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Senior Championship

Scariff Ogonnelloe 1-16 Truagh Clonlara 1-10

Last year’s champions Scariff-Ogonnelloe saw this game out in their fight for survival in the 2020 championship after a tough battle with Truagh in Fr. McNamara Park on Saturday.

The teams exhanged early points with Mairead Scanlon putting the ball over the bar for Scariff-Ogonnelloe answered almost immediately by a point from Truagh’s Niamh Powell. The big hitters were out today with Eimear Kelly adding Truagh’s second with a long-range point from a free. Scariff-Ogonnelloe’s goalie Aisling Corbett atttempted to better than with a free from inside her own half which went narrowly wide. Opening warning shots from both teams that frees from anywhere in the park would more than likely be punished. Scanlon added her second from a placed ball from the 20-metre mark and from the puck out that followed Truagh’s Aideen Hogg found Aine O’Loughlin whose initial shot hit the post but O’Loughlin worked hard to win back possession and get her first point of the day. A 45-metre free was converted by Scanlon to level the sides with Truagh’s indiscipline gladly punished by Scanlon to put Scariff-Ogonnelloe back in the lead with a 40-metre free. Linda Daly further extended the lead just before the first half water break with a fine point from play. O’Loughin was doing well under her own puckouts and laid off to Truagh’s inside forward Rebecca Foley whose shot was cleared by Aisling Corbett. An indirect free resulting from an injury to Niamh Powell in an attempted blockdown on Corbett should have resulted in a Truagh score until Hannah Horgan over carried and pressure was relieved from the Scariff-Ogonnelloe backline. Jennifer Daly pounced on the resulting free delivery and got her first of the day and added her second point from play shortly afterwards and was turning out to be a handful for the Truagh half back line. Daly had her hat trick complete with 5 minutes remaining in the half after winning a Truagh puckout. Truagh staged a mini comeback in the final minutes of the half which commenced with a Foley point – a shot that Corbett touched over the bar.The move of Horgan from midfield for Truagh into the full forward line proved fruitful as Horgan won a scorable free after a Roisin Begley won the Scariff-Ogonnelloe puckout and Kelly duely pointed with Horgan winning a second free for Kelly to point to close the gap to 2 points at half time. Aisling Corbett’s long frees and booming puck outs along with good performances from Susan Daly at full back along with her point scoring sister proving the difference at half time. County players Aine O’Loughlin & Susan Vaughan were having a great battle at half back and forward each contributing positively to an entertaining encounter.

Scariff-Ogonnelloe got the dream start to the half after a costly sideline was conceeded by Michelle Powell for Truagh. Aoife Power got on the resulting breaking ball & bore down on goal to rattle the Truagh net minutes into the second half. Marian Rodgers opened her account from full forward to follow Power’s goal. Scariff-Ogonnelloe had a gilt edge chance on 36 minutes to put their stamp all over this game when they found themselved with a 3 v in front of the Truagh goals but some brave defending from Powell and good covering back from Caulfield ended with Truagh winning a free out to keep themselves in this game. What followed was some persistent attacking by Truagh, with the young Joanne Egan showing great determination to keep the ball in play at the end line and Kelly winning a free from the resulting ruck. Kelly, somewhat prematurely, went for goal as her team were 6 points behind at this stage, and 17 minutes left to play. The shot was blocked and cleared. The teams then exchanged point with Rodgers adding her second and Truagh’s Ellen Horgan adding her name to the South East Clare outfit’s list of scorers. Truagh went into the second water break 6 points behind and this break in momentum seemed to suit Scariff-Ogonnelloe as they emerged by winning two frees, in as many minutes which were both converted by sharp shooter Scanlon. Roisin Begley who had worked tirelessly for Truagh throughout was rewarded by winning a free after a defense splitting run, which Kelly converted. The flow of the game was stuttering as tired bodies conceded a number of frees on both sides, with Truagh taking a chip out of Scariff-Ogonnelloe’s lead, Kelly converting again from placed ball. What followed was a bizarre moment in the game with an unusal error on the puckout by Corbett, resulting in a 45metre free for Truagh, Kelly converted and the deficit was reduced to five. When a team needs settling one usually looks to the senior players but up steps the young Jennifer Daly for Scariff-Ogonnelloe who steadied her team’s ship with two excellent points from play the first from an impossible angle to snuff out any chance of a Truagh comeback as the clock ticked into injury time followed by a point from the lively Power to further Scariff-Ogonnelloe’s lead early in injury time. The contribution of Truagh’s Begley was not complete however and her speculative shot towards the Scariff-Ogonnelloe goal found the net after deceiving Corbett. The last play of the day however was reserved for Scanlon, who, deep into injury time converted a free with the final puck of the game. Final score in Ennis Scariff-Ogonnelloe 1-16 to Truagh’s 1-10.

