St Louis CS Kiltimagh

  • Head coach of the Ireland Under 16 women’s team, Karl Kilbride, has today announced his final roster of 12 players for this summer’s FIBA Under 16 Women’s European Championship Division B which will take place in Montenegro from August 16th to 25th, 2018.

    Speaking about the announcement, Coach Kilbride stated: “This is by far the toughest decision I've ever had to make. As a coach, over the 18 months of the programme, you develop a bond with the players, so to tell a player their journey has ended at the final hurdle is very tough. There have been many sleepless nights in the last while.

    “We had a big problem - and it was a great problem to have - in that we have 16 incredible players and we would have been happy - and counted ourselves lucky - to bring any of the 16 to Montenegro. Every one of them has done everything we've ever asked of them from day one. They couldn't have done any more or worked any harder and they should be so proud of all they've put in and how far they've come. For those who didn’t make it, I really hope they use the experience and channel it into them continuing to work and improve in order to make sure that the next time, they will get that one step further.

    “The team we picked are the 12 players that we feel give us the best chance at having a successful European Championships. For those 12, the hard work has only just begun and they have a gruelling four months ahead of them between now and August - but from what we've learned of them over the last 18 months, that's a task they're more than up for.

    “I know I say this every time, but I'm genuinely blown away on a weekly basis with the work they put in and the dedication they show. It's a real honour to be able to work with a group like this. With around seven training sessions between now and when we leave, we have a lot of work to do; but as a management team, we couldn't be more excited for the task ahead.”

    ENDS

    The final 12 players selected are:

    Abigail Rafferty, St Patrick's Academy, Dungannon, Tyrone Towers

    Ciara Byrne, Scoil Chriost Ri, Portlaoise, Portlaoise Panthers

    Erin Maguire, Ulidia Integrated College, Carrickfergus, Ulster University Elks

    Fatimah Akorede, Coláiste Chiarain, Leixlip, Liffey Celtics BC

    Gillian Wheeler, Cross & Passion College, Kilcullen, Portlaoise Panthers

    Hazel Finn, St. Louis, Kiltimagh, Maree BC

    Kate Hickey, Mercy, Waterford, Waterford Wildcats

    Lisa Blaney, Jesus & Mary Salerno, Salthill, Maree BC

    Sabhbh Edwards Murphy, Kilrush Community School, Limerick Celtics

    Shauna Dooley, Scoil Chriost Ri Portlaoise, Portlaoise Panthers

    Sinead Boyle, Manor House, Raheny, Killester BC

    Síofra O’Shea, Coláiste na Sceilge, Cahersiveen, Cahersiveen BC

  • RICHARD BEREKELEY’s Schools select will jet off to the UK next weekend as they take on the powerful Lionesses’ in the annual Invitational Friendly in Stafford Town FC which is scheduled to kick off on Saturday, March 10 (3pm)

    This will be the fifth occasion that both teams have competed in this event with England enjoying the upper hand winning three of the previous four bouts.

    Lorraine Counihan’s crew enjoyed a late flourish to secure their first ever victory last season in the AUL Complex. Substitute Sophie Liston (Scoil Mhuire agus Íde, Newcastle West) was the hero that afternoon with the match winner coming on the stroke of full time.

    The game seemed to be destined for penalties as Jess Brown’s equaliser was forced home six minutes from time which cancelled out Ballincollig CS pupil Zara Foley’s effort on 23 minutes but the Irish fought back to claim a historic win over an industrious English side.

    Next week’s encounter should prove equally testing as the Bob Docherty Cup is fast approaching. This competitive outing will provide both management teams with the opportunity for a final assessment of their squads ahead of the International meeting.   

    The English enjoyed a training session in PSV Eindhoven Academy a fortnight ago with a brace of inspiring performances to rack up two wins from two. The visitors defeated PSV Academy 2-0 in their first game and followed this up with a hard fought 3-2 victory, having fallen behind 2-0 in the opening exchanges. Both opponents were from an older age group which is further testament of the quality that the English possess in their armoury.

    Equally, the Republic of Ireland’s preparations have gone well. Debutant Berkeley got his campaign off to the perfect start with a 2-1 triumph over their counterparts from Northern Ireland a fortnight ago. Palmerstown student Jessie Stapleton opened the scoring for the hosts eight minutes in. With a quarter of an hour played, Lucy Andrews netted the equaliser. However Claregalway substitute Kate Slevin popped up twenty minutes from time to secure the match winner.

