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Under 16 Leinster Semi-Final – played in Kilcock, Co. Kildare 10th May 2009 11am.

Kildare 3-4 Meath 1-4

Kildare advance to the Leinster Under 16 Final at the hands of Meath. The Meath Team lost out to Kildare by six points in Kilcock on Sunday morning the 10th May 09. It has to be said that Meath played some good camogie and had a great share of the possession but failed to convert scores to take the game. The Meath defence line played well and in particular Ellen Duigan in goals stood out throughout the game. She was helped by Suzue Gartland at centre half back, Kristina Troy at centre field and Jayne Martin & Katie King in the forwards.

Kildare were first to score with a point coming from Melissa Lyons and after a scramble in the Meath goal mouth where goalie Ellen Duigan had saved the initial attack the ball fell and Kildare’s full forward eventually finished it to the Meath net. Aoibheann Leahy got Meath’s opening score a point from play. Kildare’s sharp shooter Sinead Cummins was a danger with every attack as she grabbed a goal and a point in quick succession in the 20th minute. Mellissa O’neill pointed from a free for Kildare before Meath’s Kristina Troy secured a rasper of a goal in the first minute of injury time of the first half to leave four points between the teams. Kildare 2-3 Meath 1-2.

When play resumed Meath were first to score with a well taken point after a solo run by Kristina Troy. Meath’s Coaimhe McDermott playing at full back made some vital clearances and again Meath’s goalie read every ball very well as she made some great saves. Suzue Gartland never gave up she was determined to keep the ball out of her defence and put her forwards on the attack. Katie King pointed from play for Meath putting two points between the teams. Meath had the upper hand for the most of the second half but could not secure scores. The winner for Kildare came in the 53rd minute a goal from No. 13 Sinead Cummins and this was followed by the last score of the game a point from Melissa Lyons for Kildare. Meath were disappointed as they knew they were good enough to win but were unfortunate on the day.

Meath team:

Ellen Duignan, Mollie Duignan, Coaimhe McDermott, Emma Foley, Catriona Kennedy, Suzue Gartland, Aoife McCormack, Kristina Troy 1-1, Jayne Martin 0-1, Aoibheann Leahy 0-1, Katie King 0-1, Sinead Ryan, Jessica Wall, Sarah Fahey, Aishling McBride.

Sub Roisin Doherty for Aishling McBride.

Kildare team :

Aisling Slevin, Katie Devin, Claire Flynn, Rebecca Duff, Chloe Monaghan, Melissa O’Neill 0-1, sinead McCabe, Leona Flynn, Melissa Lyons 0-2, Nicole Wilson, Louise Doran, Grainne Temple, Sinead Cummins 2-1, Nicola Mcdonagh 1-0, Grainne Hoban.

Sub : Siobhan Murphy for Grainne Hoban.




Meath Senior Championship.

The Senior Championship was again in full flight during the past week with some teams out twice during the week.


Killyon 0-4 Kilmessan 1-7

Kilmessan who were slight favourites to win this game took a little longer to settle as Killyon started the stronger in this Senior encounter. Killyon missed some open opportunities in the first quarter, Christina Raleigh got the opening score of the game for Killyon in the third minute and this was followed by a point from a free by centre field played Aoife Maguire Killyon. Kilmessan did have some wides before Aileen Donnelly got their opener in the sixteenth minute a point from play and from this on Kilmessan did not look back. Further points came from Katie Ni Choileann Anne Marie Dennehy and Aileen Donnelly. With the game up for grabs where Fiona Coughlan & Aoife Maguire were doing well in the first half for Killyon and Kilmessan Stephanie Horan & Orla Doyle were causing some problems as the pushed ahead. The only goal of the game came in the first half from Kilmessan’s Stephanie Horan. this left the score at half time Kilmessan 1-3 Killyon 0-2.

