Camogie News Tuesday 27th October

Tullaroan too strong for Senior B Camogie

After a magnificent win in the Dublin Championship the previous week, the Senior B camogie team knew that they would be up against it when faced with a trip to play Kilkenny Intermediate champions Tullaroan on Sunday last. A fine Boden crowd added to the large home contingent.

It would have been a difficult assignment with a full strength team, but we were without four players from last week’s panel who were abroad & Sarah Lambert’s back injury hadn’t cleared up so she joined Aoife O’ Leary on the injury list.

A good start was essential, and throughout the first half the Boden girls gave as much as they got.The Tullaroan side was an experienced one, and they started well. However Orla Tevlin forced a goal from close range to give the Boden girls a lift. This was quickly followed by a fine individual score by Claire Kirwan, who always looked dangerous. Tullaroan began to get on top, but a fine point by Leanne Barrett before half-time left just a point between the sides. The defence had stood firm throughout the half, well marshalled by goalkeeper Emer & full back Grace Walsh,and particular mention to Fiona Masterson who played very well despite having a severe chest infection.

The wind got up early in the second half, and Tullaroan took advantage of it. They proceeded to pick off some nice points and build up a significant lead. Emer O’ Leary got a nice point for Boden, but a couple of late goals gave the score-line a flattering look.

The work ethic from the Boden girls was never in question, and every girl gave their all right up to the final whistle. They wished Tullaroan well in the Leinster final and can look back with pride on their recent performances.

Bearing in mind that 11 of these girls are 18yrs of age or under, we hope to be involved in many battles for silverware in the coming years. These girls now look forward to the commencement of the Minor championship in the coming weeks.

Many thanks to everybody for their support on Sunday and indeed throughout the Championship campaign.

Team: Emer O’ Leary, Aoife O’ Neill, Grace Walsh, Fiona Masterson, Rebeka Kamver, Aoife Tobin, Grainne Corcoran, Laura Burns, Aoife O’ Brien, Leanne Barrett, Aisling O’ Leary, Danielle White, Orla Tevlin, Claire Kirwan, Eimear Butler, Ciara O’ Neill, Eve O’ Donoghue, Aine O’ Brien

U13 Camogie girls enjoy trip to Kiltegan

Kiltegan GAA, Wicklow V Ballyboden St. Endas U13, Sat Oct 17th 2015

U13 Camogie had an end of season road trip on Sat Oct 17th to play Wicklow runners up , Kiltegan Gaa Club. We had a lovely day in a village setting and while the girls were all on time, our bus let us down and we were a little rushed in our warm-up.

After a slow start which saw the home team get an opening goal, we settled well into our stride and had a spell of dominance after about 15 minutes which won us the game. There were a lot of fine long balls being delivered into the forwards by the O’Shea twins and a blitz of goals before half time saw us leading 4.0 to 1.0 at half time.

The second half was a lot more even, and we had good defensive work from Zoe, Ciara, Rebecca and Caragh to keep them from scoring. In the end our superior strength saw Boden gain the win with fine scores from Kiara, Aisling and Sarah White who had her best ever game for us.

After the game our friendly hosts arranged a reception in the village community centre for us before we headed to bowling on the way home.

Our injured players Sarah Reynolds, Niamh Ryan and Éabha Kelly all featured on the winning bowling team and celebrated with ice cream etc at McDonalds on the way back to t

Final score – Ballyboden St. Endas 7-1, Kiltegan 1-2