U14 County Camgie Final28 May 2015 by Gilbert Williams
Kilruane Mac Donaghs were crowned County U14 camogie champions on the 14th of May in the Ragg County Grounds when they overcame a strong second half challenge from Ballina.
Both teams were slow to settle on the ball but it was Ballina who took the opening scoring opportunities recording a goal and point in quick succession. Kilruane took the game to their opponents when Michaela McGrath responded with a goal for the Mac Donaghs side. They looked to be taking command when Amy Hill and Louise Torpey raised the green flags for Kilruane. With only moments to half time Hill gave her side another boost rattling the net once more making the half time score 4-0 to Kilruane and Ballina 1-1.
Ballina tore into attack in the second half putting pressure on the Kilruane defence. Ballina struck for goal but were denied by Orla Molloy in the Kilruane nets and were forced to settle for a point. However very quickly Ballina began to make inroads notching up a goal and point in succession. Only three points now separated sides at this point with Kilruane yet having to score in this half. Laura Shinners stretched the lead finding target dropping a free in the goal-mouth. A gigantic struggle ensued over the remaining minutes but an Orla Molloy save in the dying moments helped to seal her sides win. The final score was Kilruane 5-0 to Ballina 2-3. The girls will now represent Tipperary in the Féile in Antrim on the 19th of June.