The big news on the Camogie front is the commencement of the Senior 1 Championship, in which we are the defending champions and going for 5-in-a-row. First up for he Senior A’s next Tuesday 9th is a tough trip to N Mearnog for a 6.30pm throw in.

The Senior B’s had a disappointing defeat to Thomas Davis last Thursday evening in their League campaign. We can make amends tomorrow Thursday with an away game to N Fionnbarra. A win here will probably put us in a promotion play-off. This may possibly delay the beginning of their Championship, which at present is due begin with a home fixture on Thursday 11th to Na Fianna.

The Senior C’s were unfortunate to go down to Na Fianna last Thursday evening. After gaining promotion, the main aim of holding our own in this Division has been achieved. With a bye in the first round, our championship campaign here is due to commence on Sunday 21st with a home fixture with Erin go Bragh. Prior to this we face Whitehall away tomorrow evening in our final League game, throw-in 6.45pm.

On the Juvenile front the U16A’s had a good win away to Cuala in the League last Wednesday evening, and play the same opposition in the Championship this Wednesday. They also face a difficult trip to Marley Park on Saturday to face Ballinteer.

The U16B’s and U16C’s began their Championship against each other last Saturday! Friendship’s were put aside for the hour and a tight contest went down to the wire.Well done to all concerned.

The U14’s went up a Division after winning their League, and went down in a spirited display to Raheny.

The U13A’s started their Championship with a convincing win over Raheny on Sunday morning. They face Lucan Sarsfields in Cherryfield this Sunday at 10am in what should be a terrific contest.Well done also to the U13B’s who began their campaign with a fine victory over O’ Dwyers. Next up is a short trip to CBC this weekend.

We have a busy week ahead, with no less than 18 Camogie teams in action.

See the Camogie section of the Website for the  full list of fixtures.

Congratulations to Rachel & Natalia on reaching the All-Ireland Final with Dublin.

Hard luck to Emily on a narrow defeat in the All Ireland Final to Cork.

U16 Division 1 League  Cuala 1-4 Ballyboden St Endas U16A 8-8

This game was played in extremely difficult conditions last Wednesday evening in Meadowvale. Starting out the year with a panel of 21 players, we have recently been depleted with unavailability and injuries.  In strong wind and constant rain, the girls stepped up to the mark and competed well throughout the park. With the Championship nearing, it was a good time to dust down the cobwebs.

Right from the off the Boden girls dominated. Aoife Roche & Sarah Mulvey were prominent at the back, well assisted by Orla Tevlin. In the forward line Aisling McCullough and Ciara Barnes also performed well. But it was the return of Cora Ryan which gave players and mentors most satisfaction. Cora was as assured as ever and she provided a safe pair of hands in goal. Many fine scores were picked off in a comfortable win. No doubt Cuala will provide much tougher opposition when they will have a full strength team tonight in the Championship game at Ballycullen.

Cora Ryan, Eve O’ Donoghue, Sarah Lambert, Sarah Mulvey, Hannah Hyland, Orla Tevlin, Aoife Roche, Laura Nagle, Claie Kirwan, Kelli McLoughlin, Ciara Barnes, Aisling McCullough, Eimer O’ Leary, Eimear Butler, Ciara O’ Neill, Jodie White