Castlecomer girls out are on their own

It was a disappointing weekend on the county scene for ladies Gaelic football. The under-14 and under-16 teams suffered defeats meaning any silverware for 2014 will come through the Leinster Shield route.

It was a disappointing weekend on the county scene for ladies Gaelic football. The under-14 and under-16 teams suffered defeats meaning any silverware for 2014 will come through the Leinster Shield route.

The under-14 team went down to Wicklow in Thomastown while the under-16 side went down away to a strong, well fancied Wexford team.

However, some silverware did come to the county as Erin’s Own won the under-17 7-a-side Carlow Cup, defeating O’Hanrahans by 5-14 to 1-3 at Dr Cullen Park.

With the southern girls tasting All-Ireland success the previous week it was good to see silverware heading North to the Castlecomer side where the club management is doing a tremendous job at all ages.

Squad - Lauren Dermody (capt), Anita Brennan. Majella Fenlon, Frances Farrell, Lisa O’Rourke, Lisa Kehoe, Megan Walsh, Jessica Mayo, Claire Manning, Denise Love, Ciara Cody, Eimear Rice, Rebecca Brennan, Laura Walsh, Maeve Walsh, Brianna Mallon, Sarah Molloy.

Management team - Andy Korff, John Cahalan, Brenda Murtagh.

Attention this weekend turns to the local club scene with the county Feile-na-nGael in Thomastown on Saturday morning with eight clubs entered.

The draw is as follows - quarter-finals (15 minutes per half) A Barrow Gaels v Thomastown 10:00; B City v Muckalee 10:40; C Clara v Piltown 10:40; D Erin’s Own v Three Friars 10am.

Semi-finals (15 mins per half) - E winners A v winners D 11:30; F winners B v winners C 11:30; final (20 mins per half); G winners E v winners F 12:15pm.