Junior 7 a-side All-Ireland Champions!

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Senior Camogie

A BIG congratulations to our senior camogie team who beat Flannans,Ennis in the first round of the Munster Championship! The girls brought home a win with a score line of 4-8 to 3-9. There were some brilliant scores from our full forward and half forward lines, with great ball distributed from the backs and midfielders. They showed great teamwork as they hunted in packs and threw in some great hooks and blocks. We would also like to praise our co-captains, the dynamic duo that is, Sinead Madden and Sinead McNamara. Well done to all!

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Junior Camogie

Our junior camogie team began their county championship campaign with a hard-fought victory over St John the Baptist School of Hospital. The match was played on a cold, wet and blustery day and was a battle from start to finish but our girls managed to come out on top with an impressive score-line of 5-6 to 1-1. A big well done to the team, especially to the first years who made their debut in the wine jersey! The girls are now into the next round of the county championship with the Munster Championship set to begin at the end of October.

#HONTHEHILL

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Laurel Hill Vs Doon.

Laurel Hill vs. Doon.

On Wednesday, the 28 November 2012, the senior girl’s camogie squad travelled to Ballybrickin for their Munster semi-final. A bus load of 31 girls left the dock road at 9.40am heading off to County Limerick. They arrived around 11am; the girls quickly got togged off eager to play the match. They were on the pitch soon after, doing their warm ups. The girls seemed excited, yet nervous. They knew it was going to be a tough match as Doon had beaten them before, but that didn’t faze them.

The starting whistle blew, at 11.45 and the match began. Within the first five minutes Doon scored their first point. However this didn’t unnerve the girls, they were focused and ready for a tough match. Minutes later Laurel Hill scored their first goal and certainly not their last! By the end of the first half the girls were winning by an amazing 3-5 to 0-3. The half time whistle blew and they had a ten minute break.

After halftime they came back on the pitch and you could tell the girls were playing to win. The whistle blew and the second half began. The Doon girls weren’t giving up so easily though, they scored a surprising goal during the second half but that didn’t bother our girls.  Laurel Hill came back and scored a fourth goal!  The girls won the match with the final score being 4-12 to 1-3. This could not have happened without the dedicated coaching of Mr McKenna. Thanks to him, the girls are now on their way to a Munster final! The date is not yet confirmed but we at TopButton will let you know the minute we find out. Well done today girls and best of luck in the Munster final! 🙂

Today’s Squad:

Nicole Shanahan,             Dearbhla Egan,                     Grace Hurley,

Siobhan Fahey,                 Eimear O’Connor,              Caoimhe Sheehan,

Eimear Kelly,                     Aoife Coughlan,                  Tricia Murphy,

Kate Carmody,                  Megan Quinn,                    Aishling Coughlan,

Deanna Considine,           Jane Kirwan,                        Trish Condon,

Niamh Ryan,                      Niamh Doyle,                       Orla Ryan,

Jane Wilson,                       Laura Foley,                     Kate Brosnahan,

Sinead McNamara,            Karen Gallagher,                 Kate Mulqueen,

Aoife Doyle,                         Rebecca Foley,                 Emma Coughlan,

Aoife Wilson,                       Sophie O’Callaghan.

                                                           

Camogie

Junior Camogie:

Best of luck to our Junior Camogie team who are taking part in the All Ireland 7-a-side in Dublin this weekend, October 20th. The girls won the Munster competition in September and will be representing the province in teh Junior B division. Their opponents will be Loughrea VEC; St. Catherne’s College, Armagh and Castlecomer CS, Kilkenny. It is a great accomplishment to qualify in the JUnior B as we play in a lower division in Munster. The team are restricted to a panel of ten and two extra players in case of an emergency. The panel is Sinead McNamara (Captain), Kate Mulqueen, Siobhain Fahy, Nicole Shanahan, Deanna Considine, Niamh Doyle, Aoife Coughlan, Alison Kennedy, Roisin Begley, Dearbhla Egan and Sophie O’Callaghan. Best of luck to the girls.

Senior Camogie:
We take on Borrisokane this Thursday, October 18th, in the Munster Senior B league. A win against the Tipperary side will put us in a very strong position to qualify for the semi-finals. Best of luck to the squad. The match is on at 11am in Borrisokane. Bus will leave from the Dock Road at 9am. Best of luck to the squad.

Mr. McK.

Senior Camogie Final

Best of luck to the senior Camogie team who take on Hazelwood College in the County Colleges final thus Friday.

The team have been very close to major success this year having made it to two Munster semi finals in the league and cup, even though they are playing in a higher division from last year.

The team had a fantastic victory over Doon in the semi final so hopefully we can build on that for the final.

A special best wishes to the three Leaving Cert students – Anna Kennedy (captain), Deirdre Mitchell and Ciara Hayes as this will be their last ever game for the school. The three girls have been great players over the 6 years and we thank them for their tremendous contribution to camogie in the school.

The final takes place on Friday at 1pm in Croagh. Best of luck.

Camogie Success

Well done to the Senior Camogie team who had an impressive win over Doon in the Limerick Colleges semi final winning 1 13 to 0 4. It was a fantastic performance by all the players and we await the winners of Hazelwood and Rathkeale in the final.

Also last Tuesday we had a great training session with Gavin O Mahoney from the Limerick Senior hurlers.

Next up is a couple of camogie blitzes for Juniors and 1st years, a Junior semi final against Doon and the Senior final. A great effort has been put in by all so let’s keep it going for the last few weeks.

Our Camogie

Hard luck to the junior camogie panel that lost their match last Thursday against Ursilines. We arrived in Thurles Thursday morning (after a small problem with g

etting our gear bags out of the bus boot)  ready to play against a very strong team. Our girls put up a fight throughout the entire match and played extremely well using their skill and speed. The first half started strong when we held position of the ball for the majority of the time but were unlucky with scoring wide balls and against Ursilines’ defensive players. After an encouragi

ng pep talk from Mr.McK at half time the girls came back on the pitch full of enthusiasm but unfortunately could not match thurles’ attackers. As full time drew to an end Ursilines won the game. Well done to the team and we wish them the very best of luck in their future matches.

Camogie Upgrade

Just a note on upcoming matches for the camogie squads. We have been placed in the Junior B Plate competition in Munster. This is a grade above what we played in earlier so a big performance will be needed. Our semi final is on Thursday 23rd of February against Ursalines Thurles. Best of luck to the girls. In the Limerick Colleges competition we have to play Doon in both the Senior and Junior competition. Best of luck to both teams. Mr McK