Bree was the venue for all of the GAA action today with both the boys and girls lining out for the Rackard League semi finals.
The girls put in a sterling performance and lead half time by 2 points. Bunclody exhibited great steel and determination and leveled within a few minutes of the second half. However, the exemplary mentoring by Ms. Hearne and Ms. Butler and the commitment and heart of the girls in the next 25 minutes is something that Piercestown and Murrintown could be proud of. They dug deep and much to the delight of the crowd on the sideline the ball was buried in the back of the net twice more securing a place in the final for the girls! Well done girls.
Following a win for Piercestown- Murrintown under the belt, the boys were next to take to the field. They faced Kilmuckridge in their semi final. The first ten minutes appeared to be quite even but by the half time whistle Kilmuckridge had stepped up a gear or two and were the stronger contenders. Unfortunately for the boys it wasn’t to be their day and as the final whistle blew all that was left to do was to shake the hands of the winning opponents. Heavy defeats are hard to take but as Ms. Walsh, Mr. Murphy and Mr. White told the team, their commitment, effort and games that brought us to the semi final were something they could be proud of. The boys will need to dust themselves off over night and get focused again as mini sevens semi finals await them on Thursday. Fingers crossed for a better result.
Many thanks to all parents and mentors involved with the teams. It takes great time, effort and organisation to be involved in Rackard League.
The girls final will be played post mid term. Training for the girls will take place on Tuesday at 11am during the mid term break up at the Martin’s pitch.