Ladies Football - The Juniors played their county final last Saturday in sun drenched Monroe.
The opening quarter was even as both teams went for it and gave everything to establish supremacy. However Moyle Rovers failed to convert their possession and this was to be a problematic pattern for the remainder of the game.
Three Friars (Mullinavat/Piltown) were creating lots of chances and kept Rachael Lonergan busy in goal with some very fine saves. Despite creating many chances our girls went to the dressing room at half time without a score registered. Halftime score 1-3 to 0-0. Orla Ryan and Marie Kelly were introduced at half time and they both made their presence felt. We soon had a pointed free to open our account. Kristy Crotty Ryan soon added another from play and our prospects began to look more favourable.
However we were unable to get scores from possession in front of goal. Three Friars weathered the storm and ran out comfortable winners 1-7 to 0-3. The Management team of Anthony Burke, Sean Brosnan, Cheryl Moore and Edmond Burke deserve great praise and credit for their commitment and hard work to both the senior and junior teams during the year. The attention now switches to The Minors who are about to begin their championship and we wish them and their management team all the best.
Camogie The Under 14s took on Ballingarry last Friday evening at the Technical College. Our girls gave as good as they got in the first half,trailing by 2-5 to 1-2.
However at the start of the second half Ballingarry scored two gaols and this knocked the wind out of our sails. True to form our girls never gave up and fough to the end. We had some heroic defending and brave efforts to get the goal that might given us a lifeline but we had to give way to a stronger Ballingarry side.
Team: Emma Tobin, Amy Norris, Sarah O’Dwyer, Louise Norris, Emma Cronin, Aine Fitzgerald, Roisin Breen (0-1), Jenny Everard, Emer Ryan (0-2), Roweena Dowling, Sarah Hickey (1-0), Sarah Clarke.
By the time you read this these girls will have played Moycarkey (Tuesday). Hopefully we will have better news to report next week.
On behalf of both clubs we wish all our players who are starting college all the best as they begin an exciting phase of their of lives. We look forward to following their progress with the various college teams. Congratulations to our players who received their Junior Certificate results last week. They are a good endorsement of sport and study being complementary to each other.
Get well soon to David Roberts who is out injured.
Powersrown N.S Reunion On Friday October 11th. there will be a mass in Powerstown Church for deceased past pupils and all those who could not make the official reunion. After mass, a scroll with names of those who attended the reunion will be unveiled by our PP Fr. Aherne in Powerstown School, there will be finger food in the Half Way and a bit of fun, this is also to facilitate those who could not make the main event.