Match Reports - G4M

G4M on tour - February 26, 27 & 28 2016

The fun and frolics started in Dublin airport when we were mistaken for the Grand Slam Irish Ladies Rugby Team in the departure lounge.   This was not just due to our obviously  well toned athletic physiques but also to us being dressed in our club hoodies which attracted great attention and admiring glances!  (and even a few free drinks from the suitably impressed Coole Swan drinks promotion staff)

Our match was fixed for 12 noon in the VUB and we arrived in good time in glorious sunny weather which gave us plenty of time for warm up!   We started strongly and scored the first point almost immediately.  The second half continued in the same vein with points from Claire Roberts, Erica Byrne, Michelle Colgan and Sam O’Sullivan.  The opposition were forced to draw on the youth and strength of their senior team but we finished the second half still a point to the good.

Belgian GAA ladies sportingly helped us celebrate the weekend with a post-match showering of Champagne on the pitch and a presentation of delicious Belgian chocolates from Godiva and Leonidas.

We finished the weekend with plenty of sightseeing and rehydration!

National G4M and others Blitz - October 17 2015

The G4M team headed off to their blitz in Portmarnock last Saturday proudly sporting their new Jersies sponsored by Gowan Motors.  31 counties were represented in the blitz with over 100 clubs taking part.  Foxrock Cabinteely were placed in a group with teams from Down, Kilkenny, Waterford, Galway and Tipperary. 

After a vigorous warm up with Ireland’s Mr Motivator, Richard Clifford, we lined out for our first match against St Anne’s of Waterford.  Foxrock Cabinteely won this match well but were brought back to earth in the second match being beaten by Ardfinnan of Waterford.  The third and fourth matches against Thomastow of Kilkenny and An Fhairche Clonbur of Galway were close affairs with Foxrock Cabinteely wining one and losing one.  Our final match of the day was against Saval of Co Down.   This was a very tight match finishing in a one point win for Foxrock Cabinteely.

Foxrock Cabinteely Gaelic4Mums team are always looking for new members.  No previous experience is necessary.  Training every Tuesday night in Loreto Foxrock at 8pm.