Shannon Camogie: Newmarket on Fergus 1-18 St Josephs 0-8
The 2020 Senior Camogie Championship for Newmarket on Fergus and 2019 Intermediate Champions St Josephs got underway in Shannon camogie pitch on Saturday evening, with the experienced Blues overcoming St. Josephs on a scoreline 1-18 to 0-8.
Áine O’Brien and Hannah Meaney exchanged points in the opening ten minutes, before O’Brien pointed three frees midway through the half. The Blues added four points from Carol O’Leary, Bríd Enright and Áine O’ Brien (2) before O’Leary goaled to the corner of St. Josephs net from a high dropping ball to the square from a Laura McMahon free in the 25th minute to go 1-9 to 0-2 ahead. A minute later, Muirne Ní Chonaill pointed before Caoimhe Lally tagged on a point for Newmarket on Fergus. Hannah Meaney had the final say of the half with a pointed free to leave the scoreline 1-10 to 0-4 at the break.
St. Josephs opened the second half with points from Ciara Duggan and the inform Meaney, but Newmarket On Fergus responded with four unanswered points from O’Leary and their top scorer Áine O’Brien (3). St. Josephs battled hard with Eimear Casey, Chloe Towey and Muirne Ní Chonaill getting though a lot of work. Ciara Guilfoyle won two frees which Duggan duly converted, but Newmarket On Fergus kept the pressure on and tagged on four more points in the final minutes to seal the win.
Newmarket on Fergus: Ciara Mc Carthy; Aoife Griffin, Katie O’Flanagan, Aislinn Keogh; Aimee McInerney (captain), Laura McMahon, Tara O’Neill; Roisin McMahon, Lorraine Bible; Aine O’Brien (0-10 8F 1’45), Carol O’Leary (1-3), Caoimhe Lally (0-1); Clodagh O’Halloran (0-2), Brid Enright (0-1), Annemarie Hayes (0-1)
Subs: Aoife Crimmins for Aimee McInerney (44mins), Kaci Toomey for Brid Enright (53 mins), Leanne Boyle for Caoimhe Lally (53 mins), Kate Clancy for Aislinn Keogh (58mins)
St. Josephs: Karen McMahon; Orla Moloney, Megan O’Brien, Kate Dillon; Aisling Hannan, Chloe Towey, Eimear Casey; Alannah Meaney, Siofra Ní Chonaill; Hannah Meaney (0-4 3F), Louise Woods, Muirne Ní Chonaill (0-1); Ciara Duggan (0-3 2F), Amy Lenihan, Ciara Guilfoyle.
Subs: Aisling Reidy for Orla Moloney, Eimear Harrington for Kate Dillon, Keira McGrath for Muirne Ní Chonaill.
Referee: Kevin Walsh, Wolfe Tones
Cratloe GAA: Inagh Kilnamona 1-11 Truagh Clonlara 0-3
After months of no camogie, it was a delight to be in Cratloe in perfect conditions where the sun broke through for Round 1 of the Clare Senior Camogie championship, to see Inagh-Kilnamona take on Truagh. With last year’s winners Scariff-Ogonnelloe the favourite to top group B this opener was a must win game for both Inagh-Kilnamona and Truagh in the battle for placings.
Inagh-Kilnamona started the stronger with the first shots fired however both resulted in wides. Truagh were then the first to get on the score sheet with the young Rebecaa Foley pointing from play. Truagh went 2 ahead after ten minutes when Eimear Kelly pointed from a free from 30 metres. Inagh-Kilnamona’s opening score came shortly after with a point from play from corner forward Danielle Griffin and the game was levelled almost immediately when Aoibhin Ryan pointed a free from 40 metres. The game hung in the balance at the first water break after a couple of wides from both teams.
The opening goal looked imminent after a long range free from Inagh-Kilnamona’s Clare Hehir but Truagh were awarded a free out for a square ball and with ten minutes left in the half Inagh-Kilnamona had a third name on the score sheet when Amy Keating scored a fine point from play to put the mid Clare side ahead for the first time in the match. Ryan extended the lead with another pointed free before Sinead O’Loughlin added her name to the scoring list to put Inagh-Kilnamona into 5 points to 2 half time lead after a nervy goal mouth scramble where Truagh were lucky not to concede a three pointer. Truagh had made some good plays in the first half but the final passes were failing them with Inagh-Kilnamona’s tackling and marking proving more effective.
