Silver Medals for Moms as Mothers’ Day Gesture

The St. Mary’s U-14 girls’ team which won silver in the ‘All Ireland Club A Championships’ at the week. Front from left: Amy Curtin, Tara Kerin, Hanna Herlihy, Kate O’Connor, Murieann Rahilly and Rebecca Hartnett. Back from left: Anna Kerin, assistant coach; Ciara Casey, Bláithnaid Casey, Muireann Walsh, Julia Curtin, Shauna Tangney, Ciara Cronin and Tracey Hartnett-O’Connell, coach…….
…and the Over-14s who celebrated and suffered through every basket and bounce on Mothers’ Day as their girls fought on court for the honour of their club and parish. Front from left: Anna Kerin, Oorla Casey, Marian O’Connor, Tracey Hartnett-O’Connell and Noreen Rahilly. Back from left: Bridget Herlihy, Joanne Tangney, Theresa Curtin, Sheila Casey, Breda Curtin, Bride Cronin and Nora Walsh.  Photographs: Liz Galwey, Club PRO.

St. Mary’s U-14 girls contested the All Ireland ‘A’ Club Championships at the weekend.

They had a loss in their first game against Limerck Celtics by just four points.

By Liz Galwey, PRO

But they went on to have wins over KUBS and Fr. Matthews in the next two games to secure a place in the semi final against Brunnel.

They won the semi-final on a score line of 44 points to 34 and the they went on to meet Liffey Celtics in the final.

Castleisland District

The team, drawn from the Castleisland district, led for the first three quarters but a late come back by Liffey Celtics saw them take the title by a single point.

Coach Tracey Hartnett-O’Connell said she is so proud of the girls:

So Proud of the Team

“They were fantastic all weekend, they played five games and never gave up, I am so proud of them.

“The support from the parents was second to none and that they kept the girls going all weekend,” said Tracey.

Mothers’ Day Gesture

In a timely Mothers’ Day gesture the girls gave their moms their medals for a special picture at the end of the weekend.

St. Mary’s U-14 boys will contest the B group in Gormanstown next weekend and the U-16s will take part in the A competition on the following weekend.

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