Girls’ Football Returns to Collinstown

As is the case every year the girls’ teams do not usually get their fixtures started until after Christmas. It has been a long couple of months of organising matches and training for Mr Cassidy and Mr McKiernan. They will play three games over the course of seven days.

The first game was last Thursday at home against Kishoge Community College. There were nineteen players to choose from which is a great turnout for any team. By the end of the game every player had got to play and despite a disappointing result the players were delighted to be back playing.

Amy Byrne, Lucy Church and Haleigh Thompson were the leaders for the team and helped the first and second years throughout the match with encouragement and support. Mr Cassidy said after the game that he was “delighted that everybody got to play and I am looking forward to the next few matches”.

Girls’ teams can often be hard to put together as interest begins to wane in second level. It is hoped that the girls’ football team continues to grow from strength to strength and encourages other teams to form and participate. Well done to all who represented the school yesterday.

Collinstown Squad:

Sophie Smith, Lucy Church, Kaci Joyce, Kiah Fitzpatrick, Haleigh Thompson, Sophia Regan, Alannah Dalton, Kaci Dardis, Ellie Kavanagh, Aoife Keogh, Leah Bailey, Jade Glennon, Amie Russell, Naomi Tshilos, Nafeesat Allison, Abbie Bell and Danielle Ryan.