St Flannan’s 5-12 St Mary’s 0-1
St Flannan’s advanced to the All-Ireland Junior Colleges B Camogie final with a convincing win over St Mary’s Ballinasloe at Éire Óg’s grounds in Ennis on Saturday.
The result, it has to be said, was never in doubt, and, after Nikki Kaiser got the Ennis school’s first goal after four minutes, they never really looked back. Kaiser, along with Rebecca Culligan and Aoibheann Malone were particularly strong in a St Flannan’s attack that excelled throughout.
The midfield pairing of Aisling Darcy (capt) and Rachel Mulcaire got through an amount of work all through the game against what was St Mary’s strongest line in the field.
The half back line of St Flannan’s was again very strong with powerful performances from all three players, Edel Hehir, Christina Glynn and Alana O’Brien.
Claire McMahon and Louise Deloughery dominated their direct opponents in the full back line all through the game also, conceding only one point in the 60 minutes.
The only negative from the game from St Flannan’s point of view were the injuries that a couple of their players suffered. Sinead O’Keeffe was unable to play any part in the game while Clodagh Lawlor and Orla Devitt had to be withdrawn at different stages due to injuries. St Flannan’s followers will be hoping that all these players will be fit for the final that will be played on Saturday, March 20, at a venue to be decided.
St Flannan’s can expect a much tougher challenge in that final when they will face the winners of the other semi final between Presentation, Kilkenny and Ballymena. This match is due to be played this Saturday in Nowlan Park, Kilkenny at 2pm.
St Flannan’s: Suzy O’Shea; Claire McMahon, Clodagh Lawlor, Louise Deloughery; Edel Hehir, Chistina Glynn, Alana O’Brien; Rachel Mulcaire, Aisling Darcy (c); Kate O’Neill, Sarah O’Keeffe, Orla Devitt; Nikki Kaiser, Rebecca Culligan, Aoibheann Malone.