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Claire McMahon in action for Kilmaley vs Truagh/Clonlara. Picture by David Dillon

Claire McMahon in action for Kilmaley vs Truagh/Clonlara. Picture by David Dillon

There was plenty of action in the U14 Camogie Championship, while Kilmaley christened their new field with a five point victory over Truagh/Clonlara in the PK Travel Senior League, Brid MacNamara reports.

PK Travel Adult Leagues
Div 1
Kilmaley 1-09
Truagh Clonlara 1-04
Venue: Lisbeggan, Kilmaley

This game was the first camogie match played in Kilmaley’s New venue at Lisbiggeen, Kilmaley. A moments silence was held prior to the game in honour of Eugene McMahon of Kilmaley and Declan Fahy of Clonlara.

A fast start was made by both sides on a pure carpet of green grass and it was contested hard by both sides as Truagh opened the scores with a point from play in the third minute. Some good work by the Truagh Clonlara forwards was quickly quashed by the Kilmaley defence of Lisa Kennedy and Maire Hehir.  Kilmaley’s opening score came in the seventh minute from a Claire McMahon free.

The next passage of play gave opportunities to both sides but some wayward striking from both sets of forwards, eventually paid off for Kilmaley’s Ailish Considine with a well taken point from play.

Truagh Clonlara had some great defensive work from Áine O’Loughlin and Louise Egan but it wasn’t enough to block a McMahon point on eighteen minutes to put Kilmaley two points clear.

Upon a move to midfield, Sinead O’Keeffe pointed straightaway and this was followed by a Claire McMahon score to give Kilmaley a four point advantage. The Kilmaley defence buckled immense pressure from the Truagh/Clonlara attack and conceded two points which narrowed the gap. Closing out the final minutes of the first half, Emma O Discoll hit between the posts to give Kilmaley a half time lead of 0-06 to 0-03.

On resumption of the second half Truagh-Clonlara threw caution to the wind and gave it everything they had. Some poor defensive work by the Kilmaley full back line gave Truagh-Clonara their opening score in the form of a goal. This leaving the game level, but it would be one of just two scores that Truagh-Clonlara had in the second half.

Sinead O Keeffe added another point from play along with a point from Claire McMahon and Chloe McAleer. The final score for Kilmaley came as a goal from a Lauren McGuane tap in.

Kilmaley had some outstanding performances came from Denise Lynch in goal and Emma O Driscoll and Ailish Conidine. For Truagh, Áine O’Loughlin and Sarah Sherlock did well.

Kilmaley : Denise Lynch, Aleisha Pyne, Maire Hehir, Lisa Kennedy, Caoimhe O Halloran, Saoirse Glynn, Aida Griffey, Aishling Darcy, Lauren McGuane, Sinead O Keeffe, Emma O Driscoll, LeighAnne McMahon, Claire McMahon, Ailish Considine, Chloe McAleer.
Subs: Orla Killeen for LeighAnne McMahon, Rebecca Cahill for Lauren McGuane.

Truagh Clonlara: Aileen O’ Sullivan; Áine O’ Loughlin, Helen Guinane, Sarah Hastings; Aideen Hogg, Kathleen Horgan, Louise Egan; Michelle Caufield, Ellen Horgan; Michelle Powell 0-3 2F, Máire Begley 1-0, Sinéad Hogg; Aoife O’ Riordan, Sarah Sherlock 0-1, Caitlin Meehan
Subs: Marie Guinane for Aoife O’ Riordan (20 mins)

Referee: Aidan Ryan

Div 2
Scariff Ogonnelloe 2-11
Éire Óg 2-07
 
Div 3 & 4
Broadford 7-06
Kilkishen 2-04
Venue: Broadford

Broadford were first off the mark in the second round of the Junior League played on a glorious sunny Sunday afternoon but Deirdre Cotter pointed shortly after for the visitors.

Kilkishen worked hard throughout but found it difficult to mark up scores whereas Broadford had no problem picking the net on several occasions before the break leaving the score 5-03 to 1-02 for the home side.

Broadford were first to score in the second half with a goal. Hard work paid off for Kilkishens forwards and they were able to notch up another green flag, however the home side had enough done in the first half and ran out winners.

