Huge congratulations to the first year girls on their victory in the county finals. They now go on to represent Carlow in the Leinster Championship next Wed in Meath. Superb displays all round from every player gave Borris the title.
Borris 1st Year Girls are Carlow Champions
A fantastic result from Borris Girls in St. Leo’s to gain a place in the Leinster Finals on Wednesday 23rd in Meath.
An excellent team performance shocked St Leo’s, who had been Carlow Champions for the last 4 years. It was a tough ask for any team to go to the champions own turf and come away with a victory.
The first game was against Hacketstown and goals from Caoimhe Coady (2) and Eva Nolan (1) gave us a 3-1 victory.With that first win, confidence grew among the girls. Our panel of 12 all got a chance to show us their skills in the first two games, and skill was plentiful.
Our second game against St.Leo’s A gave us an outstanding display from our girls, goals from Caoimhe (3), Ann-Marie and gave us a 4-1 victory.
Our third game against Gael Colaiste proved to be our toughest battle, we went 4-1 down early in the game but the girls fighting spirit and skill brought us back to end 4-3. We were unlucky not to come away with a point.
We needed a win in our fourth and final game in order for us to have any chance in to come out on top. Unfortunately we were up against St Leo’s B team, the stronger of the two teams from the hosting school. We were too strong for them however and despite shouts from their coach to ‘not let her shoot’ every time Caoimhe Coady got on the ball she did just that and scored twice and then another superb shot from Maeve Lawlor to give us a 3-1 victory.
It was now up to Hacketstown to not give Gael Colaiste a win, if they could keep them to a draw that would leave us victorious. Hacketstown gave an excellent performance and a draw was enough for us.
A huge effort and fully deserved win means Borris move onto the Leinster Finals in Meath. Magnificent performances all over the pitch gave Borris the wins with Meave, Sarah and player of the tournament Caoimhe in exceptional form.