Presentation Castleisland girls pitted their Gaelic football skills against Presentation Killarney in the Presentation Schools’ Ladies Gaelic Football Shield Final.
By: Karen O’Connor
A new initiative aimed at first year students, the final was played on Monday in Dr. Crokes GAA grounds in Lewis Road, Killarney
“Our students successfully secured the silverware on offer with an impressive performance throughout and finished the game on a final score of 6-13 to 7-2.
A Close Encounter
The game was a closer encounter than the score suggests as the Castleisland girls proved clinical in the final quarter.
This burst placed them in the lead. Hanna Herlihy, current U-14 Kerry panellist, was chosen as Player of the Match with a striking performance at midfield.
The performance of her centre-field partner Emma Buckley also proved decisive. Danielle Moriarty’s presence in the back-line kept Killarney at bay on numerous occasions aided by strong performances from Saoirse McKenna and Ella Walsh.
Emma O’Sullivan at full forward finished the game with a tally of five points whilst Abbie Kelliher proved an excellent impact sub in the second half.
Thanks to the Presentation Sisters, Killarney for their kind sponsorship of the competition. It is a most rewarding and enjoyable competition for all of our young ladies.
Presentation Castleisland Panel
Panel: 1.Katie Cotter; 2. Saoirse McKenna; 3.Ella Walsh; 4.Jessica Herbert; 5.Chantelle Broderick; 6. Danielle Moriarty; 7.Tara Enright; 8.Hanna Herlihy; 9.Emma Buckley; 10.Joanna Moynihan; 11.Aisling Shire; 12.Sophia McGaley-Hayes; 13.Cara Fleming; 14.Emma O’Sullivan; 15.Katelyn Curtin. Subs: Abbie Kelliher, Kelly Anne Nix, Laura Cotter, Megan Brennan, Sharon Lane, Muireann McBride, Fiona Brosnan, Megan Enright, Caoimhe Dairo.
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