inaugural 7-a-side Cup.
Sinéad also picked up the 'Player of the tournament' award.

History maker!

Well done to the Westmeath Ladies team, who had a comprehensive win over Longford in Pearse Park, Longford in round-2 of the TG4 Intermediate championship on Sunday (June 18th).

Special mention to Garrycastles own Aoife Connolly, who as well as scoring 2-04 on the day, also kicked a '45 meter free, which in Ladies football is worth 2 points.

Aoife makes history as the first ever LGFA player to score two '45-meter frees,  an incredible achievement.

Everyone in Garrycastle are super proud of our very own history maker! 

Cleachtadh a dhéanann máistreacht - practice makes perfect!

An Iarmhí agus Caisleán an Gharraí abú !



Ladies Senior-B Champions

The Garrycastle Ladies Senior B side claimed the B title on Sunday last (October 30th) vs St. Mary's Rochfortbridge in Moate. 

Playing with a strong wind in the opening half the 'Castle made good use of the wind to notch up a decent lead of 4-11 to 1-2 at the break. 

The second half was all about defending that lead and taking scores when the chances presented and that is exactly what the girls did. They defended tightly, with great tackles and good clearances and, despite strong pressure from the 'Bridge they held their nerve and won out. 

Overall, this was a committed performance with a great all-round effort. 

Captain Sarah Dolan was presented with the cup. Congratulations to the girls and team manager Colin Clyne, and his backroom team of Brian Murphy, Orla Breathnach, Noelle Murphy and Marie McGovern. Thanks to all who travelled to Moate to support the girls. 

Garrycastle Team: Cliodna Murtagh, Sarah Carter, Aimee Duncan, Ailish Mannion, Jessica Frawley, Clodagh Mc Cahey, Stephanie O’Neill, Treasa McGuire, Roisin Murphy, Tegan Foley, Elaine McGovern, Aoife Dolan, Kacey Mulvihill, Hazel Donegan, Sarah Dolan, Donnahay Molloy, Arlene Devery, Kayleigh Clyne, Ella Dowling, Emma Connaughton, Amy McGovern, Ella Dowling, Grace Halligan, Nessa Dowling, Orlaith Lynch.

Ladies Senior B Final

All roads lead to Hogan Park in Moate on Sunday next (October 30th) at 2pm, for the highly anticipated Ladies Senior B final, when Garrycastle take on St. Marys Rochfortbridge.

Come along and support the ladies in Green-and-Red - the more support the better!

Remember Sunday, Oct. 30th, 2pm in Hogan Park, Moate.

Caisleán an Gharraí Abú !

Ladies Div.1 Champions 2022

Garrycastle 5-10, St. Mary's Rochfortbridge 4-12

[July 2nd, 2022]

The senior ladies reclaimed the Division One league title for the second year running in what was a nail-biting finish to a very entertaining game in Castledaly on Saturday last. This was certainly a game of two halves with Garrycastle owning the first half assisted by a strong breeze and notching two early goals in the opening minutes and five in total before the break to give them a very comfortable lead and looking unlikely to be caught. However, St Mary's had other ideas and dominated the opening 20 minutes of the second half and clawed back the deficit and took the lead with minutes left. 

At this stage Garrycastle dug deep and with great character and calm heads they drew level at the end of normal time and a point in injury time provided the win by the minimum. Megan McCormack accepted the cup on behalf of the team. Well done to the team on holding their nerve to take home the silverware, congratulations to the management and all players involved over the course of the league with many unavailable on the day.

Megan McCormack, Sarah Carter, Aimee Duncan, Louise Connell, Orla Connaughton, Fionnuala Mulroy, Lisa Fitzpatrick, Danielle Madden, Trish Igoe, Laura Brennan, Áine Lynn,  Jane Henshaw, Aoife Connolly, Laura Walsh, Elaine McGovern.
Kacey Mulvihill, Amy McGovern, Sarah Dolan, Kaleigh Clyne.


Senior Ladies vs The Downs, July 24th, 2020

Last Saturday our senior girls ground out a hard earned victory over The Downs in the first round of the Fair Green Championship. This game was played in The Downs under Covid restrictions with a small crowd and slippy underfoot conditions. While Garrycastle had the upper hand for most of the 1st half a Downs goal just after the water break had them lagging by just one point at the break. Garrycastle started the second half lively and 2 goals put us well ahead. However until the final whistle went it was a pressure game all the way for Garrycastle but won out in the end 2-10 to 1-7. 

