The U16 Camogie Championship commenced this week around Clare, Scariff-Ogonnelloe, Feakle-Killanena and St Joseph’s Doora-Barefield opened their accounts with wins.
Additional reporting by Jamesy McConigley
While in the U16 B Eire Og, Kilmaley and Ballyea enjoyed victories also. Whitegate and Clooney-Quin comfortable recorded triumphant wins with impressive tallies on the scoreboard in the U16 C Championship.
Scariff-Ogonnelloe 4-8 Inagh-Kilnamona 0-3
Scariff Ogonnelloe enjoyed a comprehensive victory over Inagh Kilnamona in round one of the under 16A Championship, on a scoreline of 4-08 to 0-03 in Kilnamona on Wednesday.
Scariff Ogonnelloe utilised the strong gale and rushed into a 2-3 . Cliona McNamara Aoife Power and Linda Daly grabbed themselves goals and had Scariff Ogonnelloe well ahead at half time.
The home side couldn’t get a stronghold in this fixture but battle hard throughout, Laoise Ryan and Michelle Mescall, Roisin Mahony and Cathy Cullinan fought hard for the combo who has quite a young side, while Susan Daly, Lynda Daly, Cliona Mc Namara and Aoife Power impressed for the deserved winners.
Scariff Ogonnelloe: Rachel Daly; Aoibheann O’Gorman, Holly McGee, Anna McNamara; Alison McGee, Susan Daly, Anna Ryan; Lynda Daly, Aoife Maloney; Aisling Corry, Aoife Power, Cliona McNamara; Leah Lowry, Rosin Giblin, Jennifer Daly
Subs: Maria Scanlon for R Giblin, Carmel O’Brien for A Ryan, Lisa O’Grady for A Maloney, Kate O’Mahoney for C McNamara, Emily Walsh for A McGee
Inagh Kilnamona: Tierna Hegarty; Roisin Mahony, Michelle Mescall, Leah Wynne; Kate Hehir, Ciara Hehir, Eimear Cotter; Laoise Ryan, Cathy Cullinan; Caitlin McInerney, Niamh O’Dwyer, Hazel O’Connor; Orla Vaughan, Aoibhín Ryan, Caoimhe Whelan
Feakle-Killanena 3-9 Tulla-Bodyke 1-5
On a damp evening in Feakle, Feakle-Kilanena emerged as victors in a lively encounter. 15 minutes into this contest, the sides were deadlocked at 0-02 a piece but Feakle-Killanena pressed the acceleration and flew into a 1-04 to 0-02 lead.
Tulla/Bodyke instantly struck back with an Orla O’Brien goal. who hit the back of the net and Alex O’Sullivan left the minimal between the sides when she fired over but that’s as close as they got, Feakle/Killanena notched themselves another 1-03 in quick succession to leave the half time score, Feakle/Killanena 2-7 Tulla/Bodyke 1-3.
The second half was a low scoring affair compared to the first with Feakle/Killanena again dominant and scored 1-2 before Tulla/Bodykes Bridin Dinan was on target with a point from play and a free. Shauna Doyle prevented any more goals being conceded. Kaylee Cahill, Bridin Dinan, Aoife Floyd and Rachel Murray kept the pressure on for Tulla-Boydke all the way to the full-time whistle. 3-9 to 1-5.
Tulla/Bodyke: Shauna Doyle; Rachel Murray, Ava Quigley, Aoife Leyden; Molly Kilkenny, Roisin Minogue, Gillian Ryan; Aoife Floyd, Bridin Dindan 0-3; Orna Mulconroy, Kaylee Cahill, Niamh O’Brien 0-1; Orla O’Brien 1-0, Alex O’Sullivan 0-1, Leah Molly
Subs: Tara McCarthy for Mulconroy, Aisling Dooley for O’Sullivan, Claire O’Brien for Molloy, Nessa Flynn for O O’Brien, Saoirse Dobson for Kilkenny
Referee: Tommy Minogue
St Josephs 5-5 Truagh Clonlara 1-6
St Josephs Doora-Barefield overcame Truagh in their opening fixture of the u16A Championship last Wednesday. With the wind at their backs in the opening half, Truagh led 0-05 to 1-01. But St Joseph’s utilised the gale and tagged on 4-4 in 30 minute to send home local supporters happy.
