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Emphatic Munster victory for Flannan’s

ST Flannan’s College Ennis were crowned Munster Junior B Colleges Camogie champions at the Éire Óg grounds on Saturday when they proved too strong for Coláiste Choilm from Ballincollig in Cork.In ideal conditions, the Ennis school atoned for the disappointment of losing last year’s final and they will now go on to play in the All-Ireland semi-final at the end of February.A hat-trick of goals from lively corner forward Nikki Kaiser played a big part in the St Flannans’ victory. Indeed, it was the ability of the Damian Noonan and Laura Linnane trained squad to find the net which proved decisive on the day.Two goals from Newmarket star Kaiser had the winners in control after just seven minutes and while the visitors fought back strongly in the second quarter, a goal from Christine Glynn just before the half time whistle sent St Flannan’s to the break with a five point advantage, 3-2 to 1-3.Indeed the goal from centre-back Glynn was …

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Disappointing Clare well beaten

Waterford 1-17  Clare 0-8 WHAT a difference five days makes. On Tuesday of last week, Clare hurling followers left Borrisoleigh in upbeat mood after watching a new-look Banner outfit beat a strong Tipperary side in the quarter-final of the Waterford Crystal tournament.Last Sunday, a smaller number of Clare supporters left Ballyduff Upper in Waterford disappointed after seeing a side that included many of the same players comprehensively beaten by Waterford. On this occasion, Clare were outplayed in almost every department by a physically stronger and much sharper Waterford side and there will have to be a huge improvement if the Banner men are to reverse this result come June 7, when the sides clash in the Munster championship in Thurles.The fact that these counties will meet in the provincial semi-final, added to Davy Fitzgerald’s role as Waterford boss, ensured that there would be a lot of interest in this fixture, which attracted an attendance of over 1,500 to the picturesque …

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