Goals Help Kilkenny Claim Leinster U16A Camogie Title
It wasn’t Dublin’s day today as Kilkenny outperformed Jonny Jackson’s side to win an entertaining final by 11 points and were crowned Leinster U16A Camogie champions.
Kilkenny’s ability to score goals at vital stages of each half and the fact Dublin played a couple of levels below their best were the key factors to the result of the game.
Dublin has the better of the opening stages and led by 0-03 to 0-02 after ten minutes, the Dublin points scored by Ellie Young with two converted free and Emma Diamond with a nice score from play.
Midway through the opening half there was nothing to separate the teams with the score 0-04 apiece.
But an unanswered 1-03 between the 17th and 29th minute from Kilkenny with the goal coming from Aine Doyle put the girls from the Marble City in control and at the break Dublin found themselves six adrift with the half-time score Dublin 0-05 and Kilkenny 1-08.
It was a tight start to the second half, Kilkenny extended their lead with two points from Aine Doyle but Dublin responded with two of their own scored by Emma Diamond and Aisling Gannon.
But Kilkenny all but finished off the game as a contest with a 2-02 scoring burst with Leah Brett and Keara Ryan grabbing the goals.
Dublin’s Phoebe Shannon struck a nice point from play, Kilkenny hit back with a point of their own from Cria Langton. Ellie Young then converted her third free of the game.
The final blow looked to have been struck with 11 minutes to go when Sarah Barcoe scored Kilkenny’s fourth of the final. But the Dublin girls didn’t let their heads drop and had their best spell of the game and scored 1-03 without reply, Aisling Gannon hitting a bullet of a shot to the net.
Unfortunately time ran out for Dublin and Kilkenny were deservedly crowned Leinster U16A Camogie Champions.
12. Ellie Young 0-05 (5f)
14. Aisling O’Neill 0-04
11. Aisling Gannon 1-01
13. Emma Diamond 0-02
9. Phoebe Shannon 0-01
15. Leah Brett 1-03
12. Aine Doyle 1-03
21. Keara Ryan 1-02 (1f)
10. Kate Lyng 0-04
11. Sarah Barcoe 1-01
14. Cria Langton 0-01
17. Bri O’Donoghue 0-01
1. Laura Grendon
2. Niamh Crowley
3. Caitriona McMahon
4. Lily Rooney
5. Lucy Quinn
6. Claire Gannon
7. Millie Reid
8. Lauren Dawson
9. Phoebe Shannon
10. Annabelle Timothy
11. Aisling Gannon
12. Ellie Young
13. Emma Diamond
14. Aisling O’Neill
15. Ellie Kane
18. Teagan Comber for 3. Caitriona McMahon (HT)
22. Róisín Ní Chathasaigh for 15. Ellie Kane (40)
25. Eille O’Connor 5. Lucy Quinn (40)
30. Jane Maguire for 2. Niamh Crowley (53)
24. Éile O’Ceallaigh for 13. Emma Diamond (57)
1. Amy Lehane
7. Cliodhna O’Shea
3. Patsy Kenny
4. Ellie Peters
5. Niamh Phelan
6. Aine Kirwan
8. Sontae Jackson
11. Sarah Barcoe
9. Kate McClusky
10. Kate Lyng
17. Bri O’Donoghue
21. Keara Ryan
14. Cria Langton
15. Leah Brett
18. Hannah Cooney
12. Aine Doyle for 18. Hannah Cooney (25)
13. Roisin Ahern for 15. Leah Brett (51)
20. Anna Doheny for 5. Niamh Phelan (54)
16. Eva Collins for 14. Cria Langton (54)
19. Maire Clare O’Dwyer for 21. Keara Ryan (51)