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Round Up Of Clare Camogie Action

Senior Championship 

Cratloe GAA: Truagh Clonlara 3-16 Sixmilebridge 1-7 

After both teams lost in Round 1, today’s Truagh v Sixmilebridge was technically knockout championship with both teams needing a win to stay in contention for the McMahon Cup. Truagh started the quickest with the first score going to Ellen Horgan after a previous attempt had hit the upright and gone wide. Sixmilebridge weathered a couple of early attacks and before the fourth minute had created their first score when Chloe Morey pointed a free from 70 metres and within two minutes added a second free from 50 metres, early warning signs to Truagh’s indiscipline would be punished. Truagh levelled the game for the second time with a point from play from hockey star Roisin Begley. Morey’s radar faulted briefly when a 60 metre free hit the post with Truagh’s Laura Foley quickest to react winning a relieving free for her team. Minor player Joanne Egan put Truagh ahead and she followed that up by winning a free for her team which Eimear Kelly duly pointed. Another missed free from Morey kept the score at 4 points to 2 at the first water break. Into the second quarter Sarah Loughnane in goals for Sixmilebridge was tasked with frees inside her own half and her long range effort was rewarded when Morey gathered and pointed from play to narrow the gap. Shortly after Maire McGrath hit a wonderful cross field ball to Sixmilebridge’s Susan Fahy who took on the Truagh defence finding the net for the game’s opening goal and Sixmilebridge went back into the lead. The young Joanne Egan steadied the Truagh ship somewhat when she added her second point of the day after a pass from Clare Senior player Eimear Kelly. Egan’s sister Louise was unlucky when a mis-hit sideline from Sixmilebridge came to her within 10 metres resulting in a free on the sideline at half way. Morey took on the challenge but the ball dropped short to Aideen Hogg in the Truagh goal. The resulting clearance found Fahy however who pointed to restore Sixmilebridge’s two point lead. With the clock running down on the first half Truagh found their purple patch and against the run of play Rebecca Foley rattled the back of the Sixmilebridge net and inside a minute Truagh had added their second goal when Horgan’s speculative shot found the net after an unfortunately error from Loughnane. Horgan & Aine O’Loughlin added further points for Truagh and Kelly converted a free O’Loughlin won on the stroke of half time. In first half injury time Morey converted a free from 45 metres and the half finished with a missed free from a long range effort – to leave Truagh’s lead at 1-3.

An early attack at the start of the second half by Sixmilebridge was cleared and Truagh’s Begley added her second after gathering the cleared ball. Muireann Scanlon opened the scoring for Sixmilebridge in this half with a point from play within a minute. What followed was a period of missed chanced by both teams – Truagh’s indiscipline gave away possession on a number of occasions but in tactically astute parts of the pitch making it hard for Sixmilebridge to convert possession to scores apart from another huge free from 70 metres by Morey to bring her personal tally to five. Horgan & Foley combined well in Truagh’s attack but failed to convert and it took a point from play by Kelly to settle the third quarter nerves for Truagh. O’Loughlin added a long range effort from play to put Truagh firmly in control mid way though the half . An indirect free from their own half saw Sixmilebridge win a scorable free which went wide. O’Loughlin added another before the second water break to extend their lead to 1-5 with Kelly added another free when play resumed. Sixmilebridge, perhaps a little early in the half, chose to drop a free short in an effort to get that much needed goal but Michelle Powell at full back for Truagh cleared. Kelly added a 45′ free after a superb block from Loughnane in the Sixmilebridge goals. Loughane denied Kelly minutes later within another good save and Kelly put the resulting rebound wide which would have put Truagh out of sight with less than 10 minutes to play. However on 55 minutes Kelly looked to be tapping over a 20 metre free & caught the Sixmilebridge defence out by going for goal and scoring. With the game out of sight Kelly finished her day’s scoring with a point from play after a pass from substitute Sinead Hogg. The final score of the game came on the stroke of 60 minutes, and it mirrored the start as Truagh’s Horgan added her third point from play. Three minutes injury time were played but no scores ensued. A comprehensive win in the end for Truagh on a scoreline of 3-16 to 1-7.

Truagh Clonlara:Aideen Hogg; Sinead Ryan, Michelle Powell, Louise Egan; Laura Foley, Michelle Caulfield, Sarah Sherlock; Hannah Horgan, Roisin Begley (0-2); Aine O’Loughlin (0-3), Eimear Kelly (1-6, 1-3f, 1’45), Niamh Powell; Ellen Horgan (1-3), Rebecca Foley (1-0), Joanne Egan (0-2).