Inagh-Kilnamona extended their lead at the start of the second half when Keating added her second point from play. Some of Truagh’s best play came early in the second half with Sinead Ryan, Roisin Begley and Molly Fennessy combining well only for Kelly deemed to have handled the ball on the ground and the pressure on Inagh-Kilnamona was relieved. Ryan added her third pointed free to extend the lead to four points ten minutes into the second half. Another long ball in from Truagh’s Laura Foley deceived the back line when the ball broke in which fell to an unmarked Kelly but an onrushing goalie Rebecca Keating forced the error and the ball was cleared. Another Inagh-Kilnamona point from play preceded the killer blow from the returning county player Aoife Keane who found the Truagh net after a goal mouth scramble. The goal and an injury to Teresa O’Keefe who was replaced mid-way through the half seemed to galvanise the Inagh-Kilnamona team to exert further pressure on Truagh. Truagh did manage their first score of the half after the second water break with a well taken point from Begley but Keane added a point from play a few minutes later to settle Inagh-Kilnamona coming into the final ten. Ryan then added to her free taking tally with two points from play to finish out the game and give Inagh-Kilnamona a 1-1 to 0-3 win over Truagh.
Inagh Kilnamona: Rebecca Keating; Laoise Ryan, Sinead Quinn, Michelle Mescall; Tierna Hegarty, Clare Hehir, Teresa O’Keeffe; Fiona Lafferty, Sinead Power (0-1); Amy Keating (0-2), Sinead O’Loughlin (0-1), Danielle Griffin (0-1); Andrea O’Keeffe, Aoibhinn Ryan (0-5 2F), Claire Commane.
Subs: Aoife Keane 1-1 for C. Commane, Cathy Cullinan for Teresa O Keeffe (injured), Chloe Foudy for Danielle Griffin, Jane Fitzgerald for Sinead O’Loughlin.
Truagh Clonlara: Aideen Hogg; Sinead Ryan, Michelle Powell, Louise Egan; Hannah Horgan, Laura Foley, Sarah Hastings; Ellen Horgan, Michelle Caulfield; Niamh Powell, Molly Fennessy, Rebecca Foley (0-1); Roisin Begley (0-1), Aine O’Loughlin, Eimear Kelly (0-1f)
Referee: Andy McMahon, Cratloe
Clooney Quin GAA: Sixmilebridge 1-6 Scariff Ogonnelloe 2-21
Scariff Ogonnelloe started off the defence of their Clare and Munster Championship with a win over Sixmilebridge in a blustery Clooney on Saturday evening. Mairead Scanlon opened the scoring with a point from a free. Sixmilebridge, with the wind at their backs in the opening half, replied with a point from Chloe Morey from a free. Even though Scariff Ogonnelloe were playing against the wind, they had the upper hand, scoring five unanswered points, Marian Rodgers(2), Scanlon(2) and Aoife Power all getting their names on the scoresheet, with Niamh Lyons adding from play for the Bridge. Sixmilebridge rallied however scoring 1-2, Lyons from play and a long-range Morey free, with her next free being sent straight to the back of the net to put them ahead by the minimum. This proved to be their best period though as Scariff Ogonnelloe piled on the pressure with Marian Rodgers firing to the back of the net with the next passage of play and Scanlon and Power(2) adding points to leave the halftime score at 1-9 to 1-4.
With the wind at their backs after the break Scariff Ogonnelloe dominated, with the backs not giving the Sixmilebridge forwards any time on the ball, and the forwards duly converting possession into scores. Clever play and accurate passing led to Marian Rodgers scoring her second goal, and all six forwards and one midfielder adding to the tally: Rodgers (1-1), Scanlon(0-5f), Jenifer Daly, Cliona McNamara, Alva Rodgers, Power, Rachael Minogue, and Lynda Daly (0-1)each, with Sixmilebridge scoring just 2 points in the second half.
Scariff Ogonnelloe: Aisling Corbett; Alison McGee, Susan Daly, Holly McGee; Aisling Corry, Ciara Doyle, Alison Madden; Susan Vaughan, Lynda Daly (0-1); Jennifer Daly(0-1), Mairead Scanlon(0-10, 8Ff, 1’45) Rachael Minogue(0-1); Marian Rodgers(2-2), Aoife Power(0-4), Alva Rodgers(0-1).
