Sunday 21 July 2019

Top day at Laochra Óg's Féile na nGael

Macroom Matters

Laochra Óg Feile Team 2019 ready for action
Laochra Óg Feile Team 2019 ready for action

John Delea

Laochra Óg Round-up - Laochra Óg hosted their first ever John West Féile na nGael last Saturday and indeed it was a great success.

Kilmessan representatives were blown away by the hospitality, the work put in by the club and attention to detail. The host families were from the team players' homes which was excellent and showed the appreciation and the buy-in of the parents of Laochra Óg hosting the event.

Everyone involved with the U14 hurling team want to thank all involved in making it happen. The feedback from parents and, most importantly, the players was very positive.

They had a great weekend, made some new friends and happy memories.

There were thanks too to Colàiste Gobnatan for the use of their facilities which never looked better and to The Mills for hosting the barbecue and refreshments and sponsor M & J Kelleher Ltd - MJK Oils.

Meanwhile the latest club development draw took place at The Mills, Ballyvourney on Saturday evening. The winner was Moya Knowels, Clonakilty who won €420. The sellers were Mary Kelleher and Mary T Corcoran. Thanks to everyone who supported the draw. The next draw will take place on June 17.

Last Wednesday Laochra Óg's U15 camogie team came out on top in a very close game against Millstreet in Kilnamatyra. It was a challenge game and both teams put on a great display. Laochra Óg showed fantastic teamwork, great passes, striking and scoring, and some super saves from their goalkeeper.

Well done to all the girls, and best of luck to both teams for the rest of season.

Meanwhile, in Teerbeg a mixed boys and girls ground hurling / camogie blitz was held with children from Muinefliuch, Reenanirree, Carriganima and St Joseph's Girls' School in Macroom. This blitz marked the end of another season of coaching in the local national schools by Liam Slattery. Over 40 children and teachers attended and it was fantastic to see all the schools mixing as these pupils will all eventually attend second level school together.

There were thanks for Teresa Twomey, Deirdre Dugan, Marguerite Murphy, Lorraine Nash and referees Lauren and Caoimhe.

And on Saturday Laochra Óg held their first U10 Camogie blitz of the season on Saturday morning in Ballyvourney with over 80 girls taking part from Ballinora, Cloughduv, Aghaboulage and Ballincollig, along with their own young warriors. The future is certainly bright for Cork Camogie with the skill on show.