The Clonduff girls travelled the short distance to Kilcoo on Saturday 21st August to participate in this years 50th Anniversary of Féile na nGael. In the Division 1 section with Liatroim, Bredagh and Ballygalget – they arrived to find out that Bredagh had pulled out and they had only 2 games to play.
The first game with Liatroim was competitive and Clonduff secured the points with a 1-04 to 0-00 victory (points from Briana McClean, Hannah Shields, Niamh McGivern and 1-01 from Therese Cowan). Ballygalget had already beaten Liatroim so the final game was going to decide the winner.
Ballygalget started the game better and attacked from the whistle and only due to Clonduff’s excellent defending they could have been behind early on. Clonduff registered their only scores in the first half with well taken points from Amy Morgan (0-03) and Therese Cowan (0-01). In the second half Clonduff knew Ballygalget would come back strong and although Clonduff had chances, Ballygalget’s excellent goalkeeper and overall work-rate resulted in the dreaded goal which came late in the half; with only a point in it – Clonduff defended as of their lives depended on it and ran down the whistle to secure a one point victory.
Congratulations to all the girls and management; due to Down’s involvement in their Div I relegation playoff – Sara Louise and Clare were unable to be there but were ably deputised by Katie and Guinevra McGilligan. Katie also stepped in as referee in the Liatroim v Ballygalget game.
Team: Amy Morgan (Capt), Michaela Harper, Cara Savage, Clodagh Kelly, Niamh McConville, Laura Close, Niamh McGivern, Sinead McPolin, Hannah Shields, Lily Rafferty, Brianna McClean, Rosemund McPolin, Elle Woods, Iona Grant, Laura Woods, Erin Byrne, Grace Kelly, Zara Kelly, Therese Cowan, Elle Morgan, Caoimhe McConville, Anna Rose Carville.
Unfortunately the competition doesn’t go onto National but there is a chance the team will be invited to Croke Park in late October.