Camogie, GAA, Sports

Clare Minors Defeated While U14 Championship Continues

Action from the Clare v Cork minor camogie clash.

Action from the Clare v Cork minor camogie clash.

There was plenty of action in the underage camogie scene in Clare with the County minor side losing to Cork while the U14 Club Championship continued, Brid MacNamara reports on the action.

All Ireland Minor Championship
Cork 1-16
Clare 3-04
Venue: Clarecastle

A dominant performance in the second half saw Cork take the points in Round 4 of the All Ireland Minor Championship on Sunday afternoon in Clarecastle.

Both sides struggled at times with the strong cross field wind, with Cork dominating in the second half. These two sides met just two weeks ago in the Munster Minor Championship and the opening 10 minutes of Sundays clash reflected the side’s knowledge of each other.

Cork had the better of the scoring opportunities in the opening ten minutes but hit five wides as they struggled with both the elements and the Clare back line. Cork’s Hayley Ryan broke the deadlock on the twelfth minute when she pointed from play with the Banner’s Clare Hehir levelling matters a minute after.
Clare Minor Camogie 1

Four unanswered points, two of those from 45s as a result of good work by Clare goalie Lauran Solon, put some daylight between the teams. Doireann Murphy responded for the hosts with a ’45, twenty three minutes into the contest.

From the puckout Clare won possession in the middle of the field and moving play forward Andrea O’Keefe struck to the back of the net for the game’s first goal to level matters. Cork added a brace of points from Lisa Lynch and O’Keefe to regain the lead.

Darren Hayes’ Clare continued to have the upper-hand at midfield when Ria Flanagan won the puckout and sent her shot down the wing to Murphy. Cork converged on Murphy who sent a pin point pass to Emma O’Connell who struck for Clare’s second goal to see the home side go in with the advantage of a point at the break.

Sinead Mills was introduced by the Leesiders at half time, and she had the sides level inside the opening minute with her shot splitting the posts. Keeva McCarthy edged the visitors in front when she pointed after a pass from Hannah Looney. The sides were level again on the thirty eighth minute when Murphy converted a free for the home side.

Six unanswered points from the visitors saw the young Cork team push ahead. Clare pulled back a point with a converted free, however Cork moved play to the other end and when McCarthys shot on goal was well blocked, and it was Hayley Ryan who was on hand to strike the rebound to the back of the Clare net.

Clare grabbed their third goal with sixty minutes playerd, Amy Keating sent a short free to Emma O’Connell who fired through the Cork defence to collect her second goal. However with the game in injury time it was the Rebelletes who converted two more scoring opportunities to run out winners by six points.

Clare's Corina McMahon gets her shot in.

Clare’s Corina McMahon gets her shot in.

Clare: Lauran Solan (Whitegate); Teresa O’Keefe (Inagh/Kilnamona), Aoife Keane (Inagh/Kilnamona), Orlaith Cotter (Inagh/Kilnamona); Corina McMahon (Corofin), Clare Hehir (Inagh/Kilnamona) (0-01), Laura Brown (Éire Óg);  Andrea O’Keefe (Inagh/Kilnamona) (1-00), Ria Flanagan (Ballyea); Amy Keating (Inagh/Kilnamona), Jane Fitzgerald (Inagh/Kilnamona), Emma O’Connell (Ballyea) (2-00); AnneMarie Hayes (Newmarket-on-Fergus), Keelin Lyons (Sixmilebridge), Doireann Murphy (Clarecastle) (0-03 2F)
Subs: Anna Clancy (St Colmans) for A O’Keefe, Chloe Devitt (Ballyea) for McMahon, Aoibheann Duggan (Clooney/Quin) for Fitzgerald.

Cork: Chloe Casey (Sarsfields); Kelly Falvey (Glen Rovers), Chloe Sigerson (Killeagh), Aine Crowley (Kilbrittain); Ellen Twomey (Carrigaline), Rebecca Walsh (Fr O’Neills), Rebeca Sheehan (Douglas); Emma Casey (Sarsfields), Lucy Kelly (Sarsfields); Keeva McCarthy (St Finbarrs) (0-01), Lisa Lynch (Valley Rovers) (0-08 2’45 3F), Hollie Herlihy (Sarsfields); Kate O’Keefe (Millstreet) (0-01), Hannah O’Looney (Killeagh) (0-01), Hayley Ryan (Blackrock) (1-03). Sub: Sinead Mills (Brian Dillons) (0-02) for O’Keefe.

