Every member of the team played their part in each score with defence clearing the sliothar long and wide creating perfect scoring opportunities for the forwards who battled the mattock Rangers defence lines with grit and determination…. Many thanks to all those who support our players throughout the season! In particular to their mentors Martha Reilly and Aisling Halpenny for their dedication to the team, to Martha for the brilliant match report, and to the family and friends without whom days like this would not be possible.
We’d like to thank our nursery mentors, Lorraine Forde, Amanda Treadwell, Noleen Kerley, Ursula Matthews, and Gary Dromgoole (Juvenile Chairperson), whose hard work and dedication throughout the year have made such a massive impact on this squad, and for that, we are forever grateful. To our senior players, a massive thanks for assisting with the final training session and for the presentation for an unforgettable morning for our youngest members.
It just was not to be for the men’s footballers, who lost out by four points to Cooley Kickhams, whose experience, and having played in last year’s decider proved invaluable. However, the Philipstown men did themselves justice, and can be proud of their efforts, as they pushed Cooley all the way, despite playing in a division below their opponents.