The North Kerry U12 girls league Game between Kerins O’Rahillys and Corca Duibhne was played on Tuesday evening last,April 10th at Gallerus. A Win Or A Draw Is All Kerins O Rahilly’s Needed To Be Winners Of League Of Division 2
Both teams lined out with a full compliment of players on a dry but windy evening.
In the first half The Blues played with a strong wind to their backs and with Kelly Fitzgerald in flying form at full forward (scoring a goal and 4pts in the first half) they took the lead from the start.
Aoibhin McCarthy at no 11 won some great ball setting up & getting some lovely scores. Lauren Doody at centre half back was very solid in defence and also scored a pt from play.
At the half time whistle the Strand Road girls lead by 1-8 to 1-2
In the second half the girls from the west exerted a lot of pressure scoring a second goal & a few pts thus reducing the lead. However midfielders Ella O’Connor & Sophie Hassett dominated for The Blues catching most kick outs and scoring pts from play & frees.
Other girls who deserve special mention for their performance on the night are Saoirse McCarthy, Young Aoibhin McCarthy who scored a great goal and Natali who at wing forward was outstanding contesting every ball.
When the final whistle blew the score was The Blues. 2-17 / Corca Duibhine 2-5
This was a great win for these up and coming footballers.
Sharon Roache on behalf of The North Kerry board presented the Cup to winning capt. Aoibhin McCarthy who gave a lovely speech and called for three cheers for Corca Duibhne.
The Winning Team lined out as follows…. 1.Millie O’Brien, 2.Ava Ward, 3.Rachael Foley, 4. Millie Hayes, 5. Fia McCarthy, 6.Lauren Doody.(0-1), 7.Saoirse McCarthy, 8. Ella O’Connor.(0-1), 9.Sophie Hassett.(0-3), 10. Aoibhin McCarthy.(1-1) 11. Aoibhin McCarthy(capt). (0-5), 12.Natali Mulumba,(0-2), 13.Farrah Leahy, 14. Kelly Fitzgerald. (1- 4), 15. Aoife Behan.
(Amy Behan… injured.)