From the get go, this St. Pius X G.N.S. team got off to a super start with two goals in two minutes firstly from superb centre back and co-captain Amber who hit a fantastic long range shot that went all the way to the back of the net!! This was quickly followed by Orla who netted her first of a hat-trick! As a team, St. Pius kept up the superb intensity with great displays from the half backs Gillian, Olivia and Amber who mopped up all loose ball and acted as a spring board which kept the tremendous pressure on Scoil Áine, Raheny. The midfield pairing of Katie and Aoife were solid throughout and showed huge determination and skill as they tackled, shooted and kept ball moving quickly into their forwards.
The first half for St. Pius was very fruitful as they continued their pressure through great play from Grace, Shauna, Alannah, Jodie and twin sister Ali which produced two more goals through the dangerous full forward Orla. Another goal from both Ali and Olivia meant Pius were 6 goals to 2 points ahead at the break!
The second half saw introduction of super subs Romy, Laura, Ellen and Maria who continued to put pressure on Scoil Áine throughout. However, the opposition stepped up their pace and the full backs Lorna, Rachel and Aoife were called on to keep the ball cleared! Molly was superb in goal as there was huge pressure on her in the second half. Her puck outs were flawless! The opposition scored a formidable 3 goals and another point and in the second half but co-captain Amber scored the seventh and final fantastic goal of the day for St. Pius to ensure victory for the team! It was an incredible performance by all the girls! Grace who is co-captain of the team played a crucial role on the team in order to reach Croke Park was unable to play due to injury and her encouragement and support was imperative to the Pius team on the day!! A credit to their club Faughs and parents!!
Well done St. Pius!!