Kilkishen: Clare Baker:  Marie Nash, AnnMarie Beatty:  Orla Moroney, Nollaig Baker, Molly Heffernan:  Niamh O’Gorman, Michelle Moroney (-1):  Marie Collins (-1), Claire McGrath, Deirdre Cotter (1-1): Deirdre Minogue (1-1) Caoimhe Heffernan.
Subs:  Breda Cooney for Caoimhe Heffernan (H/T), Aine Cooney for AnnMarie Beatty (H/T), Moll Nolan for Molly Heffernan (45), Angharad Loughnane for Deirdre Minogue (45)

Referee: Gary Guilfoyle (Feakle)

HM Travel U14 Championship
U14A
Feakle/Killanena3-08
Scariff/Ogonelloe 2-01
Venue: Ogonelloe

In a very entertaining East Clare derby, Feakle/Killanena overcame Scariff/Ogonelloeby ten points.

Feakle/Killanena got off to a perfect start with a goal from Eleanor Nugent within three minutes.  This was followed by two goals from Jennifer O’Meara, three points from Robyn Conway and one point from Louise Keehan.

Scariff/Ogonelloe piled on the pressure and eventually just on the stroke of half time their efforts paid off when a high ball resulted in a goal leaving the score at half time 3-04 to 1-00.

The second half commenced with the same enthusiasm as the first and some wonderful skill kept the crowd entertained.  Ellie Edge O Neill and Robyn Conway added two points each for the visitors.  Roisin Giblin scored Scariff Ogonelloe’s only point and a twenty one metre free resulted in a goal for the hosts.

Feakle/Killanena: Lorna Mc Namara, Eimear O Donnell, Therese O Donnell, Katie Greene, Linda O Brien, Ella Macnamara, Claire Mc Namara, Allanah Moloney, Zi Yan Spillane, Louise Keehan, Robyn Conway, Ellie Edge O Neill, Eleanor Nugent, Jennifer O Meara, Rachael Walsh.

Killanena/Feakle 2-10 Kilmaley 1-1
 
U14B
Tulla/Bodyke 2-01
Clooney Quin 1-04
Venue: Clooney

This was the final league match for an unbeaten Tulla/Bodyke team. Clooney/Quin proved to be a formidable opponent and for a finish there was nothing between the sides.

The first score did not come until twenty five minutes into the game when a series of hand passes and good play saw Orna Mulconroy hit the back of the net of the Clooney net. Just before the half-time whistle Ciara Halpin scored a great point for Clooney Quin.

After the break Clooney Quin were on the mark with points from Moya Dunne(2) and Roisin Corbett to go ahead by the minimum. Tulla/Bodyke quickly picked up again and Orla O’Brien added a point from play.

With 10 minutes remaining it was all to play for and Tulla/Bodyke fought hard to get up near the posts and in a flurry of activity at the goal finally hit the back of the net again.

Clooney/Quin had not given up and from the puck out goalie Emma Considine neatly picked out Ciara Halpin who gathered the ball and running on goal scored a major to level matters. Tulla/Bodyke: Shauna Doyle; Alex O’Sullivan, Rachel Murray, Aoife Leyden; Aisling Clarke, Roisin Minogue, Gillian Ryan; Orna Mulconroy (1-0), Leah Molly; Nessa Flynn, Kaylee Cahill,  Claire O’Brien; Aisling Dooley, Orla O’Brien (1-1), Tara McCarhty.
Subs: Aoife Dooley (Flynn 30mins),Anne Marie Gillispie (C O’Brien), Leah Minogue (McCarthy).
Clooney-Quin: Emma Considine, Cliodhna Ryan, Emer Moynihan, Roisin Keogh, Ciara O’Connor, Sinead McGee, Caoimhe Leamy, Alice Larkin, Ciara Halpin, Moya Dunne, Roisin Corbett, Niamh McGee, Laura Halpin, Rebeca Keane, Aimee Louise Doherty.
Subs: Emily Costelloe for Laura Halpin.

Action from Kilmaley vs Truagh/Clonlara. Picture: David Dillon

Action from Kilmaley vs Truagh/Clonlara. Picture: David Dillon

Referee: Damien Fox

Ruan/Burren 4-02
Newmarket on Fergus 2-04
Venue: Ruan

The fifth round of the U14 Camogie Championship saw Newmarket travel to Ruan.

Both sets of young players fought hard and at half time Ruan/Burren led by a 2 goal advantage.  After the break Newmarket on Fergus, came out fighting with two goals courtesy of Elva Morrissey and Ellen Casey.  However a stronger Ruan/Burren ran out winners.  The Blues had solid displays from Elise Mulcaire, Ellen Casey, Elva Morrissey and Niamh Gleeson.
Newmarket on Fergus: Niamh Enright; Hannah Fitzgerald, Niamh Gleeson, Caoimhe Lally; Caroline Enright; Elise Mulcaire, Kate Clancy, Ellen Casey; Lisa O’Neill; Lauren Cuneen, Elva Morrissey, Kira O’Flanagan.