Senior ladies squad vs. The Downs, July 24th, 2020


Senior Ladies Management team for 2019


Contact <person> on <number> with any queries regarding the Senior Ladies group.

Training details

Training for this group is on on TUESDAY and FRIDAY evenings at 7pm in Garrycastle. 

Ladies Senior 'B' Championship final, Sunday October 4th

Garrycastle 5-11    Coralstown/Kinnegad 1-07

Garrycastle claimed their inaugural Senior B title in wet and windy conditions at St Lomans. Garrycastle started with wind advantage and made the most of this dominating play all through the half with a healthy lead at the break 4-9 to 0-1. While Garrycastle were under more pressure in the second half they never panicked and won out.  This was a very spirited performance from every player, all working so hard. There were great displays of football and great teamwork despite difficult conditions. Tenacious tackling all through and strong finishing up front was evident all through. Congratulations to all the players and to the management team of Kevin Dolan, Damien Reynolds and Ken Dolan and their back room team. Best wishes to all the minors as they start their season.

GARRYCASTLE: Sarah Denby, Orla Breathnach, Sarah Locke, Shannon Mulvihill, Faye Hanniffy, Stephanie O’Neil, Orla McGettrick, Ailish Mannion, Danielle Madden, Sarah Kelly, Rebecca Norris, Jane Henshaw, Cliodhna Murtagh, Emily Ruane, Ciara McGovern, Emer O’Neil, Elaine McGovern, Kate Brennan, Aoife O’Brien, Aoife Dolan, Sarah Carter, Katie McDonnell, Nicole O’Connor.

Scorers: Aoife Dolan 0-5, Shannon Mulvihill 2-04, Stephanie O’Neill 1-01, Kate Brennan 0-1, Ailish Mannion 1-0, Elaine McGovern 1-0.

Senior Ladies Championship Semi-Final vs. St. Marys, Saturday September 5th

Our seniors bowed out of the championship at the semifinals stage where they lost out to St Mary’s by 4 points. Despite a strong start the girls were chasing the game after St Mary’s hit the net before the break. The girls fought hard and put in a strong closing 10 minutes to  narrow the gap. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be. However well done to the players and the management on doing a great job on what was a very different and difficult season due to Covid. Under the circumstances it was great to see the high numbers at training. Thanks to all for their commitment. 

Senior 'B' Ladies vs. St Marys, Tuesday August 25th

Our Senior B team put in a great performance away to St Mary's last Tuesday evening in the 2nd round of the Senior B championship. The Garrycastle girls led by 3 at half time 2-04 to 1-04 battling hard in extremely wet and windy conditions. Unfortunately, St Mary's finished strong, winning the game by the smallest of margins. Final score 3-07 to 4-05.

Well done girls on a brilliant team performance.


Senior Ladies Championship vs The Downs, July 26th

Garrycastle 2-10, The Downs 1-07

Last Saturday our senior girls ground out a hard earned victory over The Downs in the first round of the Fair Green Championship. This game was played in The Downs under Covid restrictions with a small crowd and slippy underfoot conditions. While Garrycastle had the upper hand for most of the 1st half a Downs goal just after the water break had them lagging by just one point at the break. Garrycastle started the second half lively and 2 goals put us well ahead. However until the final whistle went it was a pressure game all the way for Garrycastle but won out in the end 2-10 to 1-7. 


Senior Championship vs The Downs, May 19th

Garrycastle 3-07, The Downs 2-05

Our senior girls played The Downs in the first round of the championship in Garrycastle in perfect conditions. Garrycastle were eventual winners finishing strong to take the points on a score line of 3-7 to 2-5. The girls worked hard all through and dug deep when down to 14 to get ahead and then maintained the lead.


Megan Mc Cormack, Amanda McClune, Aine Lynn, Ciara McCormack, Ailish Mannion, Aoife McCormack, Orla Breatnach, Laura Brennan, Katie Mc Donald, Sarah Dolan, Lorraine Duncan, Danielle Madden, Aoife Dolan, Lisa Fitzpatrick, Ciara McManus, Annie McCole, Stephanie O’ Neill. 

Next round is Against Milltown in July.

