2010: A Footballing Odyssey!
2010 saw Craggagh NS embark on a journey through unchartered waters, negotiating numerous challenges and obstacles along the way.
Capturing both County and Connacht titles and finishing second in the All Ireland was a stunning achievement for a small school such as ours, especially when we had only 6 girls from 3rd class up. In fact, a squad of just 5 travelled to the All-
Jessica, Lisa, Rachel, Katie D, Aoife and Katie Mc began this exciting journey by capturing the school’s first ever county title in dramatic fashion in Milebush Park, Castlebar. After negotiating the group stages and all the knock-
That victory catapulted the Craggagh Girls into new territory; the Connacht Finals. Each county in the province was represented:
Galway: Dunmore NS
Sligo: Strandhill NS
Leitrim: The Hunt NS, Mohill
Roscommon: Cloonakilla NS
Mayo: Craggagh NS
These finals were run a round-
There were no easy games, and teams were very evenly matched, but with a brilliant combination of determination and skill, Craggagh prevailed by winning all four games, thus finishing top of the table.
Dunmore 3 -
Craggagh 3 – 1 Strandhill
Craggagh 4 – 1 Cloonakilla
The Hunt 2 – 4 Craggagh
May 28 th, 2010 was a historic occasion for the Craggagh community. It was a case of "last one to leave, turn off the lights!" as convoy of cars and busses departed for Tullamore and our first ever All-
Our squad of just 5 girls took to the field in our opening game, which pitted us against eventual champions Moville, from Inishowen, Co Donegal. Early nerves got the better of Craggagh and we shipped a heavy defeat against a much stronger team. This result virtually put the All-
Nevertheless, the girls picked themselves up and resolved to target the Runners-
In an extremely tight encounter, Craggagh narrowly defeated the Munster Champions, from Newmarket on Fergus, 3-
Exhausted but proud justifiably proud, the team, their supporters, parents and teachers returned home to bonfires and celebrations!
Below, you’ll see slideshows from The All-