Newmarket laid down the foundations for this win in the first half when goals from Stephanie Coughlan and Jennifer Kelly had the Blues 2-02 to 1-01 in front. Newmarket held on to their advantage in the second period despite the best efforts of the Parish girls. This was a surprise win for the Newmarket girls who had been beaten by St. Joseph’s in the group stages but they were full value for their win and worked very hard throughout.
The Newmarket girls will now face Sixmilebridge in the Final that is fixed for Friday evening at 6pm.
Newmarket: Aislinn Keogh, Claire McDermott, Clodagh Lawlor, Shaina Fahy, Katie O’Neill, Joanne Hartigan, Caroline Feehily, Laura McMahon(0-01), Niki Kaiser(0-01), Stephanie Coughlan(1-00), Zelika Brown, Brid Enright, Jennifer Kelly(1-03), Shauna Halpin, Katie Hayes Sub: Sinead McInerney for Shauna Halpin
Ref: Maire Nash, Kilkishen
These sides played out a very entertaining draw in o’Callaghan’s Mills last Wednesday evening as both sides will feel that they left scoring chances go abegging. Only a point seperated the teams at the break with the excitement coming at either end of the half. Both goalies were called on early to hold their own and Caroline Cruaghan pulled of a double save from Sarah Donnellan early on and again a few minutes later from hat-trick goal scorer Nora Murphy, while Martina McNamara was called on at the other end to deny Truagh’s Helen Guinnane. Points were swapped in the interm and as the end drew close Yvonne Woods and Nora Murphy traded goals to keep the excitement piqued at the break.
On the restart Kilkishen threatened and Kate Lynch converted a æ45. Truagh were winning the mid-field battle and a run through the centre from Michelle Caulfield goaling. Elaine Hannon cut the deficit for Kilkishen however Truagh continued to hold their lead and Fiona Caulfield was on hald to slot a goal to the net. It took a long time for Kilkishen to get back into the game but they did keep trying and Nora Murphy was on hand to goal for the home side. This didn’t last long though as Fiona Caulfield goaled again for the visitors and they looked as they would hold on for the two points. Kilkishen had an attack or two left though and after a shot from Nora Murphy was well saved by Craughan in the Truagh goal Marie Collins was on hand to goal the rebound and Murphy herself was on hand to provide the equalising score to ensure that both sides left the mid-week meeting with a share of the points.
Kilkishen: Martina McNamara, Marie Nash, Nollaig Baker, Sorcha Loughnane, Laura McNamara, Kate Lynch(0-02, 1 æ45), Michelle Moroney, Mary Lynch, Monica Moroney, Marie McNamara, Caroline Sheedy, Elaine Hannon(0-01), Marie Collins(1-01), Nora Murphy(3-00), Sarah Donnellan Sub: Orla Moroney for M McNamara
Truagh: Caro line Craughan, Tara Kirwan, Niamh Power, Josephine Clancy, Christine Meskell, Sarah Sherlock, Sarah Hastings, Maire Guinnane, Helen Guinnane(0-02, fr æ45), Teresa Nihill, Aislynn Craughan, Michelle Caulfield(1-02), Maire Begley, Yvonne Woods(1-00), Fiona Caulfield(2-00) Subs: Kathleen Horgan for S Hastings, Ellen Horgan for Y Woods
Ref: Henry Kerins
Bodyke 2-07 Corofin 0-07
Bodyke and Corofin played out a very entertaining game of camogie in ideal conditions in Bodyke on Saturday evening. Bodyke got off to a good start with points from Sinead Doyle and Anne Marie Fitzgerald, at half time the score was Bodyke 6pts Corofin 3. In the second half Corofin came at Bodyke with all guns blazing. Scores from the visitors came from Edel Keating – 5 points Claire Commane – 2 points
With 10 minutes to go both teams were level then came the turning pt in the game a great solo run by Sinead Doyle ended with Doyle scoring a well taken goal, then after a struggle in the Corofin goalmouth Claire Madden scored Bodyke’s second goal. This was a great team display from Bodyke.
Corofin:Carmel Tierney, Neasa Carkill, Edel Keating, Caitriona McMahon, Brenda Lee, Muireann Kelleher, Marie Raftery, Aislinn Kelleher, Lisa Clancy, Linda McMahon, Claire Commane, Siobhan Kelleher, Maeve Davoren, Brenda O’Donoghue, Caitriona Kelleher
Subs: Aoife Davoren, Linda Daly, Emma Collins
Ref: Johnny Healy
Intermediate Table as per 29/09/08
Team P W D L Pts
Bodyke 5 5 0 0 10
Truagh 6 3 1 2 7
Kilkishen 5 3 1 1 7
Corofin 5 3 0 2 6
St. Joseph’s 5 3 0 2 6
Whitegate 5 2 1 2 5
Ogonnelloe 5 2 1 1 5
Tulla 6 1 0 5 2
Killanena 6 0 0 6 0
PK Coaches Senior Championship
Newmarket-on-Fergus 3-14 v 1-02 Wolfe Tones
Newmarket are back in the semi-finals after losing out at this stage last year while Wolfe Tones see a return to the semi-final stages for the first time in a number of years.
