Tipperary was the dominant county at the Daintree Paper All-Ireland 7s hosted by Kilmacud Crokes on Saturday September 15th, but there was success too for Wexford, which they hope will be a good omen for the All-Ireland senior final against Cork.
Clonoulty Rossmore beat fellow Tipperary outfit Shannon Rovers in the Cup final thanks to their goal-scoring power, prevailing on a 5-10 to 0-11 scoreline.
Clonoulty overcame Duffry Rovers of Wexford in their semi-final, and Shannon Rovers edged past Galway representatives, St Thomas.
In the final, it was all about Clonoulty’s county players, with youth and experience doing the damage. Sarah Fryday terrorised Shannon Rovers by plundering 3-2, while the long-serving Cáit Devane hit 1-6.
Cáit Hennessy completed the scoring by weighing in with a very valuable goal and two points. The inspirational Cora Hennessy was named player of the tournament.
Aoife McLoughney was Shannon’s primary contributor, tagging on seven points, while Lorraine Davis (0-3) and Sabrina Larkin (0-1) were also on the mark.
Another Tipperary club, Éire Óg-Anacarty-Donohill added the Shield honours, having six points to spare over Creggan (Antrim) in the semi-final before beating Kilmessan 4-3 to 1-5. The Meath girls had accounted for yet another Tipp unit, Borrisoleigh by four points in the penultimate round.
Wexford’s silverware came courtesy of Kilrush, who had the better of St Anne’s (Louth) in the Plate decider, 5-7 to 2-3.
Clonoulty Rossmore (Tipperary) 4-9 Duffry Rovers (Wexford) 2-4
Shannon Rovers (Tipperary) 4-8 St Thomas (Galway) 3-4
Clonoulty Rossmore (Tipperary) 5-10 Shannon Rovers (Tipperary) 0-11
Éire Óg-Anacarty-Donohill (Tipperary) 2-7 Creggan (Antrim) 1-4
Kilmessan (Meath) 4-5 Borrisoleigh (Tipperary) 4-1
Eire Óg-Anacarty-Donohill (Tipperary) 4-3 Kilmessan (Meath) 1-5
Kilrush 5-7 (Wexford) St Anne’s (Louth) 2-3
Player of the Tournament: Cora Hennessy (Clonoulty Rossmore, Tipperary)
Puc Fada Winner: Sabrina Larkin (Shannon Rovers, Tipperary)
Wall Ball Winner: Brigid McMullan (Castledawson, Derry)
Daintree Paper Camogie Bride of the Year Winner: (Niamh McGeown, Armagh)