Dingle celebrates big party for Kerry Under-14 Ladies

Cumann Peil Ban Daingean Uí Chúis had rightly intended to celebrate the club’s involvement in Kerry’s under-14 Ladies All-Ireland football championship in recent weeks but, as one club member explained, this celebration grew and grew and then grew even more .

erry won a breathless, high-scoring clash against Cork in the Platinum final, and the Dingle club were naturally delighted to have Jessie Lynch and Hayley O’Flaherty involved in the county’s win. John O’Connor was also there as part of the management, which gave even more cause for celebration.

Plans to celebrate the occasion in Dingle took off and the club decided it would only be right to invite Kerry members of Corca Dhuibhne – Éabha Ní Shiúrdáin, Sadhbh Ní Shlattara and Sibéal Ní Shéaghdha – to join them to close.

But, Vice-President Orla McCarthy explained, the expansion didn’t stop there.

“So we decided we would invite the three local Corca Dhuibhne girls – and it certainly turned out the whole Kerry team was there, or the vast majority of them anyway!” she told The Kerryman. “It was brilliant and I think everyone who was there was very grateful for what we did.”

Celebrations on the evening included a barbecue at Páirc an Ághasaigh; a presentation for the local participants of the team, also in Páirc an Ághasaigh; and a pageant.

“I think it was very positive for women’s football, the numbers involved in the sport here are going in the right direction, and hopefully seeing something like that will inspire other girls in the area,” Orla added.

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