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Special guest Jamesie O Connor and Ladies club chairman Sean Lenihan, left, with Fiona Tuohy, minor captain, Enya Feerick, U-14 captain, Siofra Ni Chonaill, U-12 league captain, Aisling Reidy, U-12 Div 1 captain and Caoimhe Hoey, U-16 captain at the Doora Barefield underage ladies Football awards night in the Old Ground Hotel. Photograph by John Kelly.
FOLLOWING a very successful year, the Old Ground Hotel, Ennis was the venue for the celebrations of the Doora Barefield Ladies Football Club last weekend
Players, mentors, friends and families gathered amid a sea of maroon and white to recognise the great achievements, both on and off the pitch, for an outstanding group of players, who brought home silverware at U-12, U-14, U-16 and minor levels last year.
Clare hurling legend and Doora Barefield clubman, Jamesie O’Connor, presented the medals to the girls, while Sean Lenihan, chairman of the ladies football club, acknowledged the combined contribution from players, mentors, committee and parents that resulted in a very successful 2013 season.
The U-12 girls won both the East Clare Regional League Final and the Division 1 Championship. This was their third year in-a-row to win both and a special award was presented to four players, Aisling Reidy, Amy Lenihan, Chloe Towey and Niamh O’Keefe, who played on all three winning teams. The U-14 girls were presented with their Division 1 county medals, which they won in a thrilling replay against West Clare Gaels in Kilmihil.
The club’s U-16s had a fantastic season, winning the Division 2 Championship. The Doora Barefield minor team narrowly missed out on a place in their championship final when beaten by Kilmurry Ibrickane, who went on to win the championship. They brought home the silverware with a shield final win against Liscannor.