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3rd Level Division 1 Update

In division one UCC and WIT are sitting at the top of Group 1 after two wins out of two.  Both UCC and WIT have recorded comprehensive wins so far.  In round one of the League CIT made the short journey to UCC and both teams where missing players due to work and club commitments.  Despite centre back Julie McGrath dominating in the first twenty minutes UCC took control of the match and never looked like being beaten final score was 7-21 to 0-06.  On 9th November 2009, UCC Senior A Camogie Team took on Mary I in their second league match of the year at the Mardyke. UCC had wind advantage in the first half of this match which UCC dominated from start to finish. A quick scoring spree saw Aoife McLoughney, Orla Cotter, Lucinda Gahan, Niamh Goulding, Jill Horan and Denise Cronin all get on the score sheet in the first half while Mary I knocked over two frees from their full forward.  The second half continued as the first and UCC added further scores from Lucinda Gahan, Denise Cronin and Orla Cotter.  Jill Horan topped the scoring charts with a personal tally of 1-07, taking some excellent long range points.

WIT have also gotten off to the best possible start defeating UL and CIT convincingly.  With an extremely talented group of freshers WIT have been taking scores for fun, CIT were again on the wrong side of a hammering with WIT scoring an impressive 3-18 and defeating UL by an almost identical scoreline.  WIT are many peoples favourites for this years Ashbourne and it is hard to look past them.  In round three they play host to UCC, neither side will want to show their full hand at this early stage of the year but both teams will want to put down a statement of intent and it promises to be a mouth-watering tie.  The match will be played on Wednesday 11th November in Pilkington at 6pm. 

In group two, AIT got off to a winning start after promotion with a one point home win over NUIG.  NUIG were missing a few players due to study commitments however AIT deservedly took maximum points from the game, however their joy was short lived and in round two of the league they travelled to Belfast to take on UUJ but they were on the wrong side of a heavy defeat. 

In their first outing UUJ travelled to UCD and got off to a flying start and lead by 7 points at halftime backed by an impressive defensive display.  The second half was a different story and UCD began to fight back taking the game to Jordanstown.  The UCD onslaught continued for the whole of the second half and they got their rewards when a dubious refereeing decision awarded UCD a free which they duly scored to win by a solitary point.  UCD likely took UUJ complacent but showed their fighting spirit by clawing back to claim the victory, UUJ on the other hand will be boosted by their display despite missing a number of regulars.  UUJ did bounce back played host to Athlone on Wednesday 4th November.  Fielding a very strong team UUJ were impressive all over the pitch, Athlone battled hard and launched numerous attacks but they couldn’t break down a resolute UUJ defence who despite conceding a penalty did not concede a score from it.  All of the Jordanstown forwards and midfields where on the scoring sheet, Athlone put up a great battle and perhaps the score does not reflect the ability of a young Athlone side.



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