Clare Inter - County U - 12 Blitz in St. Joseph's Doora-Barefield, Gurteen, Ennis.

Clare Inter – County U – 12 Blitz in St.
Joseph’s Doora-Barefield, Gurteen, Ennis.
Date: Saturday, November 4th, 2006.

All roads lead to Gurteen, Quin Road, Ennis next Saturday for the
annual Clare Ladies Board Inter – County U – 12 blitz. Counties
participating this year will be Down, Sligo, Dublin, Kerry, Waterford,
Laois, the defending champions Galway and host county Clare. It
promises to be a great sporting occasion and an excellent opportunity
for the young footballing girls of the participating counties to
showcase their talents in playing the game.

While the main emphasis of this tournament will be the fun element
of playing the sport of ladies football – all participants will
receive a commemorative medal for participating – there will also
be a slight competitive edge to proceedings with three finals to
be played for.

The draw for the tournament placed Galway, Clare, Down and Kerry
in Group A and Dublin, Sligo, Laois and Waterford in Group B. All
teams will play against the other teams in their respective groups
on a league basis with the top two teams in each group to qualify
for the A final, the second teams in each group contesting the B
final and the third two teams in each group meeting in the C final.
All games will be thirteen minutes per half with extra time in the
finals only if teams finish level.

Proceedings get underway in Gurteen at 9.30 am with the official
registration of all the competing counties. The opening games in
both groups will commence at 10.00am with Clare meeting Down in
Group A and Laois playing Waterford in Group B. Adding to the atmosphere
of the day will be the presence of the Tulla Pipe Band who will
lead a parade of all participating teams prior to the finals.

The McGrath Limestone Quarries C Final and the Sherwood Inn Restaurant
B Final are both scheduled for 2.45pm and these finals will be followed
by The Lyons Coach Tours A Final at 3.30pm. Following the finals
there will be a closing ceremony with the presentation of medals
and trophies.

Admission to Gurteen on Saturday will be €5.00 and all gate
proceeds will be donated to Cancer Research. This promises to be
a great day’s entertainment for players and spectators alike and
hopefully there will be a big turnout of parents and supporters
in Gurteen on Saturday.

The Clare panel for the day has been selected as follows: Kate
Feehan, Orlaith Lynch, Shauna Crowley, Rebecca Culligan, Emma Glynn,
Bebhinn Tuohy, Vera Loughnane (The Banner), Sarah O’Keeffe, Aisling
Mullen (Doora-Barefield), Roisín Rouine, Aisling Torpey (Liscannor),
Rachel Downes, Roisín Looney, Aoife O’Gorman (Coraclare),
Ciara O’Malley, Zara Hill, Louise Griffin (Fergus Rovers), Kaia
Philips, Kayleigh McCormack, Roisín Howley, Katie Connole
(Burren Gaels), Shauna Harvey (West Clare Gaels), Johanna Hartigan,
Niki Kaiser, Kate O’Neill (Newmarket), Eleanor O’Gorman, Elizabeth
Finnucane (Kilmihil), Maria Murphy (Shannon Gaels).

Manager: James Lafferty (Miltown). Selectors: Patricia Keane (Doora-Barefield),
J.J.O’Dea (The Banner), Carmel Bohannon (Shannon Gaels), John Geraghty
(The Banner), James Pender (Miltown).

Clare panel please note that a final training session will be held
in Quilty on Thursday evening, Nov. 2nd @ 6.45pm sharp (under lights)
and all players are requested to be present.

Dr Paul McKenna,

PRO Clare Ladies Football.

086 – 6036385


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