The girls latest match on Sunday (22nd), away to Newry Shamrocks, was another tale of what could have been for our hard working under 13 girls. A match well within our grasp ultimately went in favour of the opposition. Starting with the bare bones, we were stretched to the limit in terms of resources and when one of our defenders came off early in the 1st half the writing should have been on the wall. But these girls don’t give up easily and got stuck in for the remainder of the game with only 14 on the pitch. A game where they showed great resilience and passion with some super ball work and a tireless defensive effort yet again, deserved a better result. Taking some well executed scores of our own, kept the margin low for most of the game and if a full panel was available the game was surely there for the taking. A fantastic effort from the girls who made it to the game and ran their socks off in Pairc Esler, a venue worthy of that effort.
Cumann Pheadair Naofa 2-4 V Glenn 3-8
After a disappointing run out in their last match, the U15 Blues were aiming to turn in a better performance against league title contenders Glenn, on Wednesday evening at Milltown. Normal team planning was somewhat disrupted with having to play 13 a-side, but this didn’t stop the Blues throwing themselves into the match. A tight first half saw a number of chances for both sides, but few converted scores. The visitors went into the break with a one-point advantage. Warrenpoint continued to chase & pressure their opponents all over the pitch, solid defensive work being done by all from the full forward line, back. Up until the final quarter, the match could have gone either way, however a small flurry of scores from the visitors, pushed the match just beyond the reach of the Blues.
The ladies can be extremely proud of their efforts, really well done!