Ballyboden St Endas Minor Camogie Captain is Presented With the winning trophy after her sides win in the Minor Club championship final

 

There were four Dublin Camogie/We Are Dublin GAA minor camogie club championship finals down for decision yesterday in Abbotstown on a bitterly cold day that was warmed up with some top class action and excitement and thrilling finishes in the Minor A, B, D and E club championships.

 

Dublin Camogie/We Are Dublin GAA Minor A Club Championship Final

 

Ballyboden St Endas Camogie Squad In Blue and white striped jerseys celebrate on the pitch with the trophy after winning the Minor Club championship final

 

Ballyboden St Endas 5-08

Kilmacud Crokes 1-11

 

The minor A Camogie Club championship Final was the last game of the day, darkness had set in, the temperature had taken another tumble, but under the floodlights Ballyboden and Kilmacud served up a winter thriller.

There was plenty of pace and intensity from the off with both sides going full blooded into the tackle.

Ballyboden took an early two point lead with scores from Aisling Byrne and Hollyn Kennedy. Crokes hit back with a point from Hannah Reynolds to leave one between the sides.

Boden then enjoyed a dominant spell between the 12th and the 20th minute of the first half and rattled in 2-03 unanswered, 1-01 from Hollyn Kennedy, a brace of frees from Katie McDonald and the second goal coming from Chloe Murphy.

Crokes though responded superbly with 1-04 of their own, Niamh Comerford with three well struck frees, a nice point from open play by Sarah Fenton and corner forward Hannah Reynolds smashed the ball to the back of the net to leave just three points between the sides at the break with the score 2-05 to 1-05 in Boden’s favour.

The lead was cut to two early in the second half with a Niamh Comerford free. Ballyboden though reestablished a healthy lead with a quick fire 1-02 in a two minute spell, the points coming from Katie McDonald and Hannah Leddy and Chloe Murphy grabbed her second goal of the contest.

Back came Kilmacud with three Niamh Comerford converted frees in a row to reduce the deficit to four points. A point from Aisling Byrne pushed the Boden lead back out to five, but two more Comerford pointed frees left just a goal between the sides with four minutes left in the game.

But Ballyboden made sure of the victory with two late goals, the first coming from Aisling Byrne with two minutes left of normal time and then in injury a 45’ from Katie McDonald dipped under the crossbar and into the top corner of the net.

 

Ballyboden St. Endas Scorers:

 

10. Katie McDonald 1-03 (1-02f)

13. Chloe Murphy 2-00

12. Aisling Byrne 1-02

14. Hollyn Kennedy 1-02

5. Hannah Leddy 0-01

 

Kilmacud Crokes Scorers:

 

14. Niamh Comerford 0-09 (8f)

13. Hannah Reynolds 1-01

15. Sarah Fenlon 0-01

 

Ballyboden St. Endas:

 

1. Ally Ramsden

2. Saoirse Fitzgerald

3. Robyn Flynn

4. Sadhbh Nic Mhathuna

5. Hannah Leddy

6. Aoife Durkin

7. Anna O’Shea

8. Olivia Meagher

9. Lucy O’Shea

10. Katie McDonald

11. Aisling Gargan

12. Aisling Byrne

13. Chloe Murphy

14. Hollyn Kennedy

15. Erica Tobin

 

Ballyboden St. Endas Substitutions:

 

21. Stephanie Hamm for 7. Anna O’Shea (53rd Min)

16. Blathnaid Slater for 8. Olivia Meagher (59th Min)

 

Kilmacud Crokes:

 

1. Ciara Jones

2. Caoimhe McLoughlin

3. Ciara Fenton

4. Sarah McMahon

5. Helen Barr

6. Stephanie Galvin

7. Isabelle Davis

8. Anna Geraghty

9. Cassie Sultan

10. Karen Murphy

11. Sinead O’Donoghue

12. Shauna Buckley

13. Hannah Reynolds

14. Niamh Comerford

15. Sarah Fenlon

 

Kilmacud Crokes Substitutions:

 

16. Kate Maher for 3. Ciara Fenton (41st Min)

17. Ailbhe Kennedy for 2. Caoimhe McLoughlin (50th Min)

20. Róisín Whitely for 13. Hannah Reynolds (61st Min)

 

Dublin Camogie/We Are Dublin GAA Minor B Club Championship Final

 

St Vincent’s camogie Squad in white jerseys with blue stripe across the middle celebrating in the pitch with the Minor trophy after winning the Minor Club championship final

 

St Vincents 2-08

St Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh 1-03

 

Goals again were the deciding factor in the minor B Final between St Vincents and St Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh earlier in the day.

Both teams played out a very evenly contested first half and although low scoring, there was plenty to keep the large crowd entertained as these two evenly matched sides battled it out for every ball.

Plunketts took the lead in the 7th minute with a fine point from the impressive Gaby Couch.

Vincent’s soon got on level terms with a great point from Grace Gilroy after a defence splitting run. Gilroy followed that up with a converted free and a pointed 45’ from Rachel Regan gave the Marino side a two point lead.