Senior League Div. 1 : April 20th ?

Garrycastle travelled to Lomans for 2nd round of the league on a very warm and clammy day. From the start the girls in green and red dictated the game and by the break had notched up 3-10 despite missing numerous chances. Aine Lynn swept up at full back and was well supported by her defenders who cleaned up and delivered good ball forward. Midfield worked hard all through and forwards worked cohesively to get the scores on the board. A number of our younger players performed very well when called on and Garrycastle won out comprehensive winners.

GARRYCASTLE: Megan Mc Cormack. Anne McCole. Aine Lynn. Orla Breatnach. Laura Brennan. Katie Mc Donald. Danielle Madden. Aoife Mc Cormack. Lauren Kennedy. Sarah Dolan, Lorraine Duncan. Aoife Dolan. Ciara McManus. Lisa Fitzpatrick, Stephanie ONeill. Nicole O Connor. Ciara Mc Govern. Ailish Mannion. Amanda McClune. Muireann Mulvihill. Rebecca Norris. Ciara Mc Cormack, Jane Henshaw.

Senior League Div. 1 : March 23rd 

The Downs 0-12, Garrycastle 5-07 

Our senior ladies travelled to the Downs on Saturday last to play the 1st round of the Division 1 league and claimed the points. This was a great start to the league with some great display of football and great determination all through. It was level pegging at the break but the Garrycastle girls finished strongly with vital scores towards the end to finish on a score-line of 5-7 to 0-12. A number of younger players made their debut in this game and performed very well supported by the senior players.

Team: Megan McCormack, Ailish Mannion, Áine Lynn, Annie McCole, Danielle Madden, Katie McDonald, Orla Breathnach, Aoife McCormack, Lauren Kennedy, Muirin Mullvihill, Lorraine Duncan, Nicole O’Connor, Stephanie O’Neill, Ciara McManus, Niamh Mc Manus, Ciara Mc Govern, Annemarie Donoghue, Jemma Donoghue, Faye Hanniffy, Aoife Dolan, Amanda McClune, Emer Dolan, Ciara McCormack.

Senior League Div. 3 : March 9th 

Mullingar Shamrocks 0-07, Garrycastle 4-08 

The ladies season kicked off on Sunday with our Division 3 side playing an away game against Mullingar. Garrycastle faced a stiff breeze in the first half so needed to be firm in defence and this they did with Megan Mc Cormack controlling fullback and Rebecca Norris pulling off some fine saves when called on. Orla Breathnach made a welcome return and was a great support to our young defenders who stood firm and held Mullingar to 0-5 points in the first half. 

With Lisa Fitzpatrick and Katie McDonnell working extremely hard and pushing forward Ciara McManus found the net to leave us just 2 points down at the break. With the wind to our backs Garrycastle put on the pressure early in the second half and AnneMarie Donoghue made no mistake finding the net to edge us ahead. From here on Garrycastle dominated, the defence held well and made great runs and fed well into the forwards who displayed great skills and worked the play and took their scores to win out comfortably.

Team: Rebecca Norris, Faye Hanniffy, Megan McCormack, Muirin Mulvihill, Orla Breathnach, Kate Brennan, Ailish Mannion, Lisa Fitzpatrick, Katie McDonald, Sarah Denby, Ciara McManus, Nicole O’Connor, Stephanie O’Neill, Anne Marie Donoghue, Emer O’Neill, Niamh McManus, Aoife O’Brien, Ciara McGovern


Garrycastle Senior Ladies team who played Tyrellspass in the County Senior Championship final on Sept. 29th

See Match report at Senior Ladies Championship Final 


Senior Semi-Final : September 10th

Garrycastle 1-14 Milltown 2-10

It was all roads to the Downs last Saturday evening for the senior ladies semi-finals. Garrycastle had a tough task ahead as they faced Milltown, the title holders and the All-Ireland club champions. From the throw in the Garrycastle girls made their mark and pressed on the Milltown goals from early on and notched up two early points and fine attacking work lead to a goal in the opening quarter. Shortly afterwards Garrycastle were reduced to 14 following a sin bin but they didn’t allow Milltown to capitalize during this period and held their own to go in a goal up at the break. 

