Under 13 & Under 16 match reports. 8/9 October, 2016

The Clare Champion U16 Championship


Feakle/Killanena v Inagh Kilnamona

Tulla/Bodyke 5-5 St Josephs 1-5

The final round of the U16’s was a crucial game for both Tulla/Bodyke and St Joseph’s – the eventual winner of this match giving them a spot in the cup semi-final with the loser having to go to the QF stage.  Tulla/Bodyke came away with the spoils.  The T/B girls played extremely well – although the first 5 mins saw the East Clare side hit 4 shots wide with the only score to St Joseph’s who were 1 point up.  But the Tulla/Bodyke girls came back and with very strong play from Niamh O’Brien, Aoife Floyd and Kaylee Cahill dominating in the middle of the filed  the forward line all got scores on the board with Orla O’Brien and Aisling Dooley scoring a goal followed by a point from Alex O’Sullivan.  A further 3 points for T/B with 2 from the hard work of Bridin Dinan left the score 2.4 to 0-1 at half time.

The second half continued to favour Tulla/Bodyke.  Roisin Minogue, Aoife Leyden and Ava Quigley had more to do in the backs however as St Joseph’s put the pressure on but once Shauna Doyle saved a potential goal and T/B netted a further 2 goals from Orla O’Brien and Bridin Dinan this really put the T/B girls in the driving seat.  St Joseph’s never gave up and with presume from Aisling Hannon, Alannah Meaney and Aisling Reidy they did score 1-4 in the second half leaving the final score at 5-5 to 1-5.

Tulla/Bodyke: Shauna Doyle; Molly Kilkenny, Ava Quigley, Aoife Leyden; Rachel Murray, Roisin Minogue, Gillian Ryan; Kaylee Cahill , Aoife Floyd; Leah Molly (1-0) Bridin Dinan (1-3),  Niamh O’Brien; Alex O’Sullivan (0-1), Orla O’Brien (2-1), Aisling Dooley (1-0)

Subs: Tara McCarthy for O’Sullivan, Anne Marie Gillispie for Dooley, Nessa Flynn for Murray, Claire O’Brien for Molloy

Referee: Johnny Healy


Truagh Clonlara v Scariff Ogonnelloe



Clooney Quin 4-12 Cratloe 1-0
In the last group game of U16C Clooney Quin dominated from start to finish, securing top of the table. The home side had 3-4 on the board when Cratloe opened their scoring with a breakaway goal which proved to be their only score of the game.
Throughout the game Clooney Quins backs and mid field played very well setting up their forwards with good scoring chances. As a result of this Clooney had 3-6 at half time with Roisin Keogh on form with the hat trick of goals. The winners added a further 1-6 in the second half. Clooney will now look forward to a home semi final.
Clooney-Quin: Emma Considine, Niamh McGee, Caoimhe Leamy, Sinead McGee, Ciara Halpin, Ciara O’Connor, Aisling McGrath, Rebeca Keane, Sinead Considine(0-4), Roisin Corbett(0-1), Moya Dunne(0-2), Roisin Keogh(3-1), Emer Moynihan(0-2)

Subs: Mary Conneally for C O’Connor, Lauren Slattery for C Leamy, Deirbhile Spellisy for E Moynihan, Clionadh Ryan for Rebecca Keane Laura Halpin(1-0) for R Keogh


Whitegate 5-11 Ruan 0-3

Aine Mc Dermott got the Whitegate side off to a good start with an early point, followed by a goal from Gretta Hickey set up by a Maeve O’Rourke pass. Aideen Hickey also pointed and the Whitegate side found top form with a run of scores with goals from Mc Dermott, Aoife Quirke, and Aideen Hickey and points added from Gretta Hickey, McDermott  and Cait Keenan. The Ruan girls found it hard to get going and to get past the strong backline and could put only a single point over the bar to leave the half time score 5-8 tp 0-1. The Ruan girls shored up their defenses in the second half and kept the Whitegate girls at bay with several saves by the goal keeper and some strong defending by the full backs, so much so that the Whitegate side could only manage single a point from play, the other 2 added through frees. Ruan performed better as the game went on and no 8 and 10 scored points. But it was too late and the stronger team won a place in the semi-final, while Ruan must battle on to a quarter final to stay in the competition.

