Ladies Football - U12 2015

Due to the large number of players this year, we decided at the start of the year to enter 2 teams in the west cork League, one into the A section and one into the C section.
In order to be fair to everyone we decided at the start of the year to play all the girls born 2003 on the A team for at least half an hour in the west cork A league games. (This could be in the first half or second half). Of course, this policy is all dependant on girl’s attendance at training and matches.
We also entered a second team in the West Cork C league whereby all the girls who have not been getting game time with the A team have got game time with the C team. While having an extra team to look after has been a huge extra commitment for the coaches, we feel that this was the right thing to do for the girl’s development and enjoyment for the year.
This policy which we have used thus far will continue for the West Cork A semi-final and final (if we get there). However, each of the 34 girls (born 2003 & 2004) are all part of the A panel and are asked to tog out for the semi-final and final. Most will not get any game time in these matches but the experienced gained and enjoyment of the occasion is to be shared by all.
Should we qualify for the county section, selection will be open to every player, irrespective of age. This is due to the fact that only one Valley Rovers team can qualify for county.
Thanks you.
U12 coaches


Best of luck to the U12A team who are playing Kinsale in the West Cork semi-final on Friday 7th August at 7.30pm. Match to be held in Kinsale


Valley Rovers U12 B - 10-4 Kinsale U12 B - 2-5
Valley Rovers Ladies U12B team continued their bright start to the League campaign with an excellent victory over Kinsale ‘B’ at Brinny last Monday evening.
From the outset the Valleys forward line developed the upper hand, and were rewarded with early goals from Maeve O’Sullivan and Ciara Taheny and a point by Lucy Callanan got the scoreboard ticking over. However Kinsale fought back well and tagged on two goals and a point to bring them back into the game.
This however only encouraged the Valley girls to up their game and with Ellen Murphy and Cliona Prendergast beginning to dominate in midfield, they responded well and further goals from Callanan and Taheny and points from O’Sullivan, Leanne Murphy and Prendergast allowed Valleys to push clear and at the break they led by 4-4 to 2-2 at half time.
The second half saw Valleys pull away with some excellent attacking movements by all the forwards bringing another three goals from an excellent Ciara Taheny. Kinsale at no stage gave up however, and were enjoying a an equal amount of possession, but the Valleys defence for which Siofra Kelleher –Barry, Lauren Keane, Sinead McCarthy and Emma O’Sullivan were working very well as unit, limited their scoring chances. Late goals from Lucy Calnan and Maeve O’Sullivan extended the lead further and Valleys ran out comfortable winners in the end.
This was another excellent performance from the girls and they continue to develop and learn with each game and continue to show and excellent work rate support for each other as a team.
Valley Rovers: Emma O’Sullivan, Sinead McCarthy, Siofra Kelleher- Barry, Orla Hales, Sarah Kenny, Oonagh Hayes, Lauren Keane, Ellen Murphy, Cliona Prendergast (0-1) Aiofe Dineen, Cora Higgins, Maeve O’Sullivan (2-1), Caoimhe Hurley, Lucy Callanan (3-1), Ciara Taheny (5-0), Leanne Murphy (0-1)

On Thursday night last, Valley Rovers u12 ladies footballers played their first match of in the year when they took on Ballinora in a challenge in Brinny. Valleys had a massive turnout of 26 players for this match and each girl got a minimum of 30 minutes game time. Valleys started the brightest with some well taken points from ace sharpshooter Orla O'Sullivan before Ballinora settled into the game and replied in kind. It was pretty even for the rest of the half until Caoimhe McCarthy  raced through the centre of the Ballinora defence before rattling the back of the net and with another point by Lucy Callanan, this gave the Valleys a halftime lead of 1.6 to 0.6. In the second half, Ballinora began to take control and chalked up some impressive scores, until Valleys rallied late in the half with more scores from McCarthy, O'Sullivan and Laoise Collins to show their fighting spirit. The end scoreline finished up Valleys 3.7 to Ballinora 4.10, this was a highly impressive performance from our girls, considering that there were 11 changes in personel at half-time and while this did disrupt the flow of football for a spell, the nature in which they rallied late in the second half will stick to them later in the campaign. The girls who played on the night included:
Oonagh Hayes, Ashling O'Donavan, Tara Gilli, Sinead McCarthy, Aine Ryan, Laoise Collins, Alison Kenny, Ellie O'Sullivan, Kate Lynch, Ashling Fennelly, Caoimhe McCarthy, Cora Higgans, Molly Collins, Orla O'Sullivan, Lucy Callanan, Rhian Dawkins, Leah Hoey, Niamh Crowley, Emma O'Sullivan, Ellen Murphy, Leanne Murphy, Molly Lynch, Sarah Higgans, Hannah Morrisey, Lauren Keane & Sarah Kenny.