Dublin Angels News Feb 13th 2012
Last weekend I attended the ARFLI AGM in Dublin. ARFLI hold this meeting every year to discuss high level plans for the year ahead and to elect new members to the board. The morning was spent talking about recruitment and Women's football. We all agreed that the current model of the league needs a bit of work but with no international cup to organize our main focus will be to really push for local team success.
The Dublin Angels train alongside the Dublin Demons (our brother team) twice a week, pushing numbers up to 20 at one training session last year! We also share the same coach, Bouncer (Shaun Saurin), this makes it easier than having separate sessions which would mean twice the work for him. Having training like this also brings the guys and girls closer and we always have large groups at club functions too. Having secured sponsorship from 'The Woolshed Baa and Grill ' for the year we are in a good position to continue holding club functions and recruitment nights here as we please.
We also have new Angels jerseys and women's sized Sherrin's coming to the club!
We are keen to get more girls playing with us so if you or your friends are interested please contact me on the email address below. A few recruitment nights are planned along with a possible 'Flash mob!' to increase our club's awareness. We are currently aiming to start training in the next two weeks and should have a league match fixture out by the end of February.
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Dublin Angels Win Super 9's Cup
ARFLI has reported on some significant historical events throughout its lifespan and today another significant milestone was reached. The first ever ladies match was played today at the Boucher road pitches in Belfast between the Kilrea Kookaburra's and the Dublin Angels.
The Dublin Angels ran out confident winners 6.5.41 to Kilrea Kookaburra's 1.2.8.
Q1 Summary - From the first bounce it was clear that both sides were giving 110% to the game, Dublin quickly scoring the first two goals and setting a tone with quick feet and hard tackles.
Q2 Summary - Kilrea came back fighting as they blocked the momentum Dublin had in the first quarter but this didn't stop the points hitting the Angels board.
Q3 Summary - Half time pep talks came from both coaches. Dublin Angels coach (Bouncer) specifically noting the hard work the girls were doing in back half and Andrew strongly encouraging the Kookaburra's to give it their all. Kilrea booting their first goal for the day and pressuring the Dublin midfield. Dublin scoring again to keep the margin wide.
Q4 Summary - At this stage both teams were running out of legs but it was great to see everyone really giving a 110%. Dublin sailing home clear winners.
I will add the goal scorers to this article once I get the report. Well done to all the girls who attended and thanks to everyone involved for their time effort! Looking forward to the next ladies match now which will be round 1 of the women's premiership.
Dublin name change
The Dublin team has had a name makeover. Now called the Dublin Angels we'll see how bright their halo's shine in the first ever women's league in Ireland. The men's coach for the Dublin Demons, Shaun Saurin, is also the Dublin women's coach so it was only natural that the team name was changed to Angels.
Dublin United Growing With Age...
After 3 months of recruitment Dublin United now have a strong number of ladies ready to represent their county in two weeks time at the first ever Womens league match in Ireland. Dedication to training on a Tuesday and Thursday night every week at the Civil Service Gaa grounds has been outstanding and we are all hoping that this trend continues throughout the summer.
The Anzac Cup takes place on the 30th April at Terenure's Bushy Park, where we will see a carnival competition for both the men's and women's teams. The fixture for the rest of the year will soon become available please check arfli.com for more information.
Stay tuned for results and photos from the Anzac cup!
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