U12A Leinster Blitz

Twelve teams took part in the Leinster U12A blitz in the Carlow Town hurling club on

Monday 2nd May. Teams came from Offaly, Longford, Kildare (3 teams), Wexford (3 teams),

Carlow, Meath (2 teams) and Kilkenny. The teams brought great colour and excitement to the

occasion and the level of football on display was very impressive. The Kildare girls did their

clubs, families and county proud.

Team Kildare competed in Division 1 alongside Meath, Offaly and Wexford. The girls got

off to a good start with a draw against a strong Meath team (Kildare 0.04 Meath 0.04). Next

up for Kildare was Wexford who had beaten Offaly well in their opening game and continued

their high scoring beating Kildare 4.03 to 0.05. In the last tie, Kildare managed to find their

scoring boots and beat Offaly 2.04 to 0.00. Unfortunately a draw and a win was not enough

to secure a final spot for the Kildare girls. The team was Amy Horan (Ballymore), Beth

Doyle (Ballymore), Claire Melia (Ballykelly), Aine Nash (Monasterevin), Niamh Masterson

(Leixlip), Elle O’Toole (Kilkullen), Julia Marron (Ballykelly), Lauren Kelly (Kildangan

Nurney), Melissa Monaghan O Brien (Sarsfields), Nicole Dooley (Suncroft), Kayleigh

Humphries (Athgarvan), Kate Hannon (Moorefield), Lara Curren (Milltown), Carrie Pedley

(Moorefield), Alannah McLoughlin (Ballykelly), Kate Merrick (Maynooth), Grace Dooley

(Kildangan Nurney), Tegan Ruddy (Celbridge), Roisin Forde (Maynooth), Fiona Tracey (St

Laurences), Nancy Murphy (Kilkullen), Grace Casey (Ballykelly).

Cill Dara competed in Division 2 alongside Meath B, Loch Garman and Longford. Cill

Dara got off to a great start beating Longford 2.04 to 0.00 but lost out to Meath B and

Loch Garman. The Cill Dara team was Georgina Kelly (Naas), Roisin McConnon (Robert

Emmetts), Emma Bushe (Celbridge), Rebecca Brereton (St Kevins), Lisa Byrne (Milltown),

Ciara Naughton (Celbridge), Aimee O Neill (Milltown), Saoirse Molloy (Celbridge), Aine

Sweeney (Milltown), Katie Loughren (Naas), Amy Jones (Naas), Cierie Boland (Milltown),

Clare Wossa (Cappagh), Natalie Campbell (St Kevins), Anna Gallagher (Celbridge), Rachel

Casey (St Kevins), Amy Carrenny (Naas), Susie Walsh (Leixlip), Blaithnaid Hoynihan

(Leixlip), Leah Doyle (Leixlip), Kate Drennan (St Kevins), Orla Mortimer (Na Fianna), Eva

Murphy (Eadestown).

The Lilywhites competed in Division 3 alongside Carlow, Kilkenny and Purple and Gold.

The team battled hard but were unlucky not to win a game. The Lilywhites team were Cara

Gilbert (Kildangan Nurney), Carla Ennis (Suncroft), Savannah Fisher (Ballymore), Rachel

Gallagher (Eadestown), Laura Cleary (Ballykelly), Ciara Egan (Moorefield), Katie Farrell

(Athgarvan), Claire Gill (Maynooth), Shannon Grant (Monastervin), Gemma Merrins

(Kildangan Nurney), Jenny Kelly (Athgarvan), Kate O Toole (Leixlip), Alannah Berry (St

Laurences), Jade Molloy (St Laurences), Niamh Miley (St Laurences), Kate Coffey (Naas),

Katie Nealon (Kildangan Nurney), Lisa Sexton (Cappagh), Albha King (Athy), Amy Nash

(Monastervin), Kate Purcell (Athy), Annmarie Farrell (St Laurences)

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