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