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A first for St Joseph’s as they land U-14 cup

St Josephs 1-2 Sixmilebridge 0-2

ST JOSEPH’S captured the U-14A Camogie Cup at the weekend when they defeated a fancied Sixmilebridge side in the final at Scariff. The result gave the Doora-Barefield girls their first success at this level.
The wind was a deciding factor and St Joseph’s, having won the toss, played with the wind and dominated all over the field, with their first score coming from captain Doireann Hennessey in the seventh minute. Ashling McMahon’s 45 four minutes later landed in the top corner, to the delight of the St Joseph’s supporters in the stand.
Their next 45 however was wide of the mark but Rebecca Devine made no mistake two minutes later when she pointed from play. Sixmilebridge were denied a goal in the 26th minute by St Joseph’s goalie Aoife O’Connor, leaving the half-time score St Joseph’s 1-2 Sixmilebridge 0-0.
Sixmilebridge tried to get back into contention in the second half but lady luck was not smiling on them as St Joseph’s and the elements worked against them.  It took until the 16th minute for the first score of the half to be registered, a point from play from the Bridge’s Aoife Roche.
Slaine Carey was very unlucky not to rattle the St Joseph’s net in the 21st minute, as her shot came off the crossbar. St Joseph’s defended extremely well for the remaining 10 minutes of the game, keeping the ’Bridge to just another point seconds before the final whistle.
Mary Hogan, county secretary, presented the cup to a delighted Doireann Hennessey.

St Joseph’s: Aoife O’Connor; Ciara Whelan, Megan O’Brien, Michelle O’Neill, Ailbhe Hogan, Michelle Nihill, Ciara Davenport; Emer Casey, Doireann Hennessy (capt), Rebecca Devine, Caoimhe Hoey, Aisling McMahon, Claire Purcell, Orla Mulchrone, Laura Power, Ciara Guilfoyle, Ciara Reidy, Orla Meehan, Ellen Meaney, Hannah Meaney, Mia Hanrahan, Ann Foudy, Katie Laws, Orla Moloney, Vanessa Meaney, Leah Killeen, Orla Purcell.
Scorers: Doireann Hennessy 0-1; Aisling McMahon 1-0; Rebecca Devine 0-1.
Sixmilebridge: Jennifer Greene, Aoife Corbett, Eimear Donnellan, Becky Keane, Laura Murray, Dana Considine (capt), Katie Freeman, Fiona Murphy, Niamh Whyte, Slaine Carey, Niamh McInerney, Keelin Lyons, Olivia Phelan, Aoife Roche, Róisín Hogan, Sarah O’Neill, Orla Carroll, Niamh O’Dea, Nicole Shanahan, Rachel O’Callaghan, Sarah Collins, Caroline Hogan, Aoife Hurley, Karen Gallagher, Sarah Loughnane, Rachel Kelly, Laura Collins.
Subs: Karen Gallagher for Róisín Hogan (half-time); Rachel Kelly for Lauara Collins (56th minute).
Scorers: Slaine Carey 0-1; Aoife Roche 0-1.
Referee: Fergal Gray, Feakle

Clooney-Quin 3-4 Newmarket 1-3

CLOONEY-QUIN made up for losing to Newmarket in the round-robin match of this competition on Sunday afternoon in Scariff, when they had with a comprehensive win over Newmarket.
Playing with the aid of the wind in the first-half, Clooney Quin dominated all over the field.
Newmarket defended well and held Clooney scoreless until the 11th minute, when Jane Halpin scored a point from play. Two minutes later Jessica Leamy scored a goal for Clooney-Quin following a poor clearance. Leamy was again on the scoresheet with a point from the resulting puck-out. Hannah O’Brien in midfield for Clooney Quin scored another point before Leamy goaled twice more in the 26th and 30th minutes, leaving the half-time score Clooney Quin 3-3 Newmarket 0-0.
Newmarket, playing with the wind in the second half, were on the scoreboard on the fourth minute with a point from a well-taken free by Rachel Kelleher.
Anne Marie Hayes scored Newmarket’s second point five minutes later. Clooney-Quin upped their game and started to dominate all over the field but failed to register any score in the following 15 minutes.
Newmarket’s only goal of the game came in the 27th minute when a free taken by Rachel Kelleher dropped into the top corner of the net, bringing the score to 1-3 to 3-3 in favour of Clooney Quin. Clooney got the last score of the match with a point from Hannah O’Brien in the 30th minute.

