A huge congratulations to our U14 Ladies and their management team (Mike Barnett, Paula Howlett, Cillian Quinn & Sarah-Jane Hughes) who made club history last weekend as the first ever ladies team within Cumann Pheadair Naofa to become All Ireland Feile Semi-finalists!
The team, who played host to Taghmon Camross, Wexford, impressed from the first kick of the ball, winning both their Round 1 games on Friday evening in Ballymartin against a strong London side and Round 1 hosts, Ballymartin.
Following a close and sporting encounter with our Wexford visitors at home in Moygannon on Saturday morning, the young Blues boarded the bus for Mayobridge later that afternoon to compete in the Cup Quarter Finals. Buoyed up by the fantastic crowd of supporters who travelled from Warrenpoint to cheer them on, the girls were outstanding from the first blow of the whistle against a strong Clan na Gael, Louth side emerging victorious with a convincing win at the final whistle which was celebrated in true-blue style!
On Sunday morning, after a terrific send-off from our club rooms in Mary Street, the girls in blue made the hour-long journey to Ardee, full of excitement and promise, to compete in the Feile Cup Semi-final against Patrick Sarsfields, Antrim. Once again, the girls were greeted by a huge contingent of both Warrenpoint and Wexford supporters to cheer them on. Particularly touching was the guard of honour formed by our Feile visiting club, Taghmon Camross, Wexford, for our girls to walk through as they entered the pitch to begin the semi-final.
Despite their best efforts and a collective, outstanding team effort and performance, a place in the Cup Final just wasn’t meant to be and although bitterly disappointed this wonderful bunch of young blues rightly held their heads high, gracious in defeat, taking away many positives from their Feile weekend experiences.
A wonderful weekend of fun, friendship and football was enjoyed by all and our U14 Ladies can be very proud their Feile achievement! Best wishes for a speedy recovery to our own Katie Howlett who sustained a fractured finger and Wexford’s Chloe Doyle who sustained a broken collar bone over the course of the weekend.