Girls U16 Div 4 Final - St.Brigid's(Kilcullen/Athgarvan) 3-11 Monasterevin 4-5 - Fri 4th Mayl 2012
St Brigids won a thrilling final, hitting the front for the first time with a last minute goal to secure a first county title for the combined Athgarvan/Kilcullen team in their third year as a combined unit. It was Monasterevin who got off to a flying start, with Aine Nash looking dangerous every time she got on the ball and quickly putting 2-2 on the scoreboard. With the wind behind them, Brigids then began to dominate and clawed back to level pegging, mainly thanks to seven points from the trusty left foot of Kildare U14 county player Samantha Cullen. A late point from Monasterevin meant they led 2-3 to 0-8 at half time. The second half saw Monasterevin once again taking control. With Aine Nash being well shackled by Brigids’ Laura Quigley, it was Aoife Stapleton who took up the scoring responsibility for Monasterevin with two sublime left foot strikes, while the Brigids keeper Lauren Hurley made a number of vital saves to keep the score down. With ten minutes to go Monasterevin were ahead by 4-5 to 0-8, but then came a fight back of epic proportions as a long-range goal from Kate Quigley was followed by points from the excellent Daire Smyth and Samantha Cullen. Kayleigh Humphries had been securing vital possession throughout for Brigids and finally found her scoring range with a goal and a point to tie the match up with two minutes to go. Then Brigids centre back Nikki Dowling stormed forward to blast a rocket into the top corner with virtually the last kick of the game to break Monasterevin hearts. In truth, football was the winner in a high quality game played in a great spirit and expertly refereed by Eoin Clifford which neither side deserved to lose. But it was St Brigids’ joint captains Daire Smyth and Samantha Cullen, who along with Monastservin’s Aine Nash and Aoife Stapleton, were the match’s outstanding players that lifted the trophy amidst jubilant celebrations from the Brigids girls, all 21 of whom had contributed to an outstanding unbeaten season.
Girls U16 Div 4 Semi-Final - St.Brigid's(Kilcullen/Athgarvan) 4-5 Rathcoffey 2-7 - Sat 21st April 2012
The girls had a great semi-final win over Rathcoffey winning by 4-5 to 2-7. On the scoresheet were Kayleigh(3-2), Sarah(1-0), Sam(0-3). The defence was also outstanding.
Girls U16 Div 4 -St.Brigid's(Kilcullen/Athgarvan) 7-6 Kilcock 3-4 - Mon 9th April 2012
The girls had a great win over Kilcock by 7-6 to 3-4. The goalscorers were Daire, Roisín, Kayleigh, Kate and Nikki, with points being chipped in by Daire, Kayleigh, Sarah and Kate. It was a brilliant from all 15 girls, the backs performed well, while Lauren made some excellent saves. They now have 3 wins from 3 with 1 game to go.