Scariff Ogonnelloe: Aisling Corbett; Alison McGee, Susan Daly, Holly McGee; Aisling Corry, Ciara Doyle, Susan Vaughan; Lynda Daly (0-01) Amy Barrett; Jennifer Daly (0-05) Mairead Scanlon(0-07 6F), Rachael Minogue; Marian Rodgers (0-02), Aoife Power(1-01), Alva Rodgers.

Truagh Clonlara: Aideen Hogg; Michelle Powell, Sarah Sherlock, Sinead Ryan; Louise Egan, Michelle Caulfield, Laura Foley; Hannah Horgan, Roisin Begley (1-00); Niamh Powell (0-01), Eimear Kelly (0-06 5F 1’45), Aine O’Loughlin (0-01); Ellen Horgan (0-01), Joanne Egan, Rebecca Foley (0-01).

Subs: Maire Begley for N Powell (inj) 20 mins, Sinead Hogg for J Egan 45 mins.

Newmarket on Fergus 3-12 Kilmaley 2-10

With two wins under their belt Kilmaley faced a tough challenge when they took on Newmarket on Fergus in Round 3 of the Clare Senior Championship on Saturday evening in Shannon Camogie Pitch. This was going to be a good test of Kilmaley to see how far they have come this year with a young team. Aisling Cahill who picked up a knock against St. Joseph’s Doora-Barefied in Round two was out for this game which meant Sarah Reidy came back into the side with Sara Ni Ceallaigh going to the half forward line.

Newmarket got the first score of the game from Roisin McMahon before Kilmaley were awarded a penalty after two minutes. Claire McMahon stepped up to take it, but it was brilliantly saved by Ciara McCarthy and put out for a 45 which McMahon converted. Annmarie Hayes edged Newmarket back in front after four minutes and this was followed a minute later with a goal from Carol O’Leary. Caoimhe Carmody and McMahon responded for Kilmaley. Just before the water break Kilmaley were awarded a free out from their own full back line. Chloe McAleer stepped up to take the free and was adjudged to have hopped the ball on her hurley which resulted in referee Andy McMahon awarding Newmarket a free in. Newmarket were not complaining and free taker Aine O’Brien converted to leave a goal between the sides at the first half water break, Kilmaley 0-03 Newmarket on Fergus 1-03.

The next fifteen minutes got dark and at stages it was hard to see as the roars of thunder and flashes of lighting in the sky. O’Leary and Carmody exchanged points before McMahon put two between the sides with five minutes to go to half time. Two minutes before the break Kilmaley were dealt a blow when Newmarket got their second goal of the game again from McMahon. McMahon responded with another point from the penalty to leave the half time score Kilmaley 0-06 Newmarket on Fergus 2-05.

Kilmaley introduced Eilis Cahill at the restart for the injured Emily Cahill, however, this was a fifteen minute period for Kilmaley to forget. They could not get to grips with Newmarket and were out scored 1-05 to 0-00 by the whistle for the second half water break with the goal coming from O’Leary.

Thirteen points down and not knowing how St. Joseph’s Doora-Barefield vs Kilkishen/Bodyke was going Kilmaley knew they needed a massive last quarter and that’s exactly what they did as they out fought Newmarket all over the field and out scored them on the score board 2-04 to 0-02 in this period with both Kilmaley goals coming from Chloe Neylon to leave it final score Kilmaley 2-10 Newmarket on Fergus 3-12.

All Kilmaley and Newmarket could do now was wait to hear the result from Cratloe GAA, with Kilkisen/Bodyke getting the better of St Jospehs, all three were tied on points and scoring difference came into play, with Newmarket taking top spot in Group A and Kilmaley taking second.

