Camogie News Tuesday 29th  September 2015


The Senior A championship fixture against Erins Isle didn’t go ahead last week, and will now be played tomorrow, Thursday 1st October in Parnells with throw-in at 8.15pm. They then entertain Na Fianna on Sunday morning at 11am at the Club.

The semi-final will be played the following Sunday 11th October, so the importance of winning the above two fixtures cannot be underestimated in order to gain home advantage in the semi-final.

The B’s continued their impressive form with a comprehensive win at home to Portobello on Sunday morning. Win 2 games remaining in the round-robin phase,  a place in the Final is possible if performances continue at the same level. Next up is a trip to St Finbarr’s on Sunday morning at 11am.

The C’s belatedly got their campaign up and running with a difficult trip to Lucan Sarsfields on Sunday morning, and they also came away with a comprehensive victory. This Sunday they host Faughs at 11am in Cherryfield.

On the Juvenile front the U14A’s are looking to add to their terrific Féile success when they entertain Good Counsel in the Championship semi-final on Saturday at 12 o’ clock at the Club.

The U13’s also topped their Championship group and are ‘rewarded’ with a difficult semi-final at home to Lucan Sarsfields  at Cherryfield at 10am on Sunday morning.

The U16A’s are at home to St Vincents in their Shield semi-final on Saturday afternoon at Cherryfield, 3pm throw-in.

Best of luck to all of our teams in Championship action in the coming week, and support is, as always,  very much welcome and appreciated!!

                          Senior 3 Championship Ballyboden St Endas B 4-11  Portobello 2-4

On a beautiful Sunday morning in front of a fine home crowd the B team entertained Portobello at the Club, and we felt that we owed them one after they pipped us by a point in the Championship semi-final last year.

After an even opening to the game, Boden settled with a goal and a point from Danielle White. Portobello came back into the game but Boden finished the half strongly with points from Aoife Tobin & Claire Kirwan, followed by a terrific individual goal from Aoife O’ Neill. Half – time score of 2-5 to 0-3 was a fair reflection at this stage.

In the 3rd quarter Portobello came into the game and managed a couple of goals. Boden responded well with 2 goals from Jodie White, and some great points from Aisling O’ Leary from near the sideline. Aoife Tobin had to leave the field and Aoife O’ Brien moved into midfield and got through a lot of work.

Emer O’ Leary was very composed in goal, and the back-line was well led by Jane Nolan. With 15 minutes to go the bench was emptied, and all 4 substitutes performed very well when they entered the fray.

A good long distance score from Laura Burns and a couple of frees from Danielle White completed the scoring.

All in all a fine performance by the whole panel, and they now top the group of 6 teams with maximum points from 3 games. With 2 games left, and the top 2 teams going direct to the final,  hopes are high that  the girls can continue their impressive form in the coming weeks, next up a trip to play St Finbarrs on Sunday morning.

The only negative was a hand injury to Aoife Tobin sustained in the  2nd half, we hope to see her back in a few weeks!

Team: Emer O’ Leary, Fiona Masterson, Grace Walsh, Roisin Walsh, Rebeka Kamvar, Jane Nolan, Gráinne Corcoran, Aoife Tobin, Laura Burns, Aoife O’ Neill, Aisling O’ Leary, Aoife O’ Brien, Danielle White, Claire Kirwan, Jodie White, Eimear Butler, Orla Tevlin, Ciara O’ Neill, Leanne Barrett


                                   Senior 6 Championship Lucan Sarsfields 0-8 Ballyboden St Endas C 5-6

Promising start to the Senior C championship campaign in Wilsbrook Park vs. Lucan Sarsfields  last Sunday.

With a squad of 30 girls(yes, 30!!!), Rob and Gerry had their work cut out to pick a team, and to make matters worse Lucan could only field 13 aside! After a slow start with Lucan scoring two points without reply. a free earned by hard work from the forward line got Boden off the mark, followed by another which was goaled. The first half was well contested by both teams. Half time score 2-02 to 4 points.
The second half got underway and with a quick brace of 3 goals and four more points from frees. Boden ran out with a good win, with keeper Aoife O Toole managing to keep a clean sheet despite the best efforts of the Lucan forwards. Next up Faughs Celtic  at home on Sunday 4th.

Team; Aoife O Toole, Mary Hyland(Capt.), Aisling Hayes, Sarah Dowling, Ciara Scallan, Cliodhna McNamara, Roisin Ryan (1 point) , Dianaimh Greene (1-05), Ciara Lambert, Orlaith Keane, Aoife Barnes, Grace Maher (3 goals), Nicola McCarthy, SUBS USED; Aisling Keane, Martina O Brien, Sorcha Farrelly, Alisha O Keefe( 1 goal), Aoife Murphy.
Squad; Rachel Basquel, Amy Byrne, Emily Byrne, Roisin Coughlan, Jane Doyle, Deirbhile DeFrain, Kayla Heneghan, Ruth Hyland, Jennifer Murphy O Shea, Amy Pierce, Ellen Reagan, Rachel Walsh.

                                 U13A Championship Ballyboden St. Endas 3.5:: St. Judes 5.3

The U13 girls played a tough game against St Judes on Sunday morning and battled hard. While a lot of our players were suffering the effects of a tough day yesterday, it was clear that Katie McDonald hadn’t been involved in the football blitz and was a constant threat for us. While we created lots of chances, the excellent hooking and blocking of the opposition meant we didn’t convert as many.
Results from other games mean we top the group on score difference and now will meet Lucan Sarsfields in the semi-final on Sunday morning at Cherryfield.


Katie Mc Donald 1 -3, Aisling Murray 1 -1,  Ciara Doyle 1 -0, Lucy O’Shea 0 -1