The University of Birmingham Gaelic Football 2s were defeated by a clinical St Mary’s side. The division 1 runners up struck early on, chalking up a 5-point lead within minutes of the throw in. Birmingham were pinned in from their own kick outs before improving from the sluggish start and taking a couple of scores once the midfield got up and running.
In the second half Birmingham performed much better with Dan Boyce and Tom Earl taking points. Some nice play through the midfield showed positive signs for when the team play weaker opponents. Daragh Callan had an admirable debut as a goal keeper making crucial saves to keep the score respectable.
Final Score: Birmingham 0:8 (8) – 5:16 (31) St Mary’s
A story of success for our ladies team, returning from their tournament in London after winning both of their matches.
The day kicked off with a challenge for the Birmingham ladies, up against last year’s division 1 winners, St Mary’s. The match was tightly contested throughout, with the lead changing hands many times. One of the standout moments came from a long range free kick by Edel Leydon, who curled the ball beautifully off of her right foot sailing over for the score, securing the win for Birmingham.
It was the second match of the day against Birmingham’s biggest rivals, University of Coventry, that the ladies really showed off their talent. The ball remained securely in the hands of the forwards for the majority of the match, with a number of notable scores from coach Niamh Bradley and captain Kate Hunnisett. On the rare few occasions that Coventry were able to break through the strong defence back line, Birmingham had no reason to panic, with Mary-Kate Gonzalez-Proctor making her debut in goal and proving to be a great new addition to the team.
This weekend’s success gives the ladies huge momentum going forward for their remaining fixtures!
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