Newmarket on Fergus: Ciara McCarthy; Aoife Griffin, Katie O’Flanagan, Aislinn Keogh; Aimee McInerney (capt) , Laura McMahon, Tara O’Neill; Jenny Kelly, Lorraine Bible (0.01); Aine O’Brien (0.03F) , Roisin McMahon (1.01), Caoimhe Lally; Clodagh O’Halloran (0.02), Carol O Leary (2.01), Annemarie Hayes (0.03) .

Subs: Zoe McInerney (0.01) for Aislinn Keogh (inj) (35 mins), Brid Enright for Clodagh O Halloran (53 mins)

Kilmaley: Chloe McAleer; Emma Pyne, Sarah Reidy, Leona Grace; Nora O’Rourke, Niamh O’Dea, Molly Casey; Megan White, Emily Cahill; Jodie Cahill, Sara Ni Ceallaigh (0-01), Sinead O’Keefe (0-01); Caoimhe Carmody (0-02), Claire McMahon (0-06, 0-04F), Chloe Neylon (2-00).

Subs: Eilish Cahill Emily Cahill (injured), Grace Carmody for Jodie Cahill & Niamh Cahill for Emma Pyne (injured).

Referee: Andy McMahon, Cratloe

Kilkishen/Bodyke 1-15 St Josephs 3-06

Round 3 of the Senior Championship got underway in wet and thundery conditions in Cratloe on Saturday evening.

Kilkishen/Bodyke were first to register a score with a point from Siobhan Lenihan. Ciara Duggan replied with a pointed free for St. Josephs before Lenihan converted a free minutes later. Strong defensive work from Eimear Casey and Eimear Harrington resulted in the first green flag of the day, as Muirne Ní Chonaill struck for goal, putting her side two points up. Kilkishen/Bodyke hit back with 1-2 without reply from Aoife Ryan and Kate O’Gorman to go three points clear heading into the first water break. Muirne Ní Chonaill goaled to the net on the advantage to level matters up. Kilkishen/Bodyke’s Siobhan Lenihan converted two frees in the 24th & 29th minute time to take a two point advantage at the break on a score line 1-6 to 2-1.

St. Josephs opened the second half with a pointed free from Duggan for a foul on Orlaith Lynch. Muirne Ní Chonaill tagged on a point minutes later to level matters. Kilkishen/Bodyke battled hard and quickly responded with three unanswered points. Hanah Meaney pulled one back for the parish side before Kate Lynch and Aoife Ryan notched up two more points on the water break. At the resumption of play, Lenihan added three more points two from frees. St. Josephs backs Megan O Brien, Kate Dillon and Eimear Casey worked tirelessly and were rewarded for their efforts with a goal from Ciara Duggan from a free to the corner net. And though Louise Woods and Siofra Ní Chonaill added two more points in the closing minutes, it wasn’t enough to dent the Kilkishen/Bodyke lead.

Kilkishen/Bodyke: Edel McNamara; Orla O’Brien, Hannah Minogue, Orla McInerney; Caoimhe Kelly, Alannah Ryan, Ciara Ryan; Kate Lynch (0-01), Roisin Minogue; Kate O’Gorman (1-03), Siobhan Lenihan (0-08, 7f), Niamh O’Gorman; Aoife Ryan (0-03), Niamh O’Brien, Shauna Doyle

Sub: Eimear Murphy for Niamh O’Brien 45 min

St. Josephs: Karen McMahon, Eimear Harrington, Megan O’Brien, Kate Dillon, Meadhbh O’Connor, Chloe Towey, Eimear Casey, Aisling Hannon, Hannah Meaney (0-1f), Ciara Duggan (1-2f), Siofra Ní Chonaill (0-1), Louise Woods (0-1), Orlaith Lynch, Muirne Ní Chonaill (2-1), Ciara Guilfoyle.

Subs: Keira McGrath for Orlaith Lynch, Amy Lenihan for Ciara Duggan, Ciara Duggan for

Eimear Harrington.

