Big wins for Donard, Ballinacor and Knockananna
THE NEW season for the camogie clubs in the county started last Sunday with the first round of matches played in the Senior league.
However before the league started it was announced that Glenealy had withdrawn their Senior team from competitions for this season due to a shortage of players.
They had similar problems last year but it was hoped that they would be back in action for 2014, unfortunately they are unable to field again this year.
It is a pity to see a club like Glenealy, with a proud tradition in both hurling and camogie not being able to field a team at Senior level.
In the three matches that were played, Kilcoole travelled to Donard to play last year’s champions. However, Donard proved to be very strong and they came away with a comprehensive victory over a very young Kilcoole side.
In the second match Ballinacor made the long journey to Kiltegan.
It proved to be a fruitful trip for the Glenmalure outfit as they came home with a victory in a fairly closely contested match, and so the season has got off to a good start for Ballinacor.
The third match saw the Intermediate champions from last year, Avoca, take on the Senior champions, Knockananna, in Avoca. This match was closely contested for the first half with only a couple of points in it at the break. However, Knockananna turned on the style in the second half and they showed why they are Senior champions, running out easy winners on a scoreline of 6-08 to 0-05.
Before this match started there was a presentation of new jerseys made by Miley Doyle from Avoca Recycling Centre to the Avoca camogie girls.
Miley raised the money with a scrap metal collection for the club. The club would like to thank Miley and Wicklow County Council for their generosity.
Fixtures for next Sunday April 6 are as follows: Ballinacor v Knockananna; Donard v Kiltegan; Kilcoole v Avoca
All games at 12pm. First named team at home.
The Avoca camogie team with their new jerseys sponsored by Miley Doyle from Avoca Recycling Centre.