Weekend Reports- Minors finish year with Leinster shield title, while Young Ireland’s claim Junior A ACL
by PRO on the 1st of September 2016
Leinster Minor A Camogie Championship Shield Final
Kilkenny 2-10 Dublin 1-10
The Kilkenny minor team finished the year on a high by claiming the Leinster minor A shield title for 2016 after overcoming Dublin 2-10 to 1-10 in O’Hanrahans GAA in Carlow on Saturday last.
In a low scoring first half it was Dublin who started the game the brighter and raced into a 0-02 points to no score lead. Eimear O’Leary started the run with a point from twenty one meters after twenty seconds. Jennifer Dunne followed this up with a point from twenty one meters thirty seconds later. Kilkenny bounced back by getting the next three points. Aoife O’Carroll started the run with a free from thirty five meters after Caoimhe O’Shea was fouled in the third minute. Mia Griffin followed this up with a well taken point from thirty five meters in the ninth minute, before Blathnaid Galwey tapped over a free from thirty five meters in the fourteenth minute. Dublin responded with a brace of points. Kerrie Finnegan started the run with a point from thirty meters in the seventieth minute to equalise the tie at 0-03 points apiece. Dublin thought they had a goal in the twenty third minute but Eimear O’Leary effort went into the goal through the side netting. Aoife McKearney continued the Dubs good run with a point from thirty meters in the twenty fifth minute. Aoibhe Dillon then tapped over a well taken point from twenty one meters from an awkward angle. Helen Hoynes stopped the rot for Kilkenny with a point from thirty meters in the twenty eight minute to narrow the gap to a point 0-05 points to 0-04. Jennifer Dunne responded for Dublin with a point from twenty one meters in the thirtieth minute. Blathnaid Galwey responded for Kilkenny with the last point of the half from thirty five meters in the thirty third minute to see her side trail at the break by point 0-06 points to 0-05.
Kilkenny began the new half well and got the opening two points. Eadoin Murphy who finished the game with a personal tally of 2-01 opened the scoring with a well taken point from twenty one meters in the thirty fifth minute. Eimear Keoghan continued the good run with a point from twenty one meters in the thirty sixth minute to go 0-07 points to 0-06 ahead. Eimear O’Leary responded for Dublin with a free from twenty one meters in the thirty seventh minute. Eadoin Murphy responded for Kilkenny with the game’s opening goal in the thirty eight minute when she latched onto a Mia Griffin shot that was deflected out by the Dublin defence to tap home from close range to put Kilkenny 1-07 to 0-07 ahead. Dublin responded with a brace of points. Kerrie Finnegan started the run with a point from thirty meters in the forty first minute. Aoibhe Dillon then tapped over a well taken point from an awkward anglefrom thirty meters in the forty second minute to cut the deficit to a point 1-07 to 0-09. Kilkenny responded brilliantly as Eadoin Murphy continued her good vein of form by getting in for her and Kilkenny’s second goal in the forty third minute when she latched onto Michelle Teehan pass to tap home from the edge of the small square to put her side four points clear 2-07 to 0-09. Eimear Keoghan then tapped over a point from a free after Blathnaid Galwey was fouled to make it 2-08 to 0-09. Dublin bounced back brilliantly by getting 1-01 on the spin through Kerrie Finnegan. She started the run with a well taken point from thirty five meters in the fifty second minute. She followed this up with a goal; she gained possession on the twenty one cut through to blast home from the edge of the small square to cut the deficit to a point 2-08 to 1-10. It was to be Kilkenny’s day and they closed out the game with two Eimear Keoghan points. She started the run with a point from twenty one meters in the fifty fifth minute to put Kilkenny two points clear 2-09 to 1-10, the most dangerous lead. Dublin kept pressing to get the scores to get back into the contest but the Kilkenny defence held firm and kept frustrating the Dublin forward line. They sealed victory in the sixty fourth minute with a Eimear Keoghan point, her fourth point of the contest from forty five to see Kilkenny claim the title on a 2-10 to 1-10 score line.
