Our Féile Team headed out to Ballincollig this morning to participate in the County Féile Competition.
Our first match was against Killeagh and in a fantastic game of Camogie held Killeagh to zero score to 1 goal to Carrig well into the second half. A few minutes of lapsed concentration at the final few minutes just saw Killeagh edge ahead for the win. It was a 50/50 game for the full half-hour and both teams were non-stop in the strong sunshine. The girls pushed on hard, fought for every ball, every single time. The occasion of being involved in Feile brought out the best in each and every girl.
Our next adversary was Ballincollig who proved to be a very strong opponent and were out to prove a point having lost out in Feile final last year by a point. However, they didn’t quite get the easy game that the scoreline showed. Youth and inexperience held us back in this game but heart and spirit didn’t. They came out of the traps like a greyhound after a hare for every ball and fought tirelessly to the very end in strong April sunshine.
Our 3rd match was against Castlemartyr and from the minute Billy O’Sullivan blew the whistle for the start of the game, the girls seemed to really come into their own. Some lovely hand passing, better communication, and shots on target kept the Carrig girls ahead for the entire match. Despite a late surge from Castlemartyr, Carrig responded and kept on top to win when the final whistle blew.
Team: Back row L-R – Una O’Brien, Laura Cotter, Kiera Beamish, Maedhbh DéBúrca, Alice Bogue, Aishling Sexton, Ciara Walsh, Michaela Horgan, Kerrie Dorgan, Katie Ryan, Clara McCarthy
Front Row L-R : Rachel Desmond, Ruth Ahern, Sinead Crowley, Alannah O’Connell, Katie Walsh, April Normoyle, Sadhbh Cooney.
A special thanks to Ballincollig for hosting a great day. Thanks to U12 Coaches for allowing their girls to come and play at short notice and to all the Parents, grandparents, siblings etc who turned out to support the girls today.
Feile pics, courtesy of Padraig de Burca, can be viewed here http://Camogie Feile 2017 Pics
Great experience !
Carrig Abú !!!