Westport GAA

Westport Girls get 3 in a Row

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Westport Underage with a league semi-final, League Final, and 2 Under 12 Final Days, which resulted in 2 cups and a Shield, not bad for a weekends work.

,

Westport Under 12 Lions

,

Westport Lions headed to Kiltimagh on Sunday the 16nth of June to play Claremorris in the Division 1 Shield semi-final.  After Westport Lions beating Claremorris  4-06 to 1-00, scores coming from Aishling Browne(2-01), Amy Hastings(1-02), Orla Brogan(1-00), Aishling Sammon(0-01), Amy Geraghty (0-01) and Michelle Treacy (0-01), taken from a 45.  It was set to be a great final against Westport Lions and Parke/Kellogues/Crimlin as this would be the third time this year that the two teams would meet.  With Parke taking the first victory back in march and the two teams held to deadlock in may, this final could have gone anyway.  In the first half Parke took the first 2 points with one point coming from Amy Hastings, both teams went in at half time with just a point in it.  With the start of the second half, Westport got of to a flying start with Aishling Browne lifting the roof of the net.  Parke did not let this deflate them as they came back at Westport with 2 more points.  After a long ball was kicked into the square, Aishling Browne got a fist to it and sent it into the back of the net again.  Parke came back at Westport once again with the ball just going over the crossbar ,on any other day it could have easily gone into the net.  A free was won 20 yards from Parke goal and Amy Hastings put it into the back of the net.  Westport then won the ball from a kickout ,as it was kicked right back in to Parkes back line and lead to a 45 which was taken by Katie McLoughlan who put the ball into the back of the net in the dyingn minutes, it sealed the game for Westport and they took victory and the Division 1 shield home.

,

Westport 4-01  Parke 0-05

,

Panel: Lauren Burke, Orla Brogan, Aishling Browne, Amy Burke, Ailbhe Fitzsimons, Sophie Flynn, Amy Geraghty, Kayleigh Geraghty, Amy Hastings, Cáit Heneghan, Katie Hogan, Eva McCormack, Kerri Mchale, Katie McLoughlan, Libby Mortimer, Emma Murphy, Mairead Murphy, Anna O’Riain, Helen Tierney, Michelle Treacy, Catherine Walsh, Danielle Walsh, Aishling Sammon.

,

Managers: Pat Walsh, Ger Hastings

,

Mentors:  Breege Sammon, Monica Hastings

,

Westport Under 12 Tigers
The Division 3 Semi-Final:  Having finished first out of eight teams in their division in the U12 League, our U12 Div. 3 team ‘Westport Tigers’ came away from Ballyhaunis this afternoon County Champions after defeating Ballyhaunis in the Semi Final and St. Mary’s in the Final.  In glorious sunshine, Westport Tigers dominated the Semi Final to lead 0-4 to 0-0 at half time. In the second half they added another three goals and a point and held a strong Ballyhaunis side to a goal and a point to win on a final scoreline 3-5 to 1-1.  The girls continued their good form against St. Mary’s in the Final. It was a tough battle all around the field with every ball being keenly contested. A great team performance against a fine St. Mary’s side resulted in a well deserved win for Westport Tigers. Final Score: 2-03 to 0-0.

,

Panel: Aoife Lavelle, Aoife Roache, Bebhinn Askin, Catheriona Corcoran, Ciara Walsh, Clare Murray, Cliodhna O’ Connell, Eabha Cawley, Eimear O’ Malley, Elisha Gannon, Ellen Noonan, Ellie Ryder, Eve McHale, Fiona Bree, Joanie Brady, Kate Moran, Kate Scahill, Katie Coughlan, Megan Nugent, Mia Warde, Niamh Madden, Rachel Browne, Rachel Flynn, Regina Corcoran, Saoirse Gannon, Shona Cawley, Zoe Cunniffe.
Manager: Davie Walsh
Mentors:  Bernie Walsh, Margret Derrig and Noirin Moran

,

 

,

Westport under 14 A

,

Westport Ladies contested thier first proper county final of the season on saturday evening the 16h of june in Mayo Abbey, where they took Charlestown in the Under 14 Division 1 League Final.  Westport Having already won the Féile competition had a point to prove, that they are the best team in Mayo.  The management and the girls knew going to Mayo Abbey that this would be difficult as they had lost to Charlestown in the league with a scoreline of 5-06 to 3-08, could they turn around a 4 point loss?

,

The game was played on a perfect pitch (all credit to Mayo Gaels) in near ideal conditions, except for a breeze blowing from left to right, it was’nt to strong but it worked in Westports favor for the first half.  From the start of this game it was obvious this was going to be a close game, with Charlestown playing a more physical direct style of football.  Charlestown did not intend to let Westport  play the game, and this was evident in the way that they targeted Westport’s playmaker Ciara Moran as she was pulled down for 4 out of 5 plays on the ball.  On one of these occasions she was tripped from behind, which is a yellow card offence, but none was shown.  The game went back and forth until Charlestown opened the score with a point in the opening 3 minutes.  This is the only time in the game that Charlestown went ahead.  Westport replied within 6 minutes with a point and then dominated the game for the next 10 minutes.  Westport could have been the masters of thier own downfall as they were very waistfull in front of the goal , missing 4 good chances before getting thier second score a goal, but credit to Charlestown they replied with a goal of thier own and missed a penality.  Then Westport regrouped and responded with thier 3rd goal of the half, But Charlestown finished the half the stronger with a goal and a point before the whistle was blown, leaving the half time score, Westport 3-04 to Charlestown 2-02.

,

The second half continued in similiar style to the first half but Westport were coming under pressure as the wind aided the direct style of Charlestown as they began to pay dividends when they moved the physical presence of thier number 11 Shannon Cassidy into the full forward position and played the long ball into her.  This move yielded 2-02 for Charlestown after having what the Charlestown support called a ‘perfect goal’ disallowed when the said Cassidy tried to run through the Westport keeper to score but a free out was giving for charging.  One of the Charlestown goals came from a rebounded penality shot which was exellently saved by Aoibheann Lally while she was still recovering from the ‘steam rolling’ of a few minutes previous.

,

 

,

Sarah Lavelle was playing deep in defense now and cutting off the supply of high ball to Cassidy but some of her pressure releaving kicks were poorly directed and gave Charlestown back the advantage but from the  balls that did reach thier target Westport moved the ball down field to score 1-02 and although Charlestown had the final say on the scoreboard when John Doyle blew the final whistle ,

,

Final Score Westport

,

5-06 to Charlestown 5-04.

,

Best for Charlestown were Jennifer Seville, Heather Johnson, Chelsea Doherty and Shannon Casidy.

,

Best for Westport were Jessica Ryan, Sarah Lavelle, Saoirse Ludden, Emily Costello, Lisa Smith and my choice for player of the match was Catherine Walsh.

,

Management; Sean McGarry

,

Mentors: Trish Hogan, Sandrine O’Donnell, Geraldine Staunton, Jacqueline Lavelle.

,

 

,

Westport Under 14B

,

Well Done to Westport Under 14B Girls Who played Achill in a challenge match on Friday evening last.  It was a lovely evening in Achill with no rain in sight which obviously worked in the girls favor.  
Westport 1-08  Achill 1-00

,

Management: Tony Keane, Anita Carroll