Adult Championship Match Reports 01/02 Oct, 2016
PK Travel Senior Championship
McMahon Cup Semi Final
Newmarket on Fergus 3-7 Clooney Quin 0-6
Inagh Kilnamona 1-10 Sixmilebridge 1-8
Intermediate Shield Semi Final
Eire Og 2-10 Tulla/Bodyke 2-5
Éire Óg overcame a 3 point half time deficit to come out on top in their intermediate shield semi- final v Tulla/Bodyke, running out eventual winners on a scoreline of 2-10 to 2-05. Orla Devitt raised two white flags in quick succession for the Ennis side within three minutes of the start. Tulla/Bodyke pointed a ’45 following a great save from Katie Malone in the Éire Óg goalmouth and drew level seconds later as Bridin Dinan scored from a placed ball. An Orla Devitt point gave a narrow lead to her side but this lead was short-lived as Ava Quigley intercepted a wayward Éire Óg handpass and drove the sliotar into the danger area where it was whipped to the back of the Éire Óg net. Well worked points from Maria Redmond and Karen Roche levelled matters once again, but, the Townies were dealt a hammer blow as a Tulla/Bodyke effort that appeared to be going wide of the mark, found its’ way to the net to put the East Clare side three points up. Orla Devitt, who put in a superb 60 minutes, narrowed the gap to two points, but, a pointed ’45 from Bridin Dinan ensured that Tulla/Bodyke maintained their three point lead at the break.
Éire Óg had a dream start to the second half, with Elizabeth Russell pouncing for goal 30 seconds after the ball was thrown in, bringing the sides level once again. Minutes later, Orla Devitt was on the receiving end of a Leah Ryan clearance and drove the sliotar straight to the back of the net. The tables had turned and the townies put in a massive effort to add to and maintain their three point advantage. Their defence stood strong and huge performances from Laura Brown, Leah Ryan, Caireann Kennedy and Claire McMahon meant they were largely successful in dealing with any attack from the amalgamation. Midfielders, Sarah Redmond & Grainne Nolan worked well and Éire Óg notched up a further tally of four points from play. Substitutes, Orla McMahon & Roisin Martin scored a point each, while what looked like a certain goal from Grainne Nolan was deflected over the bar by Tulla/ Bodyke goalkeeper, Hazel Minogue. The townies final score of the evening came from the stick of Elizabeth Russell, pushing her side ahead by 7points with five minutes left to play. Two Bridin Dinan points from placed balls narrowed the gap to 5, but time was not on Tulla/Bodykes side. Éire Óg that will take on Corofin in the shield final.
Éire Óg team : Katie Malone; Saoirse Warren, Laura Brown, Caireann Kennedy; Claire McMahon, Eva Whyte, Leah Ryan; Sarah Redmond, Grainne Nolan (0-01); Sophie Hanna, Ciara Kennedy, Maria Redmond(0-01); Karen Roche(0-01, Orla Devitt(1-04), Elizabeth Russell (1-01)
Subs: Orla McMahon(0-01) for Karen Roche(inj), Roisin Martin(0-01) for Sophie Hanna, Sinead Mulcahy for Saoirse Warren, Rae Wall for Maria Redmond.
Tulla/Bodyke: Hazel Minogue; Katie Minogue, Anne Marie Fitzgerald, Aoife Conlon; Aine Dinan, Aisling Fitgerald, Ava Quigley; Rachel Minogue, Rachel Minogue; Amy McNamara, Ciara Doyle, Aoife Doyle; Niamh O’Brien, Bridin Dinan, Aisling Hunt.
Referee John Dolan
Junior A Championship Final
Broadford 4-6 Tulla 3-5
Broadford claimed the Junior A Championship title on Saturday evening with a four point win over Tulla in Sixmilebridge.
Tulla got off to a great start when they netted in the first minute after a melee in front of the Broadford goal. However Broadford were soon on level terms when an Aine Dillon free dipped into the top corner with the Tulla netminder facing into the blazing sun. Broadford were on top in most positions and made full use of their dominance. Broadford added another green flag when Aoife O’Brien handpassed to the net following a scramble. Niamh Mulqueen and Aoife Vaughan were dominant in midfield for Broadford and this was the platform from which Aoife Dillon added another 1-2 while at the back Karen and Aine Ryan, Catherine Donnellan & Samantha O’ Connor dominated well, keeping Tulla at bay only allowing them to add a further two points. An Aoife Dillon free just before the half time whistle saw Broadford raise their fourth green flag of the game, to leave the half time score Broadford 4-2 Tulla 1-3.
Broadford got the first two points of the second half, an Aoife Dillon ’45 and sub Annalee Marsh pointing from play to give Broadford a 10 point cushion and looked to be cruising the title. However the Tulla girls had other ideas and fought back valiantly. Bridin Dinan belied her youth and scored two goals after some fine work by Siobhan Torpey and Niamh O’Brien. Dinan also added a point as did Tara Gleeson.
With two minutes to go there was only three points between the teams and Tulla were doing all the pressing. Aoife Boland brought off a great save when Tulla thought they must surely level matters. Broadford went down the field in search of the insurance point to give themselves breathing space. Sub Anna Spaigh piled pressure on Tullas defence and passed to sub Apryl O’Regan who was then taken down which resulted in Aoife Dillon converting to give Broadford their final point of the game
Tulla were well served by Lorna Power at fullback and Chloe Crowe especially in the second half. The Dinan sisters and Siobhan Torpey tried hard right through. Terese Murphy and Sarah Walsh contributed well when introduced.
Broadford now make the step-up to Intermediate grade and for Tulla its back to trying it all again next year. They should be very happy with their progress since they fielded on their own at adult level this year.
Clare camogie Chairperson Joe Robbins presented the cup to Broadfords captain Karen Ryan amidst great cheering.
Broadford: Aoife Boland; Catherine Donnellan, Samantha O’Connor, Aine Ryan; Karen Ryan, Siobhan O’Connell; Niamh Mulqueen 0-1, Aoife Vaughan; Aoife O’Brien 1-0, Zoe O’Keeffe; Moya Marsh McMahon, Katie Moloney, Aoife Dillon 3-4 2-1F, 0-1 ‘45
Subs: Annalee Marsh 0-1 for Katie Moloney, Anna Spaight for Zoe O’Keeffe, Apryl O’Regan for Moya Marsh McMahon
Tulla: Lisa Meehan; Valerie Hogan; Lorna Power; Chloe Crowe; Aoife Conlin; Siobhan Torpey; Bridin Dinan; Aine Dinan; Aoife Floyd; Sherena McGrath; Tara Gleeson: Niamh O’Brien: Niamh O’Halloran.
Subs: Aisling Hunt for Niamh O’ Halloran H/T, Sarah Walsh for Aoife Floyd, Terese Murphy for Lisa Meehan 38mins, Leah Fox for Tara Gleeson 52 mins.
Referee Kevin Walsh, Wolfe Tones