St. Michael's Ladies Team Won All Ireland U14 Feile 2008.
Back L to R: Leanne Keaveney, Evelyn
McGinley, Danielle Stewart, Marrion Doherty, Chloe Ferry, Mary B.
O'Donnell, Lisa Gallagher, Aoife McPhilemy, Donna Creamer, Maria Carr,
The Feile Ladies With Their Danny Lafferty Gear.
ST. MICHAELS U14 GIRLS WIN DIVISION 2 FEILE TITLE.2008
The girls from the Bridge went to
Cavan with only one thing on their mind to do themselves , their parents,
their club and their county proud and they did so with grit,
determination,and a pride not often seen in girls so young.The campaign
began on Friday afternoon against the host side Lurgan and they won easily .
Final score St Michaels 2-11 Lurgan 1-0.The next match was on Saturday
morning vs. Latton Co Monaghan where they demolished the opposition 6-14 vs.
0-0.Next on the list was a very competent Athlone team who were well in the
game until half time but some straight talking from the management Hugh
Carr, and Anthony Gallagher which lifted the girls to a new dimension with
the full forward Rachael the hero of the day scoring four class goals in
fifteen minutes. Final score St Michaels 4-10 Athlone 1-5.
Saturday afternoon they traveled to Mulahorran for the semi finals and
met probably the strongest opposition Cill Ishael (Tyrone ) and the match
went down to the wire. Final score St. Michaels 3-1 Cill Ishael 2-4. When
the game went to extra time the Donegal girls had
what it takes and scored 1-1 without reply .
On Sunday a very tired bunch of girls traveled to Breffni to meet
Kilmacud Crokes in the final and what a game it turned out to be with a low
score, some breathtaking excitement,and a result that will stay with us for
the rest of lives.
It was a very low scoring affair with some great defending by both sides
and the defining moment was when a penalty rather harsly given against the
St Michaels but our goalkeeper
Mary B O'Donnell was the heroine of the day with a great , great save to end
the match. Final score St. Michaels 1-2 Kilmacud Crokes 0-2.
Report By Paddy Coll