Munster Intermediate Camogie Final Hayes Cup
John the Baptist Community School Hospital 1-12 Scoil Pol Secondary School Kilfinane 1-6
Scoil Pol started well but despite their early pressure it was wing-forward Meadhbh O’Neill who put Hospital in front from a free and tacked on two further points in the 7th & 10th minute respectively. Scoil Pol despite their high work rate, were failing to notch up scores and registered their first point in the 17th minute, through a free by midfielder Shannon Doherty. Meadhbh O’Neill was causing the Scoil Pol rearguard significant problems and it was the wing-forward who added her sides fourth point, a few moments later.
Kristy Carroll of Scoil Pol responded with a superb score on the run to bring the scores to 0-4 to 0-2 in favour of Hospital while Shannon Doherty tacked on their third in the 27th minute. However, two poor clearances led to Meadhbh O’Neill adding another two points, to leave it 0-6 to 0-3 in favour of Hospital at half-time
Shannon Doherty opened Scoil Pol’s account in the second half with a point from a ’45 while the defence held firm under relentless Hospital pressure. Both sides exchanged further points, while Meadhbh O’Neill slotted over a point, from a penalty strike in the 43rd minute, following up with a ’45 in the 47th minute and another brace in the 48th & 50th minute respectively. Despite immense pressure, Scoil Pol responded superbly with Krisy Carroll scoring a point in the 54th minute followed by a goal from midfielder Shannon Doherty in the 57th minute to cut the margin to three points.
However, Meadhbh O’Neill capped a superb individual display by hitting a goal in the 59th minute to seal a well-earned victory for the John the Baptist Community School, Hospital.
Junior C Colleges Final
Laurel Hill 2-6 St Mary's Midleton 1-3
Laurel Hill and St Mary's played out an exciting Munster Junior C Colleges final in Fr. O Neills GAA field in Ballymacoda.
Midleton started with a strong breeze of which they took full advantage, with a long speculative shot ending up in the back of the Laurel Hill net in the opening moments followed by a smart Hannah Looney point. As the game wore on the Laurel Hill defence got to grips with the strong running of the Midleton attack. The Limerick school's centre forward, Kate Mulqueen, converted a couple of frees and was unlucky not to get a goal having struck the post and shooting the re-bound narrowly wide. At half time the score stood at St Mary's 1-2 to Laurel Hill's 0-3.
On the resumption Laurel Hill's half back line and midfield began to dominate and limited the number of scoring chances for the Midleton attack. Laurel Hill converted a number of frees followed by a Kate Mulqueen goal from a 21 yard free. Midleton tried hard to respond but Laurel Hill's defence led by Aoife Coughlan and Sinead McNamara stood firm. In the 50th minute Laurel Hills’ Sinead Madden scored a superb goal to extend her side’s account. Both sides exchanged late points with the final score of 2-6 to 1-3 to Laurel Hill.
Munster Colleges Junior A
St Flannans Ennis 3-7 St Mary’s Nenagh 2-2
Flannans got off to a good start with a point by full forward Aoife Keane after good inter-play by the Clare school's forward line. This was quickly followed by two Louise Brown goals, a further point by Keane and two pointed frees from Lauren Tuohy to leave Flannans 2-4 ahead.
However, Nenagh hit a purple patch before half-time striking 1-1 without reply to leave Flannans 2-4 to 1-1 ahead at the break. Flannans got off to another great start, hitting a goal in the first minute, but Nenagh tapped on a brace of points to cut the deficit to four points. However, Nenagh hit back with a goal of their own through Laoise Ryan. Despite intense pressure on Flannans, they managed to hold their nerve and run out 3-7 to 2-2 winners.
U16 & a Half North
St Mary's Charleville B 0-2 Desmond College Newcastlewest 5-7