Girls’ Rugby

On Tuesday the 25th October, the Magh Ene Senior Girls competed in the provincial finals of the GX7’s and the second year in a row qualified as one of the Ulster representatives in the All Ireland Final Series in Dublin on Nov 10th. It is a huge achievement for the girls. The day started out with a tough fixture against Royal College Armagh. The girls started very slowly and lost one of their star players Claire Sheerin to injury. However the girls dug deep and and came from behind to dig out a 4-3 win. Kerri Mc Gloin, Megan McGee and Rachel McGee scored the tries. The girls went into the second game as favourites against Fivemiletown College but again started slowly. Aisling McSharry was the best player on show before succumbing to injury but the rest of the girls stepped up and eventually ran out comfortable 6-3 winners. Kerri McGloin, Aisling McSharry, Megan McGee, Rachel McGee and Naoise McCarron were the try scorers.  The last game was a dead rubber as both teams had qualified. Magh Ene put out an inexperienced Magh Ene College side against a quality team in Monaghan College. Despite brave performances by Fahima Rahman, Martha Cosgrove, Amy Nelson and some quality touches by Rozarah Glenane in her first tournament Magh Ene lost out 4-1 with the impressive Rachel McGee getting a great solo try.
Magh Ene Senior Squad: Kerri McGloin(c), Aisling McSharry(vc), Megan McGee(vc), Alison O Connor, Claire Sheerin, Michaela O Reilly, Amy Nelson, Martha Cosgrove, Fahima Rahman, Rozarah Glenane, Rachel McGee, Alannah Hamrogue, Chloe Deegan.
Also playing on the day were the Girls Rugby Junior squad. All the girls got lots of game time to gain experience and they thoroughly enjoyed the day. Thanks to Ms. McCarron and Bobby Murray for taking the the team. The girls came home with a very respectable record of 1 win, 2 draws and 1 loss. They missed out on the final by a point. Best on the day for the Juniors was Abi Barrett, Maria McLoughlin, Rachel Moore, Rebecca McGuinness and Melissa McGowan. The team was captained by Chloe Menarry, Ann Marie Roberts and Kate Barrett. Thanks to Mr. Reilly, their coach for the match analysis.

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