U14C Camogie Championship Quarter-Final
Erins Own vs Carrigtwohill in Erins Own, Tuesday 18th September
Carrigtwohill 7:5 Erins Own 3:6
Our Carrigtwohill U14s have had it too easy in the run up to this Championship and so we were fully expecting a much tougher challenge this evening. And Erins Own did not fail to deliver such a challenge. With everything to play for, they started fast and attacked from the first whistle, keeping our girls relatively quiet for the opening 15 minutes. A few wides from Erins Own and strong defending from Maedhbh, Katie and Leah with Ciara Horgan staying strong in goals, kept the score board at bay. A point from Sinead and goal from Kerrie opened our scoreboard and seemed to settle things a bit as our girls got into their stride and fought back. Sinead added 2 more points to the scoreboard with both Aisling Sexton and Ciara Walsh scoring a lovely goal each from frees.
Score at half time whistle was 3:3 to 0:2.
Again the 2nd half saw Erins Own starting with great determination and strength and scored a goal and point in quick succession within 5 minutes of the starting whistle. Sinead found the back of the net shortly afterwards and from then on it was a battle to the finish with Erins Own not letting up. However our girls showed us their skills and commitment and once again left nothing on the pitch. Ruth and Alannah worked well together in full forward positions scoring a goal each in quick succession, which came at an important time of the match, with Erins Own pushing hard and scoring 2 goals and 3 points. Michaela and Katie Walsh adding to the scoreboard towards the final minutes evened things up a bit. With Erins Own scoring 3:4 to our 4:2 in the 2nd half, the final score ended in a deserved and hard fought win to Carrigtwohill 7:5 to 3:6.
Job well done to each and every one of the girls on the pitch tonight. Congratulations to both players and mentors on reaching the semi-finals, where we will go head to head with Brian Dillons.
Carrigtwohill Panel: – Abbie O’Connor, Aisling Sexton (C), Aoife Lehane (S), April Normyle, Ciara Horgan, Ciara Walsh, Holly Madden (S), Katie Ryan, Katie Walsh, Kerri Dorgan, Leah Parker, Maedhbh de Burca, Michaela Horgan, Rachel Desmond (S), Ruth Ahern, Sinead Crowley. (All subs used)