★Celbridge U13's Girls footballers before their convincing win today (22-Oct) over Milltown ★ in the league semi-final
Celbridge U13's Girls GAA VS Milltown U13's Girls GAA Football
League Division 6a (SEMI-FINAL)
Played - Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 @12pm
The weather was good, the pitch was in good shape, and both Celbridge & Milltown had fully fit and ready squads, so it had all the ingredients needed for a good game.
Now with a full team, it gave the two Celbridge Mentors - Sean and Brendan, some opportunities to change the layout for the starting team. Milltown U13's girls’ team looked ready and well prepared for this Semi-Final encounter against Celbridge U13’s girls.
The game kicked off and it was a real battle in the midfield from both teams. With an opening point scored from one of the Celbridge midfielders, this was followed by a goal from the Celbridge centre half forward, followed by another point from another Celbridge midfielder. Milltown scored a point just before half time from there midfielder.
The game seemed to be flow well, despite the score line, with the Celbridge defence holding very strong and the Celbridge forwards attacking well and most of the game seemed to be focused on the midfield area. The Celbridge centre half forward scored another goal, along with another goal from the full centre forward. But! Milltown didn’t give up and scored a goal from a rewarded free-kick to their centre forward, followed by another point from a free kick.
But it was Celbridge girls who held strong and scored a goal from there midfielder, from free kick (which seemed to be disallowed from the referee at the end of the game), but this didn’t matter in the end, as it was followed a few more points and the game was at its end.
A good battle from the two sides, but Celbridge seemed to have the edge on the day!
It was great to see all the Celbridge girls playing as a team and fully supporting each other when needed. It was also worth noting all the parents and great family support, from both teams was excellent!
On one small note, everyone commented on how well the Celbridge defence held/played on the day! So full credit to girls on the day playing in the defence positions, who were: Emma Lynch (Captain & CDEF), Meabh O’Donovan (LDEF), Nikki O’Keefe (RDEF), Leah Gallagher (RHB), Leah Murphy (CHB), Laura Syrbit (LHB) and Subs who also filled defence positions - Lucy O’Reilly, Emma Russell and Tara Nevin.
Both Mentors – Sean & Brendan were delighted for the girls and happy to be in the Final on the 31st of Oct 2016.
Also, full credit must be given to Milltown, for making it to the Semi-Finals and then for an excellent game. Well done to all of the girls, who all played their part, both on and off the pitch.
Final Score (As Recorded by the Referee): Celbridge 3-7, Milltown 1-2
Scorers for Celbridge on the day were:
Megan Quinn (MF), Niamh Mortell (MF), Abbie Pimlott (CHF), Laoise Mimnagh (FCF)
The Final will be played in:
Rathcoffey GAA Club - @11.15am, Pitch 2, Monday 31st Oct 2016, with GAA Referee: Caroline Sexton
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