Meath were delighted to have four girls, Laura Flynn(Navan O’Mahonys), Kristina Troy (Blackhall Gaels), Louise Donoghue(Kiltale) & Aoife Thompson(Dunboyne) selected to represent Leinster in the Gael Linn Inter-provincial competition which took place in Donaghmore/Ashbourne Grounds today Sunday 17th May 09. They four girls have represented their county over the past number of years and they were also lucky enough to be part of the winning Meath Team that won National League division 4 & All Ireland Nancy Murray Titles in 2008.
The Gael Linn format was a little different this year as the Ulster Camogie Council decided earlier this year that they were unable to fulfil the fixture. With results coming from three teams rather than four participating teams scores would have to taken into account if teams were level. Leinster needed to win their game against Munster by 8 points to qualify for the Final. Unfortunately after play well the ask was to great and Leinster failed to reach the Gael Linn Final .
Leinster Junior results were as follows :
Connacht 2-5 v Leinster 0-4, Munster 1-4 v Leinster 2-1
Meath Championship results :
Navan O’Mahonys 1-11 V Blackhall Gaels
Navan O’Mahonys get their first two points in the Senior Championship with a win over Championship holders Blackhall Gaels.
Navan were delighted with their performance all during the game and this win will give a bust to the team as the go after an exclusive Senior Championship Title. Despite holding the advantage at half time Blackhall put in a very poor second half in this very competitive senior clash. O’Mahonys seemed to be the more determined team in the second half and clinched the points with a late goal from Zoe O’Connor. Best performances for Blackhall were goalie Emily Mangan who made some vital saves to keep them in the match, Kate Murphy at centre back and Kristina Troy who scored (2-3)on the night. Navan O’Mahonys looked to Mary Hanley, Emma Kinsella and Aileen Keane who gave impressive performance during the game.
Hilary Burke, Siobhan Flatery, Tracey Neville, Sylvia Markey, Muireann hogan, Lorna donegan, Mary Hanley, Laura Flynn 0-1, Lizzy Oaks 0-6, Emma Kinsella 0-2, Zoe O’Connor 1-1, Paual Cassells, Aileen Keane, Kate McEvoy 0-1, Elaine Coughlan.
Emily Mangan, Maria Farrell, Emma Whelan, Aisling Keane, Claire Burke, Kate Murphy, Amy Crosbie, Holly Geraghty, Caroline Griffin, Jamie Jordan, Jane Burke, Lauren Lucas, Pam Fahy (1-0), Kristina Troy (2-3), Sinead Hughes.
Subs : Emer Nolan, Niamh Heavin, Grainne Ennis, Aoife Maye, Eva Delany, Emma Delany.
Trim: 2-7 V Dunboyne 0-5
Trim get that little closer to the Senior Championship Final as they are top on points in the first rounds of the Senior Camogie Championship, They had excellent performance from Linda Telford who scored 4 points for Trim in the first half. Score at half time was Trim 0-5 to Dunboyne 0-1 Dunboyne put the pressure on in the second half with 2 points in the first few minutes from Sinead Hackett but a goal from Linda Telford starting the scoring again for Trim and with a further 2 points and 1 goal Trim managed to secure the win. Best for Trim were Anne Cole, Darina Smith, Anne Marie Fagan, Ciara Ashe, Aisling Fagan and Linda Telford & Dunboyne’s Aine Keogh & Aoife Thompson showed good form for Dunboyne.
Ann Cole,Darina Smyth,Emma McNally,Sharon Campbell,Ciara Ashe,Brid Guy,Suzanne Hayes,Rachel Winters,Ann Marie Fagan 0-1,Aishling Fagan,Katie Hacket,Niamh Guy,Blaithnead Joyce,Dearbhla O Carroll 0-2,Linda Telford 1-4,
Subs: Lynn Winters for Suzanne Hayes, Mary Andrews 1-0 for Linda Telford.
St. Peter’s Dunboyne:
Theresa Clince, Claire Barker, Evelyn O’Connor, Elma Rafferty, Siobhan Synan, Aoife Thompson, Orlaith Curran, Fiona O’Neill, Maura Keogh, Emma Doherty, Suzanne Ledwith, Sinead Hackett (0 – 3), Bronagh Moran, Aine Keogh (0 – 2), Mags O’Connor.
Subs: Aoife O Grady for Elma Rafferty,Aoife Murphy for Suzanne Ledwith
Donaghmore/Ashbourne 0-7 V Dunderry 1-2
The Donaghmore Ashbourne camogie team faced familiar faces on Monday night. They came up against the Dunderry team who they played in the league final only weeks before. The game, as manager John Peake put it ‘saw the girls stand up and be counted when it really mattered’. It was a game dominated by Donaghmore Ashbourne but Dunderry were never too far behind. The first half saw points from Lizzy Lynch, Bronagh Gaughan, and Amy McAtamey.
Half Time: Donaghmore/Ashbourne 0-5 Dunderry 0-0
As expected Dunderry were not going to give up easily and came back a stronger team in the second half. The Donaghmore Ashbourne backs that were consistently strong throughout the league showed that they had the ability to perform just as well in championship conditions. They came under severe pressure when Dunderry scored an unanswered goal and a point in the first fifteen minutes of the second half. An excellent display from Lorna Dervan helped limit the damage that the determined Dunderry side were creating. Donaghmore Ashbourne eventually comprised themselves and took control keeping the ball down in their forwards for the remainder of the match. Sorcha Ferry showed strength and stamina beyond her years and battled excellently in the forwards. The game was finished with two points from Lizzy Lynch securing a victory for Donaghmore/Ashbourne.
Don/Ash: A.Ferry, S.keegan, L.Dervan, E.Tormey, J.Adair, L.Keegan , E. Keavney, L. Lynch, S. Baxter, M. Johnston , B. Gaughan, C. Corcoran, A. McAtamey, A. Fitzgerald, S. Ferry. Subs. S.Keegan, C. Mulhern, M. Finn, J. Lannigan.
Trim 2-4 V Blackhall Gaels 0-2
Under 14 Chmapinship
Ratoath 2-2 V Donaghamore/Ashbourne 2-1
Under 12 Championship
Kildalkey 0-0 V Ratoath(1) 6-5
Photos included are from Gael Linn competition , unfortunatily Meath players Louise Donoghue Kiltale & Aoife Thompson Dunboyne were unable to take part due to injury.
Meath Camogie PRO