Referee: Aaron Hogg, Clonlara

Intermediate Championship

Eire Og 1-14 Whitegate 1-05

Dark skies and wet conditions were in Eire Og pitch as Whitegate battled it out against Eire Og in the next match of their intermediate championship 2020. Both teams started intensely, and Eire Og were denied an early goal when Whitegate’s goalkeeper pulled off a fantastic save in the opening minute of the game. Eire Og did manage to get the opening score of the match when they got a point from play in the 2nd minute of the game. This was followed shortly when Amy Russell for Eire Og added another point to their tally. Whitegate’s first score came from Greta Hickey when she converted a 45. Eire Og continued to build on their score when they convert 2 frees. Whitegate then split Eire Og’s posts when Amber Nolan scored a lovely point from play. Both sides exchanged further points, but it was Eire Og that had the lead at half time of 0-7 to 0-4. In the second half Whitegate came out fired up and in the first few minutes of the second half a lovely pass from Amber Nolan into the waiting Greta Hickey who then struck it powerfully to the back of the Eire Og’s net to get the first goal of the game. This levelled up the match. Whitegate failed to build on this and only managed to add one further point to their scoresheet. Meanwhile Eire Og drove on and added further points many coming from frees and they also scored a goal. Indeed, Eire Og could have added further goals to their tally had it not been for the brilliant saves pulled off by Whitegate’s goalkeeper Lauren Solan on a few occasions. When the final whistle blew it was Eire Og who emerged the winners with a final score of Whitegate 1-05 and Eire Og 1-14

Whitegate: Lauren Solan, Cait Keenan, Ciara O’Leary, Orla Burke, Triona Kelly, Caitriona Apsel, Aisling Treacy, Lisa Donoghue, Leana Spazzi, Greta Hickey (1-04), Niamh Quirke, Aine McDermott, Aideen Hickey, Amber Nolan (0-1), Alison Hynes, Molly Spazzi

Referee: Ciaran Sheehan

Clooney Quin 1-18 Tulla 2-01

After a lovely sunny day, just on the throw in whistle, the rain started, and it continued throughout the game with very little let up, making conditions very difficult for both teams. Clooney/Quin has the dream start with a goal within the first minutes from centre forward Mairead Ryan, who yet again had a great game for Clooney. Indeed the first half was all Clooney scores until just before the half time break when Tulla scored from a well taken free. Clooney started the second half with a superb point from Mairead Ryan an Orlaith Duggan pointed free. Clooney lost focus while making some changes and with the wet slippery conditions saw two goals going in during this period. However Clooney got back on track quickly and finished well.

Clooney Quin: Sheelagh Daffy, Nicole O’Riordan, Jessica McMahon, Mairead Kelly, Ciara Grogan (0-4f), Sinead McGee, Ciara Halpin, Orlaith Duggan (0-6f), Emily Costello (0-1), Sarah Costello, Mairead Ryan (1-2), Emma Deegan, Marie Halpin (0-1), Aoibheann Duggan (0-3), Emma Considine (0-1).

Subs: Emer Moynihan for Emma Considine (HT), Caoimhe Leamy for Nicole O’Riordan, Cliodhna Ryan for Orlaith Duggan, Moya Dunne for Jessica McMahon, Siobhan Halpin for Mairead Ryan

Feakle Killanena 1-20 Clarecastle/Ballyea 2-06

The 4th Round of the Intermediate Championship held in Clarecastle saw a strong Feakle/Kilanena team beat Clarecastle/Ballyea comprehensively on Saturday evening. Seven early points from Lorna McNamara (0-4), Laura McGrath (0-1) and Robyn Conway (0-1) in the first 10 minutes gave their side the perfect start. Clarecastle/Ballyea soon settled with Stella Quinlvan adding a point from play to the scoreboard. After the water break the hosts hit back with scores coming from Doireann Murphy (1-3) and a point from Hannah Mai Neylon but their efforts were soon denied when the visitors added a further 6 points given their side a 5 point advantage at the break. Half time score 0-13 -1-5.

While Feakle/Kilnanena continued their scoring haul in the second half they dominated throughout the field adding 1-7 to their tally which ruled out any chances of a Clarecastle/Ballyea comeback despite Murphy scoring (1-0) and a pointed free for Lauren Tuohy.

Clarecastle/Ballyea had good performances from Suzie O’Shea, Cathy Casey, Amie Wiley, Lauren Tuohy, Ciara O’Dell and Carol Browne.