Subs: Cliona McNamara(0-1), Roisin O’Brien, Danielle Sheedy.
Sixmilebridge: Sarah Loughnane; Lizzy Quin, Emma Kennedy, Denna Considine; Hannah Wilson, Chloe Morey (1-4), Olivia Phelan; Rachel Kelly, Muireann Scanlon; Rachel O Halloran, Susan Fahy, Maire McGrath; Saoirse Young, Niamh Lyons (0-2), Finia O Brien.
Subs: Kia Mellet for Wilson (H/T)
Referee: Ger Hoey, Feakle
Clooney Quin GAA: Kilmaley 3-11 Kilkishen/Bodyke 0-14
Kilmaley started off 2020 in excellent fashion defeating Kilkishen/Bodyke in the first round of the Clare Camogie Senior Championship in Clooney/Quin on Friday night. This game was a long time coming and at one stage this year it looked like we would see no action due to Covid-19 but thankfully the girls got back in action in front of a reduced crowd of 200 spectators.
There were two changes to the starting 15 to the team that was named in the programme with Emma Pyne and Lauren McGuane starting in place of Alisha Pyne and Aisling Cahill. It was also a senior debut for Molly Casey named at corner back but started on the wing. Kilkishen/Bodyke got the first score of the game from Niamh O’Brien after two minutes but by the 8th minute Kilmaley were ahead 1-02 to 0-01 thanks to a brilliant team goal finished by Chloe Neylon after Niamh O’Dea made a fantastic run down in front of the stand, found Neylon with a brilliant ball who made no mistake. It could easily have been a lot closer at this stage as Kilkishen/Bodyke had the ball in the Kilmaley net just before Neylon’s goal but referee Fergal O’Brien disallowed it for a Kilkishen/Bodyke player picking it off the ground in the build-up. By the water break in the first half (new rule due to covid) Kilkishen/Bodyke had two points pulled back thanks to frees from Siobhan Lenihan & Caoimhe Kelly to leave it 1-02 to 0-03.
From the 15th minute to the Half-Time whistle Kilmaley outscored Kilkishen/Bodyke 1-02 to 0-02 with all the Kilmaley scores coming from Claire McMahon. The goal from a free 45 meters out to leave the score 2-04 to 0-05. It could easily have been 3-04 to 0-05 as Neylon came close with a chance after she superbly rounded her opponent to be one on one with the goalkeeper but saw her shot come off the post and roll out wide.
Kilmaley brought on Eilis Cahill for her debut at Half-Time instead of McGuane but just like the first half it was Kilkishen/Bodyke who got the first score of the half to bring it down to 4 points but Caoimhe Carmody replied a minute later to restore Kilmaley’s 5 point advantage. On the 5th minute Kilkishen/Bodyke were given a lifeline after Sarah Reidy was adjudged to have fouled her opponent and O’Brien gave a penalty. O’Dea, Chloe McAleer & Reidy faced Caoimhe Kelly’s shot, but she blasted it over the bar much to the delight of the Kilmaley following. Kilkishen/Bodyke followed this up with two more points to leave it 2-05 to 0-09 with 7 minutes gone in the second half. Carmody (2) & Eilis Cahill restored Kilmaley’s 5-point advantage before Kilkishen/Bodyke hit back with Kelly & Lenihan frees to leave it 2-08 to 0-11 when referee O’Brien signalled for the second half water break.
Kilmaley used this time to rejig their team slightly and brought on Grace Carmody to make her senior debut for Jodie Cahill. Kilkishen/Bodyke also used this time to rejig and pushed Megan O’Brien up the field who slotted over the bar on the resumption. Four minutes after coming on Grace scored a lovely point to restore Kilmaley’s advantage to three points. Kilkishen/Bodyke responded with another free from Lenihan to leave two between the sides again with 4 minutes to play. Thankfully for Kilmaley this was as close as Kilkishen/Bodyke got as Kilmaley outscored them 1-02 to 0-01 in the final few minutes with another Neylon goal followed by points from Sinead O’Keefe & Caoimhe Carmody to leave the final score 3-11 to 0-14.
Kilmaley: Chloe McAleer, Emma Pyne, Sarah Reidy, Leona Grace, Sarah Ni Cheallaigh, Niamh O’Dea, Molly Casey, Megan White, Emily Cahill, Caoimhe Carmody (0-05), Claire McMahon (1-03, 1-00 Free), Sinead O’Keefe (0-01), Jodie Cahill, Lauren McGuane, Chloe Neylon (2-00).