Referee: Richard McNicholas.

All Ireland Minor A Championship
Offaly 1-9 Limerick 2-8
Dublin 1-11 Galway 2-5
Clare 3-4 Cork 1-16
Tipperary 1-6 Kilkenny 2-5

PK Travel Adult Leagues
Div 2
Scariff Ogonnelloe 1-11 Whitegate/Bodyke 1-7

HM Travel U14 Championship
Tulla/Bodyke 3-02
St Josephs Doora/Barefield 2-01
Venue: Gurteen

Tulla/Bodyke came away the winners of this close encounter against a strong St Joseph’s side.  Tulla/Bodyke scored their first point ten minutes into the match. The amalgamation had the wind in their favour and a number of opportunities went wide and the goalie for St Joseph’s was in fine form saving a few close encounters.

A strong comeback from Doora/Barefield and great play from their Ailing Hannan and Aisling Reidy saw St Josephs put the ball in the back of the net. The East Clare side came back to score another goal thanks to a great run from Roisin Mingoue to put the visitors ahead at half time 1-01 to 0-01.

St Joseph’s with the wind to their backs were quick to score a goal at the start of the second half but 5 minutes later with great team effort and a chip form Leah Molloy to Aisling Clarke saw the sliotar belted to the back of the Doora/Barefield net.

Leah Molloy goaled and this was followed by a Sarah Minouge point to secure the win for Tulla/Bodyke.

Tulla/Bodyke: Shauna Doyle; Alex O’Sullivan, Rachel Murray, Aoife Leydon; Molly Kilkenny, Roisin Minogue, Gillian Ryan; Orna Mulconroy, Anne Marie Gillespie; Leah Molloy, Sarah Minogue Leagh Hunt; Leah Molloy, Tara McCarthy, Orla O’Brien;
Subs Aisling Clarke for McCarthy, Nessa Flynn for Molloy, Claire O’Brien for Hunt, Aisling Dooley for Gillespie.

St. Josephs Doora/Barefield 3-04
Whitegate 3-03
Venue: Whitegate

Whitegate lost out to St. Joseph’s by the narrowest of margins in a thrilling game played under lights and in appalling weather conditions on Wednesday evening last.

The East Clare outfit started strong with an early goal coming from Greta Hickey.  This was followed by two points, and later in the half, a goal from Amber Nolan.  Another point from Nolan just before half time left the score at the break Whitegate 2-3, St. Joseph’s 1-2.

At the restart, St. Josephs came out stronger but had to battle hard to overcome a determined Whitegate side.

Whitegate: Alannah McNamara;  Catriona Apsel, Nicola Bugler;  Molly Spazzi, Great Hickey (2-0), Danielle Flannery;  Cait Keenan,  Aideen Hickey;  Chloe O’Halloran, Amber Nolan (1-3), Aine McDermott; Leana Spazzi, Alannah Hayes.  Subs:  Emma O’Grady, Abigail Cashman-Lynch.
Referee: Tommy Minogue (Whitegate)

Tulla/Bodyke 6-01
Ruan/Burren 4-01
Venue: Dr Daly Park, Tulla.

A wet and windy evening in Tulla saw the home side come away with the win.  The girls from Ruan/Burren put up a great fight but were unable to overcome the Tulla/Bodyke side.

At half time Tulla/Bodyke were up 4 goals to 1 goal.  Ruan/Burren came back strongly in the second half and scored a further 3-01 to Tulla/Bodyke’s 2-01.

