There has been fantastic news from Waterford this week where teams from all over the world have gathered to participate in a week of international gaelic football and hurling.
Parnells Ladies travelled again trying to repeat their winning feat of 2016 as they play to retain the World Games Cup. From a group of 7 teams they finished runners up and after beating the Middle East in the semi-final they faced Australasia-formidable opponents-in the final in Croke Park. It was a tantalisingly close game and unfortunately Parnells lost by a point 1-09 to 2-07. A gutting loss but the girls can be proud of their achievements this week, in particular Caoimhne O’Reilly (Goalie) who was awarded Player of the Match in the final.
The London Hurlers have had marvellous success as well in the Native Cup. Winning all their games apart from one draw and topping the group, they then beat MidAtlantic in the semi-final and faced New York in the final in Croke Park. This game was a difficult one seeing New York turnover an earlier draw in the competition with London. It was not London’s day with New York winning the game 4 – 10 to 2 – 06.
Two Parnells players played, brothers Alan and Aidan Callanan who play with Granuaille in London. Both had a fantastic week and a great experience. All to play for next time.
Hertfordshire Ladies have also done extremely well winning the Native Plate Final. Final score 1 – 08 to 0 – 01 against Brittany. Congratulations to everyone involved.