Subs: Eilish Cahill (0-01) for McGuane & Grace Carmody (0-01) for Cahill.
Kilkishen/Bodyke: Edel McNamara, Orla O’Brien, Roisin Minogue, Orla McInerney, Hannah Minogue, Alannah Ryan, Ciara Ryan, Kate Lynch, Caoimhe Kelly (0-04f) Shauna Doyle, Siobhan Lenihan (0-04, 2f), Niamh O’Brien (0-01), Aoife Ryan (0-01), Kate O’Gorman (0-03) , Niamh O’Gorman (0-01).
Subs: Cara Close for O’Brien
Whitegate 2-13 Tulla 0-8
Whitegate continued their Intermediate championship on home soil when they took on Tulla on Friday evening. Both teams started with a brace of wides each and it was not until the eight minute before Whitegate’s Aideen Hickey popped over a point from play for the opening score of the game. Minutes later sister Greta Hickey added another fine point from play to Whitegate’s tally. Tulla got their first point when Bridin Dinan converted a free. The match continued with a tit for tat exchange of points from Greta Hickey and Bridin Dinan. Shortly before half time Aideen Hickey broke through for a goal which was well saved by Siobhan Torpey in the Tulla goals who batted it down but the awaiting Amber Nolan whipped it into the Tulla net scoring the first goal of the match. A further point from a free by Greta Hickey increased the Whitegate lead to 1-06 to 0-6 at half time. In the second half Tulla added 2 points to their score however their defence were put under extreme pressure with Whitegate getting a succession of scores in the second half. Greta Hickey added another five for Whitegate and Aine McDermott fired over on the run. Greta Hickey made sure of victory for the Geata Ban girls in the closing ten minutes when she hit a bullet to the back of the Tulla net ensuring that there was no way back for the Tulla girls. Strong defending from Leana Spazzi, Triona Kelly and Niamh Quirke made it hard for Tulla to add any further scores to their total. . Lorna Power, Sinéad Conlon and Aoife Leyden were very solid in defence for the Tulla side with Bridín Dinan and Aoife Dooley doing well in the forwards. Whitegate emerged winners when the final whistle blew.
Whitegate: Lauren Solan, Molly Spazzi, Ciara O’Leary, Orla Burke, Triona Kelly, Caitriona Apsel, Katie Hynes, Aisling Treacy, Lisa Donoghue, Greta Hickey 1-11, Niamh Quirke, Aine McDermott 0-1, Aideen Hickey 0-1, Amber Nolan 1-0, Cait Keenan, Aideen Burke, Nicola Bugler, Anna Burke, Alison Hynes, Michelle Dooley.
Subs: Cait Keenan for Amber Nolan, Alison Hynes for Lisa Donoghue
Tulla: Siobhan Torpey; Gillian Ryan, Lorna Power, Aoife Leyden; Thérése Murphy, Sinéad Conlon, Amy McNamara; Jennifer Nicholas, Áine Dinan; Tara Gleeson, Aisling McNamara, Aisling Dooley; Aoife Dooley, Orna Mulconroy, Bridín Dinan
Referee: David Cunningham
Feakle Killanena 3-17 Eire Og 1-13
Feakle Killanena secured their second victory of the Intermediate championship against Eire og on Saturday evening in Feakle. Eire Og made them battle strong for this victory but tenacious defending combined with clinical skill work in front of goal gave the home side the advantage on this occasion.
Robyn Conway and Clair McNamara popped over 2 points each before Clair McNamara raised the first green flag of the evening. Further points from Conway, the McNamara sisters and Roisin McMahon eased Feakle Killanena to a 1-8 to 0-6 lead at the break.
Eire Og pulled back two on the resumption but a brace of green flags in the space of five minutes from the stick of Lorna McNamara and Jodi Guilfoyle in the first quarter put daylight between the sides. Eire Og continued to battle but were unable to eat into the home sides lead.
Feakle Killanena: Roisin Quilligan; Eileen Daly, Ella MacNamara, Ciara Minogue; Aoife Tuohy, Regan Conway, Maebh Brady; ZiYan Spillane (0-1), Evelyn Duggan (0-1); Clair McNamara (1-5), Roisin McMahon (0-1), Lorna McNamara (1-4); Laura McGrath, Jodi Guilfoyle (1-1), Robyn Conway (0-3).
