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2014 Season

Kilmacud Sevens Competiition

On Saturday, September 27th, a group of 10 girls from Adare left Adare at 6am to travelto Dublin to compete in the Ladies Gaelic  Football U14 All Ireland Sevens at the Kilmacud Crokes GAA Club. After two tough  games, against the home team and Killucan of Westmeath, the girls found their rhythm and defeated Roscommon Gaels by 10 – 3 to 5 – 5.

The girls then progressed to the last 16 of the Plate Competition. Here they met and defeated Fermoy 7 – 6 to 4 – 1. In the quarter final, Adare faced a strong side in Bryansford from Co. Down. This was a very exciting encounter, with Adare snatching victory by 10 – 1 to 9 – 1.

The semi - final beckoned with Adare facing Ballymahon/ Forney of Longford, a strong, physical team. This turned out to be a tough contest but true to form ,the Adare girls never gave up and just lost out on a scoreline of 8 – 1 to 9 – 5 in favour of the Longford ladies. A few injuries had taken their toll, at this stage.

All 10 playerscan be very proud of their performances on the day. From Christine and  Amy making super saves in goal, to Gillian, Hazel and Aoife rock solid in defence, to Noirin and  Sive  doing trojan work in midfield and Lauren , Aoife and Elle up front, it was a wonderful effort. In total,Lauren, Aoife, Noirin, Hazel and Elle amassed a total of 43 goals and 14 pointsbetweenthem in just 6 games - which was  outstanding  scoring.

The manager, Barry O’Halloran and mentors Eithne O’Riordan and Maeve O’Halloran are extremely proud of this great group of girls. Thanks also to the parents and supporters who travelled to Dublin on the day. It was a great experience for all concerned

 

 

 
 

Adare U14 Team Wins U14 “A” Shield Final for the first time in the Club’s history.





Adare Girls Under 14 v Murroe Boher

Following a League campaign which saw Adare lose only one match in the Western Division, Adare qualified for the “A” Championship - no Adare U14 team having previously competed at this level.

In their semi-final, they faced St Ailbe’s in Herbertstown. Despite Adare leading for most of the match, St Ailbe’s scored two late goals leaving Adare to qualify for the “A” Shield Final.

On Monday 26 May, the Adare U14 team played Murroe Boher in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale, to decide the “A” Shield. The match was played in drizzly conditions which made the ball slippy for the players. The match was enjoyed by a large group of spectators from both teams.

Adare settled quickly and thanks to some good play at midfield by Sive and Noirin, they were able to get the ball to Aoife and her pass found Lauren in space. Beating two defenders on the way to goal, Lauren finished coolly to the net. Shortly thereafter a fine pass from Noirin over the Murroe defence put Lauren clear again and she smashed the ball to the Murroe net. Murroe then found a period of dominance of their own and put severe pressure on the Adare back line. Gillian, Amy and Hazel combined to keep Murroe at distance – and when they broke through, Aoife, Muireann and Eve were sterling in defence. After two Murroe points, Adare attacked again and a cross field shot from Aoife was almost put in the Murroe net by Aisling. However, Murroe remained under pressure and a further two goals from Lauren along with a brilliantly executed flick to the Murroe-Boher net by Shannon, led Adare to a comfortable half-time lead of 5-3 to 0-2.

After half time, Murroe dominated the match and shot after shot rained down on the Adare goal where Kristina was called upon to make several fine saves. Despite Adare’s best efforts, Murroe scored 2-2 without reply and mid-way through the second half Adare remained scoreless. However, Adare broke from defence and some fine play from Kate led to Aoife scoring a crucial goal. Shortly thereafter, Elle delivered a magnificent cross-field pass to Laruen whose savage shot was deflected by a Murroe defender past their unfortunate goalkeeper. Adare had weathered the Murroe storm and were able to bring on all their substitutes for a taste of the Final. The two teams traded two further points before referee Catherine Murphy blew the final whistle.

Final Score : Adare 7-4 Murroe Boher 2-6.

On behalf of the Limerick Ladies Gaelic Football Association, its Chairman Peter Sheehan presented the “A” Shield to Adare’s Captain, Noirin Lenihan. In her acceptance speech Noirin congratulated Murroe on their fine performance. She also thanked the parents and the team’s coaches – Barry O’Halloran, John Hickey and John O’Donnell - for all their efforts and support throughout the season.

Adare’s Squad : Kristina O’Brien, Aoife Molyneaux, Muireann McCarthy, Eve Murphy, Gillian O’Donnell, Amy Harnett, Hazel Alfred, Sive O’Halloran, Noirin Lenihan (Captain), Lauren Ryan, Aoife Hickey, Elle Sorenson, Aisling Smyth, Shannon Parbat, Kate O’Farrelly, Louise Butler, Amy Looney, Leih Wilmot, Mai Keating, Yvonne Keating, Emma Grace, Jean Morrissey, Aoife Kirwan, Siobhan Lowry.

Adare Scorers : Lauren Ryan 4-2, Shannon Parbat 1-2, Aoife Hickey 1-0, Murroe Own Goal 1-0.

 
 
2013 Season
 

 

Adare Girls Under 14 Lift U14 C Shield

 

On Tuesday 4 June, a full-strength Adare U14 team played St Patrick’s in the “C” Shield Final at Kildimo GAA Club. The match was played in glorious sunshine on the hottest day of the year so far which made it very tiring for the players. The match was enjoyed by a large group of spectators from both teams.

St Patrick’s were unfortunate to have their team short of six regulars and with no substitutes to bring on. Adare started brightly and opened the scoring with an early point. St Patricks responded well and levelled the score. The first half remained very even with Adare scoring a goal nearing half time to lead 1-3 to 0-1 at the interval.