With defences on top both sides were finding it hard to create any clear cut chances, but four minutes from the break

Plunketts Roisin O’Neill Cunningham split the posts to leave just the bare minimum between the sides at half time with the score 0-03 to 0-03.

It was a whirlwind start to the second half, inside the opening minute Vincents extended their lead to four points when Aisling Kelly swept the ball to the net for the games opening goal.

Plunketts responded immediately and in their next attack Roisin O’Neill Cunningham was on hand to finish the ball to the net and there was just one point between the sides again.

The sides swapped frees converted by Rachel Regan for Vincents and Anne Mc Sweeney For Plunketts.

A booking in the 41st minute was to have repercussions for Vincent’s Ciara Lambe later in the game.

A point from Anna Fitzpatrick in the 44th minute was followed just two minutes later by Vinnies second goal of the contest scored by the ever dangerous Grace Gilroy.

A few minutes earlier St Vincents had sent on Niamh Hetherton who the night previously had played a full part in Clontarf Ladies Footballers All Ireland Intermediate Final win.

And the All Ireland winner showed no ill effects from the previous nights exploits when introduced driving from midfield and Hetherton swung over a super point to stretch her sides lead.

With nine minutes to go in the game the earlier yellow card for Ciara Lambe came back to haunt her as she was shown a second yellow and subsequent red as Vincents were reduced to 14.

But unfortunately for Plunketts they couldn’t take advantage of their numerical advantage and it was Vincents who grabbed the final two scores of the game with two converted frees from Grace Gilroy.

 

St.Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh Scorers :

 

11. Roisin O’Neill Cunningham 1-01

9. Gaby Couch 0-01

8. Anne Mc Sweeney 0-01 (1f)

 

St.Vincents Scorers:

 

6. Grace Gilroy 1-04 (3f)

9. Aisling Kelly 1-00

16. Rachel Regan 0-02 (2f)

5. Anna Fitzpatrick 0-01

8. Niamh Hetherton 0-01

 

St.Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh:

 

1. Aoife Walsh

2. Mollie Forde

3. Alice Leahy

4. Caoimhe Bresnan

5. Saoirse Nolan

6. Alannah Cunningham

7. Olivia Boland

8. Anne McSweeney

9. Gaby Couch

10. Eimear Murphy

11. Roisin O’Neill Cunningham

12. Eimear McCarney

13. Robyn Clarke

21. Claire Cummins

15. Ali Graham Quinn

 

St.Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh Substitutions:

 

20. Eva Kearney for 13. Robyn Clarke (HT)

16. Hannah Foley Brown for 15. Ali Graham Quinn (46th Min)

19. Kate Masterson for 2. Mollie Forde (46th Min)

 

St.Vincents:

 

2. Claire Clinton

3. Rachel Dunne

4. Abbey Farrell

6. Grace Gilroy

7. Aoife Hayes

9. Aisling Kelly

11. Aoife Lambe

12. Ciara Lambe

14. Jane Murray

16. Rachel Regan

17. Zara Ryan

18. Anna Sullivan

20. Aoife Traynor

21. Caoimhe Walshe

22. Caoimhe Woods

 

St.Vincents Substitutions:

 

8. Niamh Hetherton for 21. Caoimhe Walshe (40th Min)

5. Anna Fitzpatrick for 14. Jane Murray (41st Min)

13. Sophie Moorehouse Carroll for 9. Aisling Kelly (52nd Min)

 

Dublin Camogie/We Are Dublin GAA Minor D Club Championship Final

 

Faughs Celtic Camogie Squad Celebrate on the pitch with the Minor trophy after winning the Minor Club championship final

 

Faughs Celtic 4-03

Na Fianna 1-03

 

Four second half goals sealed the Minor D championship for Faughs Celtic in a keenly contested final against Na Fianna.

Once again these were two very evenly matched sides who couldn’t be separated after a highly competitive first half, but it was Faughs ability to take the chances that came their way in the second half which ultimately decided this one.

Faughs took an early two point lead inside the opening eight minutes thanks to two well struck efforts from Aoife Campbell.

But the games opening goal in the 12th minute from Aoife Tully gave Na Fianna the lead. Three minutes later the sides were level as Faughs Emily O’Brien converted a free.

The two teams all but cancelled each other out to the break and neither side added to their total to leave the score at half time, Faughs Celtic 0-03, Na Fianna 1-00.

Na Fianna took the lead two minutes after the break with a pointed free from Ciara Kavanagh.

Faughs though took control of the game with two goals in a row from Sarah Heeran

and Katie O’Brien to lead by five.

Na Fianna’s Ciara Kavanagh put just a goal between the teams with two points in a row, one an excellent effort from open play and a converted 45’.

But unfortunately for the Mobhi Road side they were to be their last scores of the game and two goals in the final ten minutes from Katie O’Brien and Kelly Laird sealed the championship for Faughs.

