U13A Friendly Vs. Maynooth U14 – 8th April ‘17

On Saturday our U13A’s took advantage of a fixture cancellation to travel outside the county to take on Maynooth. The early start didn’t suit some of our revellers from the previous night’s disco but in fairness they all made it out for the 10:15 start.

We knew we were going to be in for a tough day when we saw the big pitch and sweltering conditions (well the temperature definitely hit the mid-teens!) and these fears were confirmed when we saw the standard of the opposition. The Maynooth girls started off quickly running at our defence with great skill and picking off great quality scores. Eventually our girls registered a point and started to slowly make some impression into the score line. They turned around at half time only 4 points behind.

In the 2nd half, with the benefit of a strong squad, our girls started to get the upper hand and were level by the mid-half water break (I told you it was hot!!)

In the final quarter, our girls pulled a few scores ahead and ended up victorious after a great match. The local referee, Peter Farrell, gave particular praise to the assembled group of both teams, praising both teams for their skills and fair play.

All in all, it was a great day out for the team. They now have a break from matches until the end of April and after that they will have 4 matches in 5 weeks with a little bit of Camogie thrown in between.