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28 May 2022

Omicron postpones Cadette boys but Drumshanbo Junior girls win thrillers

Drumshanbo Volleyball semi-final refixed for next Monday

After the early January schedule of the All-Ireland Schools Volleyball Cadette all-in-one-day championship was postponed as Omicron raged for two weeks, there was bitter disappointment among Drumshanbo boys.

The cadette A boys has been rescheduled: after all mocks, just before Easter but last Wednesday, the Mayflower saw its first competitive volleyball matches in almost two years as all restrictions were lifted.

There could not have been a more exciting restart. There were six matches in the first rounds of Junior girls where Drumshanbo A and B and Elphin A and B all played each other. All but one match went the distance to three sets and the one two setter, which started the day had a 28-26 finish in the first set.

Despite the tight scores Drumshanbo A won all their matches and Drumshanbo B only lost one. It was a great restart for Drumshanbo girls.

Scores

Drumshanbo A beat Elphin B 28-26 25-19, beat Elphin A 20-25 25-14 15-11, beat Drumshanbo B 22-25 25-21 25-21

Drumshanbo B beat Elphin A 25-19 23-25 19-17, beat Elphin B 25-14 20-25 15-1

Elphin A beat Elphin B 24-26 25-21 15-12

Drumshanbo Panels

A: Katie Gilroy, Nikila Nekrashevych, Nadia O’Brien, Hannah Mulvey, Abi McGourty, Solenne O’Hara, Sophie Daly, Ella English, Ríona Ní Thiarnáin, Grace Quinn, Ellen McGowan, Meadhbh McNamara

B: Lola Fernández Segura, Emma Keaveney, Megan McWeeney, Katie Scollan, Molly Mulvey, Rose Keaney, Róisín McCauley, Noleen McKiernan, Ciara Rogerson, Ella McKeon, (absent Ava O’Connor)

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