Eire Og 9-12 Corofin 6-3
Éire Óg defeated hosts Corofin in this u16B fixture last Tuesday evening. This match was entertaining but also nail biting for both sets of supporters after 60 minutes of good quality camogie. Emma Liu, Amy and Elizabeth Russell and a bracefrom Olivia Tuohy helped the Townies into a led, 5-06 to 2-03 at the break.
Second half goals from Ellie Harrison, Lizzy Roche, Cliodhna O’Dea and Aoife Madigan weren’t enough as Eire Og ran out 18 point winners.
Éire Óg take on Sixmilebridge in the next round while Corofin will face Newmarket on Fergus.
Éire Óg: Shannon Hegarty; Kate Neylon, Laura Walsh, Mary Tiernan; Aimee Daniels, Leah Ryan, Leanne Russell; Amy Russell, Alana McInerney; Chloe Barry, Elizabeth Russell , Abby Quirke; Olivia Tuohy, Rebecca Slattery, Emma Liu
Subs: Eabha Keane for Emma Liu ( H/T),Emer Murray for Rebecca Slattery, Aine Galvin for Abby Quirke, Karolina Lis for Kate Neylon, Dearbhla Kennedy for Aimee Daniels
Corofin: Emer Kenny; Emma Clancy, Ciara Flanagan, Rhiannon Smith Clancy; Emma Fitzpatrick, Aoife Madigan(1-0), Danielle Organ; Caoimhe Corbett(1-0), Aileen O’Reilly; Emma Vallelly, Lizzy Roche(1-01), Cliodhna O’Dea(1-01); Aoife O’Loughlin, Ellie Harrison(2-01), Labhaoise Mullins
Subs: Rachel Fitzpatrick for Rhiannon Smith Clancy, Aine Corbett for Labhaoise Mullins, Tammy Griffin for Aileen O’Reilly, Orla Burke for Emma Vallelley
Referee: Martin Leahy
Ballyea 6-5 Broadford 6-1
Two-evenly matched teams faced each other in an ideal evening for camogie. There was very little between these teams throughout this goal fest contest.
Broadford started brightly, Allie Troy scoring a goal inside 60 seconds.
Ballyea replied with a goal by Emily Barry. Laura Carmody and Lauren Costello goals pushed Ballyea further ahead, leaving the half-time score Ballyea 3-1, Broadford 2-0.
The two sides traded goals soon after the start of the second half. Broadford kept them well in the game when Annalee Marsh bagged herself two second half goals and clawked Broadford back into contention. But a final goal scored by Tara Kelly gave Ballyea the win with a score of 6-5 to Broadford’s 6-1.
Ballyea: Aishling Phelan; Katie Brown, Alice Keane, Lisa Hogan; Anne-Marie Meenahan 0-1, Laura Hogan 0-1; Clodagh O’Meara, Emily Barry 1-2, Sinead Hennigan; Lauren Costelloe 1-0, Tara Kelly 2-0, Laura Carmody 2-1
Subs: Cliodhna Dennehy, Clodagh Vaughan, Kate Flynn
Broadford: Aoife Boland; Emma Cooper, Alannah Browne, Naoise O Sullivan; Vanessa Kilacky, Aoife O’Brien, Hannah Ryan; Maebh Nolan, Emma Spaight; Sarah Hall, Allie Troy 1-0, Molly Marsh; Clodagh O’Farrel 1-0, Annalee Marsh 2-1, Susan O Shea
Subs: Isabell Hanrahan for Allie Troy, Sarah Bergquest 1-0 for Molly Marsh, Maeve Moroney 1-0 for Isabell Hanrahan
Kilmaley 3-17 Kilkishen 1-5
Kilmaley chalked down a 100% win rate in Championship when they scored a massive 3-17 to Kilkishen’s 1-05. Kilmaley’s pace worked a treat and this was the architect to Kilkishen’s downfall. Chloe Neylon, Eilish Cahill, Grainne Glynn, Caoimhe Carmody, Catriona Callinan and Emily Cahill impressed for the winners.
Kilmaley: Ailbhe McNamara, Megan White, Martina Keane, Emma Pyne, Eimear Kennedy, Caroline Casey Cpt. Sarah Ni Ceallaigh, Emily Cahill, Jodi Cahill, Chloe Neylon, Catriona Callinan, Caoimhe Carmody. Grainne Glynn, Eilis Cahill, Saidbh Ni Ceallaigh.
Subs: Alanagh Meaney for Ailbhe McNamara, Clara Neylon for Eimear Kennedy, Leona Grace for Sarah Ni Ceallaigh.