Adare started the first half very brightly and soon eased into a strong lead. During the second half Adare was able to bring all its substitutes onto the field to take part in the Final while St Patrick’s finished with 14 players on the pitch as one of their girls had to retire injured. The final score was Adare 4-7, St Patrick’s 1-1.

The trophy was presented by Kathleen Murphy of the County Board to Adare’s Captain, Maeve O’Halloran who gave a short speech of thanks and congratulated St Patrick’s for their contribution to the match.

The team would like to thank their trainers – Barry O’Halloran and David Fitzgerald – for all their dedication and help throughout the season.

Adare’s Squad : Kerry Fitzgerald, Sive O’Halloran, Danielle Grehan, Maeve O’Halloran, Aisling Smyth, Kristina O’Brien, Áine Tangney, Shannon Parbat, Aoife Molyneaux, Noirin Lenihan, Laoise Shanahan, Julianne Grehan, Sophie O’Callaghan, Emily Armstrong, Katie Boylan, Aoife Hickey, Hilary McGrath, Kate McCarthy, Hazel Alfred, Lauren Ryan, Dominique Cummins, Jessie Shire Williams, Leah Wilmott and Megan Richardson.

 
 

Adare Girls Under 14 Match vs. Murroe-Boher

 

 

On Sunday 19 May, an under-strength Adare U14 team played Murroe-Boher in the “C” Semi Final at Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale. The match was played in close weather which make it very tiring for the players. The match was enjoyed by a large group of spectators from both teams.

Murroe-Boher got off to a great start scoring freely throughout the first half. Adare made the most of the opportunities they had but trailed 2-6 to 0-2 at half-time and the game seemed over.

Murroe-Boher started brightly again in the second half scoring some early points to stretch their lead to 14 points. Adare’s girls – showing great heart and commitment – picked away at the lead and managed to pull the game back to within two points. With Adare bearing down on Murroe-Boher’s goal again, the referee blew the final whistle. Final score was Murroe-Boher 3-10, Adare 4-5.

Adare now play St Patrick’s in the “C” Shield Final.

Adare’s Squad : Kerry Fitzgerald, Sive O’Halloran,Danielle Grehan, Maeve O’Halloran, Aisling Smyth, Kristina O Brien, Áine Tangney, Shannon Parbat, Aoife Molyneaux, Noirin Lenihan, Laoise Shanahan, Julianne Grehan, Sophie O Callaghan, Emily Armstrong, Katie Boylan, Aoife Hickey, Hilary McGrath, Kate McCarthy and Megan Richardson.

 
Adare Girls Under 14 Match vs. Feohanagh-Castlemahon

 

On Wednesday 1 May, a full-strength Adare U14 team played Feohanagh-Castlemahon away in Feenagh GAA. The match was played in glorious sunshine and was enjoyed by a large group of spectators from both teams.

Adare got off to a great start scoring freely throughout the first half. When tested, the back-line stood firm. Adare led 3-3 to 0-1 at the break.

Feohanagh-Castlemahon started brightly in the second half adding a few points early on. However, Adare pulled away in the second half leaving them victorious by 7-3 to 1-4.

Adare’s Squad : Kerry Fitzgerald, Sive O’Halloran,Danielle Grehan, Maeve O’Halloran, Aisling Smyth, Kristina O Brien, Áine Tangney, Shannon Parbat, Aoife Molyneaux, Katie McCarthy, Megan Richardson, Noirin Lenihan, Laoise Shanahan, Jessie Shire Williams, Dominique Cummins, Julianne Grehan, Lauren Ryan, Hazel Alfred, Sophie O Callaghan, Liah Wilmott, Emily Armstrong, Katie Boylan.

 

Adare Girls Under 14 Match vs. Drom/Broadford
 

On Wednesday 24 April, an under-strength Adare U14 team played Drom/Broadford in their first Championship match of the season in the Manor Fields.

The first half was very even with Drom/Broadford leading by 1-2 to 1-1 at half time. However, Drom/Broadford pulled away in the second half leaving them victorious by 2-5 to 1-1.

Adare’s U14’s next match is away to Feo/Castlemahon on 1 May.

 

Adare Girls Under 14 Match vs. Mongea

On Wednesday 17 April, Adare played Monagea in their first Championship match of the season on the main Adare GAA Pitch. The conditions were truly dreadful with gale-force winds blowing from the club-house end of the pitch as well as occasional rain.

Monagea played with the gale in the first half and led by 3-5 to 1-1 at half time. Adare slowly but surely clawed back the lead during the second half but were never able to completely close the gap. Monagea ended up winning the match by 4-5 to 3-4.

Adare’s next match is against Drom / Broadford at home on 24 April.

 
2012 Season
 
Update 12 June 2012.
 

Adare Ladies Under 14 Reach the C Shield Final

 

After playing 10 games in the round robin phase of the county Under 14 championship, the Adare U14 football team have reached the U14 C shield final. This game will be against Gerald Griffins. To facilitate players on holidays and attending Irish College it has been postponed until July. The team will be training hard in the meantime.

 

Update 14 May 2012.

 

Our Under 14’s recorded a fine over Feoghanagh-Castlemahon last Wednesday evening in The Manor Fields. This was a tough physical game which brought out the best of the Adare girls fighting spirit. Adare won on a scoreline of 3-8 to 2-4. On the previous Monday evening in The Old Mill, Adare beat Old Mill 5-7 to 1-2. Adare were the stronger team throughout and all the players got a chance to show their skills in this game. Our U 14’s face some big games this week and next week and the team would appreciate your support as we bid to reach a B Grade semi final.

 
Part of the Under 14 Squad training 16 April 2012.
 
 
 

 
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