ROARING SUCCESS FOR LIONS
Enniskerry club enjoys wonderful tour to Manchester
THE Enniskerry Lions had a roaring success on their recent trip to England.
They enjoyed a tour of Old Trafford, watched Spurs inflict a 0-1 defeat on Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium and last but not least, they managed to beat Manchester City’s Academy side by two goals to one.
It was an early start for all concerned on Friday morning as they left the scenic village of Enniskerry behind them to board the boat to Holyhead.
As soon as I got off the boat, they headed towards the home of Manchester United, where they were given a guided tour and also enjoyed lunch at the Red Devil Café.
Fresh from the Theatre of Dreams, they checked into their hotel and relaxed with a session in the pool and dinner before heading for bed.
Saturday morning saw them head to Platt Lane complex for a training session in the elite company of the Manchester City academy. They trained for just under two hours and enjoyed a liaison with some of the stars of City’s senior ladies squad.
The Britannia Stadium was next on their checklist as they witnessed Tim Sherwood’s troops outdo Stoke City.
The girls had the privilege of being flag bearers on the pitch as the teams came out of the tunnel and afterwards, they had a meet and greet with Glenn Whelan, Brad Friedel and a few other famous faces. Whelan even gave them a signed Stoke City jersey to commemorate their trip.
The highlights of the weekend was still to come though. Sunday morning saw them lock horns with Man City’s elite academy, who had only lost one single game all year.
But goals from Man United fans Jessie Morrissey and Alannah McEvoy earned the Lions a 2-1 win on a weekend they’ll never forget.
The Lions would like to say a massive thank you to DB Sports and everyone else involved for making their dreams a reality.
Enniskerry Lions: Amy Cahill, Aoife Murtagh, Alannah McEvoy, Alix McNally, Laura O’Toole, Robyn Brauner, Nicole Keogh, Roisin McGovern, Jessie Morrissey, Kerriann Murphy, Danielle Singleton, Sarah O’Toole, Kayleigh Perry, Cliona Byrne. (Get better soon Aoife).
The Enniskerry Lions team and the Manchester City side suring the Enniskerry side’s tour to Manchester.