Our starting team was Lauren, Bailey, Carrie, Cate, Becky, Grace, Anna, Caoimhe, Rose (0-01), Saorla (0-01), Daisy (1-03), Sophie (1-00), Thea, Nikki and Elaine (0-01). We also had Martina, Sophie, Rafaela, Sinéad, Chloe, Izabelle, Alice-Kate, Molly, Maebh, Katie, Lizzie, Rosa, Tara, Elise and Emmeline.
At the start of the game Rose won the throw in. Gaeilscoil na Camóige scored the first point after a few minutes. This was closely followed by a well scored goal by Daisy. Daisy then intercepted a ball and scored another point for St. Mary’s. After that there was a lot of tackling and not a lot of scoring. All of a sudden, Sophie kicked a great ball and it bounced over the goalkeeper into the goal. Sadly, the other team got a good goal. It soon came to half time and everyone was happy because we were winning. At half time we were all hyped up because of the mini pep-talk Mr. Cody gave us. Just after half time we were on a roll and scored 3 points. With 7 minutes to go we had scored another point and most of us were pretty sure we were going to win. With five more minutes to go they scored an amazing goal when we had let our guard down a bit. With 2 more minutes to go they scored another amazing goal which most of us wouldn’t have scored. The ref then blew the final whistle and they won.
We were very disappointed but in the end we were proud of ourselves for playing so well in Croke Park. We thank Mr. Cody, Mr. Ó Briain and Ms. O’Sullivan for leading the team and through the competition.
Written by players Sinéad and Grace.