Dalriada Girls poised for All-Ireland Glory

Dalriada Senior Volleyball Girls will play in their final and most important match of the season when they face their cross-border rivals St. Mary's in Dublin this Monday.

Friday, 29th April 2016, 7:54 am
Photos top row from left to right: Lauren Gibson, Isy Ross (Captain), Sophie Rollins. Second Row down from left to right: Harriet Moore, Brownyn Thompson, Caitlin McCormick. Third Row down from left to right: Jessica Johnston, Megan McBurney, Susan Gilmour. Bottom Row from left to right: Abi Millar, Caitlin Winchbourne, Claire Finnerty. INBM18-16S

This is the fourth time in as many years that the two teams will meet to contest the coveted All-Ireland Title.

The Dalriada Girls are made up of a mixture of Year 13 and 14 students and they will be hoping to overturn the past few results that have went St. Mary’s way.

The team, captained by international player Isy Ross, will be hoping to earn a fourth All-Ireland title for the school.

Isy admits that there is a great spirit in the squad and her team are hopeful of bringing the trophy north of the border despite the long journey to the game in Naas, Dublin.

Head coach at the School Dr Ian Walker admits that the game will be tough given the fact that it is being played closer to the opposition and both schools produce some of the finest young players for their respective international teams.

However he adds, “our girls are in high spirits and have worked well together since September for their school and their club. More recently many have also represented Northern Ireland at the Small Nations European Championships over Easter.”

Staff and pupils wish our girls all the best in their quest for a fourth All-Ireland Title.