Tarbert Girls` GAA 2014/15 Season
It was a thrilling 2013/14 season for the Tarbert girls, winning a senior Munster title and reaching a Munster semi-final at junior level. The girls, this season, went through a transition period with a change in coach along with the advancement into a higher division. Expectations were high.
The girls began their campaign on a mild September day in Rathkeale against John the Baptist secondary school from Hospital Co. Limerick. There were a few injury concerns before the game. The first half became a tough test for the girls as they were trailing by a substantial deficit after 15 minutes. Inspirational words from our captain Erin Finucane at half time changed the perspective of the game in the second half. The girls raised the tempo to put a few points on the score sheet. Unfortunately the girls could not come back from the score line John the Baptist school achieved in the first half. The girls returned home with their first loss of the season, but nevertheless the team could take positives out of the game.
The girls travelled to Asketon for their second game. It was similar match to the one we played a week before. Laurel Hill from Limerick city, in truth, was the stronger of the two teams but our girls persevered. This game, compared to our first, was a huge improvement. We scored more and conceded less. Sadly the girls lost that day. It was an opportunity to get a few points on the table but it just did not go our way.
The junior girls, just before the mid-term break, beat Castlegregory on a tight score line. Having lost to Colaiste Mhuire, Ennis, this was a brilliant victory. This was the girls’ first win of the season, so expectations will be immense for the next few weeks. S.M.I Newcastlewest travelled to Shannon Park Tarbert to play a Munster quarter final game and our junior girls were outstanding and just pipped the visitors with a 1 point victory.
On a lighter note, the girls hosted their annual Halloween sweet sale in the latter days of October. With the girls from 3rd year onwards, they all contributed to the successful event. From liquorish to crisps, the girls raised over €400 which will fund our match outings in the future. Huge Thanks should be given to Ms.Carrig for the success of the event, without her the event would not have occurred.
The junior girls once again were in winning ways in mid-November. They met Killarney C.C in a one-sided encounter, defeating them 4-11 to 0-01. It was a truly outstanding performance from the girl’ involved. They now advance to a county quarter-final after our Christmas exams.
On Friday, 21st of November, our senior girls’ faced a vigorous Rathmore team, and acquitted themselves tremendously. Missing 6 of their starting 15, the girls’ fought hard. Rathmore’s combination of experience and flair never provoked the girls to throw in the towel. It was enough for Rathmore to win the game. Conditions on the day were atrocious as continuous rain fell for the first and second half.
This is the third year since girls GAA has been revived at Tarbert Comprehensive. We are very proud of our success. Mrs. Carrig is happy to coordinate our games. Mr. Herlihy, Ms. McFelim, Mr. Connolly and Mrs. Barrett are all on board for girl’s football in the school.
We are now ready to take on a Munster semi-final game for our junior side. We are awaiting news of our opposition. We are ready to do our school proud.
Our girls GAA have a committee and those elected this year, 2014/2015 are as follows
- Rebekah Garvey: Chairperson
- Lisa Mulvihill: Secretary
- Charlotte O’Neill: P.R.O.
- Erin Finucane: Treasurer
And remember, the year is far from over yet!
C’mon the girls!
Written by: Charlotte O’Neill (P.R.O.)