Today, Friday June 29 the Mayo under 16 girls squad will arrive at the University of Limerick to take part in the 2012 Gaynor Cup. The journey began way back in October 2011 when open trails were held and the best talent from around county arrived in Milebush Park to show what they could do. An initial squad of 30 girls were chosen and they competed in games against Clare winning 9–0, Ballina Town u18 girls losing 2–1 and a Connacht selection winning 3-1. After this they headed to Sligo and came out on top 3–1. Then finishing up the preparation was a double-header playing Galway and Sligo winning 2–1 and 2–0 respectively.
It has been a long but very enjoyable journey from beginning up to now with training every Saturday morning in Milebush, with girls from Belmullet, Kilmurry, Killala, Ballinrobe, Castlebar, Westport, Ballina and even Sligo making the big commitment to train with the best players in the county every weekend. The squad has now been trimmed down to 20 players for the Gaynor cup weekend where the girls will initially compete against Sligo, Kerry, Limerick and Wexford in what will be a very busy weekend for the girls.
The management and staff of the Mayo Under 16 girls would like to thank and congratulate all the girls and their clubs who participated in trails and throughout the year and are looking forward to a great weekend ahead. Squad list: Kirsten Sheeran, Melissa Patterson, Belinda Patterson, Laura Burke, Anna Touhy, Erina Flannery, Chloe Morley, Sarah Peters, Danielle Caldwell, Bethany, Duffy, Aoife Brody, (all Castlebar Town ), Mary Corcoran. Niamh Mohan (Castlebar Celtic ), Aoileen Collins ( Killala ), Mary McHale (Ballina Town ), Sophie Pelzer (Ballinrobe Town ), Danielle Kelly, Rachel Kerins (Kilmurry ), Tamara O’Conner, Aisling Barrett (Kilmore Ladies ).