U8 & U10 LGFC Blitz in Passage West

09 September 2017

What a day! Bright and early last Saturday morning 2 busloads of u8 and u10 players, mentors and families left Dunnamaggin pitch and headed to the biggest juvenile ladies gaelic football blitz in the country – Passage West in Cork.

Having arrived with plenty of time to spare, sandwiches were eaten, face paint was applied and flags and bunting were prepared in anticipation of the team parade. The girls lined up alongside over 120 other teams and marched through the streets of Passage West. The colour and sound was amazing with the girls chanting, ‘we are yellow, we are green, we’re the Dunnamaggin team’ at the top of their voices.

Having arrived at the pitches, the teams dispersed, with the u8s playing on pitch 3 and the u10s on pitch 15. Each team played 4 matches – the u8s faced Mountrath, Inch Rovers, Grenagh and Ibane Gaels while the u10s played O’Donovan Rossa, Douglas, Mallow and Ballinora. Both teams played exceptionally well against teams from other counties and it was remarkable to see how far the club has come and how skilful and determined the players have become in 3 short years.

Aside from the football the teams were entertained with face painting and balloon animals, but the highlight was the dj and disco!

Medals were presented to all players after the final match and it was back to the buses to begin the journey home,  with a stop in Mahon Point shopping centre for some food (and even some shopping!). A group of tired and weary but very happy girls arrived back in Dunnamaggin at 8pm after what some described as, ‘the best day ever’.

Many thanks to Passage West for hosting the blitz. It was exceptionally well organised from start to finish. We were thrilled to be the first Kilkenny team ever to take part and it was a great honour to see the black and amber flying on our arrival at the pitch. We will be back!

U8 Panel: Colleen Byrne, Croia Hickey, Ena Hickey, Grace Lahart, Alana Lahart, Moya O’ Shea, Grainne O’ Shea, Alannah Dunne, Lauren Moran, Emer Rossiter, Hannah Mulhall, Sophie Gilmore, Stella Butler, Maria Brennan, Shauna Hayes, Sinead Butler, Hollie Browne, Chloe Flynn, Lauren Hale.

U10 Panel: Mia O’ Connell, Millie Bannon, Emily Ryan, Edee Lanigan, Sophie McMahon, Emma Lahart, Órla Walsh, Emily Hughes, Muireann Holden, Lauren Steed, Roisin Bass, Ellie Barron, Jean Butler, Martha Nesbitt, Jessie McNamara, Katie O’ Shea, Amy O’ Shea, Lynn Roche, Grace Denny, Lucy Johnston. 

For 180 photos of the day Click on :- http://dkk.ie/21/U8_&_U10_Passage_West_9th_Sept_2017_ladiesphotos.html