May 28th ‘13
Castleblayney book place in Senior League Final
Castleblayney 3 – 7
Clontibret 1 -4
Finals are nothing new to ‘Blaney and they looked convincing when their ace player Kelsey Lam was on song ,scoring 1-4 in the last round of the Senior League on Friday evening last when they took on Clontibret in a hard fought decider of who would meet Truagh in this years League Final.
Castleblayney started off on a good note when Lam had a goal and 2 points on the scoreboard within 11minutes . Orla Mc. Carthy who was solid in defence denied Clontibret on several occasions. Elaine Mc. Kernan and Regan Lynch who were getting the breaking ball delivered to the forward line where Niamh Brennan and Eileen Mc. Elroy with 1 – 2 between them in the space of 3 minutes completed the first half scores.
Clontibret had to wait all of 24 minutes before Shauna Finnegan landed a line ball to the corner of the net. Eleanor Mc. Quaid put her name on a point just before the halftime whistle to leave a six point deficit for her side.
Eileen Mc. Elroy continued on the winning way and within two minutes of throw in she put one past the Clontibret keeper. Michelle Morgan was denied a goal when Emma Forde saved a shot in the goalmouth but Morgan converted a free minutes later when Clontibret kept the pressure on the ‘Blayney defence before Nicola Morgan dropped one over the bar.
‘Blaney’s Kelsey Lam completed her scoring with two successive points in the 18th and 19th minute before Eileen Mc. Elroy tapped one over and Eleanor Mc. Quaid got a consolation point for Clontibret in injury time.
The County U16 squad are home to Tyrone in the Semi Final of the Ulster Championship on Saturday next.
Venue Clontibret @ 12noon.
Ulster Junior Championship
With Armagh having been defeated on Sunday last they now play Monaghan in a rescheduled game on a date still to be fixed by Ulster Council . To date a poor turnout at training over the past few weeks have meant that there is a lack of interest and with the Final fixed for 15th June, the panel would need to raise the bar. Cavan are already through to the final and are awaiting the outcome of the Armagh/Monaghan match. Training continues on Friday evening in Cloghan.
This year’s Ulster Poc Fada will take place on June 21st in Divis Mountain, Belfast. Again this year Ulster Camogie are running Poc Fada in conjuction with Ulster GAA and are delighted to have O Neills as main sponsor. This year there are have two grades u16 and Senior.