Girls Gaelic Football 2022
The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Gaelic Football competitions for U12 and U14 Girls took place on Saturday 9th July in glorious sunshine in Lissycasey GAA Pitch. It was coordinated by Abi Healy with Referees Robert Harte, John O’Connell and Flan O’Reilly for the U12 and Pat Byrne O’Connell and Frank Culloton for the U14. Many thanks to everyone who helped to run off these competitions and also Lissycasey GAA for the use of their facilities. Both Ballynacally/Lissycasey winners in U12 and U14 now go forward to represent Clare in the Munster finals to be held in September.
Under 12 Girls
In the U12 competition six teams participated. In the Quarter Finals Ballynacally/Lissycasey Blue beat Cooraclare/Cree and Doonbeg beat Ballynacally/Lissycasey Yellow. Both Quin/Clooney and Doora/Barefield had a bye.
In the semi finals Doonbeg beat Quin/Clooney while Ballynacally/Lissycasey Blue beat Doora/Barefield. In the playoff Doora/Barefiled beat Quin/Clooney for 3rd place. The final was contested by Ballynacally/Lissycasey and Doonbeg with the local side coming out as winners.
- Ballynacally/Lissycasey Blue – Maeve Coughlan, Ella Garry, Nicole Griffin, Ciara Haugh, Emer Hehir, Aoibhin Keane, Clodagh Kelly, Aine Lees, Kara Lynch, Caoimhe Mc Mahon, Saoirse Murphy, Aoife O’Rourke, Ciara O’Rourke, Olive Quinn, Chloe Talty, Shona Talty.
- Doonbeg - Ellie Burns, Mae Burns, Ava Comerford, Ellie Crowley, Ruby Crowley, Aoife Dillon, Abbie Gallagher, Emma Griffin, Isobel Haugh, Lucy Kelly, Tara Kelly, Alice Mc Auley, Jessica Mc Auley, Roisin Mc Mahon, Una Mc Mahon, Aoife Whelan, Kate Burns.
- Quin/Clooney – Rosie Doyle, Niamh Hoey, Nina Mc Carthy, Sophie Harrison, Abby Hennessy, Orla Hoey, Kayleigh Loughnane, Anna-Mae Mc Grath, Aoibheann Mc Mahon, Molly Mc Mahon, Ella O’Brien, Aideen O’Halloran, Leah O’Reilly, Clodagh Quinlan, Leah Quinn, Ella Sweeney.
- Doora/Barefield – Sarah Brody, Maeve Carden, Aisling Casey, Aoibhin Daly, Clara Flood, Kyla Freney, Abigail Grenham, Isabelle Kelleher, Aoife Moore, Elbha O’Gara, Isabelle O’Doherty, Sophie O’Sullivan, Melissa Rowland, Ayda Ryan, Grace Naughton.
Under 14 Girls
In the Gaelic Football U14 Girls competition four teams participated. What it lacked in quantity it made up for in quality. In the semi finals Doora/Barefield beat Ballynacally/ Lissycasey Blue while Ballynacally/Lissycasey Yellow beat Quin/Clooney. In the play off Quin/Clooney defeated Ballynacally/Lissycasey Blue. The final was eagerly contested with Ballynacally/Lissycasey Yellow winning the honour to go to Munster finals.
- Ballynacally/Lissycasey Yellow – Megan Browne, Nicole Carmody, Saoirse Conway. Roisin Coughlan, Anna Donnelly, Chloe Donnelly, Roisin Garry, Emma Haugh, Sienna Houston, Emma Kelly, Leah Leahy, Megan Lynch, Caera Mc Mahon, Neasa Meaney, Naoise Talty, Zoey Warren.
- Doora/Barefield – Matilda Barry, Sarah Barry, Beibhinn Dorgan, Nicole Gallagher, Aoife Horan, Rachel Keerins, Sarah Mc Cormack, Kate Mc Donagh, Emma Mc Gann, Saoirse Mc Grath, Marion Mc Mahon, Lauren Morrissey, Orla Mulligan, Ellie Naughton, Aoife Reynolds, Laura Warner.
- Quin/Clooney – Sheena Beirne, Emily Buston, Robyn Clancy, Aoife Croke, Aideen Daffy, Emma Daffy, Saoirse Duggan, Aoibheann Finneran, Eabha Hogan, Lucy Madigan, Ellen Mc Carthy, Lianda Mc Guire, Sheena Slattery, Millie Taylor, Ella White, Mary Kate Mc Carthy.
- Ballynacally/Lissycasey Blue – Holly Egan, Amy Flanagan, Ruby Frawley, Leah Griffin, Olivia Guinnane, Eimear Haugh, Sarah Haugh, Olivia Healy, Lucy Hehir, Ciara Keogan, Sarah Mc Sweeney, Blathnaid Meaney, Kayla O’Connor, Michelle Shannon
Thanks to Mary Phelan, PRO, for comprehensive match report and team photographs.