Ladies Football Update (Sept 21 )

Ladies Football Update (Sept 21 )

September 21, 2011

U16s, U18s & Juniors: Training on Mondays 7-8pm & on Thursdays 7-8pm

Our final league Minor match was played on Wednesday, away to a handy Nemo side, with a place in the County Championship almost certain for the winner. Report to follow next week.

This intrepid bunch of footballers are training away on Mondays at 7-8pm.

U12/U14 Training on Mondays 6.30-7.30pm.
The Mid Cork Autumn Competition is to be played in a blitz format for U12s, U14s & U16s in early October, so players still need to be coming to training. New faces still appearing, and John Fitz, intrepid Cork U14 selector, will be on hand most weeks to help Nic & Deirdre train these lassies, and has plenty of new and challenging drills and ideas.

U10s: Training 5.30-6.30pm on Mondays.

The U8s & U10s had a great day at the Passage Blitz on Saturday. They took part in the opening parade, which was led by pipers and Pat Quill, National President of Ladies Football, together with local luminaries and a few hundred enthusiastic players! President Quill is pictured below discussing the finer points of the game with some of the Ballincollig squad!

Maria oversaw the U10s and Aileen mentored the U8s, on a different pitch. The weather held for most of the day, and the U10s played teams like Grenagh and Shamrocks, displaying their skills and improving with each match. The U8s played teams like Ballyphehane, Glanmire & Éire Óg and really enjoyed the opportunity to play their peers and we have plenty of talent among these young ladies!  Passage went to a lot of trouble supplying refreshments for all supporters, and the early morning Ireland v Australia rugby match on a big screen, much appreciated by many!

New players are always welcome and training for the U10s will continue into the autumn months with a programme of indoor training when the days become too dark!  

Cork Senior Ladies to play Monaghan in the Ladies Senior All-Ireland Final this Sunday 25th September at Croke Park at 4pm!! Go néirí go geal libh sa chraobh!!
Tickets will be available for the day, with the Junior Ladies All-Ireland Final at 12pm, Intermediate Ladies at 2pm and Cork v Monaghan Ladies at 4pm on Sept 25th in Croke Park.
Entry:Adults €25, Students/OAP €10, Children €5.  Contact the club if tickets are required and we will help all we can! All details on &

If you don't want to drive....Sponsor of the Cork Ladies Footballers O'Connor's Coaches is putting local transport Croke Park options in place for anyone who wishes to travel on the day. Booking essential though! Pickup in Ballincollig at 7.50am outside the Garda Station, stopping at Castle Arms Hotel, Durrow for breakfast, and onto Dublin, arriving 1-1.15pm. Comfort & convenience all the way there & back!
Adult Fare: €15 return, plus €10 for full Irish breakfast, payable at the hotel.  Child Fare: €20 return, including breakfast. Croke Park ticket entry not included.

Coaches will depart Dublin at 6pm sharp and will also stop on the return journey, for a short break. For bookings contact Brian Enright 085-1100827 asap! It's a great option for the day out to Croke Park, you can leave the driving and parking to someone else. The service will only go ahead if there is enough interest, so get in touch if you're thinking of using it!

Cork's Senior Development Squad regained their National Aisling McGing Memorial Cup Competition Crown against Dublin on Saturday in Nenagh.
Congratulations to all involved in this hard-working squad. A well-deserved All-Ireland title!

County Draw Tickets: All club players were issued with County Draw tickets over the past few months. Now we need stubs and €€s to be returned asap to Margaret Flynn, so people who bought tickets can be included in the upcoming monthly draws. These are in books of five tickets at €5 each, and extra books are available if necessary.  Thanks to all who have bought tickets, with the super prize of a car to be won before Christmas!! It could be you!!

We are also doing a Predict-the-Score Competition in the Ladies Senior All-Ireland Final on the 25th, between Cork & Monaghan, so hope you'll all have a guess!

Best Wishes: We wish Ballincollig's finest Minor Buachaillí all the best in the County Football Final on Sunday!! Ladies Football will dominate the TG4 schedule on Sunday with all three matches being broadcast live for those who can't make it to Croker! Cork v Monaghan at 4pm....bígí linn!