LADIES GAELIC FOOTBALL

Since 2014 we compete in the Munster Post Primary Schools competition at Senior level and at Junior level we compete in the Cork Post Primary Schools competition. In 2016 a new competition was established for 1st year girls in which we made it to the knock out stages. At Senior level in Munster we are currently graded C, and have a good record in making it to the semi-finals of this competition since its inception, but the elusive championship win still awaits. The standard in Munster is higher than that within the county, naturally, but given the success of the Kinsale Junior & U21 ladies teams in 2016, hopefully the wait will not be a long one.

At Junior level in Cork we compete in the B grade and have won County titles in 2015 and 2014 at this level. The first year competition is graded according to the number of girls in the school and this made it challenging for us in 2016 as on paper we have a big number of girls, but given the many sports on offer in Kinsale Community School, not all of those interested in playing sport choose football. Despite this, the girls gave a good account of themselves and hopefully they will continue to play ladies football and girls from different clubs will gel together and continue to represent KCS proudly over the next number of years.

Prior to 2014 we had unprecedented success in the Cork Vocational Schools competition and worked our way up from the 'C' grade at Senior level to competing in the 'A' grade at all levels in the latter years of this competition. Restructuring of ladies football in Cork saw the end of this competition in 2013.  One of the stand out players during this time was Orla Finn, who is now a well established player on the Cork Senior Ladies football team and a household name. We wish her continued success at club and county level.

We are always very proud of our students who are selected to represent Cork on the intercounty scene, and there have been many down throughout the years. On occasion students have also been selected on the Munster Post Primary Schools team which competes at Senior cycle only.

Our representatives for 2016/2017 are as follows:

Munster PPS – Georgia Gould, Tracy McCarthy, Sadhbh O’ Leary.

Cork Minors – Juliette Cronin, Georgia Gould, Tracy McCarthy, Sadhbh O’ Leary.

Cork U16’s – Faye Ahern, Fiona Keating, Jenny Murphy, Dara Tyner.

 

You can keep up to date with all the latest fixtures and results by following @KinsaleCSGAA