Subs: Maire Begley for J Egan (42 mins), Sinead Hogg for H Horgan (50 mins), Sarah Hastings for L Egan (55 mins).

Sixmilebridge: Sarah Loughnane; Kia Mellet, Emma Kennedy, Denna Considine; Hannah Wilson, Chloe Morey (0-5), Olivia Phelan; Rachel Kelly, Muireann Scanlon (0-1);  Susan Fahy (1-1), Maire McGrath; Saoirse Young, Niamh Lyons, Aiveen O Shea, Finia O Brien.

Subs: Rachel O Halloran for Aiveen O Shea, Ailise Roche for Hannah Wilson

Referee: Fergal O’Brien

Clooney GAA: Scariff Ogonnelloe 0-9 Inagh Kilnamona 1-10

In what was possibly the hottest day of the year Senior Champions Scarriff Ogonnelloe met  2018 Champions Inagh-Kilnamona in a rematch of last years semi-final.  It was Inagh-Kilnamona who came out on top on this occasion on a final scoreline of 1-10 to 0-9.

Scarriff Ogonnelloe got on the scoreboard first with Jennifer Daly from play then Mairead Scanlon converting from a free, before Aoibhin Ryan got Inagh-Kilnamona first score from a placed ball just at the mid-way point. Fiona Lafferty who was proving a handful for Scarrif Ogonnelloe equalised matters almost immediately.  Scanlon slotted over two more frees in to edge the 2019 Munster Champions in front.  Aoife Keane announced her introduction with a point from her first touch of the ball in the with six minutes of the half remaining.  It proved to be tit for tat battle from here to the half time period with both teams keeping the score board ticking over with daylight between the sides at half time Inagh Kilnamona 0-4  Scarriff Ogonnelloe 0-5

An Amy Keating free at the start of the second half drew the sides level again.  This was shortlived as Scariff Ogonnelloe split the posts two minutes later. An Inagh Kilnamona penalty saw Keating opt to put over the bar.  Clare Hehir got on the scoreboard with a well taken long distant free in the fortieth minute.  It was no surprise that Scarriff Ogonnelloe responded in this ding dong battle with a free from Scanlon and a point from Alva Rodgers. Ryan (from free) and Rodgers again exchanged points.  Jane Fitzgerald was introduced wing forward and struck a lovely point to level the game yet again.  Hehir again from a long free put Inagh Kilnamona up a point.  A high ball in from Keating in the 59th found the net and gave Inagh Kilnamona a 4 point win.

Inagh Kilnamona:

Subs:Subs:  Aoife Keane for Sinead O’Loughlin,  Cathy Cullinan  for Teresa O’Keeffe  Jane Fitzgerald for Danielle Griffin,  Sinead O’Loughlin for Clare Commane

Scariff Ogonnelloe: Aisling Corbett, Alison McGee, Susan Daly, Holly McGee, Aisling Corry, Ciara Doyle, Alison Madden, Susan Vaughan, Lynda Daly, Jennifer Daly, Mairead Scanlon, Rachael Minogue,Marian Rodgers, Aoife Power, Alva Rodgers

Referee: Kevin Walsh, Wolfe Tones

Shannon Camogie: Kilkishen/Bodyke 2-13 Newmarket on Fergus 2-11

Having lost their opening round game to Kilmaley, Kilkishen/Bodyke really needed to get a win in their round 2 clash in the Senior Championship, and they did just that. In an intense game played in summer heat, Kilkishen/Bodyke came out on top on a scoreline of 2.13 to 2.11. Aoife Ryan, Siobhan Lenihan and Kate Lynch from a placed ball had Kilkishen/Bodyke up 3 points to no score after ten minutes, before Zoe McInerney knocked one over to settle Newmarket. On the twenty minute mark Kilkishen/Bodyke found the Newmarket net, when Kate O’Gorman with a hand pass to Roisin Minogue who executed perfectly raising the first green flag of the encounter. The Blues through Aine O Brien responded quickly with a point from a placed ball. Newmarket had a strong spell in the second quarter with four unanswered points, 2 from Clodagh O’Halloran and 2 from Aine O’Brien and a goal from Brid Enright but the amalgamated sides freetaker Kate Lynch kept them ticking over. Newmarket were ahead at half time with just 1 point between the sides.

Newmarket introduced Jenny Kelly for the second half and instantly caused problems for Kilkishen/Bodyke defence, but again Lynch and Lenihans free taking accuracy kept them ahead on the scoreboard.

