Kilruane MacDonaghs Camogie Club Notes 04-April-2018
U8 & U10
U8 and U10 training commences in Ardcroney on Wednesday from 7-8pm. New members welcome!
The u12 team got their campaign off to a great start with a win over Ballina in Ardcroney on Wednesday last. Captained by Christine Percy the girls played brilliantly from start to finish. Ali OKelly opened the scoring with a point but Ballina were quick to respond with one of their own. Ali OKelly added 2 further goals, after some great work from Orlaith Cleary. The last score before half time came from Sarah cleary , who was fouled , and confidently put her free over the bar to leave a half time score of 2-2 to 0-1. Kilruane introduced 4 subs at half time and they didn’t disappoint, Clodagh Shinners in particular chipping in with 2 late goals after great work from Ava McGrath. Final score Kilruane 5-4 to Ballina 0-1.
The 2nd round game takes place this evening Wednesday against Shannon Rovers in Ballinderry at 5.30pm. All support appreciated .
The Cloughjordan u14 community games camogie team had their first game on Friday last, where they got the better of St.Flannans in Ardcroney. After 6 minutes Cloughjordan opened the scoring with an Ali OKelly goal after great work from Grainne OMeara at midfield. Aisling Nevin added Cloughjordan’s 2nd goal before Ali raised the third green flag. A Moneygall free deceived the Cloughjordan defence and left the half time score 3 goals to 1.
The 2nd half was a very tight affair with both sides battling tremendously. Cloughjordan’s half back line of Niamh, Caoimhe and Emma were hard to get through. Amy McCarthy opened the 2nd half scoring with 2 well taken points. Grainne OMeara added another before St.Flannans added their own.
Ali OKelly added the last score after a beautiful sideline cut from Emma Williams. Mikaela Reddan in goals came under strong pressure in the closing moments but cleared her lines confidently. The final score of 4-3 to 1-1 does not reflect how tight the game was. In the second round Cloughjordan await the winners of Nenagh and Roscrea.
Congrats to our intermediate team who defeated Newport in their first league match on Sunday with a score line of 3-10 to 3-4.
The girls’ second match will be against Moneygall, in Moneygall, on Sunday at 12 noon.
Róisín Cahill was on the Tipperary Intermediate team who played Kilkenny in their last group match of the Litlewoods Ireland Division 2 League. After losing 2-10 to 9 points, the girls await results of remaining group matches to determine their spot in a league semi-final.
On Sunday, Róisín Cahill (Lahorna Handball Club), will team up with Kildangan’s Sinéad Meagher (Nenagh Handball Club) to play Kilkenny opponents in the Junior ‘A’ 40×20 All-Ireland doubles final in Kingscourt, Cavan.
Mikaela McGrath and Tara Lillis’ outfit entitled ‘Let The GAAmes Begin’ has made it through to the grand final of Junk Kouture – a competition where secondary school art students are encouraged to design a costume made solely from recycled materials. The girls’ dress is made from GAA equipment such as leather boots and sliotars, nets, helmet guards, socks and shinguards. Mikaela will model the dress on stage at the 3arena on the 19th April. The public vote is now open where one vote can be cast every 24hrs up until and including Friday. Visit app.junkkouture.com to vote for the girls under the southern region!