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Under 11 Update - Kilmacud game

posted Jun 28, 2011, 2:32 PM by Kevin Brassil
27th June 2011

Game1: Raheny 1-0, Kilmacud 1-1
This was one of the most balanced and well matched opposition that the Under 11 have met 
this year. Temperature was up in the low 20's, overcast but pleasant playing conditions.
Venue was pitch 29 next to St. Anne's Rose gardens.
A single point separated the sides at half time. The first half belonged to a spirited
performance from Aoife Baldwin. Aoife had good puck outs and great goal keeping reactions.
Other performances of the half belonged to Katelyn Close, Ciara Morgan, Claire Gardner
and Katie Grehan. Ciara Duffy also pulled off a few good saves earlier in goal.
The second half saw each team battle and tackle with enthusiasm. Main tacklers were 
Katelyn, Ciara Morgan and Aisling Horan. Also pulling up the middle field was Emily McCarthy. 
Up front Ciara Duffy was leading the attack and in the thick of the action, closely followed by
Aifric O'Connor. Everyone was very match fit, towards the end Dearbhla Gorman popped up with a
great individual strike which she latched onto and in it went for a goal. 
In defence Claire Gardner, Aisling Horan and Katie Grehan were ever vigilant and snuffing
out any attack.
All the girls were super. Laura Cox made a cameo appearance to boost the mid field during
two side line injuries
Well done to all the crew: Dearbhla Gorman, Ciara Morgan, Aisling Horan, Katelyn
Close, Aoife Baldwin, Ciara Duffy, Emily McCarthy, Aifric O'Connor, Katie Grehan
and Claire Gardner.
Game2: Raheny 2-0, Kicmacud 0-0
Well done to all the crew: Sophie Peate, Ciara Dodd, Ciara Gallagher, Caragh Downey
Aoife Lawlor, Laura Cox, Sinead Stack, Aisling Bell, Hannah Broughan, Niamh Doherty 
Caragh and Sophie battled hard at mid-field. Ciara Gallagher had some great defending with Niamh Doherty and Hannah Broughan. Laura, Aoife ,Ashing and Ciara Dodd fought well in the forwards. Sinead Stack delivered some great puck outs from goal.
Scores from Ciara Dodd and Aoife Lawlor
The Under 11 trip to Kilkenny was a real sucess. We visited the grounds of Kilkenny Castle ,  lunched in Langtons, then headed to Danesfort for our games. All games were very close and  our Dublin girls were able to match the Cats. Danesfort wanted to play 15 aside with no go-games rules.The wide pitch led to a very open game and it was great to see more girls hitting out of their hand. We were then invited to the local Community Centre for sandwiches and fabulous home-baking where  Martin Dunne ( Mary's Dad)  proudly welcomed all the girls to the 'home of hurling'. Luckily Eamonn was on the Tipperary trip.  Everyone had great fun and banter and the girls were a real pleasure. Let's hope it's the first of many trips down the country.
The Na Fianna games were played in the rain. A win for the Reds and the Blues had a 3:0 lose.
The Under 11 Red team had a great victory over Skerries on Sunday. Skerries were hot favourites at the start of the game but Raheny's teamwork won out on the day. Raheny 2:0 Skerries 0:0. The Blue were disappointed as they got a walk over.  
Well Done girls on a great win over Ballinteer  team.The Blue team won 12:0 while the Red team were pipped at the post 2:1 to 3:0.  

We have mentioned to the girls that skorts are now mandatory as are official Raheny socks. Skorts are €25 and socks up to a size 4 are €6. Size 5 upwards cost €8.All can be bought in the shop on Saturday morning. 

Mary Lawlor 087 2416910, Mary Stack 087 7776996, Seamus Gallagher 087 7775002
Well done all.