CAMOGIE NEWS TUESDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 2014
The Senior A’s began their quest for Five-in-a-Row last evening with a trip to N Mearnog.
The Senior B’s are the top story of the week after their League success last Thursday evening. After defeating St Finbarr’s the good news came that our two rivals for top spot had drawn, ensuring that we top the table by 1 point. See below for more details. Next year will see Ballyboden field teams in the top 2 divisions for the first time. This Thursday the B’s begin their Championship campaign at home to Na Fianna on Pairc Ui Murchu, throw in 6.30pm, please support.
The Senior C’s went down to Whitehall Colmcilles last Thursday, but have secured their Division 5 status for next year. They have a bye this week and begin their Championship on Sunday 21st at home to Erin go Bragh.
The U16A’s had a good week with double Championship success’ over Cuala & Ballinteer St Johns. The U14’s had a good result drawing away to N Mearnog, who play in a higher Division. The U13B’s continued their 100% Championship record, while the U13A’s were unfortunate to go down to Lucan.
The U12A’s continued their good form with victory over Kilmacud to stay top of the League, with the U12B’s in 3rd place. The U11’s both had good wins over Na Fianna, the A’s staying top of their League with the B’s in 2nd place.
Ballyboden St Endas hosts the National U14 Division 1 Intercounty Blitz this Saturday. We have 8 County sides attending, games beginning at 11am in Cherryfield. The Final is at 3.45pm on the main pitch. A large crowd in expected during the day
SENIOR B LEAGUE CHAMPIONS!
St Finbarrs 1-7 Ballyboden St Endas B 7-18
The first Camogie silverware of the year has arrived, and it arrived in style!. This was another top class performance from a group of girls who have shown terrific consistancy throughout the year. After a slow start with defeat away to neighbours Faughs, the girls had many high scoring wins along the way to the League title.
This latest display included many long range scores from a variety of players. A quick start with an early goal Dianaimh Greene was ideal. Aisling O’ Leary was deadly both from open play and from placed balls. Despite being a few players down, all girls from 1 to 15 showed what ability they have.
At half-time we led by 3-10 to 1-2, with the game over as a contest. The girls kept their performance level high throughout the second half. At the end of the match, when news came through of a draw between our rivals Faughs & Thomas Davis, it took a few moments before it sank in that we had indeed won the League!
This year the Senior B panel has a terrific blend of youth and experience, with Grainne Corcoran & Roisin Walsh leading from the back.
Danielle’s injury curtailed to being the goalkeeper, but she has proved solid throughout. Jane Edwards at full-back gets better each week, supported well by defenders Aoife, Aisling, & Rebeka. The middle third of Grace, Karen, Orla, Aoife Tobin & Laura have dominated most games. Up front is where the greatest improvement has been, the forward line scoring at will on many occasions. The O’ Leary sisters Aisling & Aoife, ably assisted by Zenouska, Dianaimh, Roisin Ryan & Sharon have proved a great unit. Sarah Dowling also made a timely return to the fold…she sniffed a medal!
The League win is a great reward for both players & mentors. Many congratulations all of the players, and mentors Rob Lambert, Dolores Greene, Trish Cantwell, Gerry Keane & Mick Glynn. We look forward to the beginning of the Championship on Thursday!!
Team: Danielle White, Aisling Keane, Jane Edwards, Aoife O’ Neille, Roisin Walsh, Orla Keane, Grainne Corcoran, Laura Burns, Grace Walsh, Aisling O’ Leary, Aoife Tobin, Roisin Ryan, Sarah Dowling, Aoife O’ Leary, Dianaimh Greene, Karen Murphy, Rebeka Kamvar
U16A Championship Ballinteer St Johns 2-5 Ballyboden St Endas U16A 2-12
After a comfortable win over Cuala in their first Championship outing on Wednesday, this was always going to be a much more difficult assignment. The loss of Eimear Butler with a hamstring injury, added to long term casualties Ava O’ Shea and Aoibheann Murray meant that the panel was now down to 17 fit players and they made the short journey to Marley Park on Saturday afternoon.
A good start resulted in a fine early point by Ciara O’ Neill. Some strong play early on from the half-back line led by Emily Flanagan meant plenty of possession for the forward line, with some fine scores being picked off by Jodie White, Emer O’ Leary & Laura Nagle. Ballinteer got stronger as the half wore on, and at half time Boden led by 2-7 to 1-4.
With some strong pressure coming on the defence after Ballinteer scored a second goal, captain Hannah Hyland lead by example with her tackling and clearances. Cora Ryan was composed in goal under the high ball, and her distribution was top class. Sarah Lambert covered huge ground throughout the second half to restrict the opposition. Again Nagle, O’ Leary and White picked off some fine points in the second half and Boden ran out worthy winners by 7 points. This was as competitive a juvenile game as these girls as have played, and every player gave 100% to get the deserved result. The large Boden support appreciated the hard work of the girls in the warm conditions. Many thanks to Aoife & Aisling from the U14’s who made the journey back from N Mearnog to supplement the panel, and to physio Sharon for looking after the walking wounded! We now play St Vincents away on 20th in our final group game in what will be another difficult encounter.
Team: Cora Ryan, Sarah Lambert, Eve O’ Donoghue, Aoife Roche, Emily Flanagan, Kelli McLoughlin, Orla Tevlin, Laura Nagle, Hannah Hyland, Ciara Barnes, Emer O’ Leary, Claire Kirwan, Ciara O’ Neill, Aine O’ Brien, Jodie White, Aisling McCullough, Sarah Mulvey, Aisling Gargan, Aoife Durkin