May 19, 2024

Gaeil Leitir Ceanainn have launched their annual U14 ladies soccer competitors, the Fiona Doherty Memorial Cup, at their clubhouse at Pairc na nGael on Wednesday night time.

Coaches and gamers from the taking part golf equipment Termon, Convoy and Glenfin attended the launch of the annual inter-club U14 Ladies soccer memorial cup.

Fiona’s mom Margaret Gallagher and her sister Leoine Gallagher had been additionally in attendance (pictured above).

Fiona Doherty was a valued member of CLG Ghaeil Leitir Ceanainn and performed for the membership’s senior girls’ workforce earlier than she misplaced her life tragically in 2016.

Gaeil Leitir Ceanainn have hosted the memorial cup in her reminiscence since 2019. The match, which has been a fantastic success over the past 5 years, has been supported by Fiona’s husband Ciaran Doherty and the Gallagher household. Earlier winners embrace Sean MacCumhaills, Termon and Cloughaneely.

Membership Coaches and Gamers with the Fiona Doherty Memorial Cup

In 2024, the cup will probably be run in an expanded format to incorporate group and play-off levels. Becoming a member of the host membership the three invited golf equipment concerned this 12 months will probably be Termon, Convoy and Glenfin. The primary video games will happen on Saturday twentieth April. Over the succeeding 5 weeks every workforce will play three spherical robin group video games hosted on the taking part membership grounds. This group stage will probably be adopted by two semifinals and a finals day performed at Pairc na nGael on the weekend of twenty fifth/twenty sixth of Might.

On the launch, chairperson of the Women Board Michael O’Connor, who began the cup again in 2019, spoke fondly of Fiona Doherty and her involvement within the senior girls’ workforce as a participant and in addition as a valued member of the primary Women Soccer sub-committee. Fiona’s sister Leoine Gallagher thanked the membership for persevering with to host the competitors in Fiona’s reminiscence and stated that the household had been very appreciative. Notably, now that Fiona’s daughters had been taking part in soccer for the underage ladies’ groups.

Leonie and Margaret Gallagher make the draw assisted by Brian Sweeney

Membership chairperson Danny Cahill thanked the coaches and gamers from the three taking part golf equipment and wished the groups effectively within the competitors. He additionally thanked the Gallagher and Doherty households for his or her continued help.
Cup coordinator Brian Sweeney carried out the draw which produced two very tasty opening video games with Gaeil Leitir Ceanainn internet hosting Termon at Pairc nan Gael and Convoy internet hosting Glenfin at St Mary’s on the opening Saturday twentieth April 2024.

In attendance on the night time from the 4 golf equipment had been Clara and Amy Carroll (Glenfin), Barry and Niamh Moore (Convoy), Naimh Friel, Stephen Sweeney and Beth Sweeney (Termon) and Annmarie and Ciara Patton (Gaeil Leitir Ceanainn). Danny Cahill (Membership Chairperson), Michael O’Connor (Women Board Chairperson), Laura Walker (Women Board Chairperson) Paul Cullen (Ladies Soccer Coach) and Brian Sweeney (Ladies Soccer Coach) had been additionally in attendance. Margaret and Leoine Gallagher had been in attendance representing the Gallagher and Doherty households.

Ciara Patton, Amy Carroll, Leonie Gallagher, Beth Sweeney and Niamh Moore

Fiona Doherty Memorial Cup launched with expanded format for 2024 was final modified: April fifteenth, 2024 by Workers Author