Clodagh O’Halloran added her third point from play with Aine O’Brien converting from a placed ball shortly after. With 56 minutes gone Kaci Toomey registered her first point in the Senior Championship at the sweet age of 16. Again Lenihan responded from a placed ball and shortly after Kilkishen/Bodyke found the Newmarket net for the 2nd time, a  free won by Kate O’Gorman saw Kate Lynch drop the ball in around the square which Aoife Ryan crashed to the back of the net drawing huge celebrations from their sideline. Kilkishen/Bodyke added two more points to their tally and the last score of the day went to Roisin McMahon who in a goalmouth scramble, sent the ball into the Kilkishen net. In a game where both teams needed their freetakers in top form Kate Lynch and Aine O’Brien didn’t disappoint.

Kilkishen/Bodyke: Edel McNamara; Orla O’Brien, Hannah Minogue, Caoimhe Kelly; Alannah Ryan, Ciara Ryan, Kate Lynch (0-05, 4fF); Roisin Minogue (1-00), Niamh O’Gorman; Siobhan Lenihan (0-04, 2F), Kate O’Gorman (0-03); Aoife Ryan (1-01), Niamh O’Brien, Shauna Doyle

Sub: Nollaig Baker for Ciara Ryan 42 min

Newmarket on Fergus: Ciara Mc Carthy; Tara O Neill, Katie O Flanagan , Aimee McInerney(capt); Caoimhe Lally, Laura McMahon, Lorraine Bible; Roisin McMahon(1-00) , Carol O’Leary; Aine O’Brien (0-06) , Zoe McInerney (0-01), Clodagh O’Halloran (0-03); Kaci Toomey (0-01), Annemarie Hayes, Brid Enright (1-00)

Sub: Jenny Kelly for Brid Enright- halftime

Referee: Aaron Hogg, Clonlara

Fr McNamara Camogie: St Josephs 2-11 Kilmaley 3-14

Kilmaley made it two from two on Saturday evening when they defeated St. Joseph’s Doora-Barefield in the second round of the Clare Camogie Senior Championship in Fr. McNamara Park. A fine evening ensured that a tight contest was ahead for these two young sides. Sara Ni Ceallaigh went to full back for Sarah Reidy with Nora O’Rourke coming in on the wing, while Aishling Cahill came back into the half forward line which saw Claire McMahon going back into the edge of the square instead of Lauren McGuane from the starting team over Kilkishen/Bodyke.

Kilmaley started the game off strongly with Emily Cahill dominating at mid field, this resulted in good ball being supplied to the inside forward line and the Kilmaley girls had the back of the net rattled after two minutes thanks to Chloe Neylon. However, it was all St. Joseph’s Doora-Barefield on the scoreboard from here to the first half water break as they scored 1-03 without reply 1-01 coming from Louise Woods to leave the score Kilmaley 1-00 St. Joseph’s Doora-Barefield 1-03 with 15 minutes gone.

Claire McMahon got the scoreboard ticking over for KIlmaley again with a point from a free, but Woods responded to extend Barefield’s three-point advantage. McMahon free, Caoimhe Carmody and Aisling Cahill brought Kilmaley level 1-04 a piece with 25 on the clock. A Ciara Duggan free followed by another from Carmody and an inspirational point by captain Niamh O’Dea put Kilmaley in front with half time fast approaching. Duggan converted another free to leave the sides level 1-06 each at the half time whistle.

The half time break gave both teams time to rehydrate as there was still quite a bit of heat. Duggan pointed from a free on the resumption but Kilmaley found their stride and hit 1-03 without reply in the next five minutes with the goal coming from Neylon again on the 33rd minute. Barefield responded with another from their inform Duggan before McMahon added two more frees for Kilmaley with the second half water break fast approaching. Before referee Ger Hoey blew for the water break Duggan had the ball in the back of the Kilmaley net to leave Kilmaley leading by three 2-11 to 2-08.

The introduction of some fresh legs saw Kilmaley outscored St.Josephs Doora Barefield 1-03 to 0-03 in the last 15 minutes with scores coming from substitute Grace Carmody, McMahon two frees and Neylon with her third goal this time a hand pass into the net to leave the final score Kilmaley 3-14 St. Joseph’s Doora-Barefield 2-11

This result now leaves Kilmaley on top of the table with 4 points. Next up is Newmarket-on-Fergus on August 15th who have two points along with Kilkishen/Bodyke and Barefield also on two points after the second round. The final round of the Clare Camogie Senior Championship will be eagerly awaited by both sides.