Tulla/Bodyke: Shauna Doyle; Rachel Murray, Aoife Leydon; Roisin Minogue, Gillian Ryan, Aisling Clarke; Orna Mulconroy, Anne Marie Gillespie; Kaylee Cahill, Leagh Hunt, Aisling Dooley,Tara McCarthy, Orla O’Brien
Subs Molly Kilkenny for Gillespie, Alex O’Sullivan for Clarke, Nessa Flynn for Cahill, Claire O’Brien for Hunt, Aoife Moroney for O’Brien.

Sixmilebridge 2-04 Kilkishen 2-04

Éire Óg 4-03
Ballyea 0-02

Éire Óg notched up a further two points in the U14 championship with a good win over Ballyea on Wednesday evening. It’s a testament to both teams that they were capable of giving such a fine display of camogie in such adverse weather conditions.

Phoebe Boatengs’ ground strike found the Ballyea net to set the scoreboard into action, but, it was the Claret and Amber that dominated for the next ten minutes and two fine points from play from the stick of Laura Carmody put the minimum between the sides.

Chloe Barrys’ shot from midfield rattled the Ballyea net and from this point, Éire Óg seemed to find a higher gear. An Amy Russell goal and Chloe Barrys’ second goal put further daylight between the sides.

Ballyeas’ best efforts were thwarted time and again by solid performances from Leanne Considine and Kate Neylon in the full back line. The last score of the half was an excellent point from the stick of Chloe Barry to put 11 points between the sides at the break.

Substitute, Alana McInerney, slotted her effort neatly over the bar early on and Chloe Barry added a further point to her tally to seal the win for the Ennis team.

Éire Óg: Dearbhla Kennedy; Kate Neylon, Leanne Considine; Eunice Boateng, Leanne Russell, Laura Walsh; Emer Murray, Phoebe Boateng (1-00); Jamilla Liani, Chloe Barry(2-02), Amy Russell(1-00) ; Jodie Russell, Siobhan McAleer.
Subs: Alana McInerney(0-01)for Siobhan McAleer , Abby Quirke for Jodie Russell, Aimee Daniels for Jamilla Liani, Aine Galvin for Eunice Boateng
Ballyea:  Shauna McCarthy; Luisne Corey, Hazel Collins; Aishling Phelan, Kate Murphy, Laura Hogan; Fionnuala Fallon, Stella Quinlivan; Kayla Kelly, Laura Carmody 0-02, Rachel O’Dea; Moya Sheehan, Cliodhna Dennehy.

Referee: Martin Leahy (Ruan)

Broadford 3-03 Banner 4-00

Wed 01st April
Killanena/Feakle v Inagh Kilnamona

Ruan/Burren v Sixmilebridge
St Josephs v Clooney Quin
Newmarket on Fergus v Whitegate
Kilkishen v Tulla/Bodyke

Eire Og GAA: Eire Og v Broadford, 6.15pm
Clarecastle v Corofin
Parteen v Cratloe
Banner v Ballyea

PK Travel Adult Leagues
Div 3 & 4
Shannon Camogie Pitch: Wolfe Tones v Broadford, 6.30pm

Thurs 02nd April
PK Travel Adult Leagues
Div 3 & 4
Ruan GAA: Ruan/Burren v Clooney Quin, 6.30pm

Fri 03rd April
PK Travel Adult Leagues
Div 3 & 4
Clarecastle GAA: Clarecastle/Ballyea v Kilmaley

Sat 04th April
All Ireland Minor Championship
Wexford v Clare

Sun 05th April
IDS Nat League Div 1
Clare v Kilkenny

Mon 06th April
PK Travel Adult Leagues
Div 1
Sixmilebridge v Clarecastle/Ballyea
Newmarket on Fergus v Kilkishen
Clooney Quin v Inagh Kilnamona
Kilmaley v Truagh Clonlara

Div 2
Whitegate/Bodyke v Eire Og
Feakle/Broadford v Killanena/Tulla

Div 3 & 4
Bodyke v St Josephs
Kilkishen v Doonbeg/Kilkee
Kilmaley v Corofin
Results to be texted to Fixtures 086 3855346 & PRO 086 3978996 immediately after game.


About Brid MacNamara

Brid is the current PRO of Clare Camogie. The Ruan native has picked up numerous awards for her promotion of Camogie as PRO and through her use of Social Media.


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