Subs: Louise Keehan for Jodi Guilfoyle, Vera Loughnane for Roisin McMahon and Johanna Fogarty for Eileen Daly.
Referee: Andy McMahon, Cratloe
Clarecastle/Ballyea 3-10 Clooney Quin 0-19
It was the share of spoils for Clarecastle/Ballyea and Clooney/Quin in the second round of the Intermediate Championship played in Clarecastle Saturday evening. Clarecastle/Ballyea were first on the scoreboard with a point from play from Hannah Mai Neylon. With play moving up the field Clooney/Quin quickly responded with three points in the opening five minutes.The homeside began to fight back and responded with three points from Doireann Murphy in the opening ten minutes, which was quickly followed by a delivery from Amie Wiley to Murphy which finished in the net. Orlaith Duggan kept the scoreboard ticking over for Clooney/Quin with four pointed frees, while at the other end, Clarecastle/Ballyea added a point from Ria Flanagan from play, and a further three points from frees by Murphy. In the final minutes of the first half Clooney/Quin notched up two points from play from Mairead Ryan and Sarah Costelloe, leaving half time score 1-8 to 0-9 points, giving Clarecastle/Ballyea a two point lead.
The second half Clooney/Quin had the perfect start with four early points which put them in the lead. Clarecastle/Ballyea responded with Doireann Murphy adding a further two points to her tally. The final quarter was very tense with both teams battling hard for possession. It was the host team that had the better eye for goals from Emma O’Donoghue and Doireann Murphy that helped to tie the game despite Clooney/Quin notching up a further six points.
Clarecastle/Ballyea Suzy O’Shea, Cathy Casey, Hannah Dinan, Chloe Eustace, Chloe Devitt, Carol Browne, Ciara O’Dell, Grace Russell, Emma O’Donoghue (1-0), Amie Wiley, Ria Flanaghan (0-1), Aoibhin Donnelly, Hannah Mai Neylon (0-1), Lauren Tuohy, Doireann Murphy (2-8) Subs Stella Quinlivan for Aoibhin Donnelly, Diandra O’Connell for Ria Flanaghan.
Clooney/Quin Sheely Daffy, Kathy Halpin, Nicole O’Riordan, Caoimhe Leamy, Ciara Halpin, Sinead McGee, Ciara Grogan, Orlaith Duggan, Emily Costelloe, Emer Moynihan, Mairead Ryan, Emma Considine, Maire Halpin, Mary Clune, Sarah Costelloe
Junior A Championship
Inagh Kilnamona 1-6 Corofin 2-5
Corofin took on Inagh Kilnamona in the opening round of the Junior A Championship. Inagh Kilnamona dominated the opening minutes with a goal and two points from Tara Rynne. Corofins first score came from Maria Cahill who lobbed the ball into the Inagh Kilnamona net. Aoibheann Malone added a point for Corofin from a free and Amy O Brien another point from play. Inagh/Kilnamona added another point through Helen Heir. Half time Corofin 1-2 Inagh Kilnamona 1-4
The battle continued into the second half with Lizzy Roche pointing from Corofin from play. Inagh Kilnamona replied with a point from Tara Rynne from a free. Aoibheann Malone brought Corofin within one point with a point from a 45. Lizzy Roche ties up the game as she added her second point of the day. Inagh Kilnamona got their final score from a Tara Rynne free. The final score of the game came from Aoibheann Malone who tore through defence and rattled the Inagh/Kilnamona net. A nail-biting finish to the opening round of the junior Championship with Corofin coming away as winners on a score line of 2-5 to 1-6.
Corofin:Siobhan Lane; Rebecca Collins, Aoife Forde, Sinead Collins; Corina McMahon, Aleisha Malone, Ciara Heagney; Ciara Corbett, Aoife Madigan; Lizzy Roche (0-2), Aoibheann Malone (1-2), Katie Connole; Amy O’Brien (0-1), Eva O’Dea, Shannon Keirce
Subs: Maria Cahill (1-0) for Eva O’Dea, Aisling O’Brien for Katie Connole
Junior B Championship
Clarecastle/Ballyea 6-11 Kilkee/Bealaha 1-1
Whitegate 1-1 Parteen 7-12
Inagh Kilnamona 1-15 Clarecastle/Ballyea 0-8
In the first round of the Minor A championship on Wednesday evening in Kilnamona it was Clarecastle/Ballyea who were first to register a score when Hannah Mai Neylon pointed from a free. The hosts added three points to the scoreboard while Lily Mc Mahon responded with a point for her side. Further scores from Inagh/Kilnamona helped their side to a four point lead at the break. The visitors were first to score in the second half with points from Hannah Mai Neylon, Lily Mc Mahon and Stella Quinlivan. Inagh/Kilnamona upped their work rate in the last quarter and extended their lead scoring 1-8. With time almost up Clarecastle/Ballyea never gave up and added two points through Aisling Costelloe and Laura Carmody before the final whistle. Clarecastle/Ballyea had good performances from Caroline Enright, Ciara O’Dell, Molly McMahon and Emma O’Donoghue.
