ACADAHM NA gCAILÍNÍ: (i) The Acadamh returned to Connolly Park for training on Sunday morning. Due to the Ciarraí v Corcaigh game the boys’ training was cancelled and, so, we had the Park to ourselves. Once again we had around sixty girls along on the day. Running techniques, drills and games were played at all levels. We would like to welcome and thank Kieran O’Connell who will be coming along to help us whenever he is available and, indeed, all help is gratefully appreciated. Once again, we were pleased to welcome new girls along and, so, apologies to any parents who were delayed by the late finishing on the day…especially by the U10s who were involved in what was a particularly tough but enjoyable game. Imríodh peil den scoth! (ii) Training continues on Sunday 20th at Connolly Park 10.50am
FAOI 12: Under 12 Division Two: (i) Our Under 12 girls had a match against Kilcummin on Wednesday 9th at Connolly Park and, ambaist’, we had no shortage of players with 34 girls turning up for the game! This was a thrilling game between two very closely matched teams. The scores were kept low due to very strong defensive work on both sides. Our midfield players were up against the best opposing midfield that they have faced this year but they used all their experience to help the Black’n’Amber Brigade to a hard fought one-point victory…0-5 in aghaidh 0-4. Every girl on both teams deserves a special mention for the great contribution but a particular mention has to be made of our goalkeeper on the day, Karen O’Brien, who made two stops late in the game that were worthy of any Kerry goalkeeper twice her age! It was great to see so many parents and supporters watching the game; they got good value because many people would have been happy to pay to watch a match like this one! (ii) The next game is against Rathmore on Wednesday and a report will be in next week’s news.
TRAENÁIL ARÍS: Under Eight, Under Ten and Under 12 Training continues on Sunday 20th. Taithí a dhéanann máistreacht!
BIRTHDAY: The Acadamh wishes a “breithlá sona sásta” to Nicole Comerford who becomes a teenager on Monday 21st June. Sea, is déagóir anois í!
MNÁ NA CARRAIGE: Recruitment for the moms’ football team is ongoing~ no experience needed! Anyone interested? Please send your contact details to Niamh Collins on 087 9029584. Let’s show these youngsters how it’s done! Ar aghaidh linn, a Mhná na Carraige!
TESTS: Best wishes to all our girls who are still doing their Junior or Leaving Cert exams…just do your best, girls…beagnach