Gaynor Cup time for local league
The Midlands Schoolboys/Girls League is taking part in the Gaynor Cup competition in the University of Limerick this week.
Gaynor Cup is the girls’ counterpart to the famous Kennedy Cup and is one of the biggest weeks of the year for girls soccer. It takes place from Monday to Friday this week.
Dublin-based Metropolitan Girls League South were crowned champions of the tournament in 2022 with a win over Midlands in the final, which has left Midlands hungry for success this year. It was an achievement by the Midlands to be ranked in the top two in the tournament and almost win the title for the first-time last year.
This year’s team, who have been preparing and training hard under the guidance of Manager and Coach Glen Byrne along with Coaches Padraig Glynn, Verona Smyth and Aisling Concannon and Head of Delegation Derek Collins, are as follows;
Aoibheann Slattery: Birr Town FC
Chloe Glynn: St. Josephs FC
Christina Waldron: Bealnamulla LFC
Alison Judge: Killeigh FC
Roisin Bradley: Abbeyleix FC
Erin McHugh: Temple Villa FC
Leah Stack: Killeigh FC
Emma Mooney: Killeigh FC
Neasa Trainor: Ballinahown FC
Sophie Byrne: Willow Park FC
Leah Concannon: Ballinahown FC
Niamh Coughlan: Killeigh FC
Caoilfhinn Brett: Hodson Bay Celtic FC
Kacey-Lee Finnmor: Tullamore Town FC
Sophie Padden: Temple Villa FC
Ellen Gorman: Killeigh FC
Sarah Burke: Mountmellick United FC
Ciara Conroy: Mountmellick United FC
Lilly-Mae Conroy: Mountmellick United FC
The Midland will play Donegal, Kilkenny and Cavan Monaghan in the group stages of the Gaynor Cup this year.
The team have already enjoyed success this year in the interleague bringing home the SFAIreland Under 14s girls national shield trophy after an extra time win against a good Kilkenny team.
The team have also been kindly helped along their way by sponsors; Supermacs Tullamore, Monksland Pharmacy Athlone, Cash & Carry Furniture Tullamore, Byrne Carolan Cunningham Solicitors Athlone, Smyth Stapleton & Co Solicitors Tullamore & Ego Boost, Abbeyleix.