Skerries win Minor Camogie League Final

posted 7 Dec 2015, 01:44 by Skerries Harps

The Division Three Minor Camogie League Final was played between Naomh Olafs and Skerries Harps on the Thomas Davis Astro on Kiltipper Road, approximately seven months later than it should have.

Following on from Storm Desmond the conditions we very favourable for this time of the year. Both teams were well prepared for this game following four weeks of Championship games. Skerries started off quickly with a well taken goal from Alix Buckley. Alix quickly followed this with two points from Play. In a hard fought first half Olafs came back strongly with a goal and a point. Skerries followed this with another goal from Nicola Thorne. The Olafs full back line did well to keep Skerries from scoring more, while the Skerries half back line lead by Captain Maura O’Callaghan and half forward line were dominant. The Referee blew for half time with Skerries leading 2-2 to 1-3.

The second half was a harder fought battle with Olafs on top for many parts of the game, but unable to turn opportunities into scores, partially due to some tremendous goalkeeping from Niamh Kirby in the Skerries Net and brave defending from Shona McMahon and Ona Keegan in Full back. With some great defending on both sides, scores this half were at a premium. Skerries and Olafs been held to two points apiece with Skerries getting one point from play by Nicola Thorne and a well taken free from Veronica Fay Watts. Olafs had a 45 and a point from play also. When the final whistle went, it was a relieved Skerries who found themselves still two points up on a score line of 2-4 to 1-5. A Minor league final for Skerries and a Championship final yet to play before Christmas.

Team: Alix Buckley, Caroline Sisk,Veronica Fay-Watts, Nicola Thorne, Alex Rice, Siun MacGabhan ‎,Maura O'Callaghan (Capt.) Sive Duncan, Ona Keegan, Dara Bogan, Erin Williams, Emma Dardis. Shona McMahon, Grace Leech, Ellen Hoey, Caoimhe Fitchner, ‎Sarah Austin, Rosin O' Connor Flanagan, Niamh Kirkby, Aoife Kelly.