Spa girls were out in force on Sunday 14th April at Fitzgerald Stadium to support Tim O’Connor, Donal O’Doherty and the Kerry Senior Ladies Team as they played Cavan in the last round of the Lidl NFL Division 2 league.
This was a training exercise for our girls, they were all given a player to watch, similar to positions they would play in the field. It was a very exciting game with Kerry leading 3-3 to 1-6 at half time. It was lovely to see the Fossa and Legion u10 girls teams playing at half time.
Unfortunately, it was not to be Kerry’s day, however the spa girls cheered them on til the very last minute.
At the end of the game, each Spa girl spoke of their personal highlights seen during the game. They were so impressed with the teamwork, the physical fitness of the girls and their wonderful display of skill. They were devastated for the Kerry girls – however, even with the devastation of their loss, it did not deter the mentors and players from welcoming the Spa girls.
Tim O’Connor opened up the gates of the stadium, invited all the girls on to the pitch, were they got to experience the vast size of the stadium. They were then brought down through the tunnel and into the corridors, where all the great footballers are honoured and displayed on the walls. And if that wasn’t enough of an experience they were individually greeted by Donal and got to meet some of their idols such as 3 times All Star winner Sarah Houlihan.
The u14 /u12 girls had an experience that they will remember for a long time. And hopefully this experience will inspire them to work hard and maybe Spa club will have some future Kerry Ladies Stars.
Wishing Donal, Tim and the Kerry Senior Ladies all the best in the semi-finals next weekend where Kerry will play Armagh.