Gaelic football action resumes this weekend at the Camana Bay International School field after an eventful set of matches two weeks ago.
Sunday’s games are the second round of the 2015 LIME Cayman Islands Gaelic Football League.
Cabra Gaels face off against Gabriels in the first of four games. Both teams have plenty to prove, as they lost their opening games.
Cabra Gaels lost to the reigning champions Wolf Tones, dramatically missing a penalty awarded to them in the dying minutes.
Kevin Guirey, the 2014 Player of the Year, dragged his effort wide, allowing Wolf Tones a 7-3 win. Gabriels have a much harder fixture after losing 18-12 to an impressive Western Gaels in their opener.
Despite some great scores from Shane Martin and Garry Lynch, Gabriels couldn’t hold out against the powerful attacking combination of Eddie Arthurs and 2014 Rookie of the Year Brian O’Reilly. Arthurs and O’Reilly linked up almost telepathically to wear down the Gabriels defense.
The second men’s match sees both of the first week winners – Wolf Tones and Western Gaels – face off for top of the table bragging rights.
In the women’s league, Buffers Alley look to continue their winning ways as they take on Oliver Plunketts at the 2:25 p.m. throw in.
With some great rookie displays in round 1, including an outstanding performance from Elena Testori, the Buffers girls should overcome the OPs, who were on the wrong side of an 18-2 drubbing by Sarsfields a fortnight ago, when the striking prowess of Katherine Maw and Joanne Remillard laid siege to Plunketts’ goal.
Karlie Kennedy, holding up the midfield for Plunketts, will need help to drag victory out of this battle. Sarsfields are up against Na Piarsaigh in the day’s last game. Na Piarsaigh lost narrowly to Buffers Alley 7-5, but showed a lot of potential, with good periods of possession. They were thwarted by some great saves by the opposing goalkeeper.
The first match starts at 1:30 p.m. and spectators are welcome.