During the past week we had the Under 10 Final & Under 14 Semi-Final.
Ratoath 5-0 V Kildalkey 0-0
Ratoath claim the Under 10 Final after a very exciting under 10 Final played in Drumree on Thursday evening at 7pm.
Kildalkey who only formed a club last year were delighted to be in the Final, and the certainly gave a good account of themselves. They held Ratoath for most of the first half until the last minute when Ratoaths Captain Anna Branagan got the first goal in the dying seconds. The second half saw Ratoaths experience come through as the secured four more goals coming from Anna Branagan one goal, Aine Cooke two goals & Aine McNerney got the last. kildalkey had good performances from Ellen Connelly, Beverly Lynch, Martha Mc Nally & Martha Ready.
Ratoath: Eimear McCabe, Sadhbh Gaughan, Abby Coakley, Gillian Murphy, Ruth King, Laoise Caulfield, Anna Brannigan, Fiona O’Riordain, Orla Hayes, Aine McNearney, Kerri Leonard.
Subs : Katie Newe for Sadhbh Gaughan, Aine Cooke for Fiona McInerney, Molly O’Kane for Orla Hayes, Ailise McDonnell for Laoise Caulfield, Angela Kent for Kerri Leonard.
Kildalkey : Anna Kearney, Rachel McArthur, Marta McNally, Emily Kealey, Beverly Lynch, Marta Ready, Ellen Connelly, Niamh Dunphy, Sara Kelly, Cloe Geoghegan, Kim O’Leary.
U 14’s Camogie Championship Semi Final
Donaghmore / Ashbourne V’s Dunderry
Final Score Don /Ash 2 – 1 Dunderry 0 – 0 Half Time Score: Don Ash 1 – 1 Dunderry 0 – 0
It took 10 minutes for both sides to settle nerves and to get into momentum but once they got into gear this was an exceptional match to watch. The Donaghmore Ashbourne goalkeeper had little to do in the first half due the great defending of the rigid full back line. Sarah O Connor in the half back line caused headaches for the Dunderry girls with numerous blistering solo runs down the wings. This allowed balls to be fed into mid-field and forwards and Maggie capitalised on this possession by scoring 1-1.
In the second half Dunderry were forced to make some positional changes and in the first couple of minutes pressure was put on the Donaghmore Ashbourne back line. Shelby Leahy and Maggie Randle controlled the efforts of Dunderry’s Aoife Minogue to bring Dunderry back into the game. The Donaghmore Ashbourne girls raised the bar again and their work rate paid off when Shelby Leahy sent in a lovely cross which was struck by Aisling Doyle for a fantastic goal.
Rebecca Wilson, Cathy Giblin, Sinead Power, Ellen Curley, Shelby Leahy, Emily Perman, Sarah O’Connor, Maggie Randle, Katie Byrne, Eimear Murray, Noah Brophy, Debbie Coughlan, Niamh Crowther, Emma Flynn, Aisling Doyle, Holly O’Donnell and Lauren Battersby.
Next weekend the Feile na nGael 2009 is being jointly hosted by Offaly and Laois again this year as it was in 2008. This year the finals will be held in venues in Offaly. Meath Camogie are delighted to have two teams taking part Dunboyne & Kiltale Camogie Clubs. Tara Murphy Kilmessan Club will also represent her County in the Skills Competition at Feile. Best wishes to all.
Fixture for both Clubs at Feile na nGael
Kiltale Camogie Club:
Division 3 – Section C
Friday, June 19
Rath: Drumcullen/Lusmagh v Glenealy, Wicklow 2pm – Paul Troy.
Birr: Birr v Kiltale, Meath 2pm – Tom Corcoran.
Saturday, June 20
Crinkle: Drumcullen/Lusmagh v Kiltale 10am – Johnny McLeish.
Crinkle: Birr v Glenealy 11am Orla Downey.
Crinkle: Drumcullen/Lusmagh v Birr 12.15pm J McLeish.
Crinkle: Glenealy v Kiltale 1.15pm – O Downey.
Dunboyne Camogie Club
Division 3 – Section D
Friday, June 19
Coolderry: Naomh Brid v St Peter’s Dunboyne, Meath 2pm – Sheila Sullivan.
Carrig: St Cillian’s v Cavan 2pm Tom Corcoran.
Saturday, June 20
Carrig: St Cillian’s v St Peter’s Dunboyne 10am – T Corcoran.
Carrig: Naomh Brid v Cavan 11am – Caroline McCarthy.
Carrig: St Cillian’s v Naomh Brid 12.15pm – T Corcoran.
Carrig: St Peter’s Dunboyne v Cavan 1.15pm – C McCarthy.
Knockout Section – Saturday, June 20
Ballyfin: Winners Section A v Winners Section B 6pm Pat Delaney.
Lusmagh: Winners Section C v Winners Section D 6pm Joan Poland.
Sunday, June 21 – Final – Crinkle GAA Grounds 11am Martin Moore.
Next weekend the first round of the Gala All Ireland Junior Championship New Ireland Cup takes place in Kiltale at 2.30pm where Meath are up against Antrim. After the success of last year, winning the National League Division 4 & Gala All Ireland Nancy Murry Cup they go up another step this year to the Gala Junior New Ireland Cup where the competition is at a higher level.
We also have two girls competing in the Poc Fada Leinster competition in the Curragh on June 25th. Adult level Emily Mangan from the Blackhall Gaels Club & Under 14 level Shona White Boardsmill Camogie Club.
Under 14 Sheild final Drumree V Killyon – Friday 19th June – 7pm Kilmessan Under 14 B Final – Donaghmore/Ashbourne V Ratoath – Saturday 20th June – Time & Venue TBC