Navan U12 Girls V Greystones
The u12 girls had an early start last Sunday morning arriving in Greystones at nine thirty for a ten o’clock kick-off. Twelve girls travelled to take on over twenty-five local girls. The format was to be three games of eight minutes a half and ten players a side. This gave us two subs.
Unfortunately, early in the first game, Sophie O’Neill and Emma Brogan had a clash of heads. Both had to retire with Emma’s bruise the size of a golfball. Two tough cookies, it won’t be long before they are back in action. Meanwhile, despite some great work from Molly Murphy, Katie Clarke and Emma Hyland and tries from Sarah Molloy and Kym McGrath, Greystones won the first round.
The rain started about the same time as the second game. Ten players and no subs, with Greystones fielding a complete new team, Navan were under serious pressure. Lia MacEwan played scrumhalf with Katie Kearney playing at outhalf. Lucy Delaney made some decent breaks with Olivia Finnegan and Lillian Brady, starting to stand out as serious ball carriers. Despite their efforts, Greystones won the second game.
Third game started, and the Navan crew started playing better despite facing fresh opposition once again. The game was at two tries all. Olivia getting on the scoreboard for Navan. Sarah and Kym made great runs for Navan. Once again, we were unfortunate, with Kym having to leave the field with a hand injury. The remaining nine, dug deep and managed to hold Greystones to a draw.
Disappointing results but a brave performance by the Navan girls. They beat Greystones at home in Navan, lost to them this Sunday in Greystones, but are looking forward to settling the score in Tullamore at the Aviva blitz shortly.