After a very tight and hard fought match against Brothers Pearse on 18 May in Greenford Green Isle’s next match of the season is Saturday 1 June at Forster Park. This will be our first home match of the season. Despite the scare from Brothers Pearse Green Isle are still unbeaten this season. Throw in is now at 12.30pm. Please aim to be at the ground by 11:30am. Lifts to the grounds will be arranged closer to the match. Lets all up our game to make sure we keep our winning streak going by putting our all into training over the next two weeks. We have Don back for training now so there’s no excuses for slacking off. LETS BE HAVING YOU GREEN ISLE!
The ladies from Green Isle Camogie will be hosting a race night in the Five Bells at 7.30pm Saturday 29 June. Place your bets at very competitive odds, races can be sponsored for £20 each. There will also be a raffle and spot prizes through out the night. Not to mention the final live action race where Green Isle player will be pitted against each other for your entertainment!
Green Isle’s faced up to Brother’s Pearse on Saturday 18 June in Greenford. It was Green Isle’s first championship match of the season. Throw in was at 12.30pm. It was a very tightly wound game with some fine examples of play from both sides. At half time Brothers Pearse were deservedly but narrowly leading by two points. However in the second half Green Isle managed to score a goal and 4 points narrowly surpassing Brothers Pearse lead. At the final whistle it was Green Isle with a final push for points who came away with the win. Green Isle 1-06 vs Brother Pearse 1-05 Still unbeaten this season!
Unfortunately Michael Cusack’s could not field for this match. As a result what was to be Green Isle’s first home game of the season was cancelled. Next match is in three weeks against Brothers Pearse. Lets all up our game to make the most of this extra time and ensure we keep our winning streak going.
Two for Two. At a beautiful sunny spring day Green Isle lined out against a depleted Tara side. It was 12 against 9 and the sizeable imbalance showed in the final score line, Green Isle 9-12 to Tara’s 1-6. Although the score line belies what was not an easy match easy match for Green Isle and to their credit Tara kept fitting right until the end.
Green Isle’s first full match of the 2013 season was played on Sunday 14 Apr against Croydon at their home ground Poulter Park in Mitcham.
On a beautiful sunny if blustery April morning throw in was at 11am. Green Isle had the wind behind them for the first half and the advantage of two more players than Croydon. Newly crowned Junior 7s Player of the Tournament Siobhán Fahey got Green Isle off the mark early with a point followed quickly by a goal. Scoring was fast and furious for Green Isle but slower for Croydon. The half time score line starkly showed the imbalance in the team numbers, Green Isle 3-7 to Croydon 0-2.
In the second half Croydon fought on gallantly but despite the advantage of the wind at their backs they just couldn’t find the net. With the wind against Green Isle their score was not quite as spectacular as the first half adding only 4 points to their first half tally. Final score Green Isle 3-11 to Croydon 0-2.
Next match for Green lsle is Tara @ Greenford on 20 April. Croydon are next in action against Bros Pearse at Poulter Park 20 April.
The first test of the 2013 season, the Tara 7s tournament was held in Greenford on 6 April. Last year this tournament was the start of a wonderful season for Green Isle. We slogged out a full day of matches to triumph as Junior 7s Champions 2012 . If you need some INSPIRATION checkout the pics from last year.
With only 8 AVAILABLE players (i.e. one substitute and a minimum of 5 matches to play Green Isle had a long day camogie ahead. We took the challenge up with gusto. our first match of 2013 was against Brothers Pearse. We set the trend for the day by finishing 8-3 to 1-3. Next up was Croydon who we managed to dispose of 9-4 to 2-1. The 7 Green Isle player had now all played 60 minutes of fast paced camogie. Green Isle faced next faced the tournament hosts Tara. The was the toughest test so far 3-1 to 1-5 in favour of Green Isle. So far a great start tot he 2013 season. Three games, three victories.
After a brief rest it was time to face Erin Go Bráth. The rest obviously did Green Isle some good as we disposed of the Birmingham girls 5-3 to 0-3. In the Final match of the group stages Green isle saw off Michael Cusack’s 5-8 to 1-0. A clean sweep in the group stages mean we were straight into the final to play Tara in the final.
After playing 100 minutes of camogie already with only one substitute for the whole team there were some very sore and weary bodies. None the less Green Isle marched on to the pitch to face Tara for the second time in the day. Unfortunately retaining the tournament title was not to be. Tara played a strong game in the final and Green Ilse were simply too tired to keep up. Tara were worthy winners and triumphed by 2 points.
Not all of Green Isle went away empty handed, Siobhán fahey, Green Isle’s chief goal and point scorer on the day, was awarded Junior Player of the Tournament. at the other end of the pitch Ann McGivern was presented with the Green Isle Player of the Year Award 2012. If memory serves she only let in a single goal during the entire 2012 season!
Votes for the 2013 captaincy have all been counted and the results are in. Our captain and vice captain for the 2013 season are Suzanne White and Sinéad Cahill. Congratulations ladies, no doubt you’ll do a stellar job as usual.
On Saturday 16th Mar 2013 (The Five Bells, New Cross) Gaelic Brew (better known to Green Isle vetrans as Something Simple) will be brewing up a very Gaelic storm to celebrate our patron saint in the traditional manner.
This will be the first fundraising event of the year for Green Isle. To help raise much needed funds Green Isle will be holding a Take Your Lucky St Patrick’s Day Pick competition. Prizes on the night include a hamper of Irish goods, selection of envelopes containing cash or scratch cards, a bottle of wine and a cuddly toy. Tickets are £1 each or £5 for 6. If you would like to provide some goods for the hamper, contribute to the cash prizes or buy a raffle ticket just drop a mail to email@example.com. Tickets will also be available on the night. so far for the hamper we have Taytos, Soda Bread, Ballymalloe relish, Kimberly mikados, ginger bread, whiskey, kerrygold butter etc.
Don’t worry if you have no food for the hamper. The Five Bells never fails to celebrate Paddy’s day in style so it promises to be a great night. Hope to see you all there.
On Tuesday 29th Jan 2013 (The Blythe Hill Tavern, Catford) the Green Isle Camogie Club Annual General Meeting will be held. There will be the usual roller-coaster of activities including the much anticipated treasurer’s report and the election of this year’s committee. Not forgetting what will no doubt be a tear jerking speech from our illustrious chairperson. A night not to be missed! It’s a great opportunity to catch up indoors before we are all freezing in a field in a few weeks time. Hope you can all make it. Meeting starts at 8pm SHARP.