Whitegate: Alannah MacNamara; Leah Bugler, Nicola Bugler, Danielle Flannery; Caitriona Apsel, Amber Nolan, Maeve O’Rourke; Molly Spazzi, Aine McDermott; Gretta Hickey, Aoife Quirke, Cait Keenan; Aideen Hickey, Rebecca Dooley, Leana Spazzi

Subs: Abby Cashman Lynch for O’Rourke, Laoise O’ Meara for Keenan, Shannon Waterstone for Quirke


U16B Cup Final

Kilmaley 1-8 Sixmilebridge 1-5


U16B Shield Final

Broadford 6-7 Ballyea 4-0

A strong, skilful Broadford team won the Clare Champion U16B Shield Final in Gurteen on Sunday evening.

The match started with the two teams battling well at midfield.  A Broadford free taken by Alexandra Troy was dropped in front of the goal and sent to the back of the net by Sarah Hall. Troy added another point from a free soon after. Broadford kept the pressure on and despite some great blocking by Lisa Hogan and excellent defensive play by Ciara Lynch a point was scored by Broadford’s Aoife O’Brien.  Cathy Casey in the Ballyea goal saved a shot by Broadford but the pressure was kept on and while one free went wide a second went straight to the net from the hurl of Alexandra Troy.  Great passing from Tara Kelly to Laura Carmody got the ball up to Ballyea forward Lauren Costelloe who scored a goal for Ballyea.  Alice Keane worked hard at full back but couldn’t prevent two more points for Broadford.  A great pass by Lisa Hogan to her sister Laura sent the ball up to Sinead Hennigan in the forwards.  She passed to Lauren Costelloe who put a second goal in the Broadford net.  But Broadford quickly replied with a point followed by a goal scored by Annalee Marsh.  Despite some great work by Anne Marie Meenaghan at midfield Ballyea couldn’t find another score before half-time leaving the score at Ballyea 2-0, Broadford 3-5.

Broadford added a point and a goal after the restart.  Then a great catch by Laura Hogan from a puckout led to a goal by Tara Kelly. Alexandra Troy was doing excellent work as the Broadford free-taker and added a point and a goal directly from placed ball. Anne-Marie Meenaghan continued to play well for Ballyea all over the pitch and came from midfield to score a great goal.  Broadford won a free and Annalee Marsh stepped up to take it and dropped the ball into the Ballyea net.  Broadford kept the pressure on and Ballyea goalie Cathy Casey had to pull off some great saves to keep the full-time score at Ballyea 4-0, Broadford 6-7.  Clare Camogie Chairperson Joe Robbins, presented the Shield to the joint captains of Broadford, Aoife Boland and Aoife O’Brien.

Ballyea: Cathy Casey; Katie Brown, Alice Keane, Lisa Hogan; Ciara Lynch, Ellen Lynch, Kate Murphy; Anne Marie Meenaghan, Laura Hogan; Clodagh O’Meara, Lauren Costelloe, Emily Barry; Laura Carmody, Tara Kelly, Sinead Hennigan;

Substitutes: Cliodhna Dennehy, Emma McMahon, Aishling Phelan, Rachel Costelloe

Referee: Aine ni Cormaic Wolfe Tones


U13 Championship

U13B Semi Finals

Clooney-Quin 5-11 v 1-1 Clarecastle
Clooney Quin dominated this semi-final from start to finish in their home venue on Saturday. Such was the level between the sides that the visitor’s scores just came at the start and end of the second half. By half time Clooney Quins lead was 1-7 to nil with the back line being rarely tested. Clooney dominated from half back up with first half scores coming from Emily Costello, Emma Quinn, Emma Considine and Lauen Wall with the goal.
Emma Considine and Clionadh Ryan added the scores in the second half with Abi O’Sullivan, Niamh McGee, dominating the backs and Amy Senton pulling of a great save in the clooney goal.
Clooney Quin: Amy Senton, Anna Doyle, Niamh McGee, Ava Corbett, Molly Slattery, Abi O’Sullivan, Aine Browne, Lucy Cassidy, Emma Quinn, Emma Considine, Clionadh Ryan, Ellie McNamara, Holly Deegan, Emily Costello, Lauren Wall subs: Jenny O’Connor for H Deegan, Katie Walsh Carmody for A Corbett, Rachel Daffy for E McNamara, Emer Hynes for E Quinn, Ellie McSherry for A Browne, Saidhbe Spellisy for L Wall, Saoirse Keogh for A Doyle
Ref: Aine Nic Cormaic


Kilkishen 3-5 Feakle/Killanena 2-0


U13C Cup Semi Final

Ruan 7-10 Bodyke 1-0


U13 C Shield Semi Finals

Broadford 1-2 Banner 1-0

Broadford and the Banner met in the U13C Championship shield semi-final on Friday evening in Broadford in a dry sunny autumn evening. This was a hard fought battle from both sides with great displays of camogie throughout the game.  Scores were very hard to come by but Broadford winning out on a score line of 1-2 to Banner 1-0, with all Broadford scores coming from Kathy O’Farrell.

