20th May 2015

Well done and hard luck to our camogie team who lost their quarter final last week. Scoil Mhuire came up against a very strong opposition in Gaelscoil Inse Chóir and despite getting off to a great start with a brilliant Eva Bell goal in the first attack, we were up against it for most of the match. Everybody gave 100% effort and Scoil Mhuire can be very proud of all the girls. A particular well done and thank you to the girls in 6th class, for whom this was their last time to represent Scoil Mhuire. Many of them will have life long memories of their trip to Croker last year.


Well done too , to our junior boys’ team who were involved in a thrilling and high quality clash against Scoil Bhríde Ranelagh. This was a meeting of two unbeaten teams and it showed. Both teams went at it hammer and tongs from the first whistle and Scoil Mhuire led by 2 goals at half time. However, this was always going to be a difficult lead to defend as Ranelagh had the strong wind at their backs in the second half . The Lucan boys kept them out for a good while , thanks to some heroic defending by man of the match, Alex Hickey and some excellent saves by Killian Gormley. However, the pressure told in the end , and a few late goals broke the resistance of the brave Scoil Mhuire team .

Great performances all round. Apart from the two boys already mentioned, Seán Treanor played like someone who had been hurling for the past twenty years. Niall Higgins made some remarkable catches and clearances  and Jamie Hoey was rock solid. Conor Cooper delivere some great quality ball to his forwards and  Kevin Gormley was excellent at wing back. Gareth Kennedy is the type of lad you’d like to have beside you in a battle . He never stops going and is an inspiration to his team mates. Daniel Kane is fearless and throws himself into every tackle and clash as well as demonstrating some lovely stickwork. James Foley showed his usual deft skills and was very unlucky not to have scored a couple of goals. Luke Barbour continues to improve with every game and uses his strength to great effect.Cian Doyle came tantalisingly close to scoring , once again , and it is only a matter of time before he hits the net. Fionn Buckley worked tirelessly in a 2-man full forward line and could not have tried harder. Robert Keher returned from injury to put in his usual dynamic performance, chipping in with a lovely free in the second half.