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2017 Feile Competition

posted May 12, 2017, 8:25 AM by John O'Sullivan   [ updated May 12, 2017, 8:44 AM ]

Silverware for u14 Ruan Girls and  Camogie Stallworth Remembered 

    The Ruan Comogie club, with agreement from the NeilanFamily, sought to honour the memory of Janet Neilan for her efforts so generously given to the benefit of our club over many years. The opportunity to sponsor a county competition was available and deemed an appropriate memorial. 

Therefore the inaugural Janet Neilan Memorial Feile C Competition was hosted by Ruan on Saturday 29th April. The day saw 2 very high standard semi-finals play in a very competitive and sporting manner. The Banner girls had a 2 point victory over Broadford, while Ruan had a more comfortable margin in their win over Cratloe, 3:8 to no score.

    The previous weekend Ruan qualified for the semi-final with two hard fought wins in the qualifying round held in Tulla.

The final between Ruan and the Banner, being a rematch of a qualifying match, was a spirited competition where the teams were familiar with their opposition.

With deteriorating weather conditions, a constant cold hard breeze blowing across the pitch, slightly favouring the visiting team in the first half, and a goal each as the half time score,the game was finely balanced. However the Ruan girls were on top in all position on the pitch and the Ruan defence werenot allowing any scoring chances, the tenacity of their play and desire to compete was a joy, seeing them win any loose or broken ball. The banner goal came from a melee of ground hurling in the large square after 5 minutes from the start, however from that point on the Ruan goal never looked in danger

With 4 minutes to go in the 1st half the 4 goal hero, Aoife Glass, got her 1st goal of the final. 

    This settled the Ruan team which allowed them play with more flare when they took to the pitch in the 2nd half. The creative play from the midfield and half forwards set up the many scoring chances for Ruan, which in the end saw Aoife get 3 goals in the 2ndhalf. The breeze did impact the game making point scoring near impossible, so the final was a very different game to the semi-finals where point were the main fair. The final score Ruan 4:0 to the Banner 1:0.

When the game was over the Nielan Family were on hand to present the trophy in memory of Janet, to the winning and jubilant Ruan team. 

A proud day for Ruan, for both winning a county title, and for honouring one of their own in an event enjoyed by all attending.

Well done and congratulations to the U14 girls.

Ruan Team

Meadhbh CaseyMaria Jones, Emily Whelan, SinéadHastingsCiara O’Grady, Niamh GlassEve O’ConnorNeasa  AiniféinAoife Anderson

Kate FordeAisling MoloneyAoife Glass, Neasa  LachtnáinAine Jones, Aimee Mc DonaghAlannah Mulqueen, 

Mya O’MalleySummer O’Brien, Alanna Bolger