Kilmaley: Chloe McAleer; Emma Pyne, Sara Ni Ceallaigh, Leona Grace; Nora O’Rourke, Niamh O’Dea (0-01), Molly Casey; Megan White, Emily Cahill (0-01); Jodie Cahill, Aishling Cahill (0-01), Sinead O’Keefe; Caoimhe Carmody (0-05), Claire McMahon (0-05, 0-05 Frees), Chloe Neylon (3-00).

Subs: Eilish Cahill for Aishling Cahill (injured), Grace Carmody (0-01) for Jodie Cahill, Niamh Cahill for Molly Casey & Aida Griffey for Chloe Neylon.

St. Josephs: Karen McMahon; Meadhbh O’Connor, Megan O’Brien, Kate Dillon; Alannah Meaney, Chloe Towey, Eimear Casey; Aisling Hannan (0-1), Siofra Ní Chonaill; Louise Woods (1-4),  Ciara Duggan(1-5), Muirne Ní Chonaill; Hannah Meaney (0-1), Amy Lenihan, Ciara Guilfoyle.

Subs: Keira McGrath for Amy Lenihan, Eimear Harrington for Muirne Ní Chonaill.

Referee: Ger Hoey, Killanena

Intermediate Championship

Eire Og GAA: Eire Og 1-14 Clooney Quin 3-14

Goals win matches and this was certainly the case at a sweltering Éire Óg on Saturday in this round three championship encounter.

Clooney had a dream start as they raced into a 7 point lead after just 5 minutes of play with two early goals putting the home side under pressure from the start. To their credit, Éire Óg settled and came back to score the next four points in a row, two each from Orla Devitt and Grainne Nolan, leaving just three points between the sides. The townies worked hard to catch up, but a third green flag along with a pointed free extended the visitors lead. A Sarah Redmond point for the hosts just before the water break had the score at 3-02 to 5 points. A purple patch for the townies saw them draw level with two points from Elizabeth Russell, one from Orla McMahon and a green flag for Grainne Nolan. Clooney reacted well and notched up five points in a row from play pushing them once again into the ascendancy. A superb Jodie Russell point pulled back one for the home side, leaving the half time score at 3-07 to 1-09.

The sides were evenly matched throughout most of the second half as they traded points on five occasions. Éire Óg were unable to break through to score that elusive goal to bring them back into contention and Clooney finished strongly, notching up a tally of 1-02 to see them take the points on a scoreline of 4-14 to 1-14.

Éire Óg: Claire McMahon; Eva Whyte, Laura Browne, Aimee Daniels; Amy Russell, Alana McInerney, Aoibheann Hahessy; Grainne Nolan(1-06), Ciara Kennedy; Maria Redmond, Sarah Redmond (0-01), Orla Devitt(0-03); Jodie Russell(0-02), Orla McMahon(0-01), Elizabeth Russell(0-01)

Subs: Katie Malone for Claire McMahon (HT), Leah Ryan for Eva Whyte, Sophie Hanna for Maria Redmond


Referee: Cíaran Sheehan, Tulla

Whitegate 1-13 Feakle/Killanena 0-22

Whitegate battled it out against Feakle/Killanena is the warm August afternoon sunshine in Whitegate’s own backyard in what was an epic battle between two teams both eager to progress in the championship.  While Feakle/Killanena probably were the favourites to win the match, Whitegate played their hearts out until the end and caused alarm bells for Feakle/Killanena on many occasions, which made them realise they had a much tougher battle on their hands than they thought.  The final score line was Whitegate 1-13 Feakle/Killanena 0-22.  It was a match that could easily have been won by the Geata Ban girls if more opportunities were taken and a bit of luck was on their side.

Both teams started off with a wide a piece and when the teams settled a bit more it was Feakle/Killanena that got the first score of the day from play only to be followed a minute later with another point from play. Whitegate’s got their first score when Greta Hickey converted a free following a foul.  A further series of frees from both sides saw Whitegate’s goalkeeper Lauren Solan and Lorna McNamara for Feakle/Killanena add a further point to each team’s tally when they put the sliotar over the bar.  Both teams added points to their scores both from play and frees before the first water break.  The points for Whitegate came from Aine McDermott, Aideen Hickey and Greta Hickey. In the next 15 minutes before half time Feakle/Killanena continue to take their chances and built up a lead of 8 points at half time.  This lead could have been much more had it not been for Whitegate’s goalkeeper Lauren Solan who made two great saves denying Feakle/Killanena of two goal chance opportunities.

