Drom-Inch 5-08 v 2-13 Douglas
Drom-Inch lived up to the favourites tag in this tie as the led all the way through. Their ability in the goal area proving decisive, both in attack and defense. A brace of goals from Mary Looby added to goals from Geraldine Kinnane, Niamh Harkin and Catriona Shortt were too much for the young Douglas side, especially since Rosie Keaneally in the Drom goal was in top form today with the player of the match performance. Droms goals came in the fifth minute from Geralding Kinnane, who also added five points from play, mid way through the half from captain Mary Looby and in a sucker punch to Douglas just before the break from Niamh Harkin. Douglas were fighting all the way though and had their scores from Claire Shine, Katrina Mackey had four in the first half, three from play, with Julia White also pointing. Drom led at the break 3-03 to Douglas 7 points.
Douglas gave themselves a huge boost when Aine O’Donovan goaled immediatley after the restart and the game ebbed and flowed keeping the good attendance in Bansha entertained. Claire Shine added a brace of points for Douglas. Drom were not finished in front of goal though and Mary Looby’s second goal with 13 minutes remaining along with Rosie Kenneallys point blank save from Katrina Mackey kept the Douglas challenge at bay. Amanda O’Regan and a brace of frees from Katrina Mackey were working hard to pull back the Drom lead but they never got there as Catriona Shortt goaled for the winners five minutes from time with Douglas last goal coming from Rachel O’Sullivan as full time drew near.
For Drom Rosie Kenneally, Geraldine Kinnane, Joanne Ryan were best while for Douglas Julia White, Pamela and Katrina Mackey with sixteen year old Emma Kavanagh were best. Drom-Inch now go on to contest the All-Ireland semi-final after the Christmas break.
Drom-Inch: Rosie Keaneally, Patricia Mc Grath, Lorraine Bourke, Catriona Kennedy, Norma Harrington, Michelle Shortt, Therese Shortt, Joanne Ryan, Siobhan Bourke, Geraldine Kinnane(1-05), Antoinette Kennedy, Emer Shanahan, Mary Looby (Capt)(2-01), Niamh Harkin(1gl), Catriona Shortt(1-02, 2frs) Subs: Ann Evison for Antoinette Kennedy, Aisling Butler for Emer Shanahan.
Douglas: Jessica Kavanagh, Alison Peate, Theresa Maher, Emma Jordan, Claire Shine(3pts), Amanda O Regan(1 pt), Pamela Mackey, Emma Kavanagh, Louise O Regan, Rachel O Sullivan(1gl), Katrina Mackey(7pts, 5 frs), Aine O Donovan(1 gl), Sinead Duggan, Maria Harkin, Julia White(2pts) Subs: Semma Long for Theresa Maher(inj)
Red Card: Niamh Harkin (2 yellows 57mins)
Ref: F. McNamara(Clare)
Munster Camogie PRO