We would also like to congratulate Kristy Carroll who captained the Limerick U18 Camogie team to All Ireland glory and our Senior Camogie Team made a very successful start to the season with a comprehensive victory over Castletroy College.
Well's done to the Under 16 ½ camogie girls on their recent performances!
On Wednesday November 16th we travelled to Eire Óg's pitch in Ennis where we played against Coláiste Ennis in the North Munster semi-final. The standard of play was very high. Although the Scoil Pól backs were under immense pressure from the moment the ball was thrown in, they just were not able to fend off the fierce attack from Coláiste Mhuire's forwards. The girls battled hard from start to finish but unfortunately were defeated by a very strong team from Ennis.
On Tuesday 22nd November the Under 16 ½ girls travelled to Mallow GAA complex to compete in the Munster Colleges blitz. Ten teams took part including Dingle, Gaelcholáiste Luimní, North presentation (Cork) and Coláiste Chiaráin Croom. The girls looked very smart in their new jerseys which were worn with pride and they did a great job in representing and promoting Scoil Pól.
The Scoil Pól girls defeated AG Coláiste, Coláiste Chiaráin and Corbally in the group stage which saw them advance to the semi final of the competition where they played Gaelcholáiste Luimní. This was a very tough game and the determination of Ellen Casey and her team mates proved too much for the city school. Then Pallaskenry awaited in the final. Having played four games at this point both teams were feeling tired but none were willing to give up. Great performances by Katie Hennessy in mid-field and Noelle Carroll full forward put Pallaskenry under pressure from the off however when the final whistle blew, Pallaskenry were fortunate enough to lift the cup with a win by a mere 2 points. Congratulations to the girls on a very fine display and best of luck in the upcoming games.
Congratulations also to the Senior Girls who have defeated Castletroy in the 1st round and North Presentation in the 2nd round to advance to the Munster semi-final of the Hayes Tournament. Although North pres were a very physical side they never looked like winning with our strong defence of Ellen, Maria, Aisling, Jess and Ashley Carroll (captain). The mid-field trio of Shannon, Sinéad and Jennifer worked tirelessly throughout. In wet and windy conditions without a doubt the forwards Niamh, Lisa, Eimear, Clíona,Tara and Kristy were outstanding. Well done also to an injured Katie who played in goals for the game v North pres. We might have found a new position for Katie after her performance!!!
Scoil Pól is due to play the winners of Tramore and Newport in the semi-final. We wish them all the best.