Under 11 Camogie teams travelled to Cuala on Sunday last

posted 24 Apr 2013, 13:23 by Skerries Harps

Two Under 11 Camogie teams travelled to Cuala on Sunday last. It was a beautiful morning for a game. A good number of parents made the  journey across the city, This report is on the Skerries Blue team.

We were surprised to see that Cuala only had eight players for a home match  also the goals were very narrow only about half the size of  juvenile  goals used in Skerries. We had 10 players so Annie O Dea and Grace Murphy started as subs.

 Caoimhe Ni Domhnaill started in goal and was very good , she stopped the ball first before clearing it which is far better than pulling on it and risk missing the sliotar. Molly Nealon and Saibhe Kelly took charge of the backs and were very solid making some good interceptions and good clearances.

At midfield were Leah Howell with a new hurley , Jessica Cashin and Ciara Rigney. They all got through a lot of work and were on top from early on.

In attack we had Hannah Lengenhagger and Kerri Costello.

After a bit of pressure from Cuala,Skerries started to fight  back  and with Leah Howell and Jessica Cashin and Ciara Rigney getting stuck in we felt our chances would come, Kerri Costello had a few chances but she she didn’t have her direction right so they went wide , Ciara Rigney got a goal after good pressure  and then Kerri Costello got her shoulder pointed towards goal and scored a cracker. Hannah Lengenhagger was very busy up front and went very close a few times with a bit more practice she will be a very good player. Annie O Dea came on at mid field and helped to keep pressure on Cuala and then Jessica Cashin got a lovely goal from a good distance out, again she steadied herself and rather than pull wildly she aimed at goal and it went in. 3 zero for Skerries at half time.

In the second half Grace Murphy came on and went in goal , she had a very sore foot and was unable to play outfield and very quickly she pushed a ball around the post to prevent Cuala . After a  while Grace hit  a beauty of a puck out that Saibhe Kelly caught skilfully in mid-air and nearly scored to go with the goal she got last week , Saibh hit a powerful drive late on and was unlucky it went wide mainly due to the smaller goals.

Caoimhe Ni Domhnaill now playing in the forwards was firing in shots towards goal and one great one came off to keep Harps in front, by this stage Cuala had got a few goals back and with Molly and Saibhe up front Annie and Ciara defended strongly but not before Ciara Rigney had got another goal to make it another win for the Harps,