Congratulations to our Senior Camogie team and management on winning the Junior County Championship Final yesterday evening. Our girls fought hard from the throw in and gave a determined and skillful display in front of a large audience. Final score Drumgoon 12 points Crosserlough 4. Well done girls and best of luck in the Ulster Competition.
Under lights on a calm evening on the 3g the Drumgoon Camogie team put in a fantastic display of teamwork and skill to take the Junior Championship with an impressive win over Crosserlough 0.12 to 0.4. Both teams were up for the game from the throw in but Áine Corcoran opened the scoring for Drumgoon with a well taken point. This was quickly followed by and excellent point from Ellen Maguire. Crosserlough found their stride and scored a point from play. Two points from a 45 and a free from Ciara Fitzpatrick left Drumgoon up 0.4 to 0.1 at the first water break. The restart seen another point for Ciara from a free. A point from play for Crosserlough followed by a couple of near misses for Drumgoon before Michelle Dolan scored 2 excellent points in as many minutes to leave the half time score 0.7 to 0.2. The second half started fast and furious with a lot of tough tackling and exchanges. Crosserlough pilled on the pressure, but the Drumgoon backline were solid and Rebecca Brady in goals made some excellent clearances. Crosserlough pointed two frees but another excellent point from Michelle Dolan kept the momentum with the Drumgoon girls. Crosserlough kept putting on the pressure but failed to hit the target. Another point for Áine Corcoran put 6pts between the sides with eight minutes to go. With time running out another super point from Áine brought great cheers from the Drumgoon supporters but she kept the best for last with an absolutely stunning point just before the final whistle, she totally deserved the Player of the Match award. This was a superb team display and all credit goes to every member who played their hearts out and to the team mangers Caroline Martin and David Mc Carney.
The winning team was : Rebecca Brady, Niamh Fitzpatrick, Tara Fitzpatrick, Rachel Tierney, Helen Lynch (Capt.), Caoimhe Clarke, Laura Bannon, Áine Corcoran (0.4), Rachel Fleming, Ellen Maguire (0.1), Ciara Fitzpatrick (0.4 f.), Charley Norris, Alannah Clarke, Michelle Dolan (0.3), Joanne Halpin. Subs: Holly Halpin for Niamh Fitzpatrick, Laura Shalvey for Joanne Halpin, Codi Shalvey for Ellen Maguire, Eva O’Grady for Charley Norris, Ellen Clegg for Rachel Fleming; Lisa Reynolds, Laura Fox, Orlaith Markey, Sarah Clarke, Siobhán Mc Cabe, Sophia Halpin, Emma Carroll.