The U-8 girls group started training in April and continued to the end of September. Th ere were 16 girls registered in this group. Th is year the focus was on fun, fi tness and skills development. All players received their own football from the club and it was decided to use the L.G.F.A. Football Skills Programme for 8 weeks. Th is involved daily practice of a set of skills and the girls worked hard. Th e improvement in their skills was obvious, especially kicking points with both feet at such a young age. We travelled to Westport for an end of year game, splitting into U-6 and U-8 teams. Th e girls were proud to wear the Kilmeena jersey and played their best. We fi nished the year with a session in the clubhouse. We played some indoor games and had a small presentation for completing the skills programme. Míle buíochás to the coaches; Sandra McDonald, Nicola McIntyre, Maura Hastings and also, to the parents who helped during the season. We look forward to returning next season and wish those moving on to U-10’s all the best.