The opening minutes of the second half saw Milltown emerge with more vigour and they eventually managed to raise the green flag. Garrycastle didn’t panic and responded with three quick points to keep them ahead. In the dying minutes Milltown were awarded a penalty which they duly converted to leave the minimum between the sides however time ran out and Garrycastle have claimed a place in the county final where they will meet St Lomans on Saturday 1st October. Overall Garrycastle can be happy with their performance; they fought hard all through and never gave up, the defence were solid particularly in the last quarter. The midfielders worked tirelessly and up front there was good team work with Aoife Connolly stealing the show with her tally of 1-10.


Meadhbh Flynn, Aimee Duncan, Lorraine Duncan, Aine Lynn, Megan McCormack, Aoife McCormack, Orla Connaughton, Lauren Kennedy, Laura Brennan, Ciara McCormack, Ann Duignan(0-2), Aoife Dolan(0-2), Sarah Dolan, Elisha Hunston, Aoife Connolly(1-10), Aishling Claffey, Vicky McEnery, Lisa Fitzpatrick, Jane Henshaw, Nicole O’ Connor, Aishling Flynn, Aine McCormack, Danielle Madden, Kate Brennan, Sarah Denby, Orla McGetrick, Chloe O’ Neill, Lizzie Moran


Senior Championship vs Kilbeggan : September 12

Garrycastle 6-16, Kilbeggan 0-03

The senior side travelled to Kilbeggan to take on the home side in the last round of the championship where a win would earn a place in the semi-final. A win was achieved by this team in an emphatic style in a game that Garrycastle dominated from the outset playing some great football all through with great goalkeeping including a penalty save, great defending and all players showing well and making great runs with excellent finishing clock up 6-16 to Kilbeggans 0-3. 

It was a very convincing win for Garrycastle who showed great skill and determination with some great scores from a number of players. Garrycastle were solid in defence and worked tirelessly from start to finish. It was a great overall team performance. 


Meadhb Flynn, Aine Lynn, Lorraine Duncan, Aimee Duncan, Aisling Claffey, Aoife McCormack, Megan McCormack, Anne Duignan, Lauren Kennedy, Aoife Dolan, Elisha Hunston, Ciara McCormack, Aoife Connolly, Laura Brenna, Sarah Dolan, Orla Connaughton, Vicki McEnery, Lisa Fitzpatrick, Nicole O’Connor, Aisling Flynn, Danielle Madden, Jane Henshaw, Kate Brennan.

Senior championship vs Moate : July 31

Garrycastle Senior Ladies got off to a winning start against Moate Ladies in the first round of the championship on Sunday last. It was a very convincing win for Garrycastle who showed great skill and determination with some great scores from a number of players. Garrycastle were solid in defence and worked tirelessly from start to finish. It was a great overall team performance. The club would like to wish Orla Breathnach who suffered a serious injury during the game a speedy recovery.


Meadhbh Flynn, Orla Breathnach, Lorraine Duncan, Aine Lynn, Megan McCormack, Aoife McCormack, Aisling Claffey, Laura Brennan (1-2) , Anne Duignan (0-4) , Ciara McCormack, Aoife Dolan (0-2), Lisa Fitzpatrick (1-5), Sarah Dolan (1-3), Elisha Hunston (0-1), Aoife Connolly (3-5), Vicky McEnery (1-02), Lauren Kennedy, Nicole O’Connor, Chloe O’Neill, Jane Henshaw, Danielle Madden, Lizzie Moran, Aisling Flynn, Aine McCormack, Orla Connaughton.

Senior League (Div. 1) vs. St. Lomans : April 3

Garrycastle 2-08, St. Lomans 1-08

Garrycastle Senior Ladies took on Lomans in the Division one League on Sunday 3rd of April. In the absence of many of our key players the girls dug deep and a late goal by Aoife Connolly saw Garrycastle run out winners by one point with a final score of 2:6 to 1:8.


Aisling Flynn, Orla Breathnach, Lorraine Duncan, Amie Duncan, Megan McCormack, Ciara McCormack, Aisling Claffey, Aoife McCormack, Lauren Kennedy, Kate Brennan, Nicole O’Connor, Elisha Hunston, Sarah Dolan, Emma Kilkelly, Meadhbh Flynn.


Chloe O’Neill, Anne Marie Igoe, Aoife Connolly, Sarah Denby and Orla Connaughton.

