Johnston Mooney and O’Brien St. Jude’s All-Ireland U13 7’s
Cahir, Tipperary 4-5, St.Martin’s Wexford 1-0
Turloughmore, Galway 3-3,Eire Og, Cork 5-0
Player of the Tournament:
Aisling Moloney, Cahir, Tipperary
Tipperary’s Cahir wins Naomh Jude All-Ireland Under 13 Camogie Sevens
At the end of a spectacular day’s Camogie Tipperary’s Cahir defeated Wexford’s St Martin’s in the final of the Naomh Jude All-Ireland Under 13 Sevens played at Tymon Park, Templeogue, Dublin on Saturday, 11 September.
This Championship which is officially approved by Cumann Cam¾gaÝochta na nGael gives a first opportunity for young players to win an All-Ireland Championship in pre-FÚile year. Uachtarßn, An Cumann Cam¾gaÝochta, Joan O’Flynn, visited and made time to meet all the teams taking part.
The under 12 champions 2009 from 12 counties were invited to compete in this competition. There were 4 groups of 3 teams with the winners and runners-up going forward to the quarter-finals of the Cup and the third-placed teams progressing to the semi-finals of the Shield.
The action got under way with a colourful parade of teams to the pitches where Uileann Piper and club member Ciarßn Ë Briain played Amhrßn na bhFiann.
St Cillian’s (Offaly) and the host club Naomh Jude 1 emerged from Group A to the Cup quarter-finals with Sixmilebridge (Clare) moving to the semi-finals of the Shield.
From Group B Cahir and St Martin’s drew their group game and finished joint top from where they progressed to meet later in the Cup, while +ire Ëg of Cork advanced to the Shield.
Lucan Sarsfields (Dublin) and Lavey (Derry), the first Ulster team to compete in the competition, took top places in Group C and Turloughmore (Galway) went on to the Shield.
From Group D holders Toomevara (Tipperary) and Danesfort (Kilkenny) made it to the Cup quarter-finals while the other team from the hosts Naomh Jude 2 went forward to the Shield.
Following lunch it was knock out all the way. In the Shield +ire Ëg beat Sixmilebridge to reach the final and Turloughmore defeated Naomh Jude 2 in the other semi-final. +ire Ëg won the Shield in a very competitive final on the score of 5-0 to 3-3.
In the Cup, St Martin’s beat Naomh Jude 1 to set up a semi-final with Lucan Sarsfields who defeated Toomevara in the quarters. Lavey beat Danesfort after first score the winner extra time to progress to meet Cahir in the semis. Cahir continued on their winning ways by beating Lavey 3-4 to 0-2 in the first semi-final while St Martin’s also qualified for the final when overcoming Lucan by 1-4 to 0-5.
After some showers in the afternoon, the weather improved again for the final where the skilful Cahir girls were just brilliant in the final against the Wexford champions. They started well and they continued in good form despite the best efforts of the Wexford side and eventually ran out worthy winners 4-5 to 1-0. Cahir’s Aisling Moloney gave superb performances throughout the competition and it came as no surprise to the crowds who attended the games when she was chosen as Laoch an Lae.
The prize for the winners included an invitation to play in Croke Park on Sunday at half-time in the All-Ireland Premier Junior Camogie Final between Antrim and Waterford.
St. Judes ran a very successful Family Fun Day, BBQ and Fun Table Quiz in conjunction with this Sevens competition. The organising committee, under the chairmanship of John Coman, would like to thank all those who helped in so many ways with the running of competition.
Further information can be found on www.stjudesgaa.ie or from John Coman on 0879087105. This coming weekend the Club again hosts the All-Ireland Junior Football Sevens.