Sandra Keane U13 Invitational Tournament Cup Winners 2017
What a difference 48 hours can make! Having suffered a heavy defeat to the all conquering Southern Gales in the Co. Championship on Wednesday night last Peter & Anthony re-gathered the troups and Stacks U13 girls took their place amongst the 16 teams who participated in the annual Sandra Keane Tournament at John Mitchels Club last Saturday (July 29th). We won our 3 group games against Firies, Castlegregory & Laune Rangers and therefore qualified for the Cup competition. The Semi Final pairings saw Stacks V Scartaglin & Dr. Crokes V Beaufort with both Stacks and Dr. Crokes emerging as the finalists. Austin Stacks girls were always in control in the final and in the end ran out very comprehensive winners.
Credit to all involved with the team esp mentors Anthony Moriarty, Peter & Tjitske Breen. Joint Captains Clodagh Murray & Ella Breen accepted the Cup from John Keane. Player of the match in the final was midfielder Grace O’Mahony. This was the 1st time a Tralee team has won the Cup and we are very proud that it has come to the Rock in 2017. Well done to the tournament organising committee on a great day. Team Laura Somers, Róiste O’Donnell, Clodagh Murray, Cathy O’Dwyer, Bronagh Kelliher, Grace Reidy, Ella Breen, Mary Moore, Gillian Lane, Heather Mac Namara, Shannon Oba, Aoife O’Rourke, Salma Hassan, Paula Holmes, Amy Samy, Niamh Collins, Saoirse Moriarty & Abi Mac Namara.