    The Republic of Ireland will retain the services of Presentation SS, Thurles student Aoibheann Clancy who picked up the Player of the Match accolade following her heroic display for the Schools select in the same fixture twelve months previous. She will be re-joined by Anna Fahey (St. Paul’s SS, Oughterard), Kate O’Dowd (St. Nathy’s College) and Muireann Devaney (St. Clare’s CS, Manorhamilton) as well as the newbies in the squad who have all impressed so far this season.

    A victory for the Irish away from home would be a massive boost for the Republic of Ireland as they keep their attentions on the Bob Docherty Cup in Belfast at the end of the month.

    REPUBLIC OF IRELAND | Therese Kinnevey& Anna Fahey (St. Paul’s Secondary School, Ougherard), Kate Slevin& Shauna Brennan (Claregalway College/Coláiste Bhaile Chláir), Kate O’Dowd (St. Nathy’s College, Ballaghaderreen), Emer O’Neill (St. Louis Community School, Kiltimagh), Muireann Devaney (St. Clare’s Comprehensive School, Manorhamilton), Ellen Molloy (Presentation Secondary School, Kilkenny), Abbie Clarke (Muckross Park College, Donnybrook), Della Doherty (Coláiste Iosagain, Portarlington), Leah Hayes Coen (Scoil Mhuire agus Íde, Newcastlewest), Aoife Horgan (St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Ballybunion), Emma O’Donoghue (Coláiste Muire, Ennis), Aoibheann Clancy (Presentation Secondary School, Thurles), Kerry Brown (Moville Community College), Erin McLaughlin (Carndonagh Community School), Jessie Stapleton (Palmerstown Community School), Rugile AskaInyte (St. Mary’s Holy Faith Convent, Glasnevin)

    MANAGEMENT | Head CoachRichard Berkeley(Sancta Maria College, Louisburgh)Coach Karen Byrne (St. Ultan’s National School, Navan) GK CoachScott Gaynor (Presentation SS, Wexford) Performance AnalystEmma Mullin (IT Sligo),  Kit Person Karen Henry (Mulroy College, Milford), PhysioAoife Burke.

    ENGLAND | Lana Timson, Kiya Webb, Safia Paraiso, Ruby Hughes, Emily Slater, Amber Treweek, Kira Hockley, Sally Ann Hitchen, Emily Atkinson, Poppy Pryor, Tamara Abbie Wilcock, Alyssa Mae Aherne, Lauren Hart, Mia Ross, Libbi Mae McInnes, Mary Collier, Bebe Smith, Lily Jackson.

    JOHN READ CUP | PREVIOUS ENCOUNTERS

    YEAR

    RESULT

    VENUE

    SCORERS

           

    March 8, 2014

    England8-0 Republic of Ireland

    Maidstone United

    Brazil (45, 50), Russo (55), Stanway (60), Hughes (65), George (70, 72), Newsham (86)

    March 21, 2015

    Republic of Ireland 0-1 England

    Home Farm FC

    Miri Taylor (51)

    March 6, 2016

    England 1-0 Republic of Ireland

    Egerton FC, Cheshire

    Jody Hutton (35)

    March 12, 2017

    Republic of Ireland 2-1 England

    AUL Complex, Dublin

    Zara Foley (23), Jess Brown (63), Sophie Liston (70)

    March 10, 2018

    England vs Republic of Ireland

    Stafford Town FC

     

     

    Bob Docherty Cup | U15 Girls’ International Tournament

    Belfast, Northern Ireland

     

    Saturday, March 24, to Monday, March 26 

  • There was double joy for the West of Ireland in the FAI Post-Primary School’s First Year National Futsal Finals as St. Louis Community School, Kiltimagh  (Boys) and St. Attracta’s Community School, Tubbercurry, (Girls) swept up the honours in the Waterford IT Arena.

  • REPUBLIC OF IRELAND enjoyed a strong test against their Northern Ireland scholars in the AUL Complex on February 17th in Berkeley’s first competitive fixture of the season.

    A lively exchange in the first period saw both sides hit the woodwork in the early stages.

    With just eight minutes registered, up pops Palmerstown Community School pupil Jessie STAPLETON to slot home a rebound from close range on her second attempt following a superbly struck free kick from Captain Della DOHERTY of Coláiste Iosagain, Portarlington that rocketed off the crossbar.

    The hosts lead was short lived as Lucy Andrews cancelled out Stapleton on 16 minutes with a fantastic goal which landed in the far corner following a solid run down the left flank.

    It was level pegging at the break which gave both Coaches time to ring in the changes. Ennis star Emma O’DONOGHUE was brought on for Oughterard’s Theresa KINNEVEY while Moville’s Kerry BROWN slotted in for St. Clare’s student Muireann DEVANEY.

    While the North may have enjoyed much of the possession in the first half, it was Berkeley’s side that grew into the game with some delightful passages of play.

