A sunny Sunday afternoon saw Mooncoins U14 Girls travel to the seaside town of Tramore . Mooncoin had two new faces on board In Kayleigh Smith and Ellie Corcoran . With a number of our Girls travelling directly from a Camogie game, the 2pm Kick Off time was a god send . The Mooncoin girls started out very well and the back four of Beth Dunphy, Sadbh Kirwan, Ciara O Keeffe and Ella Bailey held strong . But the surging runs of Tramore eventually broke them down . Mia pulled off some wonderful saves between the sticks and was constantly encouraged by her team mates and support on the sideline. Emily Blackmore , Caoimhe Hartwell , Emer Quinn and Luiseach O Donahue worked well together in the middle of the field and their passing and distribution of the ball to each other on Sunday was amazing. Emily managed to break free on a couple of occasions but a wary Tramore defence hampered her attempts. So much has been learned by this group of young girls since they first came together late last year. Sunday’s Captain Miss Kayla Bolger played her best game , contesting every ball that came her way , and the little dynamo that is Ella Brennan made some fantastic runs down the wing. The introduction of Ellie Corcoran and Sophie Scahill into the defense breathed some life into the game with Sophie making some wonderful clearances and Ellie’s pace and cleverness on the ball was encouraging to watch . Grace Ramasamy covered every blade of grass on the pitch when she was introduced. Mooncoin had a wonderful chance at Goal when Ciara O Keefe made a run from the middle of the field down to the left corner, she spotted Emily Blackmore making her way towards the goal and found her with a beauty of a pass . Emily controlled the ball and made her attempt at goal only to have it cleared by the Tramore defense . The difference in the girls and the progress made was commented by the referee Falla Wall who refereed their very first game a few short months ago. As always, Falla talked both sides through the game with great understanding and encouragement for all.