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Majella Sylvester, Mary Curtin



Back row (l-r) – Sarah Curtin, Aisling Crowley, Hannah Kierans, Robyn Jenkinson Butler, Ciara Dixey, Ciara Rohan,
Laura Hinchcliffe, Rebekah Hickey.

Front row (l-r) – Danielle Holmes, Amy Horgan, Shauna Dorgan, Julie Foley, Andrea Buttimer, Rachael Sheehan.
Missing from photo: Eve Corry, Holly Brehany, Carmel Cronin, Shannon Kane & Gemma McConville


Date Competition Opponent Result
20th Oct County Final Cobh Carrigtwohill 3-3 Cobh 1-4
2nd Sept Championship Grenagh Carrigtwohill 6-13 Grenagh 0-1
7th July 7-side Blitz Various Click here for more



County Championship Final v Cobh in Castle Road on Saturday the 20th of October 2012

Carrigtwohill 3-3 Cobh 1-4

Carrigtwohill Minors conquer Cobh in closely contested county final

Carrigtwohill Minor camogie team had a great victory in the Minor D Championship county final against near neighbours Cobh at Castle Road on Saturday the 20th of October 2012.
Weather conditions were almost perfect with only a moderate breeze blowing the length of the pitch towards the Blackrock Castle end.
Carrigtwohill won the toss and elected to play with the breeze in the first half. The opening exchanges were tight, but it was Cobh who settled into the game quicker and were delivering good ball from the half back line and midfield into their forwards. It was one of these deliveries which led to the opening score of the game with a Cobh player kicking the ball into the net after it broke in front of the Carrig goal. This was followed by a point for Cobh after a free was conceded by the Carrig backs.

With the Cobh defence initially repelling all attacks, Julie Foley and Rebekah Hickey then started to get on top in midfield. And it was a great ball by Rebekah Hickey into the full forward line that resulted in Carrig’s first score. Ciara Dixey collected and offloaded an excellent handpass to captain Rachel Sheehan who was on the run and heading for goal. Despite the Cobh goalie’s best efforts, Rachel’s low shot hit the back of the net. The momentum had swung and Ciara Dixey and Ciara Rohan both added points to leave Carrig leading by 2. The concession of a couple of frees by the Carrig backs brought the game back to parity. 1-3 each. Rachel Sheehan then added another point to edge Carrig in front. With the game nearing half time it looked like Carrig would only carry a slender lead at the break.

But then a ball ended up in front of the Cobh goal and the lively Holly Brehany nipped in to knock the ball into the net. Then, hardly a minute later, a long clearance from the Carrig defence was plucked from the air by Rachel Sheehan who turned and ran towards goal. She unleashed an unstoppable shot to the bottom right hand corner of the net. This was the final score of the half, Carrig 3-3 Cobh 1-3.

The second half was a very tense affair. With a reasonable lead but a stiffening breeze in their faces, Carrig were under pressure from the start. Cobh came out with all guns blazing and were pushing hard for an early score. The half back line of Danielle Holmes, Amy Horgan and Hannah Kierans were doing their best to keep Cobh out and had to work very hard to do so. Cobh continued to push forward but with Sarah Curtin at full back driving out with the ball and Shannon Kane and Shauna Dorgan staying tight on their markers, they managed to keep Cobh at bay. The timely introduction of Andrea Buttimer (midfield) and Eve Corry (corner back) early into the second half really lifted the team with Andrea carrying the ball forward and relieving the pressure on the backs. The pressure mounted again however as Cobh scored a point from a free. A goal then seemed on the cards for Cobh as a dropping ball dropped into the square appeared to be heading for the corner of the net. Out of nowhere Shauna Dorgan somehow got a touch on the ball and managed to deflect it out for a ’65 (which was then sent wide). A few minutes later a dangerous ball again dropped in around the square and only quick reactions from Carmel Cronin avoided what seemed a certain goal. Carrig were riding their luck a small bit and at this stage the game could still have gone either way. Some of the Carrig forwards fell back into the defence to help relieve the pressure with Robyn Jenkins-Butler, Aisling Crowley and Rachel Sheehan trying to get the ball cleared away up the field. Their efforts prevailed as the referee finally blew the whistle and Carrig had won on a scoreline of 3-3 to 1-4.


This was a good, tough, keenly contested game between 2 well matched teams.
This was Carrigtwohill’s first ever minor camogie team so it was a fantastic achievement to win the county final in their first year. It was a thoroughly enjoyable game and Carrig’s overall performance was deserving of their victory. The team displayed some great qualities; hard work, determination and the desire to win. They never gave up and all 19 players should be proud of their efforts and their contributions in all of the games they played.


It’s important to note that this achievement wasn’t just as a result of the good work put in this year, rather a culmination of the efforts of all the coaches who have been involved over the last 5 or 6 years. If it wasn’t for those efforts in setting up the juvenile club and continuing to train and develop young teams from u-6 and upwards, there would have been no minor team to line out last Saturday.
And finally, the players. It was great to see so many of the players who won the camogie club’s first ever underage title 4 years ago in the u-14 county final against Ballyhea play in the minor county final.