Clooney Quin: Emma Deegan, Shauna Duggan, Shaua Ryan, Siobhán Halpin, Ciara Grogan, Hannah Leonard, Caoimhe Horner, Aoibheann Duggan, Jane Halpin, Nicola MacNamara, Hannah O’Brien, Niamh Ní Chearrabhallain, Áine Nash, Jessica Leamy, Ciara Moynihan, Meave Clune, Laura Haugh, Eimear McGrath, Ciara Donnelly, Alice O’Donnell, Sarah Costelloe, Ellen Liddy, Jennifer O’Neill, Orlaith Nash.
Subs: Ciara Moynihan for Ellen Liddy.
Scorers: Jessica Leamy (3-1); Jane Halpin (0-1); Hannah O’Brien (0-2).
Newmarket: Ciara McCarthy, Róisín White, Rachel Sheedy, Clodagh Costelloe, Katie O’Flannagan, Grace Emily Conheady, Eadaoin Lawlor, Rachel Kelleher, Fiona O’Neill, Shannon O’Grady, AnneMarie Hayes, Áine Feehily, Sinéad Quinlivan, Laura Commane, Ciara O’Grady, Emer White, Claire McMahon, Laurie Brown, Amy O’Halloran.
Subs: Eadaoin Lawlor for Ciara O’Grady (half-time); Laurie Brown for Sinéad Quinlivan (46th min).
Scorers: Rachel Kelleher 1-2, AnneMarie Hayes 0-1.
Player of the game: Jessica Leamy, Clooney-Quin.
Referee: Pat Sheedy, Broadford.

Kilnamona 3-1 Killanena 1-1

KILNAMONA won the first of the Glór na nGael U-14 finals on Sunday with victory over Killanena in Ballyline. Kilnamona opened the scoring in the 10th minute when Sinéad Quinn goaled from a free.
It took Killanena until the 19th minute to register their first score, a point from Lorraine Canny. Kilnamona’s Natasha O’Neill caught a long pass from midfield and found the net, leaving the half-time score at 2-0 to 0-1 in favour of Kilnamona.
Killanena got the second half off to the best start possible with a goal from substitute Josie O’Donnell, who was denied a few seconds earlier by Kilnamona goalie Andrea O’Keefe. Kilnamona didn’t panic and defended vigorously for the next 10 minutes before Sinéad Quinn pointed from a free. Both sides missed goal opportunities before Kilnamona s Chloe MacNamara got the last score of the game, a goal, in injury time.

Kilnamona: Andrea O’Keefe, Fiona Quinn, Aoife Keane, Sarah Cotter, Nicola O’Neill, Aoibheann Hogan, Teresa O’Keefe, Sinéad Quinn, Ciara Cotter, Natasha O’Neill, Katie McCreanor, Róisín Longe, Chloe O’Neill, Chloe MacNamara, Michela Roughan, Róisín Clancy, Laoise Ryan, Emma Galvin, Sinéad Power, Ruth Crowe, Freya Rynne, Rachel McDonnell, Caitlin McInerney, Michelle Mescall.
Subs: Chloe McNamara for Ciara Cotter.
Scorers: Sinead Quinn 1-1; Róisín Longe 1-0; Natasha O’Neil 1-0.
Killanena: Deirdre Brady, Michelle O’Connor, Laurie Jamie, Aoife Hayes, Róisín MacNamara, Eimear Nonan, Amy McArthur, Lorraine Canny, Catherine McMahon, Claire Taaffe, Polly O’Neill, Marie Gardiner, Leanne Kelsley, Josie O’Donnell, Gráinne Conlon, Rachel Leonard, Orla Broderick, Emily Sparks.
Scorers: Josie O’Donnell 1-0, Lorraine Canny 0-1.
Subs: Gráinne Conlon for Marie Gardiner; Josie O’Donnell for Leanne Kelsey.
Referee: Martin Leahy Ruan.

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