Almost awash with greatness!

Clontarf 5-7

Ranelagh Gaels 3-6

Ranelagh ladies showed great promise in their season opener against Clontarf under floodlights in St Annes Park on Wednesday night; the game ended 5-7 to 3-6 in favour of the home side.

After a disappointing match last September at the same venue, which brought the curtain down on the 2011 campaign, the Gaels were keen to come out on top but despite a good showing they came away with a sense of déjà vu.
But it wasn’t without cause for optimism with some great displays from new players and old timers to register a score of 3-6. With Breathnach and Long working hard in midfield they were assisted by the new look half backline of Brid, Emer and Karen. 

The forwards Edel O’Brien, Anna, Sharon, Donna, Anne and Maeve kept the capable Clontarf backline under pressure throughout while the red and white’s goalkeeper Caoimhe had a great game and kept Gaels’ goal tally to three when it could have been much more.
In the full back line Claire Gleeson, Ger and Caoimhe battled to keep the Clontarf forwards under wraps; Brenda for the first half and Eva in the second half both did well between the posts.
Mary, Louise, Suzanne, Aisling and Maria all came came on outfield during the match and played well, an excellent sign for the season ahead with great competition for places amongst the panel.
For a first game out and combining so many new and old players it was a great showing. Manager James Trimble will no doubt have a list to work on come Monday training but he’ll be impressed with a lot if what he saw too.
And the better news? …. The jerseys are in the wash – ready for for next week!

3 Comment(s)

  1. Great write up Caoimhe. I like washing machines.

    Ronan M | Mar 15, 2012 @ 23:21 | Reply

  2. I prefer shots of matches but our photographer went wandering!

    caoimhe | Mar 16, 2012 @ 11:47 | Reply

  3. It’s 2012, surely every club member has a camera at this stage?

    Ronan M | Mar 18, 2012 @ 23:14 | Reply

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