The second half was very intense.  The first score of the second half came from Aideen Hickey when Lauren Solan took a free which dropped slightly short but was snatched by the awaiting Hickey who split the Feakle/Killanena posts.  A further exchange of points from both sides continued until a free taken by Aideen Hickey dropped in front of the Feakle/Killanena goals and was caught by the waiting Greta Hickey who drove it to the back of the Feakle/Killanena net to score the first and only goal of the match.  In fact Whitegate were unlucky when a further free for Whitegate was taken and headed towards the left side of the Feakle/Killanena goals when it was batted from the end line in front of the goals and whipped in towards the Feakle/Killanena goals by Amber Nolan.  Unfortunately, it hit of the goal post and eventually went wide.  Time ran out for the Whitegate team and Feakle/Killanena emerged the winners on this occasion.

Feakle Killanena: Róisín Quilligan; Eileen Daly, Ella Macnamara, Ciara Minogue ; Maeabh Brady, Regan Conway (0-2), Vera Loughnane ; Evelyn Duggan (0-1), ZiYan Spillane ; Claire McNamara (0-4),Roisin McMahon (0-3) Lorna McNamara (0-5); Laura McGrath (0-1),Robyn Conway (0-6), Louise Keehan.

Subs: Jodi Guilfoyle for Eileen Daly, Johanna Fogarty for Maebh Brady and Aoife Tuohy for ZiYan Spillane.

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

Tulla 1-13 Clarecastle/Ballyea 2-18

Tulla were hosts to visitors Clarecastle/Ballyea in the third round of the Intermediate Camogie Championship, in a most entertaining game played in balmy sunshine.   Both teams started in a determined fashion but it was Clarecastle/Ballyea that struck with the opening two points of the game by Aoibheann Donnelly and a pointed free by Lauren Tuohy . Tulla responded and after ten minutes the teams were level at 3 points each.  In the second quarter, Tulla pressed strongly, creating several goal chances.  Brídín Dinan powered a well struck free to the net giving Tulla the lead.  At the other end, Siobhán Torpey made a fine save and Clarecastle/Ballyea had to be satisfied with a pointed free by Doireann Murphy .  With the play swinging from end to end, both teams swopped points leading to the local team having a 4 point lead.  The hardworking Clarecastle/Balyea team finished the first half the strongest, with strong overlap running by Ciara o dell who passed the ball to Ria Flanagan resulting in a goal.  Brídín Dinan responded with a pointed free for Tulla leaving the home team with a deserved one point lead at the interval.  Indeed they could have been further ahead but for sterling defence from the visitor’s fullback line.

The second half saw Clarecastle/Ballyea get off to a good start with much improved performance throughout.

The third quarter proved to be the defining period of the game with the visitors crowding the middle third and creating space for their forwards. Their domination told on the scoreboard with five consecutive points, Hannah Mai Neylon won possession and a pass to Flanagan which resulted with second green flag for the winners. When Jenifer Nicholas scored Tulla’s first point of the half, the visitors held an 8 point lead.  Tulla regrouped after the waterbreak and finished strongly creating several scoring opportunities.  While Tulla will be disappointed to come away with just three points in this quarter, Clarecastle/Ballyea did enough to maintain their momentum and to run out 8 point winners at the final whistle on a final scoreline of Clarecastle/Ballyea 218 to Tulla’s 1-13.

Tulla: S. Torpey, G. Ryan, L. Power, A. O’Callaghan, A. McNamara, S. Conlon, T. Murphy, J. Nicholas, A. Dinan, N. Flynn, B. Dinan, O. Mulconroy, Aoife Dooley, Aisling Dooley, A. McNamara

Subs: L. Hunt for O’Callaghan, L. Culloo for Flynn and E. McInerney for Murphy

Clarecastle/Ballyea: Suzy O Shea, Cathy Casey, Hannah Dinan, Chloe Eustace, Chloe Devitt, Carol Browne, Ciara O Dell, Grace Russell, Emma O Donoghue, Aoibheann Donnelly(0-1), Ria Flanagan(2-1), Amie Wiley(0-2), Hannah Mai Neylon(0-1)Lauren Tuohy(0-3), Doireann Murphy(0-8)

Subs: Stella Quilivan (0-2) for Emma O Donoghue, Ellen Barry for Chloe Eustace, Laura Carmody for Grace Russell

Junior A Championship

Ruan 3-03 Inagh Kilnamona 3-13

In a tough contest in beautiful sunshine inagh kilnamona got the better of ruan on a final score if 3-13 to 3-3.

