Kilkishen and Corofin will contest the final of the county intermediate camogie championship following their wins over Truagh and St Joseph’s at the weekend. Both games were very close with Corofin winning by the minimum margin while Kilkishen had to go to extra time to overcome Truagh. The final will take place this Saturday.
Corofin 0-9 St Jospeh’s 0-8
DEFENCES dominated in this evenly contested tie, the result of which was in doubt up to the final whistle.
Corofin led by the minimum margin at half time, 0-4 to 0-3, on a day when the majority of scores came from placed balls with Claire Commane (Corofin) and Louise Woods (St Joseph’s) on target.
The winners had their best players in Muireann Kelleher, Brenda O’Donoghue and goalkeeper Carmel Tierney.
Sara O’Brien, Orla Doolaghty, Louise Woods and Sarah Hoey did well for the Doora-Barefield outfit.
Corofin: Carmel Tierney; Neasa Carkill, Nicola O’Donoghue, Donna Ccourtney; Brenda Lee, Muireann Kelleher, Maeve Davoran; Brenda O’Donoghue, Aislinn Kelleher; Marie Raftery (0-1), Claire Commane (0-6), Lisa Clancy; Aoife Davoran (0-1), Edel Keating (0-1), Niamh O’Dea.
Subs: Linda McMahon for B Lee; Siobhán Kelleher, Catriona Kelleher, Marie McNamara, Catriona McMahon, Rachel O’Donoghue, Doireann Hanrahan, Áine Courtney, Vivian Keareney, Mary Daly, Linda Daly, Erin McCarthy.
St Joseph’s: Ann Marie McGann; Ciara Fahy, Claire O’Brien, Emma Dilleen; Rachel Slattery, Niamh Martyn, Orla Doolaghty; Sara Hoey, Catriona Hennessy; Róisín Kennedy, Louise Woods (0-7), Erin Hennessy; Jacqueline Woods, Aoife Whelan (0-1), Niamh O’Loughlin.
Subs: Karine Kenny for N O’Loughlin; Kim Moloney for R Slattery.
Kilkishen 1-6 Truagh 1-3
KILKISHEN edged out Truagh with a goal in extra time to reach the final after a very tough, physical game, which proved to be a fantastic evening’s entertainment for all on the sideline.
Kilkishen were first on the scoreboard with Sarah Donnellan pointing in the opening minute. Further points followed from Caroline Sheedy and Donnellan while Truagh’s only score of the half was a goal from Caroline Lynch, leaving the teams level at 0-3 to 1-0 at half time.
Each side had a point in the third quarter with Marie Collins (Kilkishen) and Niamh Power exchanging scores.
Both the goalies, Claire Baker and Caroline Craughan, brought off some fantastic saves to keep the teams level.
In the final two minutes of normal time, points were exchanged with Kate Lynch putting Kilkishen ahead, only for Niamh Guinnane to respond for Truagh.
This led to extra time and Kilkishen took the lead in the first period when Noelle McNamara pointed
In the second period, Michelle Caulfield levelled the game again before the decisive score came when Nora Murphy goaled for the winners after good work by Noelle McNamara.
Kilkishen: Claire Baker; Michelle Moroney, Nollaig Baker, Marie Nash; Sorcha Loughnane, Kate Lynch (0-1 45), Cushla Hehir; Monica Moroney, Lisa Loughnane; Sarah Donnellan (0-2, 1f), Caroline Sheedy (0-1), Claire McGrath; Marie Collins (0-1), Nora Murphy (1-0), Noelle McNamara (0-1).
Subs: Elaine Hannon for Sorcha Loughnane; Laura McNamara for Michelle Moroney; Ciara Ryan, Marie McNamara, Mary Lynch, Orla Moroney, Martina McNamara, Ciara Murphy, Aisling Hannon.
Truagh: Caroline Craughan; Kathleen Horgan, Tracy Moloney, Eileen Gleeson; Christine Meskell, Cathy Halley, Ashylnn Craughan; Helen Guinane (0-1), Maire Guinane; Michelle Caulfield (0-1), Sarah Sherlock, Ellen Horgan; Lisa Moloney, Yvonne Woods, Caroline Lynch (1-0).
