Coláiste Bhríde girls win camogie crown
COUNTY WICKLOW Post primary schools senior camogie finals took place in Pearse Park, Arklow on Tuesday of last week.
In the A final the holders Colaiste Bhride Carnew retained the Liam Kavanagh Cup with a comfortable win over Scoil Chonglais Baltinglass.
The very skilful and balanced Colaiste Bhride side led from the start and kept the pressure on their opponents throughout. Scoil Chonglais,with Kelly Keane looking dangerous in possession, found scoring difficult against a strong defence with goalkeeper Bridin O’Rourke excelling.
After the game the Liam kavanagh Cup was presented to the Colaiste Bhride captain Mairead Sheehan.
Colaiste Bhride Carnew: Bridin O'Rourke, Sarah Lifely, Ciara Nolan, Una Sinnott, Katie Kenny, Eimear Sullivan (1-0), Mairead Sheehan (Capt. 1-2), Caoimhe Roche (0-2), Emily Rose Byrne (1-2), Michaela Smyth (3-2), Mary Anne Sheehan (1-0), Aoife Sullivan. SUBS: Emily O'Reilly (2-0), Aisling Quigley, Niamh Shannon, Kelsey Murphy. Coach: Joan Lancaster. Maor Uisce: Anna Hennessy.
Scoil Chonglais Baltinglass: Sarah Jane Winder, Aoife Case, Elizabeth Dowling, Laura Burke, Niamh O'Rourke, Sarah Case, Michelle Farrell (capt), Kate Winder, Jackie Hanbidge, Paula Faulkner, Kelly Keane, Molly Byrne. Coach: Marie O'Meara.
Dominican College Wicklow won the B title beating Abbey Community College in the final.
Abbey matched their local rivals in the first half in all areas except scoring. The chief reason for this was the outstanding display of chief scorer Laura Manley for Dominican.
The second half was a low scoring one with Dominican College never in danger. The trophy was presented to DCW captain Hayley Jameson after the game.
Dominican College: Amy Doyle, Aoibheann Barnaville, Stephanie Higgins, Lisa Hogan, Laura Manley, Shauna O Meara, Hayley Jameson (Capt), Gemma Fitzgerald, Shauna Doyle, Stacy O'Neill, Amy Beale, Shannon Doyle, Emma Shortall. Coach: Tom Doyle
Abbey CC Wicklow: Michaela Dunne, April Dickenson, Louise Dickenson, Shannon O'leary, Nikkita Dempsey, Niamh O'Brien, Lisa Bolger, Shona Dickenson, Louise Vickers, Nicole Hughes, Danielle Doyle, Christina Healy. Coach: Fiona McShane.
Two of the fancied teams in the Boys Senior Football Championship Colaiste Chraobh Abhann Kilcoole and St Kevin's CC Dunlavin comfortably qualified for the semi-final stage with wins during the week.
Chraobh Abhann defeated Colaiste Raithin Bray by 3-16 to 0-4 while St Kevin's were too good for Scoil Chonglais Baltinglass on a 2-14 to 1-1 scoreline. These two fine teams will soon meet in what promises to be a thrilling semi final.
Colaiste Raithin started prominently but as the game went on the all round strength and teamwork of the Kilcoole school proved crucial. At half time they led by 2-8 to 0-3 and there was no way back for Raithin despite the efforts of the Mac Suibhnes and Seosamh O Duill.
CHRAOBH ABHANN: Darren Byrne, Stephen McHugh, Philip O'Connor, Peter Burke 0-1, Stephen Davis, Darren Gammell, Michael Heffernan 0-2, Matt Mannix 0-1, Danny Kavanagh 1-1, Danny Keane 0-1, Conor McKenna 0-1, Shane Magee 1-4, Sean Heffernan 0-2, Niall Byrne, Ian Farrell 1-1. SUBS: Ger Byrne, Ronan Maher, Karl Carty 0-2, Darragh Browne.
COLAISTE RAITHIN: Daryl Thompson, Glenn Flood, Enda O Maolmhuaidh, Ronan O Mhaonaile, Ishmael Mnensa, Nicky Mac Suibhne, Daire O Lochain, Piaras Mac Suibhne 01, Padraig O Crualaoich, Seosamh O Duill 0-2, Steffan O Coileir, Donnacha Mideach, Ian O Ceilleachair 0-1, Jamie Shortt, Shane O Lochain. SUBS Oisin McCann, Jack Blair, Liam O Muireaagain
GIRLS JUNIOR FOOTBALL
An exciting quarter final in the A championship went to extra-time before the holders Scoil Chonglais Baltinglass edged out Colaiste Bhride Carnew by 9-9 to 8-9. They will play Avondale CC in the semi-final. The other semi is between Loreto College Bray and Colaiste Raithin.
SOUTH LEINSTER JUNIOR FOOTBALL C FINAL
Heywood CS Laois 4-10, De La Salle College Wicklow 2-5: De La Salle's Leinster run in Junior football came to an end on Wednesday, March 16, in Kildavin, Co.Carlow as Laois school Heywood CS gained revenge for their defeat against De La Salle in the same stage of the Leinster Juvenile football competition two years ago. On that occasion many of the same players for De La Salle went on to progress to a Leinster semi-final where they were only narrowly beaten by Dunshaughlin, who went on to win the competition outright.
This time round however, De La Salle found themselves with a lot to do at half-time, going in 1-6 to 0-2 at the interval. Despite a spirited second half comeback from De Le Salle with great efforts from Ronan Doyle and Adam Cox, Heywood remained on top, getting a goal from the penalty spot and then adding another 24 from play to assure their dominance. De La Salle battled bravely with some outstanding displays from Sean Buckley, Patrick Duffy, and John Crowe in the backs, while captain Mark O'Sullivan and James Kavanagh tried hard from midfield and centreforward.
De La Salle: Gary Browne, Gavin Weir, Emmet Cullen, Sean Buckley, John Crowe, Matthew Cullen, Patrick Duffy, Ronan Doyle, Mark O'Sullivan, Adam Cox, James Kavanagh, Jordan Pettigrew, Aaron Nugent, Andrew Murphy, Daniel Staunton. Subs: Ian Murphy, Conor Linnane, Jordan Giannikis, Luke Byrne, Robbie Gill.