Broadford: Jade Marsh O’Connell, Emma O’Brien, Rachel O’Connell, Aisleigh McNamara, Laura Ryan, Ava Vaughan, Sinead Vaughan, Kathey O’Farrell, Isabel O’Connell, Beatrice Vaughan, Ella O’Brien, Ellan Ryan Meaney, Claire Heffernan

Subs: Ciara O’Connell for Claire Heffernan, Saidbhe O’Sullivan for Ella O’Brien


Cratloe 8-2 Tulla 5-5

On a beautiful autumn day Cratloe had a decisive victory over Tulla on Tulla’s home turf, in a fast paced game in which each team enjoyed periods of dominance.

Tulla got off to the better start and had notched up a goal and point before Cratloe responded with mid fielder Cliona Murphy catching a puck out and passing it swiftly up the field to Cratloe’s Caoimhe Healy to score Cratloe’s first goal of the day. Tulla replied quickly with a similar goal from the Cratloe puck out. Tulla added a point from the placed ball and another from play. Cratloe put on the pressure and raised another green flag, with Aoife Healy hitting the net for Cratloe. Cratloe added a point from the placed ball. The game was up and down the field at this stage, and Cratloe goalie Fionnuala Costelloe denied Tulla another goal resulting in a 45. This dropped short and Tulla converted this to a third goal.  Cliona Murphy scored a point from play. Each sided scored one more goal and Tulla a point to bring the half time score to Tulla 4-4 and Cratloe 3-2. While Tulla were ahead, it was still very much anyone’s game.

A tremendous second half performance from Cratloe with a concerted team effort helped them get the upper hand in the second half. A great pass from Sadbh Foley sent the ball down to the Tulla goals. The first attempt at a score here went wide but the puck out was caught and sent back in by Aoife Healy for Cratloe’s opening score of the second half to bring the score to within two points of Tulla. Soon after Emma O’Connell hit the net after Caoimh Healy’s hand pass was blocked by the Tulla backs.  Tullas Aoife Dooley replied with another goal to bring the score to 5-4 to 5-2. From this point on, about ten minutes into the second half, the Cratloe backs really tightened and cleared threat after threat. Fionnuala Costello made some great saves, full back Kayla McMahon cleared the ball out the wing, and Abby Mason and Cliona Murphy passed the ball up the field time after time.  Tulla piled on the pressure but Cratloe answered this challenge time and time again. Lucy Earls made a great contribution in mid field as well and put a stop to the Tulla attack. Cliona Murphy scored from far out with a shot that dropped into the back of the net for Cratloe’s sixth goal. Caoimhe Healy found the net soon after.  Substitutes Giselle Keogh and Saffron Di Lucia brought fresh legs to the Cratloe attack and this resulted in Cratloe’s final goal from Caoimhe Healy. Tulla caught the puck out and the ball advanced towards the Cratloe end in the dying minutes of the match.  Cratloe cleared it out for a ‘45 which Tulla converted to a point. This was the final play of the game and it finished 8-2 to 5-5.

Cratloe advance to the Shield Final, and will be hoping for two in a row having brought the U13C shield home to Cratloe in 2015.

Cratloe: Fionnuala Costelloe, Kate O’Donoghue, Kayla McMahon, Sarah Brennan,  Eva O’Donoghue, Chloe Casey Reidy, Lucy Earls, Sadbh Foley, Cliona Murphy 1.2, Lucy Earls, Abby Mason, Caoimhe Healy 4.0 Aoife Healy 2.0 , Emma O’Connell 1, Chloe Ryan, Niamh Aherne, Cathy Brennan, Saffron Di Lucia, Giselle Koegh, Aela Lawlor, Ali Manly, Aisling O’Connell, Alannah O’Connell, Rachel O’Doherty, Ella Georga O’Shea, Ashlee Sheehan

Tulla: Danara Crowe, Queva Egan, Aoife Murphy, Aoife Higgins, Jennifer Nicholas, Aisling Moroney, Cushla Murphy, Eimer Culoo, Ellie O’Keefe, Emma O’Grady, Kate Clune, Aine Flynn, Laura Nolan, Aoife Dooley, Aoife Halpin, Ellie O’Keefe


U13 C Plate Semi Final

Corofin 3-3 Wolfe Tones 1-0