Tinahely Win Ladies Junior Championship

Report by Gary Kavanagh from Enniskerry Gaa Club


Tinahely 1-7 Enniskerry 1-4.

Dissapointment was our lot as our quest for C’hip glory was twarted by a Tinahely side completing for them a rare c’hip double.Facing a strong wind in first half,we opened the scoring with a fine Laura Shanahan point,and despite a Christine Murphy shot which rattled the bar and the very harsh sending off of Laura,were well in game after 20 mins just a point down.However,Tinahely hit a purple patch before half time to go in 6 pts up.(1-7 to 1-4)

On the resumption,the early scores we needed to get back into contention didnt come as Tinahely used numerical advantage and experience to stretch there lead to 9 pts entering the last 10 mins.However,our girls displayed resiliance they showed all year to score 1-3 (pts Ailish Kelly,Priscilla Foley and Christine Murphy goal) to cut deficit to 3 pt s.Unfortunately time ran out on us and we were left to rue what might have been.This panel under management of Darren and Stuart Meaney and Ciaran Doyle have given us great excitement ,plenty of good football and all in club and supporters(and what support we had in Aughrim!) are very proud of you.With a lge still to play for,theres still a lot for Tara,Christine and rest of squad to aim for.

Afterwards we came back to one of our sponsors Powerscourt Arms Hotel,where we were joined by supporters(great to see everyone there) for Apres Match!  where an enjoyable night was had by all.Well done to Tinahely on completing a unique c’hip  double and also to Physio James for all his work with panel up to and during the final.

Many thanks to the following for sponsorship of Ladies team:Cyril Blackbyrne,P’scourt Arms Hotel,Kearns Constuction,Paul Dempsey,Remedy Pilates and Rehab,Noel Kavanagh.Your support is very much appreciated