Camogie October Report

posted 17 Oct 2013, 13:34 by Newcestown Gaa   [ updated 17 Oct 2013, 14:07 ]
Resounding Victory for Camogie u13s!

Timoleague set the scene for a thrilling finale to the u13 West Cork Championship between two old adversaries; Newcestown and Enniskeane, but this was to be no ordinary game.  Two teams who know each other so well, not just in the sport of camogie, as a number of players from both sides play collectively for Ahiohill Ladies Football u12 Keelnameela team, a team one week previous, won the u12 West Cork Ladies Football B Final.   

Marking was tight from the first whistle as both sides fought for scraps, in what felt like an eternity, such was the intensity.  Centre forward Ciara O’Sullivan spotted wing forward Aoife O’Sullivan free, who duly converted to put the first score on the board – a goal for Newcestown!

Another ten minutes would pass by as the ‘Battle of Middle Earth’ ensued.  Enniskeane fired a barrage of ammunition in the path of Newcestown Goalie, Orla Dinneen, but to no avail.  A free taken by centre back Siobhan Kelleher on to Ciara O’Sullivan, Ciara making a run along the back line, goal ward bound, and from the tightest of angles planted the ball in the back of the Enniskeane net.  Enniskeane retained their composure, responding with two consecutive points to remain in contention.

Half time score: Newcestown 2-0 v 0-2 Enniskeane.

 

The second half got off to a rip-roaring start as centre forward Ciara O’Sullivan scored her second goal, set up by team mate Aoife O’Sullivan.  Full forward Chloe Desmond was unlucky not to follow in Ciara’s footsteps shortly after.  A number of wides by Enniskeane ensured the danger had not dissipated, though, much like the first half, it was to be another fifteen minutes before either side scored, this time a goal for Enniskeane, to put just a 4 point difference between both sides. 

A comeback looked on the cards for Enniskeane as they went on to score their third point.  Newcestown’s backs replied by upping the ante, defending every inch of their patch as if their lives depended on it, ably assisted by their colleagues at midfield; Lauren Wilson and Sarah Allen.  Goalie, Orla Dinneen making a number of fine saves, each one worthy of player of the match! 

Forwards; Claudia Tanner, Lea Jennings & Niamh Murray continued to work hard, drawing out the Enniskeane backs, opening up space for Newcestown to take advantage.  A tactic that would pave the way for a trail of destruction yet to come.

The game changer:- Newcestown’s free taker, Siobhan Kelleher converted two consecutive frees to goals, stretching the gap between both sides to three goals.  Enniskeane fought bravely to the bitter end, never relenting, though any hope of recovery wilted as Newcestown made their final substitutions. 

Then, three minutes to go, not one, not two, but three devastating blows, as Newcestown forwards Ciara O’Sullivan, Aoife O’Sullivan & Chloe Desmond respectively knocked in goal after goal, leaving no doubt as to who would be crowned worthy champions.     

Final score: Newcestown 8-0 v 1-3 Enniskeane.

 

Team: Orla Dinneen, Claire Barry, Lynn O’Callaghan, Jennifer Mulcahy, Orlaith Sheehan, Siobhan Kelleher (2-0), Betty Coughlan, Lauren Whelan, Sarah Allen, Claudia Tanner, Ciara O’Sullivan (3-0), Lea Jennings, Aoife O’Sullivan (2-0), Chloe Desmond (1-0), Niamh Murray.

Subs: Maria Kenneally, Gobnait Kiely, Bronagh O’Sullivan, Jolie McCabe, Saoirse Hayes, Caoimhe Deasy, Katie Desmond.

Coaches: Denis Wilson & Mike Barry.

 



More photos here.

Upcoming Camogie fixtures:

After a highly successful championship to date, and a Semi Final worthy of a County Final, the u14s now play Courceys in the County Final, date to be confirmed.  U16s have qualified for the County Quarter Final against Ballinhassig on foot of a well deserved 7 point win over Tracton last Sunday, date and time also to be confirmed.  U18s have succeeded in reaching the County Semi-Final against Bride Rovers on Sunday next at 1.45pm in Bride Rovers.