St Josephs 2-09
Kilkishen 1-02

Clooney Quin 6-01
Newmarket on Fergus 2-00
Venue: Clooney

Despite a high score difference, both teams contested well and displayed great skill and determination, with Clooney Quin running out deserving winners.

The ball was evenly fought for in the opening minutes with both teams’ goalies; Niamh Enright for Newmarket and Emma Considine for Clooney Quin pulling off outstanding saves before Lauren Cuneen goaled for the Blues.

This score only reinvigorated a strong Clooney side as they went on to score 2-01 before half time courtesy of Alice Larkin, Aimee Louise Doherty and Ciara O’Connor.

After the break with the aid of the wind Clooney-Quin created more scoring chances and were more clinical in front of the goal.  Emily Costello and Rebeca Keane with three goals put the finishing touches to a great team performance for the Clooney-Quin side.

Newmarket tried hard to break the Clooney defence which held strong, again Emer Moynihan and Roisin Keogh were very strong in full back. Eventually Elva Morrissey eventually broke through and with a hand pass goal scored Newmarket’s second. Kate Clancy and Elise Mulcaire stood out for the visitors whilst Moya Dunne and Emma Considine were exceptional for Clooney Quin.

Newmarket on Fergus: Niamh Enright; Hannah Fitzgerald, Niamh Gleeson, Caoimhe Lally; Caroline Enright; Elise Mulcaire, Kate Clancy, Ellen Casey; Lisa O’Neill; Lauren Cuneen, Elva Morrissey, Kira O’Flanagan.
Clooney-Quin: Emma Considine, Emer Moynihan, Roisin Keogh, Sinead McGee, CLiodhna Ryan, Caoimhe Leamy, Alice Larkin, Ciara Halpin, Moya Dunne, Roisin Corbett, Ciara O’Connor, Aimee Louise Doherty
Subs: Emily Costello for A Doherty, Rebeca Keane for C Ryan(inj), Juilette Cantwell for A Larkin, Shauna Haran for R Corbett, Niamh McGee for M Dunne
Referee: Damien Fox

Sixmilebridge 1-10
Whitegate 0-03

U14C
Cratloe 6-00
Broadford 2-02
Venue: Broadford

Despite a sluggish start, Cratloe emerged victorious in comprehensive fashion and travelled home with a further win under their belts

Broadford were first to score with a goal. Maria Healy had saved an initial attempt but Broadford caught the rebound and hit the net. Cratloe were anxious to equalise, but their frist attempts were well blocked by Broadford, until Niamh O’Leary scored her first goal of the match.

Cratloe’s link up play proved to be vital as they went in leading at the break.

With the resumption, Broadford went on the offensive, and Maria Healy saved a goal and cleared the ball. Aoife O’Brien sent the ball down to Ellie O’Donoghue, who was on song, and scored her second goal of the match. Ellie then achieved a hat trick, bringing the score to 5.0 to 1.1.

Broadford again sought to change the flow of play and crowded the square until they scored their second goal of the match. However, it was too late to make a meaningful change. Ellie O’Donoghue found the net again for her fourth time to bring Cratloe’s tally of goals to six.

Cratloe’s half forward line of Sarah MacMahon, Cliona Murphy and Jody O’Halloran in particular played a very important role in forcing sideline cuts and frees throughout the match.

Cratloe Team: Maria Healy, Eva Cunningham, Orla Gallagher, Lucy Earles, Ava Gardner, Andrea Murphy Wright, Aoife Murphy, Aoife O’Brien, Cliona Murphy, Sarah MacMahon, Jody O’Halloran, Ellie O’Donoghue (4) Niamh O’Leary (2).
Subs: Sadhb Foley for Jody O’Halloran

Ballyea 4-04
Corofin 2-00
Venue: Ballyea

Ballyea started the match very well with a quick goal scored by Rachel Costelloe followed by a point by Laura Carmody and she added a green flag shortly after.

Corofin quickly got the ball back down the field but it was cleared by Kaylah Kelly to Laura Hogan who sent it up to Stella Quinlivan for another Ballyea goal.

The North Clare outfit started the second half well. Aileen O’Reilly passed the ball to Emma Fitzpatrick but Sorocha Donnellan intercepted the ball for Ballyea passing to Zoe Minogue whose shot went wide. Corofin won their puckout and a great shot by Aileen O’Reilly scored their first goal.

Substitutes Emma O’Brien and Hazel Collins battled well for Ballyea but Corofin managed to get the ball to Aileen O’Reilly who again found the back of the Ballyea net. Corofin persisted and sent a shot in towards the Ballyea goal but it was cleared by Fionnuala Fallon and a  free for Ballyea resulted in a great pass by Laura Carmody to Stella Quinlivan who scored another goal for Ballyea.

