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Saval Gaelic4Mothers 2012 – A Tremendous Year

posted Dec 10, 2012, 1:14 AM by Saval Gac

Our mums’ football team goes from strength the strength. The ladies love their football but it is so much more than that. It is the social aspect and the camaraderie amongst the players so much so we have catch up time before every training session. The mums are a great bunch of ladies and are already making plans for 2013.    
Year Highlights                                                                                                                          Thursday 9th February – 1stTraining/coaching session of new season           

Saturday 17th May – Challenge game away to Tir Na nOg (Randalstown County Antrim)                                                                                                                                        

Saturday 16th June - Challenge game away to Drumragh Sarsfields (County Tyrone)                                                                                                                                         

Saturday 30th  June - Ulster Gaelic4Mothers & Others Blitz - Mid Ulster Sports Arena, Cookstown.

Sunday 8th July - Saval Annual 10k/5k – The mums’ team were out in force to support the club in the annual fund raiser / charity event.                                 

Saturday 21st July - Saval Invitational Gaelic4Mothers & Others Blitz. This was the club’s third year to hold their own blitz and it is now an established and popular event on the G4MO Calendar.                                                                   

Saturday 1st September Clann Eireann Blitz Lurgan.                                                                 

Sunday 9th September Tir na nOg Blitz Randalstown                                              

Saturday 15th September Davina Marks Memorial Blitz Newry Mitchels.     

Saturday 22nd September Slieve Donard Challenge –this was one of the many highlights of the year when a number of the team scaled the highest peak in the north. It was an eventful and fulfilling experience.                                                              

Sunday 30thSeptember - 7 aside soccer event - Newry Hockey Club the mums' team participated in their first soccer tournament on Sunday and put in big performances. It is something that we will do again. The tournament was in aid of the Track of the Foot Brain Tumour Fund.                                                             

Saturday 20th October National G4MO Blitz Portmarnock Once again the team participated in the National Blitz and it was a fantastic time for the ladies both on and off the pitch. The team won the photographic competition with Grainne the mascot.                                                                                                                                                   

Thursday 8th November -   At training the ladies tried out a new sport that of netball and did really well. We definitely will be doing this sport again.                                                                             

Thursday 6th December – Last training/coaching session of season
The manager Anthony Crozier would like to thank the following players for all their hard work over the year, not just the football but for the way they have contributed to club life: Aisling Crawley, Mary Crozier, Clare Cull, Una Downey, Sheelagh Duggan, Imelda Fearon, Theresa Fearon, Corinna Garvey, Cecilia Kerr, Phyliss Lennon, Andrea Magee, Michelle Murray, Mags McDermott, Moira McEvoy, Bernie McParland, Jenny O'Hagan and Rosaleen