St. Colmcilles GAA Club, Pairc Ui Rís, Piltown, Bettystown, Co Meath info@cilles.com 0877441731

 


 

The Clubs U12 Girls closed out their season in style when winning the St Pats Stamullen Tournament, in the process seeing Off a host of Meath and Dublin Division 1 sides. St Colmcilles U12 Girls, who play in Division 2 at U12, have been fast improving in recent months and went all the way to the final in last months 20 team Dundalk Tournament, before losing out to Belfast side Carryduff by a single point.

Last weekend they took another major step forward when in a hot competition, which included Meath Division 1 Champions St Pats, Division 1 Finalists O’Mahonys as well as top Division 1 side Donaghmore/Ashbourne , Division 2 winners Ballivor, Division 2 runners up Waltestown and Dublin sides Kilmacud Crokes and Fingallions of Swords, they played some stunning football to win the competition outright.

In the opening game the U12 girls beat Meath Division 1 side Don/Ashbourne on a scoreline of 1-5 to 1-2 in great match to see them on their way. In game 2 the U12 Girls were too strong for Fingallions of Swords and won out 3-8 to 0-0 in game where the girls played great football. In Game 3 the St Colmcilles took on the Meath Division 2 Champions Ballivor. However form was turned on its head as the U12 girls won out 1-10 V 0-1 in a scintillating attacking display that Ballivor had no answer too as the St Colmcille Girls reached the Cup Final

In the Final the girls faced Division 1 Finalists O’Mahonys. The Navan side had beaten Walterstown in Round 1, before beating the Meath Division 1 County Champions St Pats in Round 2 and Kilmacud Crokes in Round 3. The final opened with O’Mahonys grabbing a fortuitous goal to lead by 3. However the St Colmcilles then incredibly hit the next 8 points in a row, in an exhibition of scoring and brilliant team play to rock the Navan side. Behind by 5 O ‘Mahonys then grabbed 1-1 to reduce the margin to a single score before both sides traded points to see the score at St Colmcilles 0-9 V O’Mahonys 2-2 going into the dying minutes. However it was the St Colmcilles girls who kept their nerve and a great ball by Kate Ball up to Megan Murray saw her release Kate O’Sullivan and she duly fired past the O’Mahonys keeper to see her side win out by 4 points.

This was a great competition and the clubs U12 Girls were deserving winners and came in for much praise for their wonderful team play , great kick passing and support play not to mention their brilliant scoring which saw them hit 6-35 in 4 matches to claim the title.