It would have been nice, a week and a bit before our All-Ireland semi-final against the Kerrymen, to shake a metaphorical stick at the county by beating them in this afternoon’s ladies’ championship All-Ireland quarter-final but it wasn’t to be. Our girls were a goal down at the break in today’s match in Birr and two further goals from the Kingdom not long after the restart ended any hopes we might have had about progressing further in this year’s championship. In the end, the Kerry girls ran out easy winners, on a 3-11 to 0-10 scoreline (RTÉ match report here).
It’s a disappointing end to the campaign for the girls but, after all the convulsions the ladies’ game within the county has suffered in recent times, the year did see some success in the form of a welcome Connacht title win last month. That’s something tangible to build on for next year and hopefully we’ll soon see the girls once more holding their own with the best in ladies’ championship football.