    With only a quarter of an hour left in proceedings, the Republic made a trio of substitutions which saw goalkeeper Rugile ASKAINYTE make way for Leah HAYES COEN. This was accompanied by the introduction of the dynamic pairing of Erin McLAUGHLIN and Kate SLEVIN for the industrious Ellen MOLLOY and Anna FAHEY.

    The Republic will travel to Stafford Town in less than a month’s time to face England in the annual John Read Cup. With this in mind, Berkeley made the final change to his crew as Della DOHERTY and Abbie CLARKE were withdrawn for Emer O’NEILL and Kate O’DOWD to impress three minutes later.

    With the redeployment of players across the park, it was second half substitutes Kate O’DOWD (St. Nathy’s College) and Kate SLEVIN (Claregalway College) who combined for the match winner. SLEVIN was only on the park five minutes before she was left with plenty of time in the box to compose herself to dink past sub keeper McHenry.

    The hosts delivered a confident display to see out the game and claim a nice win to kick start their Bob Docherty Cup endeavours.

    Northern Ireland have yet to confirm their final selection ahead of the International tournament which they will host at the end of March. Ryan Mullen and his staff will have plenty to ponder given that all 18 players featured this afternoon and provided an excellent challenge.

    For Berkeley and his 18 strong panel, it’s back to the training pitch. The squad will play Sharon Boyle’s U16s select in a closed session on March 3 while a week later, the students will hope to retain the John Read Cup when they make the trip across to the UK.  This will be the final outing before the Republic of Ireland head to Belfast for this season’s International meet.

    Ambassador Leanne KIERNAN was on hand to select our Player of the Match for this game. Kiernan featured for Bailieborough Community School in her academic years and played for the Ulster Interprovincial select in 2013/14. Similarly to this crop of players Kiernan has come through the Schools International ranks to feature heavily for the Women’s International Senior team in recent months. 

    Leanne was impressed with a few key players this afternoon but the accolade was deservedly awarded to Palmerstown stalwart Jessie STAPLETON for her sterling performance throughout the hour mark.

    REPUBLIC OF IRELAND | Rugile AskaInyte (St. Mary’s Holy Faith Convent, Glasnevin), Abbie Clarke (Muckross Park College, Donnybrook), Shauna Brennan (Claregalway College), Therese Kinnevey(St. Paul’s Secondary School, Ougherard), Jessie Stapleton (Palmerstown Community School), Aoibheann Clancy (Presentation Secondary School, Thurles), Aoife Horgan (St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Ballybunion), Della DohertyCAPTAIN (Coláiste Iosagain, Portarlington),

    Anna Fahey (St. Paul’s Secondary School, Ougherard), Muireann Devaney (St. Clare’s Comprehensive School, Manorhamilton), Ellen Molloy (Presentation Secondary School, Kilkenny)

     SUBS USED | Kerry Brown (Moville Community College) for Devaney (HT), Emma O’Donoghue (Coláiste Muire, Ennis) for Kinnevey (HT), Leah Hayes Coen (Scoil Mhuire agus Íde, Newcastle West) for Askalnyte (45), Erin McLaughlin (Carndonagh Community School) for Molloy (45), Kate Slevin(Claregalway College) for Fahey (45), Kate O’Dowd (St. Nathy’s College, Ballaghaderreen) for Clarke (48), Emer O’Neill (St. Louis Community School, Kiltimagh) for Doherty (48)

    MANAGEMENT | Head CoachRichard Berkeley (Sancta Maria College, Louisburgh) Coach Karen Byrne (St. Ultan’s, Navan) GK CoachDave Rooney, Performance AnalystEmma Mullin (IT Sligo),  Kit Person Karen Henry (Mulroy College, Milford), PhysioAoife Burke.

    NORTHERN IRELAND |Jenna Corry, Amie Hill, Leah McCauley, Shona Davis, Erin McGreevy, Fi Morgan, Teegan Lynch (Captain), Cora Chambers, Cora Morgan, Lucy Andrews, Rosie Zubier

    SUBS USED | Anna Wilson for McGreevy (HT), Cara Mervyn for Zubier (HT), Abbie McHenry for Corry (45), Rosie Thompson for McCauley (45), Katie Dickson for Andrews (45),  Leah Heaney for Morgan (45), Kathern McConnell for Davis (45).