Three well taken frees by Tara Rynne in the first seven minutes saw Inagh Kilnamona take the lead. This was followed up by a point from Hannah Shannon just before the midway point. Ruan got on the scoreboard with a free and followed up with a goal. Inagh Kilnamona responded through Elisha Twomey who capitalised on a goal mouth scramble to grab the visitors first goal. Helen Hehir followed up by their second goal just minutes later. An Orlaith Cotter free left the half time score  Inagh Kilnamona 2-5 Ruan 1-1.

The sides traded scores at the restart before Inagh Kilnamona had three more on the scoreboard from Hehir, Amy Shannon and Rynne. Two further points from Hannah Shannon and Rynne and a goal from Hehir in the 53rd minute put the outcome of this encounter game in no doubt. A late surge from Ruan saw them claw back two goals in the final minutes, but it was too much of a gap to close, final score Inagh Kilnamona 3-13 Ruan 3-3.

Inagh Kilnamona: Cara McInerney; Caoimhe Longe, Roisin Clancy, Eimear Cotter; Orla Vaughan, Caoimhe Devitt, Hannah Shannon; Orlaith Cotter, Caitlin McInerney; Amy Shannon, Tara Rynne; Muireann Daffy, Helen Hehir

Subs: Elisha Twomey for Tara Rynne, Tara Rynne for Elisha Twomey, Ella Leyden for Caoimhe Devitt, Lauren Fitzgerald for Caitlin McInerney

Junior B Championship

Scariff Ogonnelloe 3-23 Whitegate 0-0

On a very warm and sunny afternoon, Scariff Ogonnelloe and Whitegate met in round 3 of the Junior B championship, with Scarriff Ogonnelloe taking the day with a 3:23 to 0:0 win. From the outset Scariff Ogonnelloe dominated the proceedings with points being put over by players across the team, most notably by Leanne Horan. Scariff Ogonnelloe also put away three goals, one of which came from Rachael Daly, who normally mans the goals, scoring from a hand pass. From a defence perspective, Shannon McNamara was notable as she mopped up in the Centre Back position in the first half. The Whitegate team never gave up throughout and battled constantly for that elusive score, which just didn’t come their way. Their goalie Laura Burke stood out with good long puck outs and some great saves, including blocking 3 attempts on goal that came one after another. Other notable tackling came from Michelle Dooley. Credit goes to both teams for keeping the momentum going during the 60 mins despite the heat of the day.

Scariff Ogonnelloe: Rachel Daly 1-1, Sarah Skelly 0-1, Clodagh Nash 0-1, Bonnie Wiley Murphy, Ciara Treacy, Shannon McNamara, Laura Brody 0-2; Aoife Kelly, Abby Walsh 0-2; Kate Walsh 0-2, Labhaoise O’Donnell 0-3, Kate O’Mahony 0-1, Emily Walsh 0-1, Leanne Horan 1-5, Lorraine Grady 0-1, Roisin Collins 1-3, Caoimhe O’Donnell, Robyn McKenna,

Subs: Robyn McKenna for Laura Brody, Caoimhe O’Donnell for Labhaoise O’Donnell and Roisin Collins for Lorraine Grady

Eire Og 0-7 Sixmilebridge 1-5

It took a while for either team to register a score. The first score coming from Michelle Sheedy from a point. Claire O’Brien followed this up with a goal. At half time the Bridge led 1-3 to 0-4. In the second half there was nothing between the sides Eire Og managing 3 points while O’Brien and Maloney both split the posts for Sixmilebridge. In the end the Bridge took a one point win.

Sixmilebridge: Aine McNamara; Dianne Murray, Eimear Murray, Sarah Murray; Jean Chaplin, Laura Murray, Zoey Merriman; Michelle Sheedy, Emily Hayes; Jessica Finnin, Ciara Maloney, Rachel Murray;Anna O’Doherty, Ardia Gerrard,Niamh Murray.

Subs: Claire O’Brien for O’Doherty, Orla Fitzgerald for Gerrard, Aobha Carey for R. Murray, Sinead Cahill for L. Murray, R. Murray for Sinead Cahill.

Banner 2-3 Truagh Clonlara 6-8

Banner played Truagh-Clonlara in their second match of the Junior B championship on a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon in Banner pitch where the visitors won on a score line of 2:03 to 6:08. The first half was a very evenly matched affair, with the Banner scoring 2:01 through goals from Candice Brennan and a brilliant solo run from Niamh Cassidy that ended in the back of the Truagh net, and Truagh scoring 2:04.

