Council Chair hosts reception for Kinawley Brian Borus GFC Ladies Team

4th November 2022

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Kinawley Ladies GFC Ulster Champions 2021

Councillors, Ladies and gentlemen,

As Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, I am delighted to welcome you all here to the Townhall, Enniskillen for this reception for Kinawley Brian Boru Gaelic Football Club Senior Ladies Team who were crowned Ulster Champions in 2021.

I would like to extend a particularly warm welcome to the players and management of the winning team.

Your road to the Ulster Club Intermediate Championship titles started in October 2021 when you won the Fermanagh County title.

In round one of the Ulster Club Intermediate Championships you had a convincing win of 3-12 to 1-08 against Scotstown in Monaghan.

This set up a quarter final match against Russell Gaelic Union Downpatrick in Downpatrick.  Another strong performance saw you emerge as winners with the final score of 3-17 to 0-09.

Next up was the semi final and, although it was another away match, it was slightly closer to home and within the District as you travelled to Trillick.  This was a closely fought match, however, you emerged as eventual winners with a 1-08 to 1-05 victory and a well deserved place in the Final.

Saturday 13 November 2021 will be a date etched in the memories of all connected to Kinawley Brian Boru GFC as you travelled to Augher for the Ulster Club Intermediate Final.  In the final your opponents were Steelstown Brian Ogs and it was to be a nail biting final.  Going into the second half, you were 6 points behind, however, with the drive of your captain Joanne Doonan and the teamwork and determination of all the players, you fought back to level the match with 7 minutes to go.

As the clock counted down, both Clubs had chances to win the match, however, it was a 62nd minute point by Roisin O’Reilly which separated the two Clubs and you were crowned Ulster Ladies Club Intermediate Champions.

Being in a sports team requires you to be committed to training, be a team player, be a good communicator, play to your strengths and support the rest of the players.   These are key characteristics for success and you demonstrated that each of you have these skills.

I would like to commend each and every player in the team and your Manager, Adrian Diver, for your hard work and commitment to the Club over the years which has led to you earning much deserved provincial success.  You did your families and friends, Club, County and District proud.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you every success for the future.

Thank you.