18th May 2017
Last week saw our First Year Ladies Gaelic Football team participate in their last outing of the year as they took part in the Convent of Mercy’s annual First Year Blitz. There were six teams who attended the Blitz on the day; Scoil Mhuire Strokestown, Glenamaddy Community School, Athlone Community College, Carrick Community School, the Convent of Mercy and ourselves, Roscommon Community College.
The girls faced Strokestown and Ballygar in their group, with the top two teams making it through to the semi-final where they would meet the top two teams from the other side.
RCC started off exceptionally well, showing their impressive skills, teamwork and support play. Strokestown never seemed to get off the mark and in the end our girls had a comprehensive win. They then played Ballygar who fought extremely hard. It was a great game for our girls, one which forced them to work harder than they ever have. In the end, Ballygar was too strong for the RCC side and came out deserving winners, topping our group.
This result meant RCC faced their neighbours, the Convent of Mercy, in the semi-final. It was a game that showed our girls determination and motivation and one that highlighted just how much this group of girls will never give up. While they may have started off poorly, missing shots and not supporting each other, they were determined to finish as strong as they had started this blitz. Despite being down by a few goals at half time, they kept trying until the bitter end. Regrettably, in spite of their best effort, the girls were defeated, but only on a tight score line of 4-8 to 4-2.
It was an extremely enjoyable event, a great way to end the year. We wish all our players the best of luck in their club matches over the summer and hope those that only play in school will consider joining their local club to show off their great talents and improve their skills.