    MANAGEMENT| Ryan Mullen (Head Coach), Michael Cooke (Assistant Coach), Martin Holland (Physio)

    U15 Girls’ International Schedule

    Training Camp

    U15 Schools v U16 FAI (closed session)

    Early March

    John Read Cup | U15 Girls’ International Friendly

    England vs Republic of Ireland

    Strafford Town FC

    Saturday, March 10, KO 3pm

    Bob Docherty Cup | U15 Girls’ International Tournament

    Belfast, Northern Ireland

    Saturday, March 24, to Monday, March 26

  • St. ATTRACTA’S CS, TUBBERCURRY, SLIGO (Girls) & ST. LOUIS CS, KILTIMAGH, MAYO (Boys) secured top spot at the FAI Post Primary School First Year Connacht Futsal Finals in IT Sligo yesterday. 

    The Tubbercurry outfit were defending Champions in the girls division so there was plenty of pressure on the host team to deliver on the provincial stage as they faced Dominican College, Taylor’s Hill in their opening clash. The new look side were inspiring and enjoyed a comfortable 5-2 victory over their talented opponents. Little did they realise that this would be the crucial game to decide the winner.

    St. Attracta’s dispensed of Manorhamilton crew St. Clare’s 3-0 while they dropped points in their penultimate game against St. Joseph’s SS, Foxford when they finished 3 apiece. The Sligo Champions refocused and came out 5-1 winners against Roscommon’s Mercy Convent with 10 points bagged.

    Dominican College were equally as impressive with three wins under their belts, the crucial defeat right at the start of proceedings ensured runners up spot on the day as they finished on nine points. Not a bad outing for the Galway girls.

    St. Attacta’s Community School will now look forward to the National qualifiers which saw them grab a silver medal last season in Waterford. Can they go one better on December 4? Carndonagh Community School who also qualified last season will be joining them as they came through the provincial ranks on Tuesday in Letterkenny. The Munster and Leinster deciders will take place next week to determine their opposition.

    St. Attracta’s had the unique opportunity of securing double Cup success as the boys lined out this afternoon. They were up against some solid competitors with defending Champions St. Joseph’s College, Galway also in contention. It was these two teams that kick started the event which finished scoreless. A rare result given the amount of goal scoring chances created by both teams. 

    Out of the ten group games, five ended in draws which left things interesting.

    The next game saw St. Louis CS finish all square with CBS Roscommon on a 2-2 scoreline but it was St. Attracta’s CS who got off the mark when they finish 4-1 winners against Mohill CC to take a slight lead in proceedings.

    The Bish drew two all then with CBS Roscommon while St. Louis pulled off a narrow 3-2 win over St. Attacta’s to claim a little momentum in the table.

    The Leitrim lads surprised the title holders when they came out 3-2 winners while St. Louis gained some confidence and took another value three points, this time as the expense of Mohill defeating them 4-1.

    Another two draws followed with St. Attracta’s and CBS Roscommon level with two each while St. Louis and the Bish shared the spoils in a six goal thriller. CBS Roscommon rounded off the day with a slender 2-1 victory over Mohill to take their tally to 6 points.

    With plenty of challengers dropping points to each other, it was St. Louis Community School who edged it on eight points with two wins and two draws. Runners up CBS Roscommon saw them pick up silver following one win and three draws in the drama filled outing.

    St. Joseph’s College finished with five points secured, and thus relinquished their provincial crown as well as ambitions at National level which saw them finish fourth last season. No doubt, the Kiltimagh squad will relish the opportunity afforded to them to progress to the next stage. Ulster Champions, St. Columba’s College, Stranorlar booked their place in the showcase when they came through their qualifier on Tuesday. The duo will now await the winners of the Munster and Leinster competitions next week when they take to the courts.  

    LIST OF PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

     

    GALWAY

    Girls | Dominican College, Taylor’s Hill

    Boys | St. Joseph’s College (the Bish)

     

    SLIGO

    Girls | St. Attracta’s Community School, Tubbercurry

    Boys | St. Attracta’s Community School, Tubbercurry

     

    ROSCOMMON

    Girls | Mercy Convent

    Boys | CBS Roscommon

     

    LEITRIM

    Girls | St. Clare’s Comprehensive School, Manorhamilton 

    Boys | Mohill Community College

     

    MAYO

    Girls | St. Joseph’s SS, Foxford

    Boys | St. Louis Community School, Kiltimagh

     

    POST PRIMARY SCHOOLS FUTSAL DATES

     

    Provincial Finals:

     

    Ulster                                   November 13                      AURA Leisure Centre, Letterkenny

    Connacht                            November 14                      IT Sligo

    Munster                             November 20                     Waterford IT Sports Arena

    Leinster                               November 21                      National Indoor Arena, Abbotstown (Girls)

    Leinster                               November 22                     National Indoor Arena, Abbotstown (Boys)

     

    National Final:                   December 4                      Waterford IT Sports Arena