Coláiste Bhríde girls win camogie crown

Bray People - - GAA SCHOOLS ROUND-UP -

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.

SE­NIOR FOOT­BALL

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.

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