Aine Fitzgerald opened the scoring of the day with a well taken goal in the third minute, the Ibars second fantastic goal came from Ailis Neville after a lovely pass from Caitlin Carroll, Rathnure returned scoring their first goal in the tenth minute, Aoife Doyle came off after receiving an injury, with Lauren Murphy going on. Ibars third great goal came from Ciara Banville, there was pressure on our backs and Hannah Hearne in goal had fantastic saves, clearing well, but Rathnure got pass scoring their second goal in the fiftenth minute, Ailis moved to centre field with Aine Fitzgerald moving centre forward. Our fourth fab goal came from Ailis Neville, with Rathnure scoring a point before halftime, leaving the halftime score 4-0 to 2-1, with Ibars leading by 5 points.
Rathnure opened the second half with a goal, and followed their scoring with 2 points, a well taken point from Ailis Neville from a ’30 completed the Ibars scoring. With pressure on the Ibars backs and fantastic saves again by Hannah Hearne in goal, Rathnure edged in a late goal before the final whistle, leaving the final score 4-1 to 4-3. The positives out of a fantastic game were how well the girls fought and never gave up right till the end, which the mentors are very proud of them.
Team as follows: Hannah Hearne, Aoife Doyle, Abbie Devereux, Alison Doyle, Sarah Whelan, Aine Fitzgerald (1-0), Caitlin Carroll, Ailis Neville (2-1), Andrea Fielding, Caitriona Kinsella, Ciara Banville (1-0). Subs: Lauren Murphy for Aoife Doyle injured, Aoibhe Murphy for Banville, Catie Byrne for Fielding, and Ellie Doyle (who is nursing an injury). Mentors Angie Kinsella, Ursula Neville, Emma Carroll and Trish Fielding.
U12 training has now finished, so a big thank you to the Mentors Angie Ursula Emma and Trish, who volunteered their time over the last five months, and are delighted with the progress the girls have made over the season. Also thank you to the committee and to the Parents for their support.
We look forward to seeing you all for the U12 Festival due to take place on Saturday 21 September in Wexford Park, more details to follow.