However, the experience of the Truagh team showed in the second half when they scored a further 4:04 despite the best efforts of the Banner goalie, Mary Jordan, ably helped by some outstanding defending from Katie Browne and Teresa Ryan.

Banner: Mary Jordan; Sadhbh Dunne, Jenny Healy, Katie Browne; Teresa Ryan, Dianna Carmody, Clodagh Vaughan; Niamh Cassidy (1:0), Elena Sanz; Hannah McCormack (0:01), Candice Brennan (1:0), Caoimhe Meehan (0:01); Claudine Lynch, Sadhbh Shannon, Ciara Meehan (0:01).

Subs: Margaret Ryan (30 mins) for S. Shannon; Hilda O’Connor (40 mins) for D. Carmody.

Parteen 8-13 Kilkee/Bealaha 3-0

Minor Championship

Minor A

Feakle Killanena 0-14 Inagh Kilnamona 1-10

In an exciting contest Inagh Kilnamona lost out by the narrowest of margins to Feakle Killanena in the 2nd round of the Minor A Championship on a scoreline of 0-14 to 1-10.

Clarecastle/Ballyea 2-8 Scariff Ogonnelloe 5-15

Minor B

Broadford/Parteen 4-09 Ruan 1-09

Ruan got their U18 Championship started with a spirited performance against Broad/Parteen on Wednesday evening, however came up slightly short on the night, on a final score of Broadford Parteen 4:09 to Ruans 1:09. Some super play, skills and score taking was on show in the sodden ground in Broadford, the girls server up a fine exciting game of Camogie. Ruan made a good start and led 4 points to 1 after the opening 12 minutes. From there B/P battled back into the game and took the lead after scoring a point and a goal. The Ruan girls responded well and got the next point however didn’t convert some goal mouth chances that could have put them back in front. The game swung in B/Ps favour with a second goal before half time leaving a half time score of 2:05 to 5 points.  The second half was an equally exciting affair with superb defending and goal keeping at both end of the pitch. Two goals for B/P after 10 minutes from the turnaround could have ended the game as a spectacle, however the Ruangirls displayed a great desire and hunger finishing strongly getting a goal and 4 points, a few goal mouth scrambles did not come off for them that would have built the tension near the end. It was a very good showing from a young Ruan team.

Ruan: Meabhdh Casey; Sinead O’Halloran, Emily Whelan, Aimee McDonagh; Sinéad Hastings, Ciara O’Grady, MeaveStankard; Aoife Anderson (0:05), Lisa Whelan (Captain);Aine Clancy, Eve O’Connor (1:1), Neasa Ní Ainiféin, Kate Forde(0:1); Amy O’Donoghue (0:2),  Aedin Wynne.

Subs: Aisling Moloney (For A Wynne).

Clooney Quin 0-5 St Josephs 1-9

Proving the old saying “camogie is a game of two halves”, this second round Minor B Championship certainly proved this to be the case. Kate Montwill opened the scoreboard for Joseph’s with a point from play in the early stages but it was to be the only point the visitors to Clooney would notch up in the 30 minute half. Despite the galant efforts of our full forward line Aoibhinn Feighery & Roisin Dillon. Clooney/Quin responded with four points to close the half Clooney/Quin 4 points. St. Joseph’s Doora Barefield 1 point.

Introducing Amber Piggott & Katie Callaghan at half time gave St. Joseph’s a renewed energy as they slipped into gear. Montwill responded with 2 more points while Callaghan registered three points, 2 from frees. Defenders in the half back line Emma Towey, Shauna Moloney and Roisin Cahill fought tirelessly to keep the strong attackers at bay while full backs Hannah Doyle, Naoise Slattery and Sinead O’Connor protected Caoilfhionn Ni Chonaill in the nets.

Strength in midfield in the form of Saidhbh O’Brien & Alannah Meaney supplied the half forwards Muirne Ni Chonaill, Ellen Doyle and Emma O’Dwyer with great ball.

Two more pairs of fresh legs were introduced in the form of Laura Butler and Emma Clune which energised the maroon girls even more. Alannah Meaney, Muirne Ni Chonaill & newly introduced Butler got their names on the scoresheet scoring one point each.

