Match Report: Confey (Lexilip) U14's Girls Football vs Celbridge U14's Girls Football - 27/4/2017

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Match Report: Lexilip Confey U14's Girls vs Celbridge U14's Girls – 27th April 2017 - @7.15pm (Confey GAA)

Written by Brendan Pimlott

It's been an excellent start for the U14's Celbridge football girls so far this year! Of course, after winning Division 6 Kildare LGFA League last year as U13's and being promoted up 2x divisions, also winning mini tournament as U12's and without any competitive match defeats in over 3 years, it easy to see just how well and just how good these girls have become over the last 3 years. This has also shown in the player numbers for the Club, as the squad has grown each year and currently stands at 31 girls in U14's. It's clear to see that the tough weekly training has paid off for the girls and Celbridge GAA club. Managing Mentors: Brendan Pimlott and Paul Lynch are very proud of all of the girls.      

After 2x successful league game wins for the Celbridge girls, they wanted to keep the process going and stay on top of Division 4. Also in the back of the Celbridge girl's minds was the Kildare LGFA Feile Group match tournament, scheduled for this Sunday (30th April 2017). Celbridge have been paired into a very tough Feile group this year, first against fellow Division 4 team Cappagh LGFA and then against the Group Feile hosts and last year's Division 4 winners and currently in Division 3, Rathcoffey who are very strong.

Lexilip Confey after their first defeat against Blessington, they were looking to get some points on the league table, but! The odds were fully stacked against them. As Celbridge team arrived with 26 girls, all ready and able to play. The mentors Brendan & Paul could afford to use this game to try different players in new positions, along with preparation for the Feile group matches on Sunday.

It took 7x mins before the first point was scored by Celbridge against Confey, which was a bit worrying for team, as in Feile each half will only be 15 mins long. The management team swapped in and out all of the Celbridge girls over the two half's tonight and this proved to be very good for all of the girls concerned, as they all played fantastically and scoring goals& points throughout the match. The mentors were delighted by all of the girls tonight, with the final score ending: Lexilip Confey 2-4 and Celbridge 9-9. It was great that all 26x girls played and contributed in the game, there was one bad tackle by Confey in the second half, which forced the Celbridge midfielder Megan Quinn off injured, and thankfully she was ok afterwards.

Final Score – Division 4 – Kildare LGFA U14's: Confey 2-4, Celbridge 9-9

Match Report: Lexilip Confey U14's Girls vs Celbridge U14's Girls – 27th April 2017 - @7.15pm (Confey GAA)

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Written by Team mentor Brendan Pimlott

It's been an excellent start for the U14's Celbridge football girls so far this year! Of course, after winning Division 6 Kildare LGFA League last year as U13's and being promoted up 2x divisions, also winning mini tournament as U12's and without any competitive match defeats in over 3 years, it easy to see just how well and just how good these girls have become over the last 3 years. This has also shown in the player numbers for the Club, as the squad has grown each year and currently stands at 31 girls in U14's. It's clear to see that the tough weekly training has paid off for the girls and Celbridge GAA club. Managing Mentors: Brendan Pimlott and Paul Lynch are very proud of all of the girls.      

After 2x successful league game wins for the Celbridge girls, they wanted to keep the process going and stay on top of Division 4. Also in the back of the Celbridge girl's minds was the Kildare LGFA Feile Group match tournament, scheduled for this Sunday (30th April 2017). Celbridge have been paired into a very tough Feile group this year, first against fellow Division 4 team Cappagh LGFA and then against the Group Feile hosts and last year's Division 4 winners and currently in Division 3, Rathcoffey who are very strong.

Lexilip Confey after their first defeat against Blessington, they were looking to get some points on the league table, but! The odds were fully stacked against them. As Celbridge team arrived with 26 girls, all ready and able to play. The mentors Brendan & Paul could afford to use this game to try different players in new positions, along with preparation for the Feile group matches on Sunday.

It took 7x mins before the first point was scored by Celbridge against Confey, which was a bit worrying for team, as in Feile each half will only be 15 mins long. The management team swapped in and out all of the Celbridge girls over the two half's tonight and this proved to be very good for all of the girls concerned, as they all played fantastically and scoring goals& points throughout the match. The mentors were delighted by all of the girls tonight, with the final score ending: Lexilip Confey 2-4 and Celbridge 9-9. It was great that all 26x girls played and contributed in the game, there was one bad tackle by Confey in the second half, which forced the Celbridge midfielder Megan Quinn off injured, and thankfully she was ok afterwards.

Final Score – Division 4 – Kildare LGFA U14's: Confey 2-4, Celbridge 9-9

Celbridge U16 Ladies defeat Sallins

Written by Damian Thomas. Posted in LF-Archive

 

Congratulations to Celbridge U16 Ladies football team who put on their best display of the season to end Sallins’ unbeaten league campaign. Sallins, playing with a breeze at their back got off to a strong start scoring two fine points while Aideen Stack got Celbridge’s first score off the game.  Gradually Celbridge got on top in the half back line and in midfield and this domination of possession created opportunities for Celbridge’s dangerous forward line.  The first goal came when Niamh Mortell ran at the Sallins defence and following an exchange of passes with Kate Gaffney, set up Ciara Gallagher who fired it into the net.  Niamh Mortell’s strong running was a feature the game as was her finishing as she ended the half with three goals to her name. Having at one stage trailed by ten points Sallins rallied and scored 1-2 without reply to cut the deficit to five (4-2 to 1-6) at half-time.

Celbridge came out flying in the second half scoring (4-1) in blistering spell of football.  The fluency of their movement, the accuracy of their passing and their calmness in front of goal was a pleasure to watch.  The pick of the four goals came from Aideen Stack, who having fielded a long ball, curled the ball into top right hand corner off the net.  This put Celbridge in a commanding position and they continued to play good football right to the final whistle ending up with final score of (10-5).

Sallins kept going right to the end and their efforts were rewarded with a late goal and point.  The final play of the game saw Eva O’Hara make a fine save from the penalty spot. Sallins despite being second best on the day played some lovely football.  There were stand-out performances from their fullback and captain in midfield and it is easy to see why they have had such a good season to date.

In the end this was Celbridge’s day. Niamh Mortell with five goals put on a match winning performance but there were also strong contributions from Emma Lynch, Caitlin Thomas and Grace Mimnagh in defence, the midfield duo of Megan Quinn and Maria Keating, and Aideen Stack and Ciara Gallagher in the forward line. The most impressive aspect of this win was the commitment, skill and contribution of the whole Celbridge squad and it was great to see a number of the players back from injury.

The game was played in a very sporting manner and we would like to thank the referee also for his handling of the game.

Well done to Tommy, Paul, Darren and Nicola for all the work they have put in over the season and good luck to the ladies for the rest of the league campaign.

Final Result:

Celbridge (10-5) V (4-7) Sallins

Celbridge Scorers:

Niamh Mortell (5-0); Ciara Gallagher (2-3); Aideen Stack (1-1); Erin Ruddy (1-0); Laura Stirblythe (1-0); Maria Keating (0-1)

Next Match: 2nd May 2017 vs Two Mile House (away)