Cumann Peil Gael na mBan Under 10 and Under 12 report for 2004
This year a total of forty two U-12 girls took part in thirty training sessions and played fifteen matches under the guidance of Tommy Dolan, Ann Larkin and John Hegarty.
The North Mayo league matches were played on Wednesday evenings.
The following were the scores for the League. Crossmolina 3-6; Kiltane 0-5. Crossmolina 8-9; Bonniconlon 1-0. Knockmore 4-5; Crossmolina 0-3. St Brigit's 2-8; Crossmolina 1-3, Kilmore 2-7; Crossmolina 3-2.
By finishing fourth in the league the team qualified for the County âB' championship quarter final against Swinford. Crossmolina battled to the end but lost on a score line of Swinford 4-4 ;Crossmolina 1-5. Chloe Munnelly was the team captain for this match.
A team exclusively from Crossmolina took part in the community games U-12 girls competition and came very close to making the county final losing out to Knockmore in the semi final by 1 point, 3-5 to 3-4. Some of the girls attended Catherine Larkin's birthday that afternoon and perhaps had one too many slices of birthday cake and drank too many cokes. We played Kiltane and Bonniconlon 3-3, Crossmolina 2-7; in earlier games.
The U-12 team played five challenge matches, Crossmolina 3-8; Kilmore 2-5, Crossmolina 7-7, Knockmore 6-6, St Brigit's 3-10; Crossmolina 0-2, Crossmolina 2-6 ; Swinford 3-3
The following girls were part of the 2004 U-12 squad Mary Gill, Kate Fair, Emer Jordan, Chloe Munnelly, Clara Kelly, Derrible Walsh, Grainne Donnelly, Hannah Davidson, Kate Fox, Rachel Duffy, Sinead Kearns, Catherine Larkin, Fiona Hiney, Laura Judge, Leah Doherty, Nicole Caden, Pamela Garrett, Eimear Loftus, Jane Fox, Kate Dolan, Sarah Duffy, Clara Loftus, Emily Davidson, Aishling Cronin, Carmel Mulhern, Daniel Hopkins, Maria O'Donnell, Marie Larkin, Rachel Kearns, Colleen Barrett, Niamh Barrett, Sarah Chan, Megan Quinn, Nicola Judge, Sarah Corcoran, Rachel Melvin, Grace Mulhern and Grace Tolan.
A U-10 blitz was hosted by Crossmolina on Sunday the 25th of July. It was contested by Crossmolina, Swinford and Knockmore with Crossmolina winning both their matches 5-2 to 2-2 and 5-3 to 2-3 respectively. Thanks to all who helped to make the day successful. Special thanks to Florrie Hegarty who was very busy in the kitchen making tea and coordinating the rations of coke and tayto.
The following girls took part in the blitz Jane Fox, Kate Fox, Nicole Caden, Kate Dolan, Eimear Loftus, Sarah Duffy, Clara Loftus, Emily Davidson, Aishling Cronin, Carrie O'Malley, Maria O'Donnell, Marie Larkin, Rachel Kearns and Rachel Gallagher.
We hope to start training indoors in March on Wednesday evenings 6.00 - 7.00 for U-10 and 7.00 - 8.00 for U-12. All girls aged eight years and older are welcome to take part. Membership & insurance for 2005 is â¬25 and â¬2 for each bus trip.
Report by John Hegarty