Saturday, July 2

2021 U13 Gaynor Cup Final Preview

2021 U13 Gaynor Cup Final Preview

Limerick Desmond U13s make first ever Gaynor Cup Final Appearance

MGL SOUTH V LIMERICK DESMOND

Venue: Maguires All Weather pitches, University of Limerick.

Date: Saturday 11th December

Time: 12.30pm Kick off

When the regionalised competition started back in the middle of September nobody could have predicted what would unfold for our U13 Gaynor side, Managed by Alan Loftus, Niall O’Connor & Emma Donohoe. The team have reached a first ever Gaynor Cup Final for the Limerick Desmond Schoolboys/Girls League. There have been some fantastic performances from matchdays on the sunny pitches in Killeaney & Clounreask v Cork & Kerry respectively to the wet and windy day in Tipperary Town in the top of the table clash v South Tipperary, the final group game v Limerick County away in Kilmallock and finally last Saturday in the Semi – Final v MGL North Dublin, five games, five wins, 100% record.

The team will play MGL South Dublin in the Final this Saturday in UL, our opponents will be confident as well after coming out of their Group with 10 points from their four games and beating Donegal in the Semi-Final last Saturday. If you are around Limerick on Saturday, swing by UL Maguires Pitches to give the team your support.

ROAD TO THE FINAL

19th September

U13 Gaynor Cup Group C
Limerick Desmond SBGL 4-3 Cork
Goals: Eva Loftus x 2, Kristina Bokmane & Chloe Wallace.

3rd October

U13 Gaynor Cup Group C
Limerick Desmond 5-0 Kerry
Goals: Madison McGuane x 3, Eva Loftus, Kristina Bokmane, Emma Meaney, Rebecca Carey

31st October

U13 Gaynor Cup Group C
South Tipperary 1-6 Limerick Desmond
Goals: Eva Loftus x 3, Eleanor Blake, Aideen Riedy x 2

14th November

U13 Gaynor Cup Group C
Limerick County 2-3 Limerick Desmond
Goals: Kristina Bokmane, Eleanor Blake & Eva Loftus.

4th December

U13 Gaynor Cup Semi Final
MGL North 2-4 Limerick Desmond
Goals: Eva Loftus x2, Madison McGuane, Eleanor Blake

Best so far in the competition for Limerick Desmond’s are Eva Loftus who has nine goals in five games, Madison McGuane with four goals in three games, Emma Meaney & Mya Moloney at the heart of the defence only conceding eight goals in five games against very stern opposition. Also, to mention Eleanor Blake who has three crucial goals in the last three games. Chloe Wallace & Jessie Meade, Desmonds usual midfield generals and captain Kristina Bokmane who has three goals from left midfield and countless assists.

The team will be skippered by Ballingarry’s Kristina Bokmane and the team is as follows: Sara Mae Murphy (Abbeyfeale Utd), Grace Fitzgibbon (Shannonside FC), Emma Meaney (Pike Rovers), Mya Moloney (Fairview Rangers), Annabel Mulcair Quille (Ballingarry AFC), Chloe Wallace (Fairview Rangers), Jessie Meade (Kilcolman Rovers), Eleanor Blake (Ballingarry AFC), Kristina Bokmane Capt (Ballingarry AFC), Eva Loftus (Aisling Annacotty), Madison McGuane (Pike Rovers), Aideen Riedy (Newcastle West Town FC), Emma Harris (Kildimo Utd), Isabel O’Carroll (Kildimo Utd), Sarah Curtin (Glantine FC), Orla Frawley (Ballingarry AFC), Rebecca Carey (Ballingarry AFC), Beanne Larkin (St Itas AFC).