Ironically, Just as St. Joseph’s had only managed one point in the first half the same was repeated by Clooney/Quin in the second with Emma Considine coverting a placed ball for their only score. But it was Amber Piggott who had come off the bench at half time who was to seal victory for St. Joseph’s when she won a well earned ball in the air and rattled the back of Rachel Daffy’s net to finish on a scoreline of St. Joseph’s 1-9 Clooney/Quin 5 points.

St. Joseph’s: 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

Kilmaley 4-20 Whitegate 0-4

Eire Og 6-9 Newmarket on Fergus 2-9

In one of those games where the final score line certainly doesn’t reflect on how the game went, It was “the townies” that came out on top in this Minor B Championship clash.

Newmarket were quick off the mark with a super point from a very tight angle after 30 seconds from Kaci Toomey, to which Eire Og gave the best answer possible by scoring a goal at the other end soon afterwards. At this stage both teams realised the battle they were in and neither side held back.

With ten mins on the clock Toomey somehow managed to get the ball out of a ruck and fired to the roof of the Eire Og net off her left and Ellen Casey followed it up with another goal driving a low hard ball past the Eire Og keeper. These 2 sucker punches however did not rattle this gutsy Eire Og team and they scored a goal of their own straight from the puck out.

Both teams exchanged points over the remainder of the first half with the home side getting a vital goal just before the half time whistle to put them 2 points clear, 3.03 to 2 04.

Newmarket came at it all guns blazing at the restart and began to run at the Eire Og defence causing them all kinds of problems, resulting in Ellen Casey notching up 4 frees in a row from various angles. Lisa O Neill added another point to this from play and all of a sudden Newmarket had gone from 2 down to 3 up. However Eire Og showed huge character and composure and scored 3.06 unanswered in the last quarter to seal the win in what was a very entertaining game.

Ella Cahill , Jodie Russell and Aoibheann Hahessy were very impressive for Eire Og , while Caoimhe Lally , Maeve Begley and Grace McMahon stood out for Newmarket.

Newmarket on Fergus: Grace Mc Mahon, Ella Fitzpatrick, Leisha Regan, Maeve Begley, Caoimhe Lally, Hannah Fitzpatrick, Ellen Casey (1.05) , Isobel Coffey, Kaitlyn Moroney, Kate Burke (capt), Saoirse Reidy, Lisa O’Neill (0.01) , Kaci Toomey (1.03)

Subs: Andrea Coffey for Lisa O Neill (46min), Katie Arthur for Katelyn Moroney (46min)

Minor C

Tulla  2-08  Corofin 2-04

The first round of the minor C championship took place in Tulla on Wednesday last. Both teams battled bravely from start to finish keeping the supporters actively engaged in the game.

Tulla got the first score of the match from play by Jennifer Nicholas. Corofin responded with a point from a free followed by two points from play. Just before the first water break, Danara Crowe buried a goal for Tulla giving them a one-point advantage. Aoife Dooley got her first score from a placed ball just after the break. Minutes later, Corofin scored their first goal despite great defensive work from the Tulla backs. Aoibhinn Rochford responded getting her name on the scoreboard and levelling the game. The midfield duo of Nessa Flynn and Jennifer Nicholas were prominent for Tulla repeatedly linking defence and attack. Aoife Dooley secured the next two points from play giving Tulla the lead at half time on a scoreline of Tulla 1-5 Corofin 1-3.

Four minutes into the second half Aoibhinn Rochford extended the Tulla lead, scoring a great point from play. Corofin reacted quickly and scored their side’s second gaol, levelling the game once again. Aoife Dooley added on another point from play but this was quickly cancelled out by a point from the Corofin side. Tulla dominated the last fifteen minutes of the game with Aoibhinn Rochford scoring 1-1 from play. The collaborative and communicative approach of the team played to every body’s strengths. The Final score Tulla 2-08 Corofin 2-04

Tulla: Laura Nolan, Leagh Hunt, Éabha McInerney, Eimear Culloo, Aoife Murphy, Leah McInerney, Jennifer Nicholas(0-1), Nessa Flynn, Aoibhinn Rochford(1-3) , Alex O’ Sullivan, Katie Clune, Aoife Dooley(0-4) , Danara Crowe (1-0).

Corofin:Emer Kenny; Orla Burke (C), Kelly Flanagan, Eva Carey; Saoirse Flanagan, Rachel Fitzgerald, Keelin Fitzgerald; Aoife Maddigan, Aine Cleary; Ciara Fitzgerald, Maria Cahill, Ailish Fitzgerald; Caoimhe O’Connor,

Sub: Danielle Organ for Ciara Fitzgerald

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