Munster Glory for Scoil Pól, Kilfinane, Camogie Team  

Camogie Champs 18

Saturday February 3rd was a day that will live in the memory of the Scoil Pól camogie team for a long time to come. The stage was set for the Munster U16 1/2 final between Coláiste Íde agus Íosaef of Abbeyfeale and Scoil Pól Kilfinane. Mannix college pitch provided the venue and compliments must be forthcoming for the excellent condition the pitch was in despite the inclement weather leading up to Saturdays final.

At 11.30 the sliotar was thrown in and Scoil Pól got off to a blistering start. The first two attacks yielded 1-1 with the goal coming from quick thinking full forward Róisín ó Riordan. Scoil Pól played with the aid of a strong breeze in the first half and their defense was well marshalled by Denise Mullins at full back. Scoil Pól made the most of conditions and led at half time by 3-3 to 1-1. Abbeyfeale came out fighting in the second half and applied great pressure. They were rewarded by scoring 2-3 in the second half. However it wasn't to be their day. Both sides fought extremely hard and emptied the tanks on the pitch. Despite huge pressure from an excellent Abbeyfeale team, Scoil Pól managed to hold out and win a historic munster title. Captain Katie O Connor accepted the cup and thanked everybody for their contribution.

Final score 4-5 to 1-1.

Team: S. O'Brien, A. O'Connor, D. Mullins, R. Walsh, L. O'Connor, É. Lee, M. English, A. Cronin, C. O’Sullivan, C. O'Dwyer, C. O’Riordan A. Meade, K. O’Connor, R. O’Riordan, H. McCarthy. Subs, S. Litchfield, R. O'Connell, A. Shorthall, É. O’Sullivan, S. Halpin, S. Hayes, C. Quane, L. Prendergast, R. Condon and Janelle Zion. 

Team management: Sarah Collins, Noreen O Riordan and Sr. Patricia Coughlan.