Ballyea: Aishling Phelan; Fionnuala Fallon, Kate Murphy, Sorocha Donnellan; Ciara O’Brien, Kaylah Kelly;  Cliodhna Dennehy, Laura Hogan(0-2); Rachel Costelloe(1-0), Laura Carmody (1-2), Shauna McCarthy; Stella Quinlivan(2-0), Zoe Minogue
Substitues: Emma O’Brien, Hazel Collins
Corofin: Tammy Griffin, Rhiannon Smith, Roisin Roche, Emma Valley, Emma Fitzpatrick, Aine Daly, Maria Cahill, Aileen O’Reilly, Emma Clancy, Eva Carey, Rachel Fitzpatrick, Caoimhe O’Connor, Kelly Flannagan, Aebhfinn O’Donoghue, Labhaoise Mullins, Emer Kenny
Referee Stephen Powell

Clarecastle 3-00
Banner 0-03
Venue: Clarecastle

Clarecastle and the Banner battled hard in an entertaining game held in Clarecastle on Monday evening.

Banner scored two points in the opening ten minutes from play.  A long solo run from Grace Russell, beautifully hand passed into Nessa Collins & landed the ball into the back of net gave the Magpies their first goal, which left the score at 1-00 to 0-02 at the interval.

A placed ball taken by substitute Emma O’Donoghue in the opening minutes of the second half gave the Magpies their second goal.  The visitors added another point from play to the scoreboard.  The Magpies responded quickly with another goal from O’Donoghue.  The Banner worked hard and maintained possession at the Clarecastle backline for the last 15 minutes. Excellent defending prevented the visitors from scoring.

Clarecastle: Sarah McNamara, Veronica Hanrahan, Catherine Feehan, Sarah Kearney, Laura Mullen, Dearbhile McMahon, Kimmy Ward, Aoibhin Donnelly, Grace Russell, Emily Hoyne, Kirsty O’Hara, Nessa Collins (1-0) Jennifer Hanrahan.
Subs. Emma O’ Donoghue (2-0) for Hoyne, Orla Commons for J. Hanrahan.
Banner: Ciara Meehan, Claudie Ryan, Kate Browne, Niamh Cassidy, Kate Flynn, Clodagh Vaughan, Ann Marie Meenaghan, Chaoimhe Meehan, Candice Brennan, Derrin Finnerty, Elena Sanz, Rianne De Paula, Sadbh Dunne & Emma Ikeiebey

Newmarket put the pressure on Clooney/Quin. Picture: Aislinn Keogh

Newmarket put the pressure on Clooney/Quin. Picture: Aislinn Keogh

Clarecastle 10-05
Éire Óg 3-01
Venue: Ennis

The first half was a difficult encounter with both teams battling hard.  Ten minutes into the game Kelsey Farmer had Clarecastle’s first point followed by a goal from Éire Óg.

The Magpies responded with two added goals from Aoibhin Donnelly and Kelsey Farmer. Éire Óg had their second goal from a free taken by Amy Russell.  Two added points from Farmer gave the hosts a three point lead at half time.

In the second half there was no let up from the start the Clarecastle girls dominated possession in mid field and made it difficult for the hosts to score.

Clarecastle had great team performances from Kimmy Ward, Nessa Collins, Emily Hoynes and Kelsey Farmer in the forward line who never gave up and all contributed goals to the scoreboard.

Clarecastle:  Sarah McNamara, Veronica Hanrahan, Catherine Feehan, Sarah Kearney, Dearbhile McMahon, Laura Mullen, Kelsey Farmer (4-4), Kimmy Ward (2-1), Aoibhin Donnelly (1-0), Grace Russell, Kirsty O’Hara, Jennifer Hanrahan, Nessa Collins(1-0). Subs. Emma O’Donoghue for McMahon, Orla Commons for Kearney, Emily Hoynes (2-0)  for Collins, Rachel Cassidy for Mullen, & Annie McEldowney for Ward
Referee: Anne Marie McGann

Cratloe 6-03
Ballyea 0-01

A much stronger Cratloe side won well against Ballyea in the U14C camogie championship on Sunday morning.

Cratloe started well and after a great battle by Ballyea backs Kate Murphy and Fionnuala Fallon, scored their first goal, quickly followed by another, scored by Niamh O’Leary.

Ellie O’Donoghue added to their lead just before half-time with a green giving Cratloe a ten point advantage.

The second half started with another quick goal by Ellie O’Donoghue following a great pass from Jody O’Halloran.