Whitegate 2-7 Cratloe 0-2
The under 16 championship got off to a riveting start with a tough battle between two well matched teams in Cratloe with the final score not reflecting how hard fought it was. This was a game of two halves, with neither team gaining an advantage in the first thirty minutes, but the East Clare visitors, who recently won the Minor C championship, were the stronger in the second half, with a final score of 2-7 to 0-2.
Gretta Hickey and Niamh O’Leary were the only two scorers in the opening half,with the scoreline 0-01 to 0-01
In the second half Cait Keenan scored both goals for her side to register a 2-7 to 0-02 win for Whitegate over Cratloe .
Whitegate: Amber Nolan; Leah Bugler, Nicola Bugler, Alannah MacNamara; Caitriona Apsel, Aine McDermott; Maeve O’Rourke, Molly Spazzi; Cait Keenan, Gretta Hickey; Aoife Quirke, Leana Spazzi, Aideen Hickey
Subs: Rebecca Dooley for Aoife Quirke, Danielle Flannery for Leana Spazzi, Emma O’ Grady for Cait Keenan
Cratloe: Maria Healy; Roisin McGonagle, Jade McMahon, Aoife Murphy; Niamh Murphy, Lucy Earls; Ava Gardner, Cliona Murphy; Michaela Arthur, Sarah McMahon; Aoife O’Brien, Ellie O’Donoghue, Niamh O’Leary.
Referee: David Carroll
Clooney Quin 4-11 Clarecastle 3-2
Clooney-Quin got their u16 campaign of to a great start when they hosted clarecastle during the week.
The foundation for the win was laid in the first half when Clooney-Quin scored 3-11 without reply. The home sides scores coming from Sinead McGee 1-5, Moya Dunne 0-2, Roisin Keogh 0-2, Rachel Begg 1-1, Rebecca Keane 1-0 and Emer Moynihan 0-1.
Clarecastle fought hard in the second and scored 3-02 without reply. Rachel Begg added a late goal for Clooney-Quin. Emma Considine, Michelle Meere, Niamh McGee and Mary Conneally played well for Clooney.
Clooney-Quin: Emma Considine; Niamh McGee, Michelle Meere, Caoimhe Leamy; Mary Conneally, Ciara Halpin, Sinead McGee; Aisling McGrath, Ciara O’Connor; Rachel Begg, Moya Dunne, Roisin Corbett; Roisin Keogh, Emer Moynihan, Rebecca Keane
Subs: Cliodhna Ryan for Keane, Emily Costello for Moynihan, Deirbhile Spellisy for McGrath, Aisling McGrath for O’Connor, Rebecca Keane for Dunne
Referee: Liam Clohessey
This week saw round three of the U13 Championship get underway. Scariff-Ogonnelloe, Feakle-Killanena, Broadford and Ballyea enjoyed victories over their respective opposition.
Scariff Ogonnelloe 3-9 Inagh Kilnamona 0-1
This was a game of one half, as all 19 points in total were scored in the opening half. Scarriff-Ogonnelloe raced into an assailable lead and in truth Inagh-Kilnamona had lost this game in the first half. Inagh Kilnamona’s only point also came before the half time whistle. Aideen hickey gave a stellar display for the East Clare side , finishing off the match with a personal tally of 3-04.
Scarriff Ogonnelloe: Alva Rodgers, Kathy Dinan, Jennifer Daly (0-2); Kate Walsh (0-2); Laura McGrath; Aideen Hickey (3-4); Aoife Kelly; Leana Spazzi (0-1); Eibhlis Coleman; Aine Scanlan; Caoimhe O’Donnell; Sadhbh Giblin; Tara Mooney; Caitriona Aspel; Abbie Walsh
Truagh Clonlara 1-7 St Josephs 0-3
Truagh enjoyed a home victory over St Joseph’s Doora-Barefield last Tuesday. Both sides fought hard in a low scoring affair. Truagh now face Scarriff-Ogonnolloe next Sunday while St Joseph’s Doora-Barefield play Inagh-Kilnamona to redeem their last outing.
Feakle/Killanena 4-5 Eire Og 3-1
Feakle/Killanena ran out victorious in a close contest against Eire Og in Feakle. Phoebe Boateng opened the scoring with a goal inside of the opening minute.
Within a minute, the sides were level as Feakle/ Killanena restored parity.
