The Peamount 2004 girls are in Sweden this week competing in the Gothia Cup. The event is huge with more 1700 teams competing from over 75 nations around the world boys and girls, at all ages. The Peamount girls had the honour of carrying the Irish flag during the opening ceremony in front of 55,000 people on Monday night. Peamount are currently through to the final 32 out of an initial 111 teams in the u15 Girls section. They won 2 and drew 1 in their group matches. Some of their games are being streamed live via the Gothia App downloadable from Playstore or iStore. Their next March is at 10.20 am Irish time against. Interesting competition stat: after just 3 days, more than 12,000 goals have been scored in 1,700 competition games!!!
Wonderful to see Peamount ladies continue to answer the call to represent at the Senior National and National Development levels, making selections to play for Ireland and Northern Ireland. With Aine O’Gorman and Karen Duggan recently stepping down from national duties, Niamh Farelly, Amber Barrett continue to represent the country, indeed Niamh was recently crowned FAI Under 19 Women’s Player of the Year.
Peamount are also proud to see the work and discipline of players rewarded at development ages by being called up to play for the U17, U16 and U15 Ireland Teams, and the U16 Northern Ireland Team.
Orla Prendergast and Della Doherty represented Ireland at U17 level in Scotland and Iceland.
Emma Ring, Jessie Stapleton, Hazel Cawley, Becky Watkins, and Della Doherty travelled to Belgium with the U16 Ireland team.
Orla Fitzpatrick, Maria Reynolds, Rebecca McMahon, and Jessie Stapleton travel to Spain to represent Ireland in the U15 Bob Docherty Cup.
Brianna Martin, traveled to Slovenia representing Northern Ireland at U16 level to play against Wales, Sweden and Slovenia.
Victoria Park, Tullamore is the venue tomorrow, 31st March, for Peamounts U14 and our U16s girls when they compete in the FAI All Ireland Finals. Its a tremendous feat for both teams to make the finals. Come on out to lend your support to the girls and get behind them as they push to secure the trophies.
Peamount came from behind in this evening’s opening WNL game, against a top flight Cork City Womens FC side, to secure all three points. After Cork City took an early lead, with Katie McCarthy, scoring in the very first minute – just 21 seconds into the 2019 season, Amber Barrett wasted no time in finding the back of the Cork City net when she scored on the seven minute mark! Midway through the first half, the legendary Aine O’Gorman put Peamount into the lead, during a goalmouth scramble, with another goal that proved to be the match winner. Well done Peas, 2-1, an absolutely fantastic start to the 2019 season!
Defribulator Course Please Attend - Thursday 7th (contact Bill 087 653 8252)
A defribulator training course is being run in the club this Thursday 7th March, 6.30-9.30pm. To attend, please confirm a place with Bill on 087 653 8252.
The club recently received three new defribulator units. We would like to train 32 volunteers in their use. The more people confident in their use the better for all our players and supporters. Parents, please put yourself forward for training.
In order to protect and extend the life of the newly relaid astro turf surface please be aware that only coaches and players are allowed onto the all weather pitch.
Further, only footwear with moulded plastic studs, as shown below, is permitted to be worn by anyone when on the pitch – no exceptions.
With your cooperation, we hope that Peamount players of all ages will enjoy many years of football before relaying is necessitated again. Thank you for making an effort.