Inagh/Kilnamona: Patricia Coote; Caoimhe Longe, Danielle Griffin, Ella Leyden; Orla Vaughan, Hazel O’Connor, Caoimhe Devitt; Tierna Hegarty, Hannah Shannon; Amy Shannon, Aoibhin Ryan, Muireann Duffy; Lauren Fitzgerald, Cara Mc Inerney, Elisha Twomey.
Clarecastle/Ballyea: Sarah McNamara; Katelyn Talty, Molly McMahon, Caroline Enright; Dearbhile McMahon, Emma O’Donoghue, Moya Sheehan; Aoibhin Donnelly, Ciara O’Dell; Laura Carmody (0-1), Stella Quinlivan (0-1), Hannah Mai Neylon (0-3 2F); Lily McMahon (0-2), Orla Commons, Niamh Enright.
Subs: Aisling Costelloe (0-1) for N. Enright, Luisna Corey for Talty.
Referee: Shane O’Loughlin, Ruan
Kilkishen/Bodyke 1-8 Feakle Killanena 0-14
Kilkishen-Bodyke lost their first round U18A game against Feakle Killanea on Wednesday evening last in Bodyke on a score of Kilkishen-Bodyke 1-8 Feakle-Killanena 0-14.
Feakle Killanea started the game strong with a lot of pressure on the Kilkishen-Bodyke backs but Chloe O’Brien was superb in goals and denied them three attempts to hit the net in the opening minutes. Eimear Murphy took the opening score with a goal from a pass from Aoife Ryan which followed with a point from Claire McNamara. Shauna Doyle(0-1) and Caoimhe Kelly(0-2) added further to Kilkishen-Bodykes scores with Lorna McNamara(0-1) , Laoise Keehan (0-1) and Claire McNamara(0-1) adding to the visitors score. Following the water break Claire McNamara(0-1) pointed for Feakle Killanena before a point by Aoife Ryan (0-1) for Kilkishen Bodyke. Laoise Keehan(0-1) and Lorna McNamara(0-1) added further points for the visitors before Shauna Doyle(0-1) and Caoimhe Kelly (0-1) replied to leave the half time score, Kilkishen-Bodyke 1-6 Feakle-Killanena 0-6.
Caoimhe Kelly opened the scoring of the second half with a point, followed with a point by Lorna McNamara for the visitors. Kayleigh Bentley pointed for the home side moments later. Feakle-Killanena piled the pressure on the Kilkishen-Bodyke backs but Chloe O’Brien again denied them a chance to hit the net. Further points by Lorna McNamara sealed the win for the visitors and left the final score Kilkishen-Bodyke 1-8 Feakle Killanena 0-14.
Kilkishen/Bodyke: Chloe O’Brien; Niamh Melody, Rachel Murray, Leah Minogue; Chloe Philpott, Hannah Minogue, Cara Close; Caoimhe Kelly (0-4), Rebecca Burke; Aoife Ryan (0-1), Orla O’Brien, Eimear Murphy (1-0); Shauna Doyle (0-2), Kayleigh Bentley (0-1), Roisin McNamara
Feakle-Killanena: Alanah Fox; Siobbhan Tuohy, Roisin Quilligan, Rachel Walsh; Sinead McMahon, Zi Yan Spillane, Johanna Fogarty; Lorna McNamara (0-9), Maeve Brady; Aoibheann Madden, Claire McNamara (0-2), Loaise Keehan (0-2); Aine Bowes, Clodagh Moloney, Hannah Moloney
St. Joseph’s 2-7 Broadford/Parteen 2-5
St. Joseph’s hosted the very first round game of the 2020 Minor B Championship in Gurteen on Wednesday last taking on the East Clare amalgamation of Broadford and Parteen. It was the home side that took an early lead with Captain Muirne Ni Chonaill raising a green flag within minutes but Broadford/Parteen replied promptly with three points to level matters. Alannah Meaney scored a point from play before it was Broadford/Parteen’s turn to raise their own green flag with a well scored goal from a free. Ni Chonaill scored a point on the brink of half time giving the East Clare amalgamation a one-point advantage at the break on a scoreline of Broadford/Parteen 1-3 St. Joseph’s 1-2.