Senior League (Div. 1) vs. Mullingar Shamrocks : March 20

Garrycastle 5-15, Mullingar Shamrocks 1-04

Garrycastle Senior Ladies took on Mullingar Shamrocks in the second round of the Division one League on Sunday 20th March. After a great team performance and some excellent scoring, Garrycastle ran out winners on a score line of 5:15 to 1:4.


Aisling Flynn, Orla Breathnach, Lorraine Duncan, Megan McCormack, Orla Connaughton, Ciara McCormack, Aisling Claffey, Laura Brennan, Aoife Dolan, Aoife McCormack, Lisa Fitzpatrick, Aoife Connolly, Elisha Hunston, Ann Digan, Aine McCormack.


Nicole O’Connor, Jane Henshaw, Danielle Madden, Vicky McEnery

Senior League (Div. 1) vs. Milltown : March 13

Garrycastle 4-05, Milltown 0-09

Garrycastle Senior Ladies got off to a winning start in their first game of the Division one League against Milltown on Sunday 13th March. Garrycastle got off to a slow start but with two goals in quick succession from Aoife Connolly, Garrycastle took the lead, which they never relinquished. Lisa Fitzpatrick and Aoife Connolly added another two goals to the score line with Laura Brennan and Lauren Kennedy also getting on the score sheet. After a hard fought battle, Garrycastle came out on top with a final Score of 4:5 to 0:9.


Aisling Flynn, Orla Breathnach, Lorraine Duncan, Megan McCormack, Orla Connaughton, Ciara McCormack, Aisling Claffey, Laura Brennan, Lauren Kennedy, Aoife Dolan, Aoife McCormack, Lisa Fitzpatrick, Aoife Connolly, Elisha Hunston, Ann Digan.


Sarah Dolan for Elisha Hunston, Nicole O’Connor for Lisa Fitzpatrick and Kate Brennan for Orla Connaughton, Chloe O’Neill, Aine McCormack, Jane Henshaw.


Senior Play-Off vs. Tyrellspass : August 28

Garrycastle 4-11, Tyrellspass 0-03

The Garrycastle Ladies Senior side travelled to Caulry to take on Tyrellspass in a play-off for a place in the semi-final Having been beaten by Tyrellspass in the early stages of the competition Garrycastle were well fired up for this encounter. From the throw in Garrycastle took control and dominated the early stages winning possession in all sectors of the field and delivering quick ball into the forwards who converted quickly giving Garrycastle a 2-4 to 0-1 lead midway through the half. 

From here Tyrellspass had greater possession but only managed to get one point during this period against a very solid defence to leave the score 2-5 to 0-2 at the break. Garrycastle dominated possession right through the second half and with great defensive work, fast moving football and good finishing they emerged victorious on a final score of 4-11 to 0-03 to secure a place in the semi-final against St Lomans, this game is scheduled for Sunday 30th August.


Megan McCormack, Orla Breathnach, Lorraine Duncan, Aimee Duncan, Orla Connaughton, Aoife McCormack, 

Ciara McCormack, Laura Brennan, Aoife Dolan, Lauren Kennedy, Annie Duignan (2-05), Lisa Fitzpatrick (0-04), Sarah Dolan, Jenny Byrne (2-01), Aoife Connolly


Staci Wykes, Orla McGetrick, Aine McCormack, Nicole O Connor, Annemaree Igoe (0-01), Elisha Hunston, Vicky McEnery, Chloe O'Neill, Aisling Flynn, Aisling Claffey, Jane Henshaw, Aine Lynn, Katie Jameson

Senior championship vs Kilbeggan : August 14

Our senior team took on Kilbeggan in the last game of the championship in a home fixture. On a night that was ideal for football and the pitch was in excellent condition. Garrycastle started off well and played great free flowing football and put together some nice passing plays. Garrycastle had the majority of the possession in the opening half and made good use of this and rattled the net on no less than four occasions in the half and went into the break with a comfortable lead.

The second half opened with Kilbeggan on the attack and after a break down in the defence, Kilbeggan managed to raise the green flag. From there on they continued to push forward and a quick free saw another to the back of the net to close the gap. It was nip and tuck from here on with both sides pushing for the lead. Garrycastle were reduced to fourteen after a yellow card and were further reduced to thirteen with a second yellow dished out. The remaining thirteen dug deep during this period and worked very hard. Aoife Connolly produced a great goal to keep her side in the game and indeed it was the same player who put breathing distance between the sides and earned the points for Garrycastle. With Garrycastle, Kilbeggan and Tyrellspass now on the same points, one team will be drawn out for a place in the semi-final to face Milltown while the other two will play off to face St Lomans, the draw will be held later this week.


