IMG-20171122-WA0004We are delighted to see that Athlone Institute of Technology is hosting a senior girls soccer competition on Tuesday evenings on the astro-turf in the college.

It was the first time for these girls to play together in their initial match against AIT.  It took the team a little bit of time to settle, unfortunately going down 3-0 at the start. However, an impressive amount of determination, enthusiasm and spirit saw them pull it back to 3-2 after eighteen minutes.  The game was much more competitive and end to end with both teams displaying a huge amount of skill.  The final score was AIT 6-3 Our Lady’s Bower.

Some excellent football skills were on display from international soccer star Carla Mc Manus who scored a hat-trick.  Rebecca Collins was solid in defence, Ciara Mc Manus showed great control on the ball in mid-field and Lilijana Batricevic’s speed on the wing was exceptional.

Preparations begin now for the next match.  With a little more work these girls will be ready to take on Coláiste Chiaráin next Tuesday evening. The final round robin match will be against Killeigh FC.

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