Minor Panel: Carmel Cronin, Shauna Dorgan, Sarah Curtin, Shannon Kane, Hannah Kierans, Amy Horgan, Danielle Holmes, Julie Foley, Rebekah Hickey, Robyn Jenkins-Butler, Ciara Rohan, Aisling Crowley, Ciara Dixey, Rachel Sheehan, Holly Brehany, Andrea Buttimer, Eve Corry, Gemma McConville, Laura Hinchcliff.




Championship v Grenagh in Carrigtwohill on Sunday 2nd September 2012

Carrigtwohill 6-13 Grenagh 0-1

A bit of history was made in Pairc de Barra on Sunday 2nd Sept when Carrigtwohill fielded their very first minor camogie team in the 1st round of the Minor Camogie Championship (D) against Grenagh.
On an afternoon of warm sunshine Carrig started very brightly and soon the scores were flowing. Rachael Sheehan opened Carrigâ•˙s account with a well taken point after 2 mins. This was quickly followed by another point from Rachael before she lashed the ball to the net for the first goal of the game. The full forward line were in devastating form as Ciara Dixey also got in on the act when a pass from Rachael Sheehan allowed her to finish with aplomb and rattle the back of the net. Ciara and Rachael added further points from frees and play including another 2 goals before half time to amass a whopping 4-7 between them. Ciara Rohan at centre forward chipped in with her first point of the game with a fine score before half time. Half time score Carrig 4-8, Grenagh 0-0.

Grenagh were obviously struggling but this was evident from before the game when both teams agreed to play 13 a side as this was the limit of players available to Grenagh. The second half started in similar fashion with Carrig totally dominant. Laura Hinchcliffe continued to carry the ball forward at every opportunity and fellow midfielder Rebekah Hickey delivered great ball time and time again into the forwards. With Rachael Sheehan substituted at half time, Sarah Curtin made her transition from full back to full forward look very easy as she made a big impact scoring 2 goals. Aisling Crowley and Robyn Jenkinson Butler at half forward continued to work the ball into the full forward line with Aisling adding some fine scores and finishing the game with 1-2 to her name. Ciara Rohan also impressed in the second half and finished the game strongly scoring a further 1-2.

While a lot of credit must go to the forwards for taking their scores well, the backs did equally well conceding only 1 point in the entire game. Julie Foley, Eve Corry, Amy Horgan and Shauna Dorgan mopped up any dangerous ball, and Andrea Buttimer in goal was more of a spectator than a player. Hannah Kierans and Danielle Holmes didnâ•˙t weaken the team in the slightest and did very well when they came on. In fairness to Grenagh, they didnâ•˙t drop the heads and kept going until the very end, but Carrig were just too strong. The game finished Carrig 8-13 (although the official score recorded was 6-13), Grenagh 0-1.
Tougher battles lie ahead, but this was an excellent performance from the team and the girls should be looking forward to the next game with great confidence.



7-side Blitz in St Finbarrs on Saturday 7th July 2012

For the first time in the clubs history, Carrigtwohill Camogie Club had a minor team line out on a sunny Saturday afternoon in St. Finbarr’s GAA grounds on the 7th of July.

St. Finbarr’s were hosting an U18 7-a-side camogie blitz being run by the Munster Council.

Carrig’s first match was against Banteer who started well and went 3 points up. Rachel Sheehan replied with a quick point and Robyn Jenkinson Butler made a lovely run to set Rachel up for a fine goal to bring Carrig right back into the match. Ciara Dixey picked off a couple of nice points to keep the scoreboard ticking over before Banteer netted just before half time. Some fresh legs were introduced at half time but Banteer were the first to score with a second goal. But with Rebekah Hickey and Ciara Rohan on top in midfield, and Shauna Dorgan and Sarah Curtin getting to grips with the Banteer forwards, it was only matter of time before Carrig scored. The pressure told and Ciara Rohan struck a ground ball first time into the net to level the scores with time just up at 2-3 each.

The second game saw Carrig play St. Finbarr’s. The hosts started better and raced into an early lead. Despite their best efforts, there was little ball coming into Charlotte Kidney and Laura Hinchcliffe in the full forward line. Carmel Cronin came out of goals in the second half and got stuck in at midfield. Julie Foley was trying hard in defence and the team were rewarded for their efforts when Rachel Sheehan handpassed to the net for a goal. That was as good as it got for Carrig though as the game ended 1-4 to 1-0 to The Barrs.
The final group game was against Na Piarsaigh. Andrea Buttimer found herself very busy on the goal early on but could do little to prevent the 2 goals conceded in quick succession in the first few minutes. Rachel Sheehan goaled yet again to reduce the gap with a well taken goal only for Na Piarsiagh to score again. Amy Horgan and Eve Corry really tightened things up at the back and Carrig pushed hard to get back into the game. The girls played very well from here on and managed to get within 2 points of drawing level. But playing only 8 minutes a side, Carrig ran out of time and Na Piarsaigh pointed at the death. Final score Carrig 1-5, Na Piarsaigh 3-2.

Overall it was a very enjoyable day and a good opportunity to get the girls playing together. The selectors were delighted with the turnout and the performance and were able to try out all the players. It was great to get a full squad and hopefully this will bode well for the championship. Well done to all.


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