Scorers- Kilkenny- Eadoin Murphy 2-01, Blathnaid Galwey 0-02 (1 free), Aoife O’Carroll 0-01, Mia Griffin 0-01, Helen Hoynes 0-01, Eimear Keoghan 0-04 (1 free, 1-45). Dublin– Kerrie Finnegan 1-03, Eimear O’Leary 0-02 (1 free), Jennifer Dunne 0-02, Aoibhe Dillon 0-02. Aoife McKearney 0-01,
Kilkenny- Aoife Walsh, Ciara O’Shea, Aideen O’Connor, Hannah Scott, Aobha O’Gorman, Michelle Teehan, Aoife Holden, Mairead Kennedy, Aoife O’Carroll, Caoimhe O’Shea, Mia Griffin, Blathnaid Galwey, Eadoin Murphy, Eimear Keoghan, Helen Hoynes.
Subs- Aoife Norris, Roisin Phelan, Hannah Irish, Amy Morrissey, Eimear Dolan, Nessa Galwey, Cliona Murphy, Sophie O’Dwyer, Tara Clifford, Niamh Deely, Nicole Garvey, Ella Moore, Ciara Phelan, Aisling Morrissey, Kate Drennan,
Dublin- Dara Cooke, Sinead Murphy, Ciara Griffin, Niamh Gleeson, Emma O’Byrne, Isabelle Costelloe, Roisin MacLaughlin, Evelynn Twoomey, Alex Griffin, Saoirse Malin, Kerrie Finnegan, Louise O’Shea, Claire Murray, Grace O’Shea, Julia Buckley.
Subs- Eimear O’Leary, Aisling Andrews, Amy Burke, Aoibhe Dillon, Aoife McKearney, Aoife Stack, Ellen Bolger, Emma Deeley, Enya Kernan, Jennifer Dunne, Karla Whelan, Lauren Delaney, Chloe Ni Cheallaigh, Nicole Malcolmson, Nicole Burnett.
Referee: Pat Kehoe (Carlow).
Junior A All County League Final
Young Irelands 1-17 Conahy Shamrocks 1-09
Laura Fennelly finished with seven points as Young Irelands claimed the Junior A All County League title after overcoming Conahy Shamrocks 1-17 to 1-09 in Larchfield on Sunday evening.
In a tightly fought opening ten minutes, it was the victors who opened the scoring through Laura Fennelly after latching onto an Aisling Carey pass from twenty one meters. Conahy responded with an Aisling Maher free from twenty one meters in the sixth minute. Paula Farrell responded with a free for Young Ireland’s from twenty one meters in the eight minute. Aisling Maher equalised the contest again with a free from forty five meters a minute later, but this was as close as they were going to get as Young Ireland’s hit back with the next eleven points of the contest. Aisling Carey started the run with a point from twenty one meters in the tenth minute. Paula Farrell then tapped over a free from twenty one meters after she was fouled in the thirteenth minute. Aisling Carey put Young Ireland’s 0-05 points to 0-02 ahead with a well taken point from thirty meters. Paula Farrell continued her sides good run with a free from twenty one meters in the seventieth minute, she followed this up with a further free from thirty meters in the twentieth minute and tapped over a well taken point from play a minute later to make it 0-08 points to 0-02. Emma Comerford then tapped over a massive long range free from fifty meters I the twenty fourth minute. Laura Fennelly then tapped over four points on the spin. She started the run with a free from forty five meters in the twenty sixth minute; she followed his up with a free from the same distance in the twenty eight minute. She then tapped over a well taken point from thirty meters in the thirty first minute after latching onto a Steffi Fitzgerald pass. She followed this up with the last score of the half with a free after Aisling Carey was fouled to make it 0-13 points to 0-02 at the break.
