Last weekend, the sun shone and brought a full mix of emotions for our BSJ 2007G tribe. After home matches in Round 1 of their league, our u14 As were away to Naomh Barrog and or u14Bs were away to Erin Go Bragh.
On the field, the 2007-Beamers played camogie v Erin Go Bragh in Ongar. It’s often an extra challenge when playing ‘1-team clubs’ and so it proved last Sunday. However as the coaches emphasised afterwards “they played their hearts out and we are immensely proud of them”. We ask of nothing more!
2007-Alphas went out to Naomh Barrog and had a really competitive Div1 camogie match. It was all-level at half time and all to play for. Barrogs did get the extra scores in the second half winning 1-8 to 1-4. Again, each BSJ girl gave every ounce to every play. Incredibly, it was this BSJ teams first loss in 19 months, so we will reflect, grow and go again.
U14B Match Report. BSJ B v Erin go Bragh, Division 7, Sunday 27th July 2021
Another brilliant performance from a brilliant group of girls, with the result show just how far we have progressed as a team over the last 12 months. All the girls battled hard, gave 100% and there was some great skills on show. Against a one team club, the Beamers did great, restricting them to 3 goals and a point in the first half, and 3 goals and some wind assisted points in the second half. Each score needed a maximum effort from Erin Go Bragh in this hard fought game.
Many a team would have left their heads drop, but our girls battled right to the end. This time last year such a team would have scored double digit goals and points against us. So the fact that we were able to keep the score line as it was is an amazing achievement. We had a super showing from our rotating goal keepers, Kate, Anna, Caoimhe and Chloe. Ciara was as solid as usual at both full back and half back. With Lucia, Kate and Grace backing her up at different times, we have a formidable full back line at our disposal.
Abbie, Ellie, Layla and Alex denied them point opportunities consistently in the half back line. Caoimhe in midfield won some great ball and carried it up the field. Our half forward line made the most of their chances, with a highlight being the speed that Chloe soloed the ball up the right-hand touch line, so fast that my eyes could barely keep up. And our impact subs did exactly that. My only regret is that we couldn’t get more ball to our full forwards to show what they are capable of.
A few things to work on in training, getting the ball to hand quicker, not holding back on our air strikes (so as not to hurt the blocking player, sometimes I think they are too nice), but nothing that can’t be ironed out in training. Well done all, there will be many better days ahead.