Feakle Killanena: Róisín Quilligan ; Eileen Daly, Ella Macnamara, Ciara Minogue ; Aoife Tuohy, Regan Conway, Vera Loughnane ; ZiYan Spillane (0-1), Evelyn Duggan (0-2); Jodi Guilfoyle (0-1), Roisin McMahon, Claire McNamara (0-1), Lorna McNamara (0-12), Robyn Conway (1-2), Laura McGrath (0-1).

Subs: Maeabh Brady for Minogue and Louise Keehan for Guilfoyle.

Clarecastle/Ballyea: Suzie O’Shea, Ellen Barry, Cathy Casey, Hannah Dinan, Aoibhin Donnelly, Carol Browne, Ciara O’Dell, Grace Russell, Chloe Devitt, Hannah Mai Neylon (0-1), Lauren Tuohy (0-1 (f), Doireann Murphy (2-3), Amie Wiley, Ria Flanagan, Stella Quinlivan (0-1)

Subs: Chloe Eustace for Barry (inj), Diandra O’Connell for Quinlivan & Laura Carmody for Eustace.

Referee: Kevin Corry, Sixmilebridge

Junior A Championship

Kilkishen/Bodyke 1-10 Ruan 2-04

Junior B Championship

Whitegate 2-3 Clarecastle/Ballyea 3-8

Scariff Ogonnelloe 1-16 Parteen 0-2

On a very humid Sunday evening, Scariff Ogonnelloe and Parteen met in round 4 of the Junior B championship. This was by far Scariff Ogonnelloe’s most challenging match in the competition to date as Parteen played with pace from the throw in. Scariff Ogonnelloe were first to score with a point and by half time were up 7 points to nil. The 2nd half continued in this vain with a further 9 points added to the scoreboard and a goal from Lorraine Grady. Scariff Ogonnelloe backs held the line throughout with notable clearing by Anna McNamara, resulting in Parteen scoring their only 2 points from frees. Scariff Ogonnelloe’s Laura Brody was in top form in midfield, consistently winning the ball. There were noteworthy performances from Eva McMahon and Vanessa Killackey who worked hard to keep Parteen in contention. There was also some strong goal keeping from Parteen’s Sinead Barry who foiled several attempts at goal coupled with some great puc outs. At the final whistle Scariff Ogonnelloe deservedly claimed the victory with 1-16 to 0-2 points win.

Scariff Ogonnelloe: Rachel Daly; Sarah Skelly, Clodagh Nash, Bonnie Wiley Murphy; Ciara Treacy, Shannon McNamara, Anna McNamara; Aoife Kelly 0-1, Laura Brody; Ellen Collins, Maria Scanlan 0-2, Kate O’Mahony 0-1; Kealy Power 0-3, Ashley Minogue 0-1, Labhaoise O’Donnell 0-3

Subs: Lorraine Grady 1-0 for Kealy Power, Abby Walsh 0-5 for Kate O’Mahony, Keli Nugent for Ashley Minogue, Emily Walsh for Maria Scanlan, Robyn McKenna for Bonnie Wiley Murphy

Truagh Clonlara 4-06 Feakle Killanena 1-06

Banner 3-03 Eire Og 4-07

U16 Championship


Truagh Clonlara 8-13 Sixmilebridge 0-3

On a warm sunny evening in Clonlara, Truagh/Clonlara hosted Sixmilebridge in a game that ended on a scoreline of Truagh/Clonlara 8-13 Sixmilebridge 0-3 Truagh/Clonlara raced into an early lead having scored 1-3 by the first water break. Sixmilebridge battled hard to try break through the Truagh/Clonlara defence who remained resilient throughout the game. Half-time score Truagh/Clonlara 4-5 Sixmilebridge 0-2. Truagh never loosened their grip in the second half. In the final minutes of the game, Sixmilebridge were awarded a penalty which was saved brilliantly by Truagh/Clonlara Goalkeeper Sophie Cullen and deflected over the bar for a point.