These sides confirmed their placings in the group tables with this result at the weekend Newmarket have now topped the group and will play second placed team from Group 2 while Wolfe Tones have claimed second spot and will play the table toppers from Group 2. They will wait until at least Friday evening to know who will claim these spots.
Kilnamona 7-08 v 0-07 Sixmilebridge
Kilnamona recorded their second win in the senior championship with a comfortable win over Sixmilebridge in the æBridge Friday night under lights. For Kilnamona they will hope that it will see them into the semi-final stages. For Sixmilebridge they have kept their senior team active for another year as they hold the a dult club as the younger members make their way up through the age groups.
The home side held the visitors for long periods of the first half and the difference between the sides being the experience of Catherine o’Loughlin and Carina Roseingrave while Sinead O’Loughlin and Patrica Moloney were very steady. For Sixmilebridge Chloe Morey did well as did Berneadette Crowe, Noeleen Neylon and Daneyna Shannahan.
Kilnamona will now have to await the result of the Kilmaley / Clooney game on Friday evening next to know if their passage to the semi-final has been secured. A Kilmaley win will be the result the are looking for while a Clooney win will result in a three way play-off between the sides.
Sixmilebridge: Niamh McInerney, Jessica Finnan, Daneyna Shannahan, Katie Connors, Bridget o’Halloran, Bernadette Crowe, Chloe Morey, Aiveen O’Shea, Chloe Neylon, Orla Fitzgerald, Lizzie Askins, Shauna O’Sullivan, Noeleen Neylon, Chloe O’Sullivan, Dianne Murray Sub: Sinead Crowe for C Neylon
Kilnamona: Marie Burke, Ciara Cullinan, Siobhan Lafferty, Aislinn Dillon, Jennifer Griffin, Patricia Moloney, Christina Glynn, Sonia Maher, Orla Griffin, Teresa Roseingrave, Jacinta O’Grady, Sinead o’Loughlin, Catherine O’Loughlin, Carina Roseingrave, Claire o’Grady Sub: Fiona Lyons for C O’Loughlin
Ref: Joe O’Donnell
Clare People U11 Ground Camogie Finals
this coming weekend will see the finals of the Clare People U11 Ground Camogie finals. The finals will take place over two days with the Division One Cup and Shield finals taking place in Tulla at 10am on Sunday morning. The Division Two Cup, Shield and Plate Finals will take place in Gorteen Saturday morning also at 10am.
The pairings for the finals is as follows.
Saturday Morning @ Gorteen
Div 2 Cup: Corofin, Scariff, Clooney and Clarecastle
Div 2 Shield: Broadford, Kilmaley, Tulla and Kilkishen
Div 2 Plate: Burren, Eire Og and Wolfe Tones
Sunday Morning @ Tulla
Div 1 Cup: Sixmilebridge, Newmarket, Feakle, Kilnamona
Div 1 Shield: Ballyea, Inagh, St. Joseph’s, Killanena
These promise to be great days of camogie for the young girls of the game with all participants regarded as winners.
The Junior All-Ireland Cup and Munster U18 Cup will be present at the finals for the young stars of the future to see and have a chance to get to meet some of the girls involved.
Clare Champion U16 Finals
U16 A final
Sixmilebridge v Newmarket-on-Fergus, Friday 5:45pm Roslevan
Sixmilebridge will be favourites for this title as they have been unbeaten on their way to the final. Newmarket will go into the game after a win over St. Joseph’s in the semi-final and will hope to curb the Sixmilebridge winning form. Sixmilebridge have a strong panel for the title as they will be able to call on county stars Chloe Morey and Niamh Corry along with Chloe Neylon, Daneya Shannahan, Trisha Fawl and will hope to add to the titles won last year and will draw on the experience gained in those campaigns.
Newmarket have the younger team and will be hoping that Jennifer Kelly will be able to use her experience in pushing the team forward with the help of Joanne Hartigan, Laura McMahon, Niki Kaiser and Katie Hayes.
Inagh v Kilkishen, Wednesday 5:45pm Roslevan
Inagh are favourites for this title and have had a good win over Kilkishen already in this competition they will be looking to Patricia O’Loughlin, Helen Hehir, Christina Glynn, Gillian Lafferty and Frances Coote to keep that winning formula going. The Inagh side had a hard fought win over Clooney in the semi-final and will be well prepared for the challange of Kilkishen.
Kilkishen will hope that Marie Collins, Elaine Hannon and Sorcha Loughnane will be on form they will need Ailsling Hannon, Alannah Considine and all around them though to also be on top form as they will not be able to afford any mistakes against the strong Inagh side if the y are to be still in the race as the final whistle approaches.
Ballyea v Feakle/Bodyke, Saturday 12noon Roslevan
This will be a very tight encounter. These sides have meet a number of times over the last number of years in the underage finals at 12 and 14 grade. Ballyea have come out on top in these finals by the slimmest of margins and the clubs will renew acquaintances in this final as it is Ballyea’s first step to the 16 ranks. Ballyea will be hoping to keep the upper hand over recent final encounters but Feakle will be hoping to avenge those finals and would love to add the U16 title to the 14 title gained earlier this year. An interesting games is in store here Saturday morning.
PK Coaches Senior Championship
Kilmaley v Clooney, Friday 6pm