Great win for U.16 Camogie

St.Martins u.16 camogie team finished their season on a high with a great win over neighbours O’Loughlin Gaels in the Shield Final on Tuesday night in St. John’s Park. There was nothing between the sides in a keenly contested first half. The girls battled hard with scores from Laura Tynan (1-2) and Rebecca Roche (0-1) and were just trailing by a single point at half time and would have been better off on the score board but for fine saves from the O’Loughlin Gaels goalkeeper.  Not to be outdone, St. Martin’s netminder Caoimhe McGuinness also pulled off some great saves throughout the game.  Half time score: O’Loughlin Gaels 1-4 St.Martins 1-3.  The second half saw St. Martin’s come out with great determination. O’Loughlin’s extended their lead by three points but St. Martin’s came back at them again with points from Laura Tynan and Alannah Keegan followed by a goal from Laura Tynan and a further 1-1 added by Katie O’Neill to take the lead. Loughlin’s got a consolation goal deep in injury time but the Saints took the spoils on a score line of St. Martin’s 3-8 to O’Loughlin Gaels 2-7.

Team: Caoimhe McGuinness, Chloe Dooley, Therese Kelly, Fiona Manning, Orlaith Cahill, Annie Dowling, Clodagh Hanlon, Katie Holohan, Claire Moore, Laura McDowell, Laura Tynan (2-5), Rebecca Roche (0-1), Kate Geoghegan, Katie O’Neill (1-1), Catriona Murtagh.

Subs: (all used) Alannah Keegan (0-1), Sinead Healy, Martina Morrissey, Emma Taylor, Hazel Moore, Grainne Kelly (inj). Roisin Coady (unavailable)

Selectors: Paddy Morrissey, Tom Dooley, Pat Geoghegan

Referee: Seamus Quigley

15th September 2015