St.Clare's U14 girls faced Carrick-on-Shannon Community School on Friday 11th November in St.Mary's GAA pitch in Carrick. St.Clare's with a big loss in Muireann Devaney helped Carrick start the stronger team inside the first few minutes as they're midfielder Caoimhe McGarry who had absolutely phenomenal pace drove through the St.Clare's defense and got the first score on the board. At the other end St.Clare's first score came through some great team play and then a great point from Emily Conlon.
St.Clare's had a great opportunity to take a lead and give them a great boost in this tight match as Leah Fox got a penalty. She drilled her penalty down bottom left but the Carrick goalkeeper made a great save the ball came back out to Leah again and she drilled another shot which the keeper made another great save to deny her again. Chloe McPartlin also made some great saves in the St.Clare goals to deny Carrick. After some great opportunity's Carrick got there goal. St.Clare's didn't stop as Rachel Conlon in midfield for St.Clare's took her chances as she got 3 very good points in the first half. Both sides went into halftime even at a scoreline of St.Clares 0-4 - Carrick 1-1.
Mrs O'Rourke made a chance at halftime as she put Shauna Loughlin into midfield as she looked the only one capable of stopping Caoimhe McGarry in the Carrick Midfield. Shauna did a good job as Caoimhe found it hard to trouble the St.Clare's backline put together of Bronwyn Kirwan and Hannah Johnston as they put in great shifts to try deny Carrick. Shauna helped to get the ball up to the forwards in the second half as she used her strength and height to win the ball in the middle of the field. Leah fox got three great points to help St.Clare's push for the win but St.Clare's was very unlucky as Chloe McPartlin could do nothing about a long shot from Carrick's half forward which when over Chloe's head and dropped into the corner of the net which set Carrick on their stride as they started scoring on the break when they countered St.Clare's on the break as St.Clare's pushed to get themselves back in the game. Unfortunately St.Clare's couldn't get themselves back into the game and lost on a scoreline of St.Clare's 0-7 - Carrick Community School 3-5.
Well done to Carrick and we wish them best of luck in the final. St.Clare's winning against Mery College Sligo, Carrigallen Community School and Ballinamore Community School, they lost to Ursuline College Sligo and Carrick. That's all the U14 Gaa wrapped up for the year. Thanks to Mrs O'Rourke Aine McGovern and Kodi O'Mahony for Training them. Report written by Harry Galgey