Tuesday, January 16, 2018

St. Angela’s Ursuline 1-12

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Sacred Heart Clonakilty (Cork) 0-5

The St. Angela’s Ursuline team celebrate after their Munster Senior B Colleges Camogie Final win over Sacred Heart, Clonakilty on Saturday.

Munster Senior B Colleges Camogie Final

St. Angela’s Ursuline Waterford captured the Munster Colleges Senior B Championship on Saturday afternoon in Clonakilty. The Ursuline girls beat Sacred Heart of Clonakilty on a scoreline of 1-12 to 0-5. Although the scoreline may suggest a comfortable win this was certainly not the case.
This was a hard fought victory where the St. Angela’s girls dug deep to secure victory in very difficult playing conditions.
The Clonakilty defence played with a sweeper throughout the game to try and curtail the St. Angela’s forwards. Clonakilty took the lead but Ciara O’Sullivan chipped in with a delightful point to get the girls off the mark. Scores were hard to come by in the first-half with Aoife Fitzgerald and Abby Flynn both getting their names on the scoresheet. Annie Fitzgerald was as reliable as always slotting over three frees for which the St. Angela’s girls had to work extremely hard for. Rachael Walsh and Abby Flynn tried tirelessly to get in for a goal but the Clonakilty defence stood firm. St. Angela’s lost Kate Lynch in the first-half through illness also which was a big blow to the St. Angela’s girls. The Waterford girls lead by two points at the break.
St. Angela’s started the second-half a refreshed team. Clonakilty got a penalty from a dubious free and their goalkeeper came up to take it and scored a point, putting the bare minimum of a point between the teams.
The goal came from Annie Fitzgerald from a long range free. From there on in the Ursuline took over and grew in confidence. Clodagh Carroll dominated midfield making run after run. Abbie Flynn thwarted the Clonakilty forwards, drawing frees and chipping over two lovely points. Aoife Fitzgerald got two magnificent points to stretch the lead and Annie Fitgerald sealed victory with two frees. The Ursuline defence were magnificent throughout. They worked tirelessly to curtail the Clonakilty forwards. Captain Colette Hogan lifted the cup after joyous scenes on the pitch.
A fantastic win for the Ursuline girls. They have become the third Waterford Schools team to clinch Munster Senior Colleges B silverware. They now go on to play an All-Ireland semi-final on February 10.
Special mention must also be directed to the St. Angela’s Junior Team. They are competing in the Munster Colleges Junior A final this weekend against Ursuline, Thurles. History awaits this dedicated talented bunch of girls as no Camogie School in Waterford has ever
clinched an A colleges title. We wish them well.

ST. ANGELA’S PANEL: Leah O’ Donoghue (Gailltír), Shauna Farrell (Butlerstown), Lucy Hogan (De La Salle), Emma Flynn (Gailltír), Leah Sheridan (Gailltír), Colette Hogan (De La Salle), Hannah Flynn (Gailltír), Kate Lynch (Gailltír), Clodagh Carroll (Gailltír), Annie Fitzgerald (Gailltír), Niamh Murphy (De La Salle), Abby Flynn (De La Salle), Aleisha McDonald (St. Annes), Aoife Fitzgerald (Gailltír), Ciara O’Sullivan (Gailltír), Racheal Walsh (Butlerstown), Sorcha Cantwell (Gailltír), Sarah Maher (Gailltír), Clodagh Curham (Gailltír), Alisha Flynn (Gailltír), Laoise McLoughlin (Gailltír), Nell Murphy (Mooncoin), Emer Walsh (Gailltír), Deanna O’Brien (Butlerstown), Lina Sadiki Llodra.

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