Div4 Dublin u14 camogie Feile
Hosts - NH Fionnbarra
Teams- Bray emmets/ Fingallians/ St Pats/ 'stacks' sponsored Skerries Harps
On a Sunny, warm day in the 'bogies', CABRA, 13 brave u13 souls from Skerries represented their town, parish, club & families with pride and honour.
They played 3 30 minute games this morning.
We had great support from our loyal fans, who travel to every game, supporting the girls.
NH Fionnbarra must be complemented, as the 2 pitches were in immaculate condition. Dressing rooms supplied for every team, and tea/coffee/sandwiches available for players & supporters.
First up, was Bray emmets, with 24 players. Skerries were slow off the mark, and fell 2-1 to nothing down. However, the girls rallied in the second have with strong displays from Orla corcoran in goal, Lynn MURPHY full back, ROISIN O'connor in the middle and abbey beggs on the 40 yd line, to end the game with 1 goal & 1 point, to brays 3-1. Tough game, but the better team won out in the end.
Now that the girls were up to the pace of the tournament, the 2nd encounter saw a big improvement and much closer game. 2 scores in it at the end, 1-1 for Fingallians, to an unlucky 0-0 from the Harps. Laura Dooley in half back, Lara Sheridan in the middle, Chloe mcnicholas in the full back line, and Kate O'Kelly raised their games to make it a very close fingal derby.
At this stage our 13 girls were tiring, having given it their all, but in true spirit, which epitomises this team, they morphed into giants, and kept the best till last against St Pats of Palmerston.
Shona mcmahon led from the front, and with her best display of the year, Amy hanratty tormented them with her solo runs from the right, honor gielty was her usual tenacious self with a masterful defensive display. Caoimhe fitchner drove from the front, for the captain, kayla Walsh to score the only 2 scores of the match, a goal & point. A deserved win for these 13 warriors.
Sunburnt & happy the u13 Harps party headed home, knowing that they had given their best on the day.
Bravo girls...... Great experience for next year.