Kilruane MacDonaghs Camogie Notes Oct-03-2018
After an enjoyable away trip to Monaleen this weekend, our u10 season has come to a close. Many thanks to all players and parents for their commitment throughout the year.
Commiserations to our u12 team who gave a fantastic performance in the A shield county final at the weekend but lost to Ballybacon by just two points. Having received a 15 point beating from the same side earlier this year, the Kilruane girls gave everything this time around and almost managed to pull off a surprise win. The Ballybacon girls started the better and went 2-2 to 0-0 ahead before the Kilruane girls got on the scoreboard. A great run from Sarah Cleary led to an Ali O’Kelly goal just before half time.
Playing with the wind in the second half it was clear that Kilruane would stage a comeback. Clodagh Shinners looked to be through on goal when she was brought down for a penalty, which she took herself and buried in the back of the Ballybacon net, leaving a gap of just 2 points between the sides.
Ballybacon pushed hard and 2 vital saves from Aoife Williams kept Kilruane afloat. 3 points in a row from Ballybacon opened the gap once more but a foul on Clodagh Shinners led to an Ali O’Kelly goal when just 2 points separated the sides as the referee called full time. This was a fantastic display from all the girls, but the particular stand out performance came from Orlaith Cleary on the big occasion.
Intermediate County Semi Final
Our Intermediate Camogie team hope to overcome the biggest hurdle of their year to date as they battle against Thurles for a County Final spot at the Ragg Camogie grounds on Saturday at 12 noon. Please make your arrangements to come and support the girls in black and white!
The Camogie club’s annual flag Day will take place in Nenagh on Saturday, 13th October with stands outside Sheedy’s Centra, A Sportsman’s Dream and DV8.