Ulster Camogie PRO.
National League Division 3 Final: Down 0-15 vs Laois 2-8
National League Division 4: Antrim 1-16 vs
Down were crowned National Division 3 champions yesterday overcoming Laois by a single point.
Captain Catherine McGourty was the star of the show scoring a personal tally of 11 points and manager Joe Baldwin praised his player saying: “”Catherine was outstanding today, she has been very committed this season and it’s nice to see her getting rewarded for her dedication.””
Having played with the wind in the first-half Down went into the break with a 0-7 to 1-1 lead. Laois emerged strong in the second-half driven by Sarah Cuddy’s first-half goal and put Down under constant pressure but Fionnula Carr and Lisa McCirckard remained strong even when Sarah Ann Fitzgerald scored another goal for Laois to set up a nail biting finish.
“”It’s great to win, we haven’t had any silverware in a while. We’ve got a lot of new players on the team and a lot of young players so it’s great for them,”” said Mairin MacAleenan.
Only one game was played in Division 2 on Saturday, as Clare could not field against
Captain Jane Adams was in superb form once again scoring a remarkable nine points three of them from play. Emma and Grace McMullan were both impressive once again scoring three and two points respectively.