The County Kildare Community Games Indoor Soccer Finals in Patrician School Newbridge provided a feast of sport with four competitions decided over three days.
As part of the Community Games Programme changes for 2013 the Under 15 event had been removed but the Under 10 event created proved popular.
The 8 and 9 year old boys and Girls displayed a lot of skill for their age thus producing some exciting matches. The competition attracted good support with some of the newly affiliated areas vowing to return next year
The Girls U10 event attracted the least support with just three teams competing, Eadestown, St Conleth’s and St Brigid’s. The title went to Eadestown who beat St Conleth’s in the final
Girls U10 Eadestown: Fiona Breslin, Sinead Jacob, Róisín Jameson, Amy Lawlor, Emma McCabe , Leah Sargent, Ruth Sargent
The Boys U10 attracted six teams six teams, Monastrevin, Maynooth East , Eadestown, St Brigid’s, St Conleth’s and Kill. St Conleth’s had an epic semi final which required eleven sudden death penalties to decide their match with Kill but were unable to cope with a very good Maynooth East side in the Final
Boys U10 Maynooth East: Conor Walsh, Calum Ward, Daniel Farell, Daniel O’Meara, Evan Hartnett, Sean Heber, Jack Murnane, Conor White
Monastrevin, Eadestown, Maynooth East, St Brigid’s and St Conleth’s contested the U13 Girls event. After all the qualifying Games Monastrevin and Newbridge St Brigid’s contested the Under U13 title with Monastrevin emerging victors
U13 Girls Monastrevin: Doireann Fahy, Shannon Scully, Emma Bracken. Emma Doolan, Eimear Hanlon,
There was also six teams competing for the Boys Under 13 title, Balyna, Maynooth East , Eadestown, St Brigid’s, St Conleth’s and Kill. The Final was an all Newbridge affair with St Brigid’s overcoming their Neighbours St Conleth’s to earn the right to represent Kildare in the Leinster Series. U13 Boys Newbridge St Brigid’s: Daniel Madaghjian, Cian McHugh, Jamie Lyons, Cian Butler, Ben Scanlon, David Higgins, Oisín Sherlock, Jack Hannon
The four Indoor Soccer champions are at home to their Dublin counterparts with the winner hosting the Wicklow champs in the Leinster series to be played early March.