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Tipperary Camogie notes


Senior Club Munster Final


Cashel 4.20, St. Catherine’s (Cork) 0.12.


Cashel laid down a firm marker to the rest of the clubs still involved in the All Ireland series when they destroyed Cork champions St. Catherine’s last weekend. Not only did their win give them their 6th Munster title, but it also means that Tipperary clubs have won the title 5 years in a row; Cashel – `05, `06, `07,`09 while Drom claimed the title in `08.

From the throw in Cashel launched their attack and when Alison Lonergan latched onto a clearance from mid field to score a goal for Cashel within the first minute it looked as if Cashel were not going to be stopped. Three more points from Cashel before St. Catherine’s pointed. However, Cashel were not leaving Mallow without the title and they piled on the pressure.

Their six forwards all found the target from play, and notably a lot of scores were achieved from long range. St Catherine’s themselves tried hard to find the target but Cashel were too strong in defence, aided with a player of the match display from Philly Fogarty. At half time Cashel were 3.11 to 0.07 ahead, with goals from Alison Lonergan and Emily Hayden.

With this margin there was no doubt about the result, but Cashel emerged determined not to rest on their laurels. They continued to press on & the subs introduced in the second half were also determined to push for a starting place in the next game. Claire Grogan had what looked a legitimate goal disallowed in the second half.

Eventually, Cashel had too much class and skill for their opponents and finished with an admirable tally of scores. This was a superb team display, but Philly Fogarty earned her player of match award, while up front Alison Lonergan was ruthless in front of goal. Cora Hennessey’s ability to find the target from 50 yards was also noteworthy.

Cashel now have a two week preparation period before they make the journey to Wexford to play Oulart the Ballagh in the All Ireland semi final on the weekend 14th November.

Cashel; Helen Breen, Claire Ryan, Una O Dwyer (capt), Nolette Dwyer, Paula Bulfin, Philly Fogarty, Julie McGrath, Jill Horan (0.01), Linda Grogan (0.01), Cora Hennessy (0.04), Mairead Morrissey(0.01), Claire Grogan (1.07), Alison Lonergan (2.02), Emily Hayden (1.01), Cliodhna O Dwyer (0.02).

Subs; Sheila O Donnell, Denise Ryan, Joanne Peters, Ciara O Sullivan, Sharon Hayes (0.01).


The Junior B championship County final was played last Sunday in horrible winter conditions, when Kildangan had a one point win over Thurles.


A full list of all County finalists for 2009 is posted on the Camogie web site. An interesting fact from the list is the geographical spread of the various titles won, with 14 different clubs having won a title this year. This is something which shows the strength of Camogie at club level in the County, testament to the hard work being done by all clubs as they introduce the skill & enjoyment of Camogie to more and more girls in their parish. 


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