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Rathmore Capture The Rose Hotel Division 1 U16 Title.

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An excellent performance saw Rathmore Ladies G.A.A take the Rose Hotel U16 Division 1 County title with a 4-14 to 1-11 victory over a spirited Castleisland Desmonds side at Fitzgerald Stadium last Thursday.
The scene couldn’t have been finer on a night that was perfect for football as both teams lined up behind the Killorglin Pipe Band before the game and paraded before the crowd.
Rathmore’s Susan Cahill had the ball in the back of the net after a mere 20 seconds and this set the tone for a dominant first half display. With Mary Collins flying at midfield and Maura O’Keeffe, Aoife Nagle and Cahill sparkling in the forwards, the excellent Danielle O’Leary struck for Rathmore’s second goal of the game on the 21 minute mark. Desmonds Jessie Cahill and Gemma Kearney were showing stout resistance in defence while Emma O’Regan was deadly accurate in this period scoring all of Desmonds 6 points. Half time score Rathmore 2-7 Desmonds 0-6.
Rathmore continued to dominate in the second half of the game and added early scores from O’Leary,Collins and Lily O’Brien. Desmonds continued to hang in there though and after Kearney and Sheehan added points, Grace Cahill struck for a very good goal. Rathmore’s Lauren O’Leary then pulled off an excellent save and from this point on her side took a very firm grip on proceedings. Mary Collins scored the goal that her fine display deserved, and Maura O’Keeffe,Maggie Buckley,Norma Leader and Collins again, shot over the bar. O’Regan added a brace of points for Desmonds but Aoife Nagle struck for her sides 4th goal to seal a well deserved victory.
Well done to both sides for a very sporting contest. For Desmonds it was the first time that this group of players competed at Division 1 level so they should be very proud of their efforts.
Rathmore proved that they are the kingpins of U16 ladies fiootball in the county and there is no doubt that if there was a Munster and National competition in the grade that they would go a long way towards winning those competitions as well.
Rathmore scorers;Aoife Nagle 1-3, Mary Collins 1-2, Maura O’Keeffe 0-5, Danielle O;Leary 1-1 (1f), Susan Cahill 1 goal, Maggie Buckley 0-1,Norma Leader 0-1,Lily O’Brien 0-1.
Desmonds scorers;Emma O’Regan 0-9 (5f), Grace Cahill 1 goal, Gemma Kearney 0-1, Aine Sheehan 0-1

Desmonds Claim The Rose Hotel Division 2 Plate.

The Rose Hotel U/12 Division 2 Plate Final
Castleisland Desmonds 3-11 Abbeydorney 5-3

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A power packed second half guided Castleisland Desmonds to the Rose Hotel Division 2 Plate title at
Ballyrickard last Tuesday night.

Abbeydorney U12s 18Abbeydorney u12s dejected
The high wind at the Tralee venue certainly played it’s part on proceedings, with both teams
dominating when they had the elements at their back. As it transpired Desmonds had the firepower
to make the best use of the gale, and their ability to take their scores when they were needed in the
second half propelled them to the title.
Abbeydorney dominated the opening exchanges and with made full use of the conditions with a four
goal salvo in the first half. Full forward Amy O’Loughlin was unstoppable during this period and slotted home 4 goals and a point as Desmonds struggled to cope with the Abbeydorney girl.
Erin O’Connor in goals, Robyn Cahill at centre half back and Keelan O’Sullivan at full back
were doing trojan work for the Castleisland side but points from Ruth O’Connor and Anna McCarthy pushed them further ahead.

When Desmonds did manage to get up the field, points from Seana Wilkinson, Amelie Kerin (2) and Amy Curtin kept them within touching distance of their opponents.
The Castleisland side were also thankful to a goal from Emily O’Donoghue, but they still found
themselves with a mountain to climb at the break as they trailed by 8 points, 1-4 to 4-3.

Desmonds had the wind at their backs for the second half and superb goals from Amelie Kerin and
Amy McCarthy set them on their way, while the hard working Kate O’Connor and Seana Wikinson
slotted over 3 points apiece. Abbeydorney struggled with the conditions but Roisin Quinn, Sadhbh Slattery and Anna McCarthy were performing well. Laura Falvey scored a good goal, but the Desmonds girls held on and came away with a 3 point victory.
Well done to both teams for an excellent game in very trying conditions.

General Manager of The Rose Hotel  Mark Sullivan presented the trophy to Desmonds captain Emma O’Donoghue.
Castleisland Desmonds; Erin O’Connor, Holly Horan, Keelan O’Connor, Hazel Burke, Deirdre
Moynihan, Robyn Cahill, Amy McCarthy (1 goal), Seana Wilkinson (0-4), Amy Curtin (0-1), Amelie Kerin(1-2),
Kate O’Connor (0-3), Emily O’Donoghue (1-1) Abigail Horan, Mary Kate Culhane, Emma O’Donoghue.
Subs; Aoife O’Leary, Rachel Horgan, Colene O’Callaghan, Michelle Burke, Anna Cox, Leah Burke,
Mairead Burke, Siobhan O’Mahony, Lucy McKenna.


Emma Leen,Orla Leahy. Roisin Quinn,Lauren Bowler, Jennifer Harty,Sadhbh Slattery,Ciara O’Connor,Ruth O Connor(0-1), Amy O’Loughlin (4-1), Lilly Gaynor, Clodagh O’Leary,Rebecca O’Mahony, Eva Costello, Anna McCarthy(0-1), Lisa Slattery. Subs Laura Falvey (1 goal), Grainne Carroll,Amy Cronin, Amy O’Sullivan, Faye Courtney, Sara Harris, Rebecca O’Dowd, Kerryann Moore, Rachel O’Donoghue, Ciara O’Brien, Kate Maunsell, Sophie McGowan, Laila Collins

The Rose Hotel And Kerry LGFA – A Winning Combination.

IMG_6378The Rose Hotel in Tralee came on board this year to sponsor the Kerry LGFA underage county leagues and all in Kerry Ladies football are most grateful for their help. A couple of weeks ago we held a photo shoot at the hotel and many thanks to the local print and online media outlets that helped promote the event.

The press release that the Rose Hotel released with the photograph really sums it all up ;

The Rose Hotel sponsors KLGFA Juvenile County League

The Rose Hotel are delighted to join forces with the KLGFA Juvenile County League as sponsors. At the launch event on Wednesday evening, Mark Sullivan, General Manager, said “The Rose Hotel are thrilled to be associated with the underage ladies county football leagues, we have a lot in common; the hotel is young and blossoming just like all the underage teams and we look forward to achieving great things together. Special thanks to all the U16 team , management and parents who joined us this evening. We wish all the teams every success in the coming months”.