Youghal Ladies Football Club Notes
U12GFC Youghal Vs Delaneys
Youghal travelled to Dublin Hill on the fringes of East Cork, yet still in the heart of the North Side of cork city to play Delaney’s in the quarter final of U12 East Cork Championship. On a lovely evening with a good travelling crowd and a very welcoming crowd from Delaneys the match got off to a great start for Youghal . Some great scores from our inside forward line put us ahead and this was the theme for the evening with Youghal winning out comfortably. Every player contributed to the score line and the bench was called upon where many players got a run out. The backline were never really tested in this match but a stronger test awaits against the plate Finalist’s runners up Cloyne. All players are fully aware of the challenge ahead especially when both sides met in the Plate Final this spring . A big thank you to all parents that travelled and assisted in car pooling. The assistance on the line from members and Delaney’s for the hospitality they showed to us on the evening.
Unfortunately our U12 championship venture ended on Saturday going down to a stronger Cloyne team on a scoreline of 2-4 to 0-3.
Our U10s finished off their league campaign recently with 2 wins over city teams Mayfield and St. Nicks. We now await the draw for the league semi-finals which should be scheduled over the next week or 2. In addition to the league semi-final we will also take part in 2 blitz over the coming weekends, Ballyphehane on Sept 15th and Passage on Sept 22nd.
What a summer it has been for the Youghal LFC U8’s! Our match programme started out on the 19th July with a home game against Carrigtwohill. The match got under way at 6.30 and to say it was a perfect evening for football was an understatement – it was a beautiful balmy evening and the girls served up some beautiful balmy football to match the weather. There was a great turn out and the girls had a great time.
Next up was St. Colmans all the way out in Shanagarry. It was a miserable evening and a lot of phone calls were made to make sure we were still going ahead with the game. As it turned out the rain stopped and a great crowd turned up. The travelling crowd were subsequently treated to another great game which they thoroughly enjoyed despite getting a tad wet.
The games kept coming and next on the list was an away trip to Fermoy. Fermoy have been getting huge numbers turning up to training but I think its fair to say that Youghal looked like the home team that night with the support we had. Again, it was well worth the journey as Youghal put in another fine display with everyone going home happy.
Last up in this series of games was an away trip just up the road to Killeagh to play our old rivals Inch. As is always the case in local derbies, there was a lot riding on this U8 match. Parish pride and local bragging rights were at stake (thankfully every blow wasn’t a funeral as D’unbelieveables might say). Again there was a great crowd and again all the girls from both sides had a great time and went back the road in great form.
It was great to see the girls enjoying themselves so much and it was also great to see the improvement in their football as the series of games went on. This had a lot to do with the positive support shown by all the parents/guardians/friends/relatives who turned up in droves for the games through hail, rain and shine – long may it continue and thanks for the great support.
Next up is a Blitz in Ballyphehane on Sept 15th followed by another blitz in Passage West on the 22nd Sept. Times and dates will be sent via text – if you are not receiving the texts please contact either Ivan O’Flynn or Paul Kennedy.
In preparation for our upcoming championship semi-final against Aghada our U14s took on Midleton in Magners Hill. A very entertaining hour of football was on show for all present with both sides giving it their all. Best of luck to the U14 camogie team in the County final against Enniskeane.
Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others
Training continues every Monday Night at 7:30pm in Magners Hill. No previous experience required, all welcome.
With a growing club of over 400 children from GAA, Camogie and Ladies Football it has been decided to fundraise for the development of our underage section of all clubs. We would be grateful if you can help and support us in any way possible, below are details of upcoming fundraising events we are holding over the next month.
CLEAR OUT TIME – Clothing appeal on Saturday Sept 22nd. We are collecting the following items: Ladies, Gents & children’s clothes and shoes. Textiles, Household linen, towels, blankets and curtains – soft toys and mobile phones. Please note they do not have to be in perfect condition, just clean. All items can be dropped off at Club Aras from Monday 17th of Sept in black bags please.
MERCY HOSPITAL FUN WALK – Sept 29th we are holding a fun walk in aid of Mercy Hospital Cork. Children will walk 5k and raise money for this great cause. More details to follow.
FASHION SHOW NIGHT – On October 2nd, A Touch of Class, Youghal are holding a fashion show in Club Aras. Tickets on sale in Club and from club members at a great price of €15 each. Fantastic raffle on night along with spot prize on door tickets. This is always a great night and we would hope you will come out and support us please.
Thank you for your continued support in enabling us to continue with the growing success of Youghal Ladies Football GAA and we look forward to seeing you at our above events.
Munster Club Quarter Finals
Youghal are to host the Ladies Football Junior and Intermediate Munster championship Quarter Final double header next Saturday afternoon September 15th in Club Aras. County champions from Cork, Waterford and Tipperary will take part. Fixtures details can be accessed on http://www.youghal.cork.gaa.ie/home/fixtures