Dublin Junior Premier Starting Fifteen Announced For All Ireland Semi-Final.
Liberty Insurance Premier Junior All Ireland Championship Semi-Final,
Dublin v Laois,
Sunday 24th Of August 2014,
Geraldine Park,Athy,Co Kildare,
Dublin’s Premier Junior Camogie Squad make the short trip tomorrow afternoon to Athy,Co Kildare to take on Laois in this years All Ireland Semi Final. It promises to be an exciting and competitive encounter if the earlier meeting between the two sides in the All Ireland series is anything to go by.
On that day Dublin came away with a very deserved four point victory after a thrilling match which just about had everything you could want from a top class tussle. Things started badly for Dublin when only sixty seconds into the game they lost key forward Emer Keenan to a knee injury.But Dublin dusted themselves down from the setback and tore into Laois and by the break had a commanding six point lead.
The second thirty minutes was a closer affair with Laois going all out to claw back the deficit but Dublin held firm and some brilliant defensive work seen Dublin get over the line for victory.
This Dublin Squad got together last November and have trained long a hard over the winter,spring and summer months with the goal of going all the way to Championship glory as the driving force.
This Dublin Premier Junior Camogie Squad or THE BLUE CREW as they are better known as,are an unbelievably dedicated bunch who give everything they have for the Dublin cause and Jersey. They put their bodies on the line time after time in the pursuit of victory and the skill levels,fitness levels,work rate and teamwork they display is phenomenal.
They have pushed themselves to their limit and beyond this year,played through injuries and given one hundred and ten percent every time they take to the field,whether that’s for competitive games,challenge matches or training. Just one example of their dedication can be seen in squad captain Elaine Gallery who is away for a wedding but is cutting the trip short and flying back into Dublin early in the morning to be available for the game. That’s what this squad do,nothing is as important to them than Dublin Camogie and their teammates.
Manager David Dunning and his backroom team,Dave P, Lar,Podge and Ann are to be commended for the excellent condition the squad are in and also for the team bond that they have cultivated in the squad. It’s definitely a case of one for all,all for one.
So Dublin are just sixty minutes away from a date with destiny in Croke Park in a few weeks time and you can be sure that tomorrow in Athy they will give everything they have and leave it all out on the pitch,in pursuit of a date on the field of dreams. It’s one not to be missed so we are calling all Dublin supporters to make the short trip to Athy and cheer them on to victory and a place in this years All Ireland Final. -Nigel
1.Stephanie Carty Naomh Mearnog
4.Ciara O’Leary St Vincent’s
3.Grainne Ryan Na Fianna (Captain)
7.Grainne Smyth Crumlin
22.Jacqueline Elbert Raheny
6.Deirdre Johnston St Vincent’s (Joint Vice Captain)
5.Michelle Kelly Lucan Sarsfield
8.Ciara Burgess Raheny
13.Siobhan Kehoe Naomh Fionnbarra
12.Ali McGrath Thomas Davis
10.Roisin Collins St Vincent’s
20.Elaine Gallery Portobello (Squad Captain)
14.Emma Flanagan Lucan Sarsfield
22.Emer Keanan Lucan Sarsfield
15.Laoise Quinn St Oliver Plunketts/ER (Joint Vice Captain)
16.Sile Nic Cotter Ballyboden St Enda’s
2.Grainne Free Trinity Gaels
19.Rachel Knocter Kilmacud Crokes
9.Emer Maher Naomh Jude
11.Cliona McCulloch Na Fianna
18.Georgina Kelly Faugh Celtic
23.Niamh Adams St Bridgids
17.Sinead Rowe Naomh Mearnog
21.Carolanne Canning St Vincent’s
26.Celia McCarthy Naomh Jude
27.Megan O’Reilly Whitehall Colmcille
24.Ellen Keatley Na Fianna
25.Aideen Naughton St Vincent’s
30.Claire O’Brien Trinity Gaels
29.Paula Malcolmson Thomas Davis