2012 Parish Newsletter

Tadhg MacCarthaigh Ladies

The Tadhg MacCarthaigh Junior ladies had a somewhat turbulent season mixing the good with the not so good and ended the year as West Cork Junior championship runners up. With new management aboard for the year the ladies began their county league schedule with a trip to Clonakilty and thus began an indifferent campaign with the ladies finishing in a disappointing mid table limbo. With the new look county championship structure the ladies began their round robin games with a trip to Carrigtowhill and after a wasteful shooting display the ladies were unlucky to only get a draw from a game they really should have won comfortably. A home tie against the inform Dromtarriff was the next assignment and the concession of a late goal broke Caheragh hearts and it was now an all or nothing game against the formidable Banteer.

A ding dong battle ensued with both teams giving their all but by the end there was nothing to separate the teams and Caheraghs chances of qualifying for the quarter final stages were dashed. The Tadhg MacCarthaigh ladies responded to this disappointment by booking their place in the West Cork Junior championship against Bantry Blues after an absorbing battle against the Dohenys. Sadly the ladies put up little resistant against a rampant Bantry and finished a distance second to the reigning county champions. A somewhat unfulfilled season with flashes of huge potential but it was not to be. Many thanks to our trainers for the year Pa O'Connor, Dave Williams and Mike O'Brien for their time and commitment. Additionally a huge debt of gratitude to the ladies new sponsors, The Coachman's Inn for their continued support.
The U.14 girls enjoyed a much more successful year building on previous seasons of patience and hard work.

The early West Cork league campaign proved a great springboard to establish form, which to the girls credit they never let slip. They got their reward for this form by booking their place in the final against Ilen Rovers. The girls produced a hugely impressive team performance but were cruelly denied victory by a late flurry of scores by Rovers in an extend period of added time. Despite this disappointment the girls kept faith and throughout the West Cork championship continued their impressive displays. The girls reached the West Cork championship decider with their opponents in the shape of Keelnameela. This time the girls were not to be denied and they clinched their first ever piece of silverware on a score line of 3-07 to 4-01. Congratulations to the girls and to their hard working trainers, Gillian and Rory O'Neill as well as Aisling O'Flaherty and Robert O'Flaherty.

Finally a reminder that the Tadhg MacCarthaigh ladies annual table quiz fundraiser will take place on Friday, 28th December at 7.30 sharp in the Coachman's Inn.

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