The U12 Girls season unfortunately came to an end on Saturday morning last after a terrific battle with Cuchulainns. Played over four quarters the visitors hit the ground running in the opening stages of game and were putting the Killygarry defence under a lot of pressure. However the Killygarry backs and midfield began to get the measure of their opponents and after the first quarter the scores were tied at two points each. The second quarter continued in the same pattern as the first with both defences on top. Killygarry were very unlucky with a number of efforts just off target and found themselves trailing by one point as half-time arrived. Once again Killygarry battled hard as they played into a slight breeze in the third quarter but try as they might they still couldn’t claw back the one point deficit. Everything was to play in the final twelve minutes. While having the lion’s share of possession the Killygarry girls just couldn’t convert their opportunities as some shots drifted narrowly wide or fell short into the goalkeepers hands. Having been caught on the break by Cuchulainns on a number of occasions the ‘Girls in Red’ found themselves behind by three scores as the game entered its final few minutes. They were now attacking the Cuchulainns goals in waves but time was against them. They battled on to reduce the deficit to a single score but sadly the referee’s whistle then sounded to signal the end of an exciting game. While very disappointed the Killygarry girls were gracious in defeat and congratulated the girls from Mullagh on their hard-fought victory. Cuchulainns now meet Crosserlough in next weeks final.
All the girls who played and trained with the U12 panel can be very proud of their achievements this year.Training began back in February with indoor skills coaching in Cavan Sports Complex. They did very well in reaching the Spring League final in the early part of the year only to lose to a very strong Crosserlough team. Last Saturday’s defeat was only their third defeat in the fifteen games that they played in all competitions this year. They have all promised to continue working on their football skills over the next few months so the mentors look forward to hearing lots of stories about broken windows when the new season begins.
The U11 Girls who were part of this panel still have a number of games to play. They have reached the semi-final of their U11 League and we wish them well in their upcoming games.
The U12 management team would like to thank all the girls for their commitment and efforts throughout the year. They would also like to sincerely thank all who helped in any way by providing to games or training,washing jerseys and of course cheering on the girls from the side-lines in all parts of Cavan.They hope you enjoyed it too and look forward to your continued involvement in 2017.
U12 Panel 2016
Sophie Smith, Maeve Young, Ellie McManus, Katie Lynch, Emma Comiskey, Katie Sheanon, Aoibheann Morrison, Emma Smith Delaney, Ciara McMillan, Dearbhla Brady,
Ciara Lynch, Kathlyn Keith, Liorah Smith, Zaclina Matijosaityte, Emilija Dauksaite, Rebecca Walsh, Willow Hourihan, Keelin Burke, Blaithin Delaney, Amy Fitzpatrick, Roisin Cooney, Sabine Bartley, Kate McManus, Sinead Livingstone.