Aisling Flynn, Orla Breathnach, Lorraine Duncan, Aimee Duncan, Orla Connaughton, Aoife Mc Cormack, Ciara Mc Cormack, Laura Brennan (0-02), Annemaree Igoe, Ann Duignan ( 0-04), Lauren Kennedy, Lisa Fitzpatrick( 2-1), 

Aoife Connolly ( 3-0), Sarah Dolan (1-0), Orla Mc Getrick 


Vicky Mc Enery(0-01), Staci Wykes, Megan Mc Cormack, Aine Mc Cormack, Jane Henshaw, Elisha Hunston, Aisling Claffey, Trish Igoe, Chloe O Neill, Jenny Byrne, Sinead Walker, Aine Lynn, Aisling O Rourke, Katie Jameson, Kate Brennan.

Senior championship vs Moate : July 1

Garrycastle 1-16, Moate 1-04

Garrycastle senior ladies got their first win in this years championship when they overcame Moate Ladies Wednesday last in Castledaly. The first half saw both teams working very hard in the hot conditions. In the first 20 minutes Garrycastle had the majority of the possession, however it was Moate that got the early goal and took the lead. The Garrycastle girls kept their focus and worked their way back into the game and the teams were level at half time, 

Garrycastle 0-7 to Moate 1-4.

In the second half the Garrycastle girls upped their game, the defence tightened up, midfielders worked tirelessly and the forwards began to convert their chances. Garrycastle ladies dominated the second half with some nice free flowing football and finished the game deserving winners.

Final Score:

Garrycastle 1-16 Moate 1-4

Team & Scorers:

Aisling Flynn, Orla Breathnach, Aine Lynn, Aisling Claffey, Ciara Mc Cormack, Aoife Mc Cormack (0-01), Laura Brennan, Annie Duignan (0-02), Annemaree Igoe, Lisa Fitzpatrick (0-01), Aoife Dolan, Lauren Kennedy (0-02), Orla Mc Getrick, Sarah Dolan (0-06), Aoife Connolly (1-03).


Vicky Mc Enery (0-01), Jane Henshaw, Lorraine Duncan, Nicole O Connor, Staci Wykes, Megan Mc Cormack, Orla Connaughton, Chloe O Neill, Kate Brennan.

Senior Championship vs Tyrellspass : May 10

Garrycastle 1-05, Tyrellspass 1-06

Garrycastle Senior Ladies played the first round of championship against Tyrellspass on Sunday last in Garrycastle. This was a tough game played in horrendous weather conditions which prevented the home side from scoring in the first half. While they worked hard in the second half to decrease the visitors lead, the Garrycastle ladies were unlucky and lost out by the narrowest of margins at the final whistle. 

Senior League (Div. 1) vs Mullingar Shamrocks : April 26

Garrycastle 2-14, Mullingar Shamrocks 0-11

The senior team had a good win over Mullingar in the Division 1 league on Sunday evening in Springfield. Some great passages of football were on show with the Garrycastle defence working very hard all through and particularly in the closing stages to keep out the persistent Mullingar attack with Aisling Flynn pulling off a couple of good saves. Midfield worked tirelessly and delivered good ball into the forwards who were taking their scores well and working well as a group. Garrycastle won out in the end on a score line of Garrycastle 2-14 Mullingar Shamrocks 0-11

Next up is the first round of the championship for the seniors which is a home game to Garrycastle on the 10th May against Tyrellspass


Aisling Flynn, Katie Jameson, Aimee Duncan , Orla Breathnach, Aisling Claffey, Aoife Mc Cormack, Laura Brennan, Lorraine Duncan, Annemaree Igoe, Lisa Fitzpatrick (0-01), Elisha Hunston, Aoife Dolan (0-05), Sarah Dolan (0-05), 

Orla McGetrick(1-0) , Jane Henshaw (0-01) 


Aoife Connolly(1-02), Nicole O Connor, Grace Egan, , Aine Mc Cormack, Kate Brennan, Jessica Mc Callon.