 

Faughs Celtic Scorers:

 

9. Katie O’Brien 2-00

11. Sarah Heeran 1-00

3. Kelly Laird 1-00

20. Aoife Campbell 0-02

8. Emily O’Brien 0-01

 

Na Fianna Scorers:

 

15. Aoife Tully 1-00

11. Ciara Kavanagh 0-03 (2f)

 

Faughs Celtic:

 

1. Sara Swaine

3. Kelly Laird

4. Emer O’Toole

5. Claire Walsh

7. Kara Kenny

8. Emily O’Brien

9. Katie O’Brien

11. Sarah Heeran

12. Sophie McEvoy

13. Lucy Cullen

14. Ciara Campbell

18. Vicky Ryan

19. Ciara Reilly

20. Aoife Campbell

25. Ciara O’Brien

 

Faughs Celtic Substitutions:

 

17. Molly Hogan for 12. Sophie McEvoy (17th Min)

12. Sophie McEvoy for 8. Emily O’Brien (46th Min)

24. Emma Lucey for 4. Emer O’Toole (49th Min)

21. Sadhbh Dunne for 11. Sarah Heeran (60th Min)

 

Na Fianna:

 

1. Laoise O’Connell

2. Alex Kelly

3. Eva Harrington

4. Eimear Carroll

6. Lara Reynolds

7. Jenny Gleeson

8. Ella Patten

9. Lucy Skelly

10. Amy Wall

11. Ciara Kavanagh

19. Ava Rogers

13. Ríonach Ní Dhonnchú

20. Caitriona Comerford

15. Aoife Tully

16. Karla Conway

 

Na Fianna Substitutions:

 

18. Emily Conlon for 6. Lara Reynolds (HT)

14. Rebecca Cullen for 4. Eimear Carroll (HT)

12. Tara Conlon for 15. Aoife Tully (46th Min)

17. Zara Tarr for 20. Catriona Comerford (46th Min)

 

Dublin Camogie/We Are Dublin GAA Minor E Club Championship Final

 

Erins Isle Camogie Squad in green and black jersey celebrate with the Minor E Trophy after their victory in the Minor Club championship

 

Erins Isle 2-05

Kilmacud Crokes 3-00

 

A thrilling second half comeback from Erins Isle secured the Minor E club championship for the Finglas outfit.

Leading by eight points at halftime Kilmacud Crokes looked completely in the driving seat, but they didn’t add to their scoring total in the second half as Isle drove relentlessly at them in the second period to get themselves back into the game and ultimately claim the victory.

It took eight minutes for the opening score in this game but it was well worth the wait with an excellent point from Molly King as Erins Isle took the lead.

But it was to be their only score of the first half and Kilmacud Crokes took control on the scoreboard with three goals in a row.

The first came in the 9th minute from Alannah Jackman after some good build up play. Seven minutes from the break and Crokes grabbed their second from Lila Joanin and as the first half entered injury time the hat-trick of goals was completed by Annie Sultan and Crokes led at the break by 3-00 to 0-01.

Isle’s needed a fast start to the second half to get themselves back into the game, but both teams missed opportunities early on and the scoreboard remained static for the opening 13 minutes.

With time not on their side the Finglas side needed scores quickly and a stunning finish from Molly King to the back of the net in the 44th minute began the comeback.

A second goal from Leah Daly with nine minutes remaining left just two points between the teams and the Isle’s tails were up.

Roared on by a passionate support they drove relentlessly forward, a converted 45’ from Robyn Lawlor was quickly followed by a converted free to bring parity between the teams with seven minutes remaining.

A minute later and Erins Isle took the lead with another Robyn Lawlor point this time from open play. That led to a tension filled end to the game, Kilmacud had a couple of chances to level the game once more but did convert and in the final minute Robyn Lawlor swung over a brilliant point to settle the nerves a little and Isles held on to claim the win and minor E title.

 

Erins Isle Scorers:

 

13. Molly King 1-01

12. Robyn Lawlor 0-04 (2f)

19. Leah Daly 1-00

 

Kilmacud Crokes Scorers:

 

10. Alannah Jackman 1-00

15. Lila Joanin 1-00

13. Annie Sultan 1-00

 

Erins Isle:

 

24. Ciara Jackson

2. Deirdre Ní Bhraoin

3. Sophie McGrane

4. Alex Fitzgerald

5. Eabha Ball

6. Aoife Hughes

7. Abbie Wilson

8. Amie Trawally

9. Caitlin Byrne

10. Jules Dixon

11. Caoimhe O’Toole

12. Robyn Lawlor

13. Molly King

14. Abbey Harrington

15. Christina Crosby

16. Nicole Byrne

17. Kate Hughes

19. Leah Daly

20. Rachel Deegan

21. Lily Conroy

23. Taylor O’Connell

 

Kilmacud Crokes:

 

1. Kate Butler

2. Jennifer Lynch

3. Beatrice Lee

4. Ellie Murray

5. Ciara Scallan

6. Niamh Ní Chonaill Nelson

7. Gráinne Keane

8. Ellen O’Brien

9. Sophie Egan

10. Alannah Jackman

11. Emer Crowley

12. Eibhe Kehoe

13. Annie Sultan

14. Isabella Kehoe

15. Lila Joanin

16. Katy O’Brien

17. Emma O’Neill

18. Eily Heffernan

19. Emily McAleese

20. Zoe Kent

21. Michaela Fitzpatrick

22. Anna Leary