St Mary’s GFC Girls team are the only club in Meath (Boys & Girls) to win a 2018 Féile Peile na nÓg Cup at the weekends National Competition. The last Ladies club in Meath to win a Cup was Simonstown in 2012.
On Sunday 2nd July, St Mary’s GFC Donore joined the history books by winning the Ladies Division 7 Féile Peile na nÓg Cup in a weekend of football, fun and new friendships. St Mary’s joined the LGFA in 2014 and has one of the smallest numbers in the County but their passion, determination and hard work ensured they were crowned All Ireland Féile Peile na nÓg Champions.
Comhghairdeas mór to their team of girls and coaches – Denagh Hughes, Aisling Hill, Barry Hughes and Eugene McLaughlin. St Mary’s know that young girls who lead active lifestyles like playing Gaelic Football tend to grow into Ladies who continue in that way, and encourage others to do the same with the importance of fun, friendships and health and fitness. “It’s not the team with the best players that win, it’s the players with the best team that wins”.
For a small club with a big club mentality, St Mary’s objective is to field an Adult Ladies team before 2021 and to bring home all the Adults Ladies who are currently playing with other local clubs. Well done to all involved in St Mary’s GFC Donore and we all look forward to more successes on and off the field in the near future.
St Mary’s Féile Panel
Beate Kadaka, Yasmin O’Brien, Emma Tully, Layarose Barnett, Kayla Kennedy, Louise Craven, (Captain Meaghan Greene), Katie Greene, Julie Greene, Emma Flynn, Ava McCormick, Erin Hughes, Kadie Gallagher, Ciara Moonan, Ellen Jackson, Katelyn O’Brien, Katie Rose White, Aine Farrell, Megan Kierans and Kelsey Bishop Cudden.