Busy time for Offaly Ladies Football

Damian Moran

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Damian Moran

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It is a very busy few weeks for Offaly Ladies Football at all levels with the Junior team preparing for their All Ireland semi-final. There has also been considerable action at underage level in recent weeks.

It is a very busy few weeks for Offaly Ladies Football at all levels with the Junior team preparing for their All Ireland semi-final.

There has also been considerable action at underage level in recent weeks.

All Ireland semi-final

The venue has being fixed for the All Ireland Semi-final which takes place on Sunday.

Offaly have had a great run in the All Ireland series winning three out of their three games defeating Louth, Derry and Wexford. They will travel to Carrickmacross Emmetts in Monaghan to play Derry throw in at 2pm. (ET if necessary). We wish them the very best of luck.

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U-8/10 Blitz

Daingean was the venue on Saturday for one of the many under 8/10 blitz days that have been run throughout the county over the last few months, this was a very successful day with roughly 150 young girls participating from Rathangan, Portarlington, Edenderry, Rhode, St, Broughan’s and the hosts Naomh Molaoise. This was a great day organised by the Naomh Molaoise Ladies Club.

Special word of thanks to the following people; Quinn’s Centra for donating crisps for all the kids, Tom Moore caretaker Daingean GAA pitch for his help and for having the pitch in excellent condition, Breda Cunningham for her help in providing refreshments for the parents and the kids, Yvonne O’ Meara for the juices for all the kids. Daingean GAA for the use of their facilities.

Special word of thanks for the four referees that gave their time, Brenda Betson, Sorcha Comer, Shauna O’ Meara and Bill Kavanagh (pictured above) and last but not least to all the players, parents and mentors who travelled thank you for making the day such a success.

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U-15 League

Daingean was also the venue for the meeting of Naomh Molaoise and St,Broughan’s in the League. These two teams have met on a number of occasions this year, the last of these was the under 14 championship final which St, Broughan’s won. 
This was a very exciting game and nail biting at times with end to end scores. Naomh Molaoise coming away victorious on this occasion on a 5-08 to 2-11 scoreline.

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Junior A All Ireland Camogie

Commiserations to the Offaly Junior Camogie Team who were defeated in the Junior A All Ireland final on Sunday in Clane, this young squad put in a tremendous performance and were unlucky not to have scored two goals in the first half. They fought to the end and can hold their heads high. Well done to all concerned and we look forward to you bringing an all Ireland title to our county next year.