Clonmel Ladies Hockey

Division 5 Clonmel 0 Clonakilty 2

Division 5 Clonmel 0 Clonakilty 2

It was a long trek to Clonakilty and Clonmel were quite anxious as they were short one player against the joint league leaders, who’d only lost one match this season. As a result it turned out to be a very defensive game but one that Clonmel came away smiling from despite the loss. Everyone played 100% despite a number of injuries and at one stage we were even down to nine players. Excellent hosts and sporting competitors, Clonakilty, who normally beat most teams 7, 8 and 9 nil, only managed to get two goals past the Clonmel defence line, which was under the immense pressure of countless short corners. The entire team deserves a pat on the back as no one left the side down but a special thanks goes to Loreto student Gemma O’Dwyer and the O’Donnell sisters who saved our bacon a number of times. Only two more matches are left before the season wraps up.

U-10 blitz

Following a challenging tournament recently in Limerick, Clonmel U-10s showed what teams are made of and rallied back to blitz their way through teams from Dungarvan, Cork and Limerick in Garryduff, Cork to come away with five wins, two draws and the obligatory wrist bands. In between matches the girls had their nails painted and played hool-a-hoop but back on the pitch they showed their serious side with a total of 14 goals scored from Caoimhe, Ali, Cliodhna, Verle, Avril, Sinead, Ciara and Robyn. Great fun was had when Church of Ireland turned on the water sprays and everyone joined in the very wet celebrations. Thanks as ever to all the parents who travelled and to coaches Mike Mansell and Andrea O’Dea.

Fixtures

Div 3 v Dungarvan, Monday March 19, Munster Cup Semi-final, St. Augustine’s College, Dungarvan at 1pm

Div 5 v Church of Ireland, Wednesday, March 21, Garryduff at 7.15pm

Div 5 v Church of Ireland, Sunday March 25, Tipperary.

Thanks

Massive thanks to all who organised, attended and sponsored the table quiz in O’Keeffe’s last week. It certainly kept the grey matter working overtime.