Under 14 Footballers Edged Out By Olafs
Erin Go Bragh 4-2
Naomh Olaf 5-4
It was a big day for the 4 U12 girls who were getting a chance to sample football at this level prior to the Feile in 2 weeks. Kim Culligan Gemma Padden Sarah Duggan and Julianne O'Reilly all played great and contributed significantly to a fine battling performance by the team. However on the day the visitors won out by 4 points as they finished the stronger. In the first half the EGB girls were slow to get going and found themselves trailing for most of the half but a storming last 5 minutes saw them lead by 4-2 to 2-4 at the break. 2 goals from ace poacher Aoibhe Kearney, a stunning strike by Gemma Padden and a great run and lobbed shot from Ellen Gribben were the foundations for the half time lead. A great display from Jade Omotayo in goal and the strong defensive play from Amy Carroll and Aoibhinn Burke and the relentless running of Keri Redmond Leah Ivory and Ellen Gribben meant EGB just about deserved their half time lead.
In the second half the EGB girls Laid siege to the St Olafs goal but some poor shooting left just the 4 points still in it. Slowly the visitors started to get the upper hand and broke through for 3 unanswered goals which were to prove the winning scores. Despite some great defensive play from Sarah Duggan Julianne O'Reilly Megan Owens and Abbie Murray they could not keep Olafs out all the time. In the last few minutes the EGB girls tried their hardest to reduce the 4 point deficit and great efforts from Anna Omotayo Kim Culligan and Ellie Manning could not get the scores needed. Well done to St Olafs on a fine victory and the EGB girls will regroup again for the Feile in 2 weeks.
Team: J Omotayo, A Kearney (2-0), A Carroll, K Culligan, A Murray, A Burke, K Redmond, L Ivory, E Gribben (1-2), A O'Sullivan (1-2), M Owens, E Manning, S Duggan, A Omotayo, J O'Reilly, G Padden (1-0)