Milltown win Connacht Junior Sevens

Milltown Ladies win Connacht Junior Sevens




inaugural Connaught Ladies Junior Footballs sevens was hosted
by Barna GAA club on Saturday the 17th of September. The tournament
was well supported with clubs representing all five counties in
Connaught. The teams were divided into four groups with the winners
entering the Cup semifinals whilst the second placed team entered
the shield. The opening group of matches provided much entertainment.
Group one was seen by many as the proverbial “Group of Death with
Milltown (Galway), Sean O’Heslins (Leitrim), Geevagh (Sligo) all
competing for the one place in the cup semi finals. Whilst Group
two provided its own unique entertainment when host team Barna
had to contest a “45′ shoot out” (Each team had to take five 45s,
and who ever scored the most points went through) with Eire Og
of Roscommon.

Connaught Junior Sevens Champs

occurred when both teams had won one match and drawn the match
between themselves in the group stages. In the shout-out Eire
Og went through with four well taken 45s. The semi-final line
up was a follows Shield Semi-Finals Barna V Spiddal Geevagh (Sligo)
V Grainne mhaoils Cup Semi-Finals Eire Og (Roscommon) V Coolara
(Sligo) Milltown (Galway) V St Marys In the shield final host
team Barna faced Geevagh. Geevagh had a brilliant first half scoring
three goals and at half time it looked as though Barna would struggle
further in the second half, but a tremendous second half nearly
saw the host team taking the shield. In the end Geevagh were worthy
winners of the shield. The Twelve Pins Cup final saw Milltown
of Galway play Eire Og of Roscommon.

Connaught Junior Sevens Shield Winners

In a keenly contested final both teams push each other to the
limit in a very enjoyable match for the many neutral spectators
present. Milltown got off to a good start in the second half and
it proved impossible for a gallant Eire Og team to over take Milltowns
lead. After the days activities there was a tournament banquet
at the Clybaun hotel and a Disco. All those who attended had a
great night. Barna GAA would like to thank Harmack Construction
for sponsoring this event and would also like to thank O’Neachtain
bus for the provision of a courtesy bus on the day.

Barna club are already beginning to plan for next years tournament
which they hope will grow from this very successful inaugural

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