Conahy Shamrock raced out of the traps at the start of the second half and got 1-01 on the spin. Noelle Corrigan started the run with a point from thirty five meters in the thirty fifth minute after latching onto a Danielle Morrissey pass. Danielle Morrissey then got in for the games opening goal in the thirty seventh minute after gaining possession fifty meters from goal, went on a defence splitting run to tap home from the edge of the small square to narrow the deficit to six points 0-13 points to 1-03. Grace O’Donnell stopped the rot with well taken point from twenty one meters in the thirty eight minute. Conahy responded with a brace of points from Danielle Morrissey. She started the run with a free form forty five meters in the forty third minute after Noelle Corrigan was fouled. She followed this up with a further free from twenty one meters in the forty fourth minute to narrow the gap to six points again 0-14 points to 1-05. Disaster struck for Conahy in the forty fifth minute after Young Irelands got in for a goal when Aisling Carey latched onto a Conahy clearance cut through to tap home from close range. Danielle Morrissey responded for Conahy with a point from twenty one meters thirty seconds later to cut the deficit to eight points. Laura Fennelly responded with a brace of points. She started the run with a free from fifty meters in the forty sixth minute. She followed this up with a point from twenty one meters in the forty eight minute to make it 1-16 to 1-06. Credit to Conahy they never gave up and got three points on the spin. Mairead Lawler started the run with a point from twenty one meters in the fifty second minute. Danielle Morrissey then tapped over a brace of frees. The first from forty five meters in the fifty fourth minute and a massive long range free from fifty meters in the fifty fifth minute to narrow the gap to seven points 1-16 to 1-09. Conahy were awarded a penalty in the fifty seventh minute after Aisling Maher was fouled, Danielle Morrissey effort was brilliantly saved and Young Ireland’s cleared there lines. Young Irelands closed the contest with massive Emma Comerford free from the halfway line to see them clench the title on a 1-17 to 1-09 score line.
In other camogie news, they were a number of underage finals down for decision. On Monday last Tullaroan claimed the Under 16 C league final after they proved too strong for Slieverue 2-08 to 2-04. Clara claimed the Under 14 C league final after overcoming St Martin’s 4-09 to 3-08 and Tullogher claimed the Under 14 league final after they proved too strong for Lisdowney 7-05 to 6-01 in a highly entertaining encounter.
Scorers- Young Irelands – Laura Fennelly 0-07 (4 frees), Paula Farrell 0-05 (4 frees), Aisling Carey 1-02, Emma Comerford 0-02 (2 frees), Grace O’Donnell 0-01. Conahy Shamrocks – Danielle Morrissey 1-05 (4 frees), Aisling Maher 0-02 (2 frees), Noelle Corrigan 0-01, Mairead Lawler 0-01.
Young Irelands– Aoife Connolly, Elaine Rudkins, Maggie Simpson, Kelly Treacy, Janet Hutchinson, Emma Comerford, Nicole Carter, Ruth Loughlin, Aoife Naddy, Steffi Fitzgearld, Laura Fennelly(capt),Rebbecca Nevin, Paula Farrell, Aisling Carey, Elizabeth Byrne.
Subs- Kay Drea, Sinead Naddy, Eibhlin Fogarty, Sharon Quinlan, Katie O’Neill, Kate Drennan, Roisin Bollard, Aine Smith, Orlaith Byrne, Niamh Walsh, Grace O’Donnell.
Conahy Shamrocks – Mary Brennan, Amy Morrissey, Evelyn Phelan, Emma Cahill, Katie Brennan, Mariga Nolan, Siobhan Mullan, Miriam O’Keeffe, Meabh Delaney, Georgina Kelly, Noreen O’Keeffe, Sinead Corrigan, Danielle Morrissey, Lorraine Kennedy, Hannah Murphy.
Subs- Sarah Molloy, Caoimhe Bergin, Lorraine Cass, Noelle Corrigan, Zara Gunner, Rebecca Brennan, Niamh Delaney, Mairead Lawler, Aisling Maher, Eva Manogue, Emma Mullan, Niamh Delaney.
Referee: Owen Kenny.
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