Success for Clare in underage girls Rose Bowl Tournament
Organised by the Kerry School Boys and Girls League, the day-long event for Under 13s from eight leagues took place at Mounthawk Park on Saturday, (August 24) with Clare beating Galway in a penalty shoot-out.
The Rose Bowl sponsored by Trophyworld, saw outgoing Rose of Tralee, Kirsten Mate Maher, present the trophy to the winning captain Caoilfhionn Madden.
Pádraig Harnett, Chair of the Kerry Schoolboys Girls League and a member of the FAI National Women's Committee, said: “I am delighted that the Rose of Tralee International Festival and girls soccer have come together for the inaugural Rose Bowl in association with Traleeworld Tralee.
"It was an exciting day at the excellent Mounthawk Park with up to eight Leagues coming to Tralee for a great day of girls soccer with the Rose of Tralee presenting the Bowl to the winners.”
The Rose Bowl was a wonderful occasion for the visiting players, their families and mentors when they get to experience the family fun festival of events in Tralee in August.
The Communications Manager for the Rose of Tralee International Festival, John Drummey, said: "Girls soccer is the fastest growing section of the sport and hopefully this event will grow to become a major part of the Festival week in Tralee for years to come.
"Many of the women who enter the Rose of Tralee have been involved in sport since a young age. In fact, our 2017 Rose of Tralee, Dr Jennifer Byrne has played soccer for Ireland in the FIFA Under 17 World Cup.