Killyon realising they had a task on their hands as they looked to Katie Connolly, Aoife Maguire and Stacey Duignan who harrowed for every ball, Killyon opened the scoring of the second half with a point from play from Aoife Maguire this was followed by two points from frees from Kilmessan’s Aileen Donnelly. Exchanges were fair and intense in some cases during the second half.Killyon’s Nessa Connolly playing well at full back. Kilmessan had that bit more experience on the field as Killyons younger players get a feel for senior level. Katie Ni Choileann got her second point and Aileen pointed from a free. . Their was an altercations during the game where referee Peter Dowd showed a straight red to Kilmessan Stephanie Horan. With Kilmessan now down to fourteen players, they still never looked like faltering. Killyon’s Elizabeth Raleigh also received a yellow card with five minutes remaining and Kilyons Katie Connolly finished the scoring with a point from play.

Kilmessan : Noreen Sheridan, Etaoin doyle, Karen Ward, Sarah Ross, Alison Lynch, Aileen Donnelly 0-4, Frances Lynch, Mary ellen Sheridan, Stephanie horan 1-0, Lisa Tyrell, Michelle Horan, Orla doyle, Anne Marie Dennehy 0-1,Katie Ni Choileann 0-2.

Killyon: Michelle Connolly, Sinead Kennedy, Nessa Connolly, Fionualla Clarke, Serena Ryan, Sylvia Ratigan, Fiona Coughlan, Aoife Maguire 0-2, Lisa Foley, Browyn Massey, Katei Connolly 0-1, Stacey Duignan, Amy Gannon, Christina Raleigh 0-1, Laura Maguire.

Sub Elizabeth Raleigh for Fiona Coughlan, Stephanie Hevey for Browyn Massey.



Junior Championship

Boardsmill 4-2 V Drumree 0-0

Boardsmill notched up their first victory in the Junior Camogie Championship with a comprehensive score-line over Drumree. Weather conditions were not favourable and playing into a strong breeze in the first half,the Boardsmill women held a 1-1 to 0-0 lead at half time with half forward Avril Stellini scoring the goal and Deirdre Gibbons taking a point from play. A torrential rain storm at the start of the 2nd half certainly did not dampen the spirit of the Home team with Michelle Dixon adding another fine point and Enda Kennedy,Deirdre Gibbons and Mary Durkan putting the three remaining scores on the board. Drumree Cliona Murphy Clare O’Donohoe impressing throughout. Avril Stellini excelled on the night with Marie Guy and Mary Durkan also putting up great performances.


Linda Ryall,Karen McCarthy,Deirdre Hoey,Colette Kelly,Aine Corrigan,Caroline Loughran(capt),Marie Guy,Michelle Dixon,Anne-Marie McLoughlin,Avril Stellini,Mary Durkan,Enda Kennedy,Deirdre Gibbons,Sandra Dixon,Meadhbh Smith

Subs: Sinead McLoughlin for Meadhbh Smith, Sheela Masterson for Enda Kennedy,Emily Finnegan for Sandra Dixon

Drumree :Carol Hanrahan,Cliona Delaney,Aimee McQuillian,Eve Mahon,Emma Connolly,Roisin Delaney,Loanne McMorrow, Clare O’Donohoe,Laura McMorrow, Louise Griffen,Eleanor Troy, Pamela Carroll, Patricia Morris, Emma Doyle.

Other Results

Senior Championship

Navan O’Mahonys 0-4 V Killyon 4-2

Kilmessan 1-6 V Dunboyne 0-4

Trim 2-4 V Blackhall Gaels 0-2

Junior Championship

Kiltale 4-2 V Ratoath 0-0

Under 16 Championship

Dunderry 3-1 v Dunboyne 1-1

Drumree 3.03 v Kiltale 1-3

Blackhall Gaels 3-6 V Donaghmore/Ashbourne 2-1 Killyon 7-0 V Kildalkey 0-0 Kilmessan 3-2 V Navan O’Mahonys 0-0



Mary Burke

Meath Camogie PRO


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