Cup ac­tion for St Marys se­nior and U18 women

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - SPORT -

TEAM Tom Mc­Carthy’s St. Mary’s Na­tional League ladies play their Cup quar­ter-fi­nal this week­end away to Swords Thun­der at 5.30pm.

Both sides cur­rently have two wins from six in the league. The Black sis­ters, Katie and Peggy, will be the ones to look out for this week­end. The girls are daugh­ters of Ken and Joan Black - Joan coaches Swords Thun­der and was just named coach of the month, and the girls’ brother Mar­cus, who plays with Kubs, has just been named player of the month,

Travis Black is cur­rently play­ing in Italy. Nei­ther team will have an Amer­i­can player this week­end but Swords are de­ter­mined to show that the League and Cup can be played without guest play­ers and Team Tom Mc­Carthy’s will not be in a po­si­tion to play new sign­ing Mia Hop­kins ias she is Cup tied hav­ing played in the pre­lim­i­nary round of the Su­per­league Cup with Kilkenny.

Castleis­land will also be without Denise Dun­lea and both Aoife Nolan and Cas­san­dra Buck­ley who out in­jured, but all in all this game is there for the tak­ing and St. Mary’s will be look­ing to book their place in the semi-fi­nals in Jan­uary.

ST. Mary’s U-18 girls will con­test the quar­ter-fi­nal of the U-18 Na­tional Cup on Sun­day in Castleis­land at 2.30pm when they meet WIT Wild­cats, who are coached by Cordal man, Tommy O’Ma­hony.

O’Ma­hony coached the Ire­land U-18 squad to sil­ver in the 2017 Eu­ro­pean Cham­pi­onships. His side played their pre­lim­i­nary tour­na­ment in Ul­ster while St. Mary’s trav­elled to Killester ear­lier this.

Wild­cats boast four Ir­ish in­ter­na­tion­als on their squad while St. Mary’s have one in Siofra O’Shea but St. Mary’s are up for the chal­lenge and if the squad per­forms like they did through­out the qual­i­fy­ing tour­na­ment in Dublin they will be a dif­fi­cult side to beat.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Ireland

© PressReader. All rights reserved.