St. Brigid’s Secondary School has a long tradition of being a proud football school. There are currently four teams in the school that cater for all ages, which all train once a week.
First Years compete in the “Presentation Cup” and in the Local Kerry League. Our Junior Team are currently in Category A and our Senior Team are in Category C of the Lidl Post Primary KLGFA competition.
Everyone is welcome to join a team no matter what experience you have, so why not sign up to be part of the next chapter of Pres footballers?
Academic Year 2021-2022
1st Year Football
Our first-year footballers had a great year in the league & represented St. Brigid’s brilliantly both on & off the field. They had been training hard since October & showed amazing commitment & dedication. We had some fantastic wins against Rathmore & Pres Milltown. We narrowly missed out on the chance to make the shield final, but the girls put on an excellent display of football against ISK and unfortunately were just beaten by a point.
Management Team: Ms. Ahern, Ms. Kelliher, Ms. O’Callaghan & Ms. Titus.
2ND Year Football
Our 2nd Year football team were crowned county champions after an impressive campaign in the “B” championship of the Kerry Junior competition. This was a massive achievement considering our girls were up against a lot of other schools “A” team consisting of 2nd 3rd and 4th years. Such opposing schools in the competition included Presentation Secondary Schools Tralee, Listowel & Castleisland, Killarney & Castleisland Community Colleges, Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, Tarbert & Causeway Comprehensive Schools, Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí and Mercy Mounthawk’s “B” and “C” team. Our girls received a bye in the first round before opening with a comprehensive win over Castleisland Community College in Lewis Road. The girls then met Mounthawk “C” in the semi-final where an early barrage of goals ended the game as a contest by half-time. A physically strong Mounthawk “B” team were the opponents in the final but were no match for our girls as they ran out victorious on a scoreline of 7-4 to 0-11. Immense credit is due to these young ladies as they displayed a tremendous aptitude for the game as well as showing fantastic resilience through their commitment levels. A highly rewarding experience for all involved, lets hope this young crop of players continue to go from strength to strength Meán Scoil Bríd Naofa Abú!
Management Team: Mr. C.Counihan, Mrs. R.Healy, Ms. A.Brosnan
A feast of goals were on offer in the 2nd Year Football League Final which took place the 3rd of March in Fitzgerald Stadium. This was an internal league organised by the school where each class competed against each other with the finalists earning the opportunity to play in Fitzgerald Stadium. Presentation Blue claimed to the cup on the day with team captain Aoise O'Donoughe also winning the Player of the Tournament Award. Kate Forde was awarded the Player of the Match Award for her outstanding performance on the day. An incredibly enjoyable experience was had by both players and organisers. It was fantastic to see so many students show such a keen interest in Gaelic football, be it for competitive pursuit or recreational enjoyment. Physical activity through sport as well as the experience of being part of a team is important for the development of any young person. Let’s hope these budding young footballers keep up the good work and keep training with their clubs for more enjoyable days out like this, Meán Scoil Bríd Naofa Abú!
Our Junior Football team played ISK Killorglin and John the Baptist Community School in the Munster LGFA Post Primary Schools “Junior A” competition. Unfortunately, St. Brigid’s didn’t make the final but outstanding football skills were displayed. There was great spirit, comradery, teamwork, and determination showed by this young group of footballers. It was also the girls first time competing in the Kerry Competition which took place after Christmas. The girls faced Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra Rathmore, Presentation Secondary School Milltown and qualified for the final in which they fell short to Mounthawk. Massive credit is due to these young ladies as they demonstrated a superb aptitude for the game as well as showing fantastic resilience through their commitment levels.
Management Team: Ms. A.Brosnan, Mr. C.Counihan, Mrs. R.Healy,
St. Brigid’s Senior Ladies had a longer year this term, competing in the Munster competition before Christmas, and the Kerry competition after Christmas. The girls were unlucky not to progress in the Munster competition, falling to Rathmore in the second round. The Kerry competition took place after Christmas, with Pres taking home the shield with a fantastic win over ISK just before Easter. The girls showed excellent commitment all year, and were a pleasure to be involved with. An excellent team atmosphere was present all year with plenty of enjoyment in every session!
Coach: Mr. Kevin Sheehan
Junior B Munster Final Champions 2017/2018
On Monday the 26th February 2018 St. Brigid’s claimed the title of “Munster Junior B Champions”. The game took place in Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney. Final score of the game St. Brigid’s 6-09, Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luchtra Rathmore 2-08. The team was captained by Anna Clifford and it was another great success to add to the schools footballing honours.
The girls unfortunately lost in the All Ireland final against Colaiste Bhaile Chlair (Galway) but represented Kerry and the school with pride and made memories for life along the way.