Ballyea brought on some fresh legs in Shauna McCarthy, Luisne Corey and Hazel Collins half-way through the second half and soon Laura Hogan had scored Ballyea’s first point from a free. Cratloe replied with another point themselves. Despite some great tackling play by Rachel O’Dea and a great shot by Laura Carmody which was saved by the Cratloe goalie, Ballyea failed to score again and the game finished with a well-deserved win for Cratloe.

Ballyea: Aishling Phelan; Fionnuala Fallon, Kate Murphy; Rachel O’Dea, Sorocha Donnellan, Ciara O’Brien; Laura Hogan(0-1), Moya Sheehan; Cliodhna Dennehy, Laura Carmody, Rachel Costelloe; Stella Quinlivan, Zoe Minogue
Cratloe: Maria Healy, Orla Gallagher, Ava Cunningham, Andrea Murphy Wright, Ava Gardner, Lucy Earls, Aoife O’Brien, Aoife Murphy, Aoife Marie Costelloe, Sarah McMahon, Cliona Murphy, Ellie O’Donoghue, Niamh O’Leary, Sadbh Foley, Jody O’Halloran, Clare Daly, Fiona Cummings

Éire Óg 6-02
Parteen 3-01

Clare Camogie Feile
Clare Camogie will host the local Feile on Wednesday 22nd April. This year there are fifteen local entries and following the following the opening rounds on Wednesday 22nd April, the semi finals and Finals will take place on Wednesday 29th April.

The fifteen teams are in four Groups with one team in each group playing host, where everyone plays each other within group,  games are 10 minutes a half,  2 substitutions have to be made seven minutes into first half and two more five minutes into second half on the refs signal.

The groupings are as follows:
Group A Scariff-Ogonnelloe, Whitegate, Kilkishen and Eire Og who will be host.
Group B Kilmaley, Clooney Quin, Sixmilebridge and St Josephs who will be host.
Group C Truagh Clonlara, Broadford, Tulla/Bodyke and Newmarket on Fergus who will be host.
Group D Inagh Kilnamona, Killanena and Clarecastle who will play host (Thursday)

Camán to Thurles
The following Clare Clubs were selected to go to Thurles on Saturday 25th April – Tulla, Parteen, Bodyke, St Josephs, Clooney Quin, Clarecastle & Scariff Ogonneloe. All clubs that registered for the event will be in the draw for the day in Croke Park ‘Camán to Croker event’ in July. This draw will take place after all provincial blitzes are complete.

Fixtures
Wed 22nd April
U17 Seven-a-Side
Group A
Clooney Quin v Broadford
Kilkishen Bye

Group B
Feakle/Killanena v Eire Og
Ruan v Truagh
Sixmilebridge v Bodyke
Results to be texted to both Orla  087 2417355 & PRO 086 3978996 immediately after game.

Wednesday April 22nd
Junior A Cup Final
Flannans v Tulla @ Clooney 10:30am

Junior C Plate Final
Gael Colaiste v St. Patrick’s Comprehensive @ Newmarket-on-Fergus 12 noon

Clare Feile
Eire Og GAA: Group A – Eire Og, Scariff-Ogonnelloe, Whitegate, Kilkishen, 6.30pm
Gurteen: Group B – St Josephs , Kilmaley, Clooney Quin, Sixmilebridge 6.15pm
Newmarket on Fergus: Group C –  Newmarket on Fergus, Truagh Clonlara, Broadford, Tulla/Bodyke 6.00pm

Thursday April 23rd
Junior B Cup Final
St. Caimins Shannon v Scariff Comprehensive @ Kilkishen 12 noon

Clare Feile
Group D: Inagh Kilnamona, Killanena and Clarecastle, 6.15pm

Friday April 24th
Junior C Shield Final
St. Flannans v Rice College @ Clarecastle 1:30pm

Saturday April 25th
PK Travel Leagues
Div 1
Clarecastle/Ballyea v Kilkishen
Sixmilebridge v Newmarket on Fergus
Inagh Kilnamona v Truagh Clonlara
Clooney Quin v Kilmaley

Div 2
Killanena/Tulla v St Josephs

Div 3 & 4
Clooney Quin v St Josephs
Ruan/Burren v Bodyke
Broadford v Doonbeg/Kilkee
Wolfe Tones v Kilkishen
Corofin v Clarecastle/Ballyea
Results to be texted to both Fixtures 085 1995194 & PRO 086 3978996 immediately after game.

Monday April 27th
Junior B Shield Final
Colaiste Muire v St. Annes Killaloe @ Tulla 12 noon

Junior A Shield Final
Rice College v Scoil Muire Ennistymon Date and venue TBC

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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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