Our senior ladies undoubtedly put in their best display of season on Saturday evening when they defeated Lisummon in the quarter-final of the championship on a score-line of 9 – 9 to 2 – 9.
The Shanes went into the game without the services of Aimee Mackin but were boosted by the timely return of Louise Kenny and Moya Feehan from injury. The Shane’s flew out off the blocks and their pin-point accuracy in front of goal saw them build up an impressive early lead and by the half-time interval they were in total control of the game.
The girls continued to dominate proceedings during the second-half, with their defensive unit putting in a mighty shift to prevent any chance of a Lisummon come-back, whilst the forwards made the most of every opportunity which came their way.
The Shane’s will be delighted with their performance and will hope to take his kind of form into next weekend’s semi-final clash with Clann Eireann, details of which are still to be confirmed.
Our U14 girls were in action last Monday night at home to Middletown and put on a great display to record an impressive win. They are back in action on Tuesday night against Dromintee in their final league game of the season.
It was disappointment for our U12 girls last Thursday night, losing out by just a single point to Clan na Gael in the championship. It was a closely fought contest throughout but the young Shane’s were just pipped at the post.
On Saturday the girls travelled to Downpatrick to take part in the RGU U12 tournament and found themselves in a strong group alongside Bredagh, Ballymartin and Kilmacud Crokes A. At the conclusion of the group the young Shane’s had recorded wins over Kimacud Crokes and Ballymartin but narrowly lost out to Bredagh however, but had done enough to see them through to the cup quarter-final. Silverbridge were their opponents in that quarter-final and after a tight game the Shane’s emerged victorious by two points. In the semi-final they came up against Kimacud Crokes A for the second time in the competition and for the second time they claimed the win over the Dublin outfit, and in doing so clinched a place in the final. Burren were the opposition in the final and unfortunately, they proved to be just that wee bit too strong for the Shane’s girls, and after a closely fought affair Burren ran out winners by just a couple of points.
Well done to all the players and their management team on a great display of football throughout the tournament against some strong teams…..a tremendous achievement.
Next Saturday sees the club hosting an U12 blitz with approx. 20 teams scheduled to be in attendance. It promises to be a busy day ay the club and anyone who is available to help out is asked to come along and lend a hand on the day.
Everyone at the club sends their best wishes to underage footballer Dearbhla Byrne who is currently recovering at home following a short spell in hospital.
The club would like to thank everyone for all their hard-work and effort over the past week to ensure that a double-header of championship football went ahead at the club on Saturday evening.
Last week’s winning lotto numbers were 14, 21, 27 & 29. There were no jackpot winners and 1 x lucky dip winner. The lotto jackpot now stands at an impressive £4,250.