Truagh Clonlara: Sophie Cullen, Taylor Morris, Aoife Dillon, Sarah Meade, Caoimhe Fennessy, Blaithin Larkin, Aisling Cahill, Aobha Geary, Eimear Begley (1-0), Roisin Hannan, Aine Hannan Aimee O’Shanahan (2-2), Aoibhin Marren (1-0), Alex Condron (0-10 3F 2 ’45) Hannah Beck (2-0)

Subs: Fiona O’Connor (1-0) for Aine Hannan (Half-Time) Amy McMahon (0-1) for Aobha Geary (Half-Time), Faye Fennessy for Taylor Morris (Half-Time), Hannah Tiernan for Sarah Meade (40 mins), Niamh Ryan (1-0) for Aimee O’Shanahan (40 mins), Niamh Fennessy for Caoimhe Fennessy (45 mins), Tia Dinneen for Blaithin Larkin (45 mins), Elvan Dilmac (45 mins)

Sixmilebridge: Kate Connolly; Eimear Healy, Eloise O’Brien, Amy Chaplin; Kate Fitzgerald, Lily Mahon, Aine O’Grady; Aisling Morey, Charlotte Chaplin; Christina O’Grady, Roisin O’Grady, Hayley Keogh; Sarah Keogh, Amy Quinn, Aoibhín McNamara.

Subs: Grace Stafford, Claire O’Grady, Eimear O’Neill

Referee: Andy McMahon, Cratloe


Newmarket on Fergus 4-8 Ruan 3-18

It was very much a case of “a game of 2 halves” in Newmarket on Wednesday evening in this U16b clash. While Newmarket scored 3.08 in the first half and looked set to cruise on, Ruan dug deep and came out on top by 7 points on a scoreline of 3.18 to 4.8.

It was Grainne McMahon the Newmarket midfielder who opened the scoring with a fantastic point from play, to which Aoife Anderson quickly replied with a very impressive point of her own. Ruan then went ahead three points to one after five minutes before Kaci Toomey and Emma Crowe registered a brace each. Ruan answered this with the first goal of the game which seemed to light a fire in the Newmarket girls bellies – a sideline cut from Toomey was collected by Emma Crowe and smashed to the back of the net. Not satisfied to leave it there Crowe goaled again in a goalmouth scramble just two minutes later. The first water break saw the score stand at 2.06 to 1.04 in Newmarkets favour. At the restart Saoirse Reidy and Kaci Toomey added two more points and Grace McMahon in goals for “the blues” pulled off a couple of point blank saves denying Ruan certain goals. Ruan kept the pressure on and squeezed in 2 points coming up to half time before Emma “hat-trick” Crowe scored her 3rd goal of the day just before half time .

The scoreboard read 3.8 to 1.6 at half time and Newmarket looked to have found their groove but Ruan didnt get the memo and with experienced players like Aoife Anderson & Kate Forde putting in huge efforts they began to claw it back. Although Grainne McMahon scored a fine goal four minutes into the second half – that would be Newmarkets last score of the day – as the Ruan ladies piled on the pressure, racking up a massive 2.12 in the second half.

Newmarket, were well served by Grainne McMahon, Emma Crowe and Lucy Enright. Grace McMahon in the Newmarket goals was outstanding, while Ruan were strong and steady all over the field , Aoife Anderson, Kate Forde and Sinead Hastings really stood out in a very entertaining game played at a high standard.

Ruan: Ella Forde; Mya O’Malley, Emily Whelan, Aimee McDonagh; Meabhdh Casey, Sinéad Hastings, Grainne Wynne(Captain); Aoife Anderson (1:9), Neasa Ní Lachtnáin; Aisling Moloney (0:1), Neasa Ní Ainiféin (1:1), Kate Forde(0:2);Aoife Glass (0:1), Niamh Glass (1:04), Aine Jones.

Subs: Aedin Wynne (For G Wynne), Saoirse Barry (for M O’Malley)

Newmarket on Fergus: Grace McMahon; Hayley Nesbitt, Arianna Cuneen , Nora McInerney; Katie O’Looney, Maeve Begley, Katie Arthur; Grainne McMahon (1.01) Lucy Enright(capt); Aine O’Callaghan, Saoirse Reidy (0.01), Emma Crowe (3.02); Neila Ryan, Aimee McNamara , Kaci Toomey (0.04).

Subs: Caoimhe Hegarty for Maeve Begley (inj) H/T, Jessie Hogan for Neila Ryan H/T, Kim O’Brien for Aimee McNamara 50 mins, Ellen Byrne for Katie arthur (inj) 53mins, Julie Fitzgerald for Arianna Cuneen (inj) 56 mins

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