After a disappointing loss against Strokestown before the break where we just didn’t click together, the same cannot be said for today’s game in Bekan against Louisburgh where the girls delighted onlookers with a belter of a game. Still suffering from a depleted panel with the scourge of injuries similar to the Strokestown game, the girls playing really pulled it out of the bag despite some playing out of usual positions. It was a worrying start where from the throw-in Louisburgh looked menacing and they weren’t long finding the back of the net and subsequently scoring a point. However, we soon found our rhythm and starting hitting back. Huge improvements with support play, scoring, passing and in particular confidence with some of our younger players really coming to the fore today. Half time saw us leading 4-7 to 2-6. Our runs through their defence looked unstoppable with excellent movement and smart passing resulted in some fantastic scoring. Ellen Murray seemed to be unmarkable as despite us only playing a 2 full-forward line she was making herself constantly available and finding space scoring 5 points herself while setting up many more. Megan Smyth really flourished today on the wing and she was in phenomenal form scoring 3-2 and unlucky to not get a 4th goal where it cruelly hit the crossbar. Excellent ball-carrying again from midfielders Holly and Mairead who also both added to the scoreline while Niamh Nestor, Alannah Kelly and Meadhbh Hanley aided them beautifully and Meadhbh was unlucky to not gain herself a goal herself as it edged wide. While our offense were on fire, our defense cannot be forgotten. Louisburgh put in some serious assaults on goal yet our backlines consisting of Kiera Diskin, Amy Canny, Emma Burns, Niamh Kirrane, Eabha Diskin, Ava Glynn and Emma Heneghan who came on early for an injured Ava did some amazing work keeping pressure on, forcing them to play while preventing them with options through tight marking assisted by our sweeper Charlotte Burke who again shone in her role. In total the pressure they placed on Louisburgh resulted in them putting 12 shots wide of target as well as putting in well timed blocks and repeatedly stealing possession back. Our goalie Amy Burns also had an excellent game with some excellent saves and forcing another one or two over the bar. Well done also to subs Eimear Glynn, Ruby Daly and Kara Kenny who complimented the girls excellently when they hit the field. Final score was Dunmore CS 5-11, Santa Maria, Louisburgh 4-10. Fantastic work girls, looking forward to a similar display in our next outing and we wish all our girls carrying injuries a rapid recovery.
Our Transition Year students travelled to Galway recently to the launch of the Schools Enterprise Competition. This is a great competition where students learn to form their own company, create a product or a service & develop a business plan. They will work with Ms Fallon & Ms Grehan over the coming months to have their companies up & running before March.
Well done to our First Year Girls: Erica Ryan, Áine Nicklin, Éile Cronin, Isabelle Murray, Caoimhe Burke, Shanaz Saman, Caitlin Keadin & to our Transition Year Student Katie Heneghan who represented our school in the Regional Poetry Aloud Competition. The girls travelled to Salerno & competed against 60 students where they had to recite two poems from memory. The girls were highly commended for their performances on the day.
Well done and thanks to all who participated and contributed to our annual fun Run/Walk yesterday. Your support was greatly appreciated. Thanks also to the students from Ballygar who came to participate. A huge thanks to our LCA class who organised and ran the event as part of their task, they did a fantastic job. Special thanks also to all the students who helped Ms Grehan in the running of this event. Also special thanks to our photographer for the day, Nadine Walsh. The slideshow below shows some photos of the day.
Dunmore CS 4-16 Ballygar CC 0-2
Dunmore carried on there winning ways against Ballygar with a comprehensive win to top their group.
The only change to the starting team was Darragh Heneghan in for the injured Shane McGrath. Dunmore were ruthless from the start with all parts of the team on top. Our midfielders got control of the game early on and the linking forward play was very efficient. All squad players played well but it was a day for the forwards and they showed no mercy in front of goal for the opposition. The team knows they will have a lot tougher days into the later stages of the competition but for now they head into the midterm and look forward to the later stages of the competition in the New year.
Team: Sean Walkin, Tomas Ronayne, Declan Forde, JJ Glynn, Sam Glynn, Conor Mitchell, Shane Davis, Dylan Coleman, Tomas Kilgariff (0-1), Darragh Heneghan (0-1), Brendan Carr (2-8), Patrick Cosgrove, Jake Slattery (2-3), Sean Murray (0-1), Dylan Brady (0-2). Subs Jack Burke, Michael Hett, PJ Donnellon, Patrick Keadin, Darragh Keely, Aaron Kenny.