Junior girls sailed their way into the Connacht final
In atrocious conditions, our junior girls took to the field in Bekan against Colaiste na Coiribe in the Connacht semi-final last week. Battered by wind and rain, with a particularly nasty deluge halfway through the first half, our girls certainly stepped up to the mark. From the throw-in, Dunmore dominated play, seriously impressive, especially considering they were playing against a vicious wind. The scoreboard soon reflected their efforts and they soon put a good scoring difference between the two teams. Tenacious play, serious work rate and some excellent passages of play coupled with clever teamwork meant they kept their opponents to a single-point scoreline in the first half, while they themselves registered 3- 4. Although I think everyone in attendance could testify that this could have easily been more.
The second half really took its toll on the players as the cold played havoc. However, despite a more uncoordinated start from our girls, it wasn’t long before they started to add to the scoreboard again. The end of the game saw the opponents limited to only another single point in the second half leaving the final score 5-13 to 0-2 points in our favour. No individual efforts could be singled out, a fantastic effort was put in by each girl that took to the field. A special word of recognition to our first-year girls who joined our panel late in the season but are certainly making their presence felt with some age-defying performances against bigger, older, more experienced players. A very welcome addition to our panel, and a positive outlook for our junior team for the years to come.
While we are yet to find out who we are to play or when we will be playing our Connacht final, we are already contemplating our preparations. We are very proud of our girls, well done.