It was a tightly contested second half with both sides displaying great character and skill. Broadford/Parteen played a defensive role as the girls in maroon piled the pressure on their opposite defenders. Kate Montwill, Roisin Dillon, and Aoibhinn Feighery battled hard for possession in the full forward line as well as serious determination from the half forward line of Emma O’Dwyer, Ni Chonaill & Ellen Doyle. Montwill was on fire with two long range points. Substitute Katie Callaghan got her name on the score sheet with a point as well and another from Ni Chonaill but Broadford/Parteen weren’t throwing in the towel. Goalie Caoilfhionn Ni Chonaill found herself picking the sliotar from the back of her net despite trojan work by her full back line Naoise Slattery, Sinead O’Connor and Hannah Doyle. Saidhbh O’Brien and Alannah Meaney broke endless tackles in midfield aided by a defensive and strong half back line of Roisin Cahill, Emma Towey and Shauna Moloney. Broadford/Parteen added two more points to their tally before Montwill finally got her much sought-after goal giving the home side a one-point advantage as the clock ticked away. Callaghan then sealed the deal converting a point from substitute Laura Butler’s handpass giving the homesiders the first victory of the championship on a final score of Broadford/Parteen 2-5 St. Joseph’s 2-7.
St. Josephs: Caoilfhionn Ni Chonaill; Naoise Slattery, Sinead O’Connor, Hannah Doyle; Roisin Cahill, Emma Towey, Shauna Moloney; Alannah Meaney, Saidhbh O’Brien; Emma O’Dwyer, Muirne Ni Chonaill, Ellen Doyle; Aoibhinn Feighery, Kate Montwill, Roisin Dillon
Laura Butler (for Dillon) Katie Callaghan (for Feighery)
Referee: Kevin Walsh, Wolfe Tones
Truagh Clonlara 7-15 Clooney Quin 3-10
Truagh/Clonlara got off to a winning start in the U18B Championship in a game that finished with a score of 7-15 to 3-10. Clooney Quin opened the scoring with a goal in the first minute. Truagh Clonlara quickly found their feet scoring 2-2 without reply. Clooney Quin responded with a point from a placed ball. Another 2 goals followed by Truagh. By the 20th minute, the visitors had cut the deficit to 3 points.but Truagh Clonlara finished the first half strongly scoring 1-5 before the break to give a half-time score of 5-7 to 2-5.
At the start of the second half, the home side picked up where they left off scoring 1-4 in the first 10 minutes. Clooney/Quin rallied, scoring 1-5 in the second half and could have improved their tally but were denied by two great saves from Truagh goalkeeper Katie Conlon. Truagh centre forward Becky Foley proved very difficult to contain finishing on a personal tally of 5-6. In the end Truagh Clonlara proved too strong and were deserved winners.
Truagh Clonlara: Katie Conlon, Sarah Meade, Kathryn Galvin, Fahriye Dilmac, Bláithín Larkin, Molly Fennessy, Aoife Dillon, Joanne Egan (0-3), Eva Larkin (0-3), Christina McKeon, Rebecca Foley (5-6), Aimee O’Shanahan, Alex Condron (1-1 1F), Roisin O’Connor, (0-1) Eimear Begley (1-0)
Subs: Aine Hannan (0-1) for Roisin O’Connor (40 mins) Amie Carmody for Rebecca Foley, (44 mins) Moya Byrnes for Molly Fennessy (45 mins) Taylor Morris for Aoife Dillon (57 mins)
Referee: Andy McMahon, Cratloe
Whitegate 2-9 Eire Og 7-8
Whitegate played their first match in their Minor B Championship campaign on Wednesday 22nd July, 2020 when they took on Eire Og. Eire Og were first off the mark when they split the Whitegate posts with an Ella Cahill point in the second minute of play. A great run from Aideen Hickey was foiled by a super save from Éire Óg goalie, Elise Ryan, the same player pointed the resultant ’45 to get the scoreboard ticking for the home side. Éire Óg reacted quickly with Ella Cahill notching up her second point from play while full forward, while Abby Quirke raised the first green flag of the evening with an unstoppable shot to the Whitegate net. A Whitegate point from play was followed up with two quick Éire Óg goals from Ella Cahill and Abby Quirke. The home side upped the ante and points from play by Aine McDermott and Amber Nolan either side of a pointed free from Aideen Hickey reduced the deficit to 7 points. The Townies stretched their lead further as Abby Quirke completed a hat trick for Éire Óg before an Aideen Hickey goal rallied the home side to add a further 1-02 to their first half tally. Éire Óg continued to build on their scores and took every opportunity to stretch their lead. The half time score stood at 5-05 to 2-07 giving the visitors a 7-point lead.
