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Junior Camogie Munster Final

Sr. Patricia Cup
Junior Camogie Munster Final
Colaiste Phobal Ros Cre  vs  Scoil Pol, Kilfinane
Final Score 1-0 – 0--0    

On a wet and windy Sunday afternoon our Junior Camogie team took part in their first of two Munster finals over the next couple of weeks. Unfortunately the result went the wrong way today but a lot can be taken from this match. The conditions on the day was where the game was won and lost with both teams giving it their all. The match started off in frantic fashion with Rachel Carroll and Aoife O’Sullivan trying to stamp their authority on the game early on. All the early pressure was with Scoil Pol and this culminated in a flowing attack down the right through half forward  Katie O’Connor whose pace and skill allowed her to beat the defence and play the sliotar across the box. Rachel Condon was at the end of that attack and through luck on Roscrea’s part somehow the sliotar stayed out of the goals.

The rest of the half was nip and tuck with both defences coming out on top until the twentieth minute. Unfortunately for our team a rather messy goal was conceded before the break. The elements had an influence in this along with a slice of luck for Roscrea. Our team pushed for the remainder of the half but were unable to reply. The second half started off slowly due to the increasingly worsening weather conditions. Pressure was exerted from Roscrea for the opening fifteen minutes which resulted in some stand out defending from our backs. Eiblis Lee seemed to be everywhere along with Niamh Smith O’Donnell cleaning up at the back. Clodagh O’ Brien, Brionadh Lee and Rachel McCarthy dealt with all pressure coming towards them along with Denise Mullins, Rachel Carroll and Aoife O’ Sullivan putting in hard yards to try and turn the tide. Our two goalkeepers of Roisin Tan and Roisin O’Riordan had very little work to do due to the effort of the players in front of them. Following a close call when Roscrea hit the woodwork it took the supporters, instigated by a passionate Colm O’Keefe, to lift the players. The travelling support was amazing with a full  bus along with people arriving in cars. This gave the girls a lift with Ellie Quilty and Leah O’Sullivan both trying their best to bring the score back to parity. Dogged determination from both Brooke  O’Dea and Claire O’Dwyer in the middle third of the pitch proved to all support the determination and team ethic that this group of players have. Unfortunately time ran out. Today was a defeat but a close call and the players will certainly learn from this experience. Congratulations to all involved including the dedicated coaching staff of Ms. O’Riordan, Sr. Patricia and Mr. Summers. The Camogie panel will be in another final in Kilfinane on the 30th of January and all support will be welcome. As a team you continue to make everyone involved in the school proud.

 

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