The east Clare side pegged on three points to cancel out Boeteng’s point to leave the half-time score 1-03 to1-01 in favour of Feakle/Killanena.
The second half was a great display of hard work & skill from both teams as they battled to take the points from this meeting. The sides traded goals in the opening five minutes, but, a purple patch for the hosts saw them surge into six point lead. Éire Óg tried hard and while Jodie Russell, Jamila Liani and Aoibheann Hahessy delivered good ball to the inside forwards, some of their shots went to the wrong side of the posts. Phoebe Boateng completed a hat trick of goals with six minutes left to play, leaving just three points between the sides, but, it was the hosts that drove on, notching up a further 1-01, giving them the win on a scoreline of 4-05 to 3-01.
Feakle/Killanena: Aine Bowes; Edel Cusack, Catherine Nugent; Araya Clune, Faye McMahon, Hannah Moloney; Clodagh Moloney, Alanna Fox, Siobhan Tuohy; Aoibheann Madden, Deirdre Spillane
Éire Óg: Olive Shannon; Ciara Shanahan, Niamh Kennedy; Jamila Liani, Eunice Boateng, Sarah Murphy; Aoibheann Hahessy, Jodie Russell; Ella Cahill, Phoebe Boateng(3-01) Rachel Russell; Shauna Faughey, Abbi Roche
Subs: Cria Ward for Shauna Faughey H/T
Referee: Tommy Minogue
Broadford 4-7 Cratloe 1-2
Broadford outclassed hosts Cratloe last Sunday evening in this 13C Championship clash.Cratloe found the net early on but Broadford fought back with goals for Ella Ryan Meaney and Isabel O’Connell. Both sides ebbed and frowed, Broadford entended their lead courtesy of Kathy O’Farrell, Ella Ryan Maney and Beatrice Vaughan.
Broadford: Jade Marsh O’Connell, Emma O’Brien, Rachel O’Connell, Laura ryan, Ava Vaughan, Aisleigh McNamara, Kathy O’Farrell, Beatrice Vaughan, Sinead Vaughan, Ella Ryan Meaney, Ella O’Brein, Isabel O’Connell, Claire Heffernan.
Subs: Ciara O’Connell for Claire Heffernan and Sidbhe O’Sullivan for Ella O’Brein.
Ballyea 5-1 Parteen 1-0
Ballyea came out on top in the third round of the U13C Championship on Sunday evening in windy conditions in Parteen. Ballyea opened the scoring in the tenth minute with a goal from Aisling Costello, this was soon answered by Aisling Cooney who raised the green flag for Parteen. Both teams fought very hard for every ball but Ballyea managed to get the breaks adding a further two goals leaving half time score 3-0 to 1-0. In the opening minutes of the second half the visitors were first on the scoreboard with a goal from Emma Hogan which ensured their side remained in front which was followed by a pointed free from Stella Quillivan. In the final ten minutes of play
Ballyea added another goal by Costello to put them further ahead. Credit due to Parteens Sarah Connelly and Ellie Williamson who battled very hard throughout and also to Ballyea’s strong defensive work who impressed from Kaylea Kelly, Molly McMahon and Hannah Mai Neylon
Ballyea: Luisna Corey, Kaylea Kelly, Molly McMahon, Shauna McCarthy, Anna Whelan, Hannanh Mai Neylon, Stella Quilivan, Hannah Morrissey,Soracha Donnellan, Rebecca Carmody, Lily McMahon ,Gillan Sweeney ,Aisling Costello ,Eileen Costello, Emma Hogan, Orla Hogan, Sineid Collins, Aoife Crowley
Parteen: Sinead Barry, Aisling Cooney, Clara Egan, Colette McCarthy, Eibhleann Cassidy, Eillie Williamson, Emer Cassidy, Katie McDonald, Kayleigh Downey, Laura Kelly, Lauren o Driscoll, Neala Carroll, Sinead Fitzgerald, Sarah Connelly, Ellen Garcia Breen, Olivia Kelly, Amiee Robertson, Leah Smyth
This week’s fixtures for U13 Championship:
St Joseph’s v Inagh Kilnamona
Truagh Clonlara v Scariff Ogonnelloe
Sixmilebridge v Kilmaley
Clooney Quin v Kilkishen
Clarecastle v Feakle/Killanena
Newmarket on Fergus v Eire Og
Ballyea v Ruan
Parteen v Cratloe
Wolfe Tones v Broadford
Tulla v Corofin
Mon 19th September
Banner v Crusheen