Upcoming Fixtures Saturday January 19th 2013
St Flanann’s v St Mary’s Nenagh, Templederry GAA 1.00 pm, Ger O Dowd.
St Mary's Midleton v Laurell Hill Cork Camogie Grounds 1.00pm, Peter Downey.
Hayes Intermediate Final
John the Baptist Hospital v Scoil Pol Kilfinane, Ballybricken GAA 2.00pm, Donie Browne
U16 & a half A North Division
St Mary's Charleville v Desmond College Mannix College Pitch Charleville, 12Noon, Denis Curtin.
Munster Schools Camogie Round-Up
Munster A Final Report
Presentation Thurles 3-9 St Mary’s Nenagh 1-3
Presentation Thurles regained the Munster Senior “A” Camogie Championship following a convincing victory over close rivals St Mary’s Nenagh in Templetouhy on Saturday January 12th.
A Presentation goal from Marianne Murphy gave the Thurles girls an early lead combined with points from Andrea Loughnane, Sarah Fryday, Megan Ryan (0-2) and another score from Murphy to leave Thurles in control.
A second goal from Megan Ryan gave Presentation a commanding six point lead at the break 2-5 to 1-2. Thurles were aided by a significant breeze in the second half and began as they left off dominating all sectors of the field.Outstanding scores from Marianne Murphy and Courtney Ryan further strengthened the lead. Megan Ryan scored a superb goal to bring her personal tally to 2-2 all but ending the St Mary’s challenge.
Two final points from the outstanding Michaela Graham rounded off a brilliant success for Presentation Thurles. A great over-all team display with Eva Ryan in goals, to the full-back line of Aimee Quinn, Aine McCarthy and Niamh Sweeney snuffing out any Nenagh attacks.
The halfback line was led excellently by Captain Clodagh Quirke and flanked by Cora Kerrane and Laura Loughnane were dominant and launched many attacks. The midfield partnership of Rosemarie Hanafin and Michaela Graham was supreme and covered every blade of grass. A young half forward line led by Andrea Loughnane, Courtney Ryan and Karen Kennedy caused the St Mary’s defence endless trouble with their pace and accuracy. The inside forward line delivered in style accounting for 3-5 of the sides total with Marianne Murphy, Megan Ryan and Sarah Fryday in superb form.
Special mention must also go to the other panel members Edel O’Dwyer, Laura Ralph, Niamh Ryan, Aine Devane, Catherine Mockler, Nicole Kerrigan, Clara O’Donnell and Jenny Dunne who contributed enormously throughout the campaign.
Munster Senior C Camogie Final report by Esther O Leary
On Saturday, January 12th Colaiste Phobal Roscrea took on Scoil Mhuire Greenhills, (Carrick-On-Suir) in the Senior C Camogie Final at JK Brackens field, Templemore.
It was an absorbing affair with both sides displaying early nerves as Carrick missed easy chances in the 5th & 9th minutes respectively. Carrick opened the scoring in the 22nd minute with a superbly taken free from Debbie Phelan and continued the pressure in the second half, missing a gilt edged chance in the 31st minute.
Kelly Sammon of Colaiste Phobal responded to put Roscrea on the score-board but a slip up in the 37th minute saw Carrick’s corner forward Roisin Crowley grab a crucial goal. Roscrea hit back through Grace Toohey, following an initial save by the Carrick goalkeeper Aoife Norris. A replay looked likely but for the exploits of Roscrea’s Mairead Teehan who hit 1-02 in the space of two minutes. Carrick responded with two further points but Teehan slotted another point in the 62nd minute to give Roscrea a 2-3 to 1-3 win.
Debbie Phelan, Kelly Ann Doyle, Lorraine Long and Chloe Blackmore were excellent for the Carrick-on-Suir side while for Roscrea Ciara Murphy, Steph Kenny, Mairead Teehan, Amy Ryan, Grace Toohey and Kelly Sammon played starring roles.
Roscrea now face Connacht opposition on February 9th.