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The under 16 team from the school captured the county A title in Gaelic football on Friday 11th of May when they defeated Castletroy College convincingly on a scoreline of 5-15 to 3-5. The school has now won both the top trophies at county level in both under 16 and under 18 level. Full report and team to follow. Scorers on the day Jack Breen (1-3), Dylan Griffin (2-0), Jamie O Connor (0-4), Timmy Finnegan (0-3), Thomas Sexton (1-0), Kieran Foley (1-0), Eamon Prendiville (0-2), Jonathan Lyons (0-1), Cathal Broderick (0-1).
On Friday 27th. April the First Year Tag Rugby Team from Coláiste Íde agus Iosef, Abbeyfeale, brought home The Marie Hourigan Memorial Cup.The Team played five very competitive matches in the Tournament at The Young Munster Grounds .Tag Rugby has reached a very high standard in Colaiste Ide agus Iosef under the very dedicated coach , John Moloney. All players were presented with a medal and the Captain was presented with the Marie Hourigan Memorial Cup. We wish to thank Ciara Ronan from Laurel Hill for organising this competition.
Two students from the school featured on the Abbeyfeale team that won a Munster title during Easter.
Full match report below
Abbeyfeale Rugby Ladies Create History.Abbeyfeale 17-15 ClonmelIts onwards and upwards for this newly established ladies rugby team as they won the Munster Ladies Development League title in a hard fought battle against Clonmel on Sunday last. In only their second season this team are the first women’s team to win a title in the clubs history. The start didn’t go to plan for the team as they were first to concede on their home pitch in Abbeyfeale. Clonmel failed to convert. Things soon went to plan for Abbeyfeale as Lisa Hartnett went over the line for Abbeyfeales first of the day. Before the half time whistle Clonmel crossed the line for their second of the day failing to convert. First half ended with Abbeyfeale trailing by 5 points. Abbeyfeale started the second half as they did the first with fire and passion. Janet Garvey soon crossed the line for Abbeyfeales second try of the day. Scores were now level. Clomnel scored another again failing to convert. Abbeyfeale fought hard and their reward came as Lorraine Scanlon scored under the post for Abbeyfeales third try of the day which was converted by Brigid Cahill. Abbeyfeale now lead 17-15. The girls batted hard to retain their two point lead and kept clonmel at bay until the final whistle. Celebrations were soon underway as Abbeyfeale were presented their first cup. A great team performance and outstanding individual performances from every girl on the field. Player of the match was Janet Garvey who delivered another exceptional perforamce for this team. The team would like to thank John Moloney and Liam Herlihy for all their help and support during the season, those who supported them and came to the matches.
The very successful seaon for Colaiste Ide agus Iosef's senior Ladies football team came to an end last Saturday when they showed tremendous spirit in nearly toppling the hot favourites Loretto from Omagh in the All Ireland Final. Played in a very sunny Kinnegad, a large number of people came to support the new Community College, in most cases travelling in cars and busses for well over three hours to get there. Whatever happened they knew they would see history as no Limerick School had ever previously gone this far in the 'A' competition. The match started in Abbeyfeales favour with first point been scored by Eibhlis Dillon . However this was quickly cancelled out by the centre half forward for Omagh Nicola Donnelly. The nineteen year old Donnelly, who in her acceptance speech after the match spoke about how she had gone back to school specially for this purpose would prove to be the highest scorer on the day scoring a very impressive 10 points. After the first exchange of points the match continued in that fashion with Abbeyfeale never getting more than two points ahead. Laura Sheeran, Leanne Mangan and Tara Zgaga all scored points for Abbeyfeale. At the other end of the field Melissa Holland saved brilliantly two point blank shots but Omagh got points through Aideen Traynor, Nicola Donnelly and Fionnuala Conwell.. However with ten minutes left in the first half, Omagh finally took the lead from boot of Nicola Donnelly. This was a lead they would not again relinquish until very late in the second half. Another point from Donnelly was answered with a point from Laura Sheeran before Omagh's corner forward, Teri McCusker showed tremendous pace to turn and shoot a low unstoppable shot into the left hand corner of the net. This made it 1-6 to 0-5. Another point from Nicola Donnelly was answered by Shannon McAuliffe from Abbeyfeale. Leanne Mangan then pointed but the final score of the half went to Omagh and Teri McCusker leaving the half time score at 1-8 to 0-7. Abbeyfeale were the last to come back on the field in the second half and Loretto immediately set about using the strong wind to their advanctage with a point by Eva Hicks. Effective use of the short hand pass on two successive forays down the centre resulted in points for Abbeyfeale's Leanne Mangan and Mariah Stack. Terri McCusker responded for Omagh before Barbara Browne passed to Leanne Mangan for another Abnbeyfeale point to make it 1-10 to 0-10. Straight after this Abbeyfeale had their first real goal opportunity but Shannon Sheehan's point blank shot was brilliantly saved by Leah Lynch's right foot, in the subsequent scramble Shauna McAuliffe got a point to bring the deficit to two. However Nicola Donnelly answered with a point for Omagh to leave three points between the sides with twenty minutes to go. Then came a period of Omagh dominance. For the next ten minutes they would keep the ball in the Abbeyfeale half getting four points and also shooting five wides. Donnelly with three and Kerrie McGarrey getting on the scoresheet for Omagh. Despite been seven points behind Abbeyfeale heads didn't drop and in the 23rd minute they finally got the break they needed when Leanne Mangan soloed through from inside the 45 to shoot the ball into the Omagh net. Within a minute, after a very well worked passing movement, Shannon Sheehan got the second goal. Almost immediately on the kick out, Barbara Browne was fouled and up stepped Leanne Mangan to convert the free and make it level with just five minutes to go. However this was to be the end of the Abbeyfeale scoring and in those remaining minutes, Omagh showed maturity and experience in taking points, four in all to secure victory. Full forward Cara McCrossan got on the scoresheet scoring three of them before Nicola Donnelly scored the insurance point in the dying seconds. There was some consolation for the Colaiste Ide agus Iosef team though as captain Laura Sheeran was awarded player of the match for her trojan work out of centre field.
Coláiste Ide agus Iosef: M. Holland, C. Dalton, S. McNulty, S. Sheehy, S. Enright, S. Guiney, B. Browne, E. Dillon, L. Sheeran (c), T. Zgaga, M. Stack, S. Sheehan, S. McAuliffe. L. Mangan, R. Daly. Subs: L. O'Connell, A. O'Connor, K. O'Connor, S. McCourt, J. Scannell, M. Roche, M. Carroll, H. Morrissey, G. Browne, T. Mangan. Loreto Grammer Omagh. L. Lynch, C. McMenamin (c), T. McLaughlin, C. McNabb, A. Traynor, C. McQuaid, E. McCullagh, F. Conwell, E. Collins, C. McMahon, N. Donnelly, N. O'Neill, E. Hicks, C. McCrossan, T. McCusker. Subs: G. Quinn, K. McGarvey, S. McNabb, S. Tracey, S. O'Neill, C. O'Neill, S. McGowan, N. McGirr, S. McQuaid, B. Donaghy, F. Lynch, E. McAleer, S. Sheerin.
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