For some of our U6-8 girls, this was the first time they put on the club jerseys and played in their Carrig colours. We were delighted to be invited down to Castlelyons for a friendly match and despite torrential rains the night before, Mother Nature offered a window of opportunity for our budding stars to show off their skills. As the U8 Go Games Leagues blitzes are starting next wkd, this was great practice for our girls.
We split them into 2 groups of 8-a-side to play against Castlelyons U8 and U7s. And they had so much fun. Cheered on by their supporters on the side lines the girls from both clubs played brilliantly. They were well up for the occasion, and the U7s got to practice holding their positions and plenty of ground striking, with all girls being moved around to try out all positions – goalkeeping, backs, mid-field and forwards.
Our U8 girls had a great game also with strong ground striking and team work. Again this match allowed them to practice all the skills that they practice in training.
Thanks to John, Ed, Lorraine, Jackie and Tash for their organising and coaching! And it is always nice to travel down to Castlelyons – thank you Conor for the invite.