This friendly with Stars of Erin was the first game of 2019. Despite mid-term, we had a great squad turn out. It was a very chilly and windy day up in Glencullen and Stars had a wind advantage in the 1st half. It was end to end and very competitive and Stars led at half time by 2:1 to 1 goal.
In the 2nd half the girls got into their rhythm and rediscovered their great form from 2018. With the backs defending ferociously and midfield running tirelessly, when the forwards got quick ball, then made the most of it. The GERS scored 1:3 in the 2nd half to win 2:3 to 2:1.
Special mention to Mairead Downey who was making her debut for The GERS today. She pulled off, what will likely be the save of the season when in the closing stages she pushed a goal bound shot onto the crossbar which was collected by the backs and cleared to safety. Well done Mairead and all the girls for their great play today. Super start to the 2019 season.