Success on the Double and Medals for Currow Ladies U-12s

The Currow U-12 team, winners of the 2021 North Kerry League and 2021 County League titles, who were presented with their medals at the clubhouse. Front from left: Aibhlinn Matthews, Ellie Kate Sheehy, Emma Mullane, Maria Brosnan, Annie Mitchell, Leah Kelly, Maria Jones and Alanna Kelly. Second from left: Margo Brosnan, coach; Maryanne O’Shea, Áine O’Sullivan, Muireann Donnelly, Faith Bradley, Amie Crowley and Chloe Collins. Back from left: Louise Nelligan, coach; Chloe Clifford, Abbie Brosnan, Eileen McCarthy, Kelly Ryan, Delia Cronin, Roisin Cronin, Bella Clifford, Emily Galvin and Fiona Nelligan McGuire, coach. Photograph: Con Dennehy.

In a week that the Currow Ladies GAA Club mourned the passing of their president and founder, Tadhg Walsh, there was joy in the juvenile ranks when the all conquering U-12 team members were presented with their medals at a function in the GAA club grounds.

By Con Dennehy

The panel of 22 players were acknowledge for their success in the North Kerry Plate final and the county U-12 league final.

Under the watchful eyes of trainers: Margo Brosnan, Fiona Nelligan McGuire and Louise Nelligan, the team contested the North Kerry Plate final in July.

After a titanic and hard fought game in Ballybunion, Currow finally overcame a dogged Beale side winning the coveted title by just a single point.

Determination and Panache

Motivated by this success the team were faced with a difficult task in the county league where their opposition included: Southern Gaels, Duagh, Mid Kerry Gaels, Legion and Kenmare in the early rounds of this intriguing competition.

Playing with determination and panache, Currow advanced to the final with some memorable victories.

With the advantage of a home final, they played Southern Gaels in September where the team continued its good form to clinch the title and make it a memorable year.

Dedicated Backroom Team

The future looks promising for this team with the majority of the players still eligible to play over the coming two years.

The success of the squad can be attributed to the dedicated backroom team which have nurtured this side into a very cohesive unit. The team has demonstrated all the skills that has made ladies football a superb sporting spectacle.

The future looks bright for these young ladies.

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