Round up of Results from Meath Camogie
Junior League Final
Junior Camogie League Final
Donaghmore/Ashbourne 1-5 v Dunderry 0-2
The last time these two teams met this year the word used to describe the game was a battle and this time was no different. The game had almost perfect setting in the facilities in Trim GAA club on a sunny spring day with plenty of camogie fans cheering on the teams. After losing out by 3 points to Dunderry at the beginning of the league Donaghmore Ashbourne’s determination to reverse their look was obvious from the beginning. Lizzy Lynch started the scoring ten minutes into the first half with a point.
The Dunderry defence were unwilling to back down easily and it continued to be a hard hitting game until the final whistle. Unfortunately for Dunderry, Referee Una Cearney from Armagh, gave a second yellow card to their number 6 which meant Dunderry where left with 14 players on the pitch. In the closing minutes of the first half Donaghmore Ashbourne capitalised on their advantage when Dunderry cleared the sliotar from the goal mouth but went straight to a free Donaghmore forward Mairead Finn who put in the back of the net!
Half Time Don/Ash 1-4 Dunderry 0-2
The half time talks for both must have been interesting. Donaghmore/Ashbourne being reminded of their loss in a league final two years ago to Kiltale after being ahead at half time and Dunderry being motivated to win with the obvious handicap of just 14 players. It was clear that Dunderry found some inspiration at half time as they came back a fierce as ever. The Donaghmore/Ashbourne backs were put under severe pressure even with the extra player.
However as the saying goes ‘when the going gets though the though get going’! Emma Tormey seemed to relish to extra workload and cleared every ball that came her way. Nerves of steel were shown by goal keeper Aideen Ferry and the two backs Lorna Dervan and Emma Tormey when they faced the nightmare situation of a penalty in the dying minutes of a final. The goal could have meant a very different outcome if it had made its way into the Don/Ash net. The three girls knew what they faced and once again showed courage and defiance as they made little Dunderry’s attempt to even the score with Emma Tormey skilfully catching the ball and clearing it with ease.
Although it was not all good news for Donaghmore/ Ashbourne as a key player Liz Keegan had to leave the pitch after getting a serious head injury. She was
Don/Ash: A.Ferry, S.keegan, L.Dervan, E.Tormey, J.Adair, D. Burnell, E. Keavney, L. Lynch, M. Johnston, S. Baxter, L.Keegan, M. Finn, A. McAtamey, A. Fitzgerald, B. Gaughan. Subs. J.Long for Keegan, C. Mulhern , S. Ferry, S. Keegan.
Navan O’Mahonys 2-9 Killyon 3-1
Half Score Killyon 2-0, Navan 1-5.
This was a good performance by Navan o’Mahonys, with Liz Oaks, Laura Flynn, showing their experience, that they have gained from playing with their county, taking good scores, and sending good ball into there forward line. Where Siobhan Flaherty and Zoe O’Connor were on hand to finish. Killyon got on the score board with scores from Stephanie Heavey, and Katie Mullen. Nessa Connolly, Sinead Kennedy doing well in defence. Stacey Duignan also impressed in the forward line.
Serena Ryan, Elizabeth Raleigh, Nessa Connolly, Fiona Coughlan, Fionnuala Clarke, Sylvia Rattigan, Sinead Kennedy, Aoife Maguire, Lisa Foley, Bronny Massey, Katie Mullen, Stacey Duignan, Stephanie Heavey, Carol Massey, Christina Raleigh. Subs Amy Gannon for Carol Massey, Melissa Goss for Aoife Maguire, Ashling Judge for Christina Raleigh, Avril Duignan for Fiona Coughlan, Fiona Coughlan for Stephanie Heavey.
Hilary Burke, Muireann Hogan, Lorna Donegan, Olivia Flanagan, Mary Hanley, Tracey Neville, Aileen Kane, Laura Flynn, Elizabeth Oaks, Elaine Coughlan, Paula Cassells, Ciara Roynane, Siobhan Flaherty, Kate Mc Evoy, Zoe o’Connor.
Scores Killyon: Katie Mullen 1-1, Stephanie Heavey 2-0.
Scores Navan: Elizabeth Oaks 0-6, Zoe o’Connor 0-2, Elaine Coughlan 0-1, Siobhan Flaherty 2-0.
Dunboyne 0-3 V Kilmessan 1-5
Kilmessan were too strong for last years Senior League finalists Dunboyne as they piled on the pressure to gain the winning advantage. Dunboyne had good performance thought out the game from Sinead Hackett, Emma Doherty & Aoife Thompson. With the championship only around the corner the League competition give teams some idea where their fitness levels are at thus giving them the opportunities to improve over the next few weeks.
Team : Theresa Clince, Claire Barker, Evelyn O Connor, Elma Rafferty, Orlaith Curran, Aoife Thompson, Siobhan Synan, Fiona O Neill, Maire Keogh, Emma Doherty 0-1, Magaret O Connor, Sinead Hackett 0-2, Aoife Murphy,Suzanne Ledwith, Bronagh Moran
Subs: Sile Whyte for Bronagh Moran, Leanne Hayes for Aoife Murphy
Under 16 Championship
Drumree 2-1 Killyon 0-4
Drumree got their U16 campaign off to a winning start with a hard fought win over Killyon.
In atrocious weather conditions both teams served up a great game which was in the melting pot until the final whistle.
Drumree opened the scoring with a well taken goal by Emma Kennedy. Killyon’s Browyn Massey responded with two points in quick succession. Drumree were two points ahead at the break after a long range point from Rebecca Keane.
Killyon started the second-half with huge intensity with niamh foley & Hazel Coleman playing well and they were rewarded with an early point by Browyn Massey. Killyon continued to apply the pressure but with sterling rear-guard performances from Aimee Mc Quillan and Siobhan Scurry, Killyon did not capitalise on their possession.
With eight minutes remaining Drumree broke up the field and Rebecca Keane kicked to the back of the net for the decisive score.
Best for Drumree were Rebecca Keane, Louise Griffen and Orl Bracken.
Drumree: Cliodhna O Riordan, Siobhain Scurry, Amee Mc Quillian, Jessica wall, Sarah Keane, Catriona Kennedy, Leanne Mc Morrow, Cliona Murphy, Orla Bracken, Emma Connolly, Louise Griffen, Rebecca Keane(C) 1-1 , Saoirse Conlon, Emma Kennedy 1-0, Meabh Gallogly, Aine Brennan.
Killyon Team Christina Darby, Niamh Foley, Hazel Coleman, Roisin Rankin, Katei Maguire, Emma Foley, Maureen Maguire, Liz Raleigh, Browyn Massy 0-4, Cara Foley, Stacey Duignan, Shannon Darby, Abigial Gannon Jade Massey. ( killyon had only 14 players )
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