JULY 23RD. ‘13
Auto Mc K Senior Camogie Championship
Castleblayney 2 -9
Truagh 2 – 5
Castleblayney reversed the situation on Friday evening last when they overcame Truagh in the second round of the Auto Mc K Senior Championship which was played in Oliver Plunkett Park, Emyvale. Having been defeated by Clontibret in the first round ‘Blaney were determined to come up trumps in their second outing and they succeeded when they got off to a blistering start managing to keep Truagh scoreless for the first 22 mins.
With just 2 minutes on the clock Elaine Mc. Kernan had the first point of the game for ‘Blayney and five minutes later their goalkeeper, Roisin Mc. Kenna stepped up to convert the first ‘45 for her side. Her sister Emma followed suit a few minutes later when she bumbed up the score sending two goals to the net in quick succession . This was the tonic the Blayney side needed as they continued to take control and put pressure on the Truagh defence.
Shauna Mc. Aree opened the scores for Truagh and within a minute had popped over two successive points but Blayney answered with further points from Mary Mc. Elroy, Elaine Mc. Kernan and Rachel Markey to stretch the lead 2-9 to 0-2 at the break.
The second half started in a similar fashion with Blayney continuing to poach scores when the Goalkeeper again converted a ’45 and Markey converted a free on the 3rd and 4th minute. But a short while later it was Truagh ‘s turn when Orla Mc. Meel stepped up to put one over from free. Blayney cancelled it out e few seconds later when Mc. Kernan converted a free.
Truagh again split the Blaney defence when a scramble in the Blaney goalmouth resulted in Mairead Mc. Carron stamping her name on a goal. Blayney’s Orla Mc. Carthy was issued with a wellow card before Regan Lynch tapped over which was to be blayney’s final score of the game.
With just 5 minutes remaining, Brid Treanor laid off to Mc. Meel who was accurate in placing the ball over the bar before Joanne Meehan got one past the Blayney keeper and Mc. Meel completed the scoring in the final minutes with a further point from play to narrow the deficit, but time eluded them and Castleblayney ran out winners.
The third and final round will be played on Friday next 26th July when Truagh and Clontibret go head to head in Scotstown at 8pm. In the other pairing, Inniskeen has once again conceded to Castleblayney.
Fixture: AutoMcK Senior Championship
Friday 26th July Clontibret V Truagh Venue : Scotstown GAA Grounds. Time: 8pm.
Heartiest congratulations to the Senior and Minor Football teams and Management who did the County proud in lifting the Ulster GAA Minor Championship Cup and the Anglo Celt Cup on Sunday last and best of Luck as they progress to the quarter finals of the All Ireland in the coming weeks.
“Lets Play Ball and Have a Ball”
Final preparations are being put in place for the Camogie Gathering “Lets Play Ball & Have a Ball” which is taking place in Na Fianna CLG and Croke Park from Thursday, July 25th to Saturday July 27th.
Toronto Camogie Club, Croydon Camogie Club, Tara Camogie Club, Fullen Gaels, Manchester and a North American representative team, made up of players from Seattle will join with Dublin Camogie Clubs, Na Fianna, Ballyboden St. Endas, St. Vincents, Trinity Gaels and St. Brigids for a three day festival of camogie, taking place in Na Fianna CLG and Croke Park Stadium.
Proceedings throw in with a welcome reception for all teams and invited guests at Na Fianna CLG on Thursday night at 9.00pm.
On Friday, a full itinerary of games, skills sessions and tours has been lined up. Visiting and Dublin Clubs will take part in a wall ball and skills session on Friday morning in Na Fianna, while later that afternoon, a tour of Croke Park Museum will take place.
One of the undoubted highlights of the weekend for players and spectators alike will be the Camogie tournament taking place from 5.00 to 8.00pm in Croke Park Stadium with teams vying for the specially commissioned International Camogie Gathering Cup & Shield. Both items are kindly donated by MMI.ie, official All Ireland medal suppliers of the Camogie Association.