On Saturday the 13th of April the Annual Marie Hoye and Caitriona McKeag 7’s tournament took place. As always, a great family day out was had and some of the top ladies football teams in country were in action with the aim of bringing either the much coveted Cup or Shield home to their clubs. Scores of spectators flocked to the football grounds on the North Circular Road to witness some of the finest teams battle for the Cup and also the Caitriona McKeag shield
16 Teams from the like of St. Peters, The Sarsefields, Donaghmoyne, Ballyhegan, Killoe and Emyvale to name but a few, graced the Clann Eireann pitches. Every team battled hard in adverse weather conditions, with none giving ground to their opponents. By day end the 4 teams to reach the respective finals were Ballyhegan Davitts and Armagh Harps in the Caitriona McKeag shield and in the Final of the cup met Emyvale and the host club’s nemesis Donaghmoyne.
Both finals produced epic football and all teams showed the reasons the made their finals. The Shield went to the Armagh Harps and the Cup along with £250 of sports vouchers (sponsored by Murphy’s Law) to Donaghmoyne.
Player of the tournament (sponsored by the GAA store) was awarded to Emyvale’s Therese McNally, who persistently produced standout performances throughout the tournament. The award was thoroughly deserved!
The Club would like to thank all 16 participating teams, everyone that volunteered and sponsored the event. The main winner of the day was the Southern Area Hospice as £500 has been raised for donation.