Whitegate opened the second half scoring with an Aideen Hickey point, Aoibheann Hahessy replying in kind for Éire Óg within a minute. A Phoebe Boateng goal mid-way through the half put the Townies firmly in the ascendancy and they went on to score a further goal and two points to a single Whitegate point. Final score Whitegate 2-09 Éire Óg 7-08.
Whitegate: Nicola Bugler, Aine McDermott (0-1), Amber Nolan (0-2), Leana Spazzi,
Aideen Hickey (2-06), Caitriona Apsel, Sarah Dooley, Emma Hynes, Alison Hynes, Ciara Dooley, Abigail Starr, Emma Waterstone, Corinne Hynes, Eadaoin O’Grady
Éire Óg: Elise Ryan; Aimee Daniels, Laura Walsh; Niamh Kennedy, Amy Russell, Shauna Faughey; Abbi Roche, Aoibheann Hahaessy (0-1); Emer Murray, Ella Cahill (3-07), Phoebe Boateng (1-0); Abby Quirke (3-0), Jodie Russell.
Subs: Eunice Boateng for Jodie Russell, Dearbhla Kennedy for Abbi Roche
Referee: Johnny Healy
Kilmaley 3-16 to Sixmilebridge 3-04
As the score reflects Kilmaley were the much stronger side on the day. Sixmilebridge’s scores came from Kate Fitzgerald scoring 1-2, Aoibhin McNamara scoring 0-2, Goals came from Jossette Hogan and also Emma Stanley
Sixmilebridge: Sinead Hogan; Kate Fitzgerald (1-2), Lily Mahon, Maeve Egan; Aine O Grady, Ailishe Roche, Eloise O Brien; Roise Young, Zoe Merriman; Megan Gaule; Jessica Williams; Emma Stanley (1-0); Alana Swire, Aoibhin McNamara(0-2), Josette Hogan(1-0)
Sixmilebridge 2-1 Clooney Quin 7-5
The ball was thrown in between the 2 teams on a wet Wednesday evening in Sixmilebridge. Sixmilebridge were the first to open the score line with a point in the 4th minute from Eimear Healy from a free. Again, Sixmilebridge were next to score with a goal from Emily Reddan in the 8th minute. Clooney were fast to respond with a goal in the 11th minute. The play continued for the next 10 minutes with many wides from both sides but it was Clooney that was next to score a goal in the 25th minute leaving the half time score as follows Sixmilebridge 1-2 Clooney Quin 2-0. The second half was a very dominant game for Clooney with them scoring a goal in the 1st minute of the game, followed by a point from the puckout. Clooney continued to score with points in the 35th min, a goal in the 37th minute, another goal in the 39th minute followed with a brace of points. Another goal stuck in the bridge net in the 11th minute leaving the bridge sadly trailing behind. Anna Gavin for Sixmilebridge was next to score kicking the ball into the back of Clooney’s net in the 44th but it was short lived as Clooney scored another goal in the 45th minute and again in the 53rd minute to leave the final score Clooney Quin 7-5 Sixmilebridge 2-1.
Sixmilebridge: Ruby Sheedy; Gemma Collins, Eimear Healy, Meabh Keenan; Lauren Hughes, Helena Ryan, Heather Hinchey; Kate Connelly, Eimear O Neill; Christina O Grady, Danielle Sheedy, Grace Stafford; Emily Reddan, Doirenn Ní Brien, Ella Conlon.
Kilmaley 3-3 Feakle-Killanena 2-4