U15 Ladies Football - Great Performance and Fantastic Match.

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U15 Ladies Football - Great Performance and Fantastic Match.

Commiserations to the Celbridge Ladies U15 Football team who lost out narrowly to league leaders Kill, in a thrilling league encounter on Tuesday 18th October. From the throw in both teams were fully committed and the pace of the game never dropped throughout the sixty minutes. The tackling was tough was but fair and the range of skills displayed by both sets of players was top class. In the end Kill just shaded it winning by three points so congratulations to them and their management team. Both teams were a credit not only to their respective clubs but Kildare Ladies Gaelic Football in general. Special mention to the referee who kept the game flowing throughout which contributed to an exciting encounter which was thoroughly enjoyed by all the supporters on what was a cold autumn’s evening. So hard luck to Celbridge Ladies and their mentors Tommy, Paul, Darren and Jason, but you did us proud! 

Final Score Celbridge (4-6) V Kill (3-12) — at Celbridge GAA.

Celbridge Ladies U16 lose Divisional Final

Written by Damian Thomas. Posted in LF-U16

Commiserations to Celbridge Ladies U16 who lost their Division 5 League Final to Leixlip Confey on Saturday 12th September. 

Celbridge started the game very slowly and Leixlip were quick to take advantage scoring 3-1 to no reply in the first quarter alone.  Gradually Celbridge came back into the game but despite creating a number of chances they remained scoreless in the first half.  Leixlip’s dangerous forward line continued to take their scoring opportunities and by half time they led Celbridge by 4-2 to no score. 

To their credit the Celbridge team gave a stirring performance in the second half and were actually the better team in this period.  In addition to scoring five points in the second half Celbridge created three or four clear cut goal chances.  Unfortunately however they failed to convert any of these opportunities into three points in part due to some resolute defending from the Confey defence.  In contrast Leixlip despite having less of the ball scored 2-1 in the second half and overall they were just a bit too strong for Celbridge.  So congratulations to Confey on their win and hard luck to Celbridge Ladies, they have had a great season and they should be proud of their achievements this year.  Well done also to the mentors Mick O’Dwyer and Kevin Byrne for overseeing such a fine season.  Special word of thanks to Kevin who is taking a break from ladies football.  The current healthy state of the game within the club is a testament to the hard work and dedication of volunteers like Kevin and his contribution will be missed by players and colleagues alike. 

Final Score Celbridge (0-5) V Leixlip (6-3)

 

Celbridge Scorers: Eimear Byrne (0-1); Alex Casey (0-2), Eve Wallace, (0-2)

Celbridge Ladies U16 Football Team through to Division 5 League Final

Written by Damian Thomas. Posted in LF-U16

Congratulations to Celbridge Ladies U16 Football Team who progressed to the Division 5 League Final by defeating Naas in an exciting semi-final clash.  Despite very windy conditions both teams registered some fine scores in the first half and by half time Celbridge led by 1-6 to 1-3, with Rachel O’Reilly getting the home team’s only goal.  A long range point from Alex Casey and second goal from Maria Keating helped Celbridge to extend their lead to six points early in the second half.  Naas however were still in this game and it took a number of superb saves from Celbridge’s keeper Abby Collinge to prevent them from adding to their goal tally at this stage.  Celbridge’s third goal of the night came after a fine passing move begun by Niamh Mortell in her own half and finished expertly by Rachel O’Reilly for her second goal of the game.  This score put Celbridge seven points ahead however Naas to their credit never give up and two quick goals from their dangerous full forward line ensured that this game went right down to the wire.  Although Naas finished strongly a combination of a couple of late points from Alex Casey and some resolute defending saw Celbridge to victory by two points.

For Celbridge Sarah Wallace, Emma Lynch and Niamh Tracey all had fine games in defence.  Alex Casey scored a number of fine points from play and placed balls, while Rachel O’Reilly was the pick of Celbridge’s forwards.  Celbridge’s stand out player on the night however was the goalkeeper Abby Collinge who pulled off a string of great saves.  Commiserations to Naas who give their all and contributed to an exciting game that was played in a sporting manner throughout.

 

Well done to the mentors Mike and Kevin and all the girls on the team for getting to the final.  This is another great achievement in what has been a very successful year for Celbridge ladies football.  All the best in the final against Confey.  

 

Final Score Celbridge (3-10) v Naas (4-5)

U15 & U16 Girls footballers

Written by PRO. Posted in LF-U16

★New Team Members Welcome ★ 

Mentors are  Kevin Byrne and Mick ODwyer  with Paul Lynch helping out. 

★Training Times : Monday and Friday from 7pm to 8.30pm .★

Check out their section of the web site, click Ladies Football then U16. 

This team pic was taken just before their match against Naas. The girls beat Naas that night and will meet Naas again in the semi final next Thursday evening ( 1-September ) 

Some of this team will be going minor and some will join the U15 Team.