Subs: Maire Begley for Maire Guinane; Niamh Power (0-1) for Yvonne Woods; Teresa Nihill for Lisa Moloney.
Referee: Pat Sheedy
Clarecastle and Scariff will contest the final of the intermediate shield after their weekend victories over Whitegate and Ogonnelloe
Clarecastle 1-11 Whitegate 2-4
WHITEGATE got off to a great start with two points from Aisling Treacy and they added a goal when Susan Fahy found the net in the fifth minute.
Clarecastle got on the scoreboard with a point from a free from Sharon O’Loughlin in the ninth minute.
Aisling Treacy and Sharon O’Loughlin traded points before Carina Roseingrave hit the target for the Magpies. When the half-time whistle sounded Whitegate were 1-3 to 0-4 ahead.
Early second-half points from Sharon O’Loughlin brought the teams level before the respective freetakers, Aisling Treacy and Sharon O’Loughlin, traded points.
Sharon O’Loughlin edged Clarecastle ahead when she pointed from a free in the 24th minute.
Jane Scanlon, who was introduced as a substitute for Yasmin Blake, had Clarecastle’s only goal of the game in the 25th minute.
This was quickly cancelled out when Whitegate’s Triona Kelly goaled to leave two points between the teams with a minute of ordinary time left.
The final scores of the game came from Clarecastle’s Jennifer Costelloe when she pointed twice in the closing minutes.
Clarecastle: Sharon Quinn; Niamh Keogh, Antoinette Carey, Orla Donnellan; Lisa Kelly, Carina Roseingrave, Marie Lynch; Marie Whelan, Lauren Holland; Sinéad Frawley, Sharon O’Loughlin, Maria Lyons; Elaine Lyons, Mary Costello, Yasmin Blake.
Subs: Aisling Frawley, Ciara Lynch, Fiona Greene, Jane Scanlon for Yasmin Blake; Jennifer Cosgrove, Linda Blake, Niamh Baker, Nora Budai, Ruth O’Gorman, Sarah O’Gorman, Sharon Quinn, Shauna Moloney, Siobhan Moloney for Mary Costello, Zelma Power.
Whitegate: Patricia McNamara; Rachel Mulvihill, Ciara O’Leary, Ciara Mulvihill; Triona Kelly, Lorraine Treacy, Lauren Cooney, Aisling Treacy, Rachel Bleach; Anita Forde, Susan Fahy, Emma Quirke; Aideen Burke, Ann Marie Starr, Aisling Kelly.
Subs: Sinéad Durack, Angela Woods, Laura Mulvihill, Linda Kelly, Louise O’Donoughue, Anna Madden, Danielle Coen, Lisa Donnellan.
Scariff 5-9 Ogonnelloe 1-6
SCARIFF proved too strong for their neighbours Ogonnelloe in this East Clare derby tie at the weekend.
Scariff: Louise Jones; Laura Brody, Gráinne Guinning, Dervla Nash; Maria Brody, Sarah Skelly, Sinéad O’Halloran; Ashling Corbett, Áine O’Brien; Orla Thornton, Aileen Thornton, Leanne Horan; Sarah Madden, Clare Colleran, Mairéad Scanlan.
Subs: Elaine McMahon, Sandra O’Grady, Catherine O’Brien, Grace Waterstone, Aideen McNamara, Ashley Minogue, Sarah McMahon
Ogonnelloe: Danielle Kiely; Claire Meade, Mairéad Vaughan, Ellen Collins; Johanna King, Emma Scanlon, Helen Mooney; Regina O’Brien, Gillian McNamara; Geraldine O’Brien, Megan Fitzgerald-Bradley, Susan Vaughan; Susan Bane, Elaine Meade, Rachel Moloney.
Subs: Róisín O’Brien, Kayleigh Moloney, Louise McNamara, Jane Ryan, April Harty.