August 20th ‘13
Clontibret and Castleblayney contest Auto McK Senior Camogie Final
By the time the Senior Camogie Final gets underway on Sunday evening we will know the outcome of the Monaghan Minors and if they will be All Ireland Finalists while Clontibret and Castleblayney go head to head in the Auto McK Senior Camogie Championship Final which takes place in Drumhowan GAA Grounds on Sunday evening next with a throw in time of 6.30pm.
A tough encounter is expected when these two teams take the field in Sunday’s final, given that Clontibret have gone from strength to strength this season, getting off to a slow start in the League they progressed nicely with every match and have peaked just at the right time.
Clontibret Manager Ned Mc. Cann says “ We expect a tough game in the final, Clontibret showed great promise when I first joined them and the first game was against ‘Blayney in the League and although we were heavily defeated on that occasion it was a learning experience. We have worked hard and the girls have put in a big effort with a full turnout at training and no injuries and if we get the breaks then who knows what will happen ! but let camogie be the winner on the day” He also says there’s an auld expression in the camp: “ If our doll gets her heels kicked up we will not be too far away”
Castleblayney on the other hand started strong, winning the Senior Blitz which is the curtain raiser of the camogie competitions, when they defeated Clontibret by a single point. Castleblayney also won the Senior League for the second year running when they defeated Truagh. They had a bad start to the Championship when Clontibret outplayed them to a comfortable win but regained some composure when they defeated Truagh in the following round.
Manager Paul Forde says ”There’s a great spirit in the camp this year, the girls are in good form and raring to go with a 100 per cent effort and turnout at the training sessions. We played Mullaghabawn who we defeated in the Ulster Junior Championship final last year, in a challenge recently and came away with a one point lead” He also stated that “ the girls are looking forward to Sunday’s match, we have no injury worries and have a full compliment of players back on board having completed their travels during the summer”. We know that Sunday’s match will be tough. Clontibret have improved from last year and won most of the games we played them in this year both in the Armagh League and Monaghan competitions but its all to play for on Sunday and it will be a tight match”
Camogie Development Meeting
An important meeting will be held in the Glencarn Hotel on Thursday night at 9pm.
Points for Discussion
- Survival of competition in Monaghan
- Linking in with GAA County Board Hurling Development Officer
- Keeping clubs active and in competition
- Encourage development of new clubs
- County Convention
The Camogie Board wish Frank Brady and the Monaghan Minors the best of Luck in their quest for an All Ireland Spot when they take on Mayo in the All Ireland Semi Final in Croke Park on Sunday next.
Naming of New Bridge
Dublin City Council has announced the final five proposed names for the new bridge over the River Liffey near Marlborough Street.The Council’s Commemorative Naming Committee have included Kay Mills, former Dublin Camogie Star and the holder of 15 All Ireland medals in the short list, along with Rosie Hackett, Willie Bermingham, Frank Duff and Bram Stoker. The five nominations will be put before a full meeting of the Elected Members of Dublin City Council in the autumn for a final decision on the naming of the bridge.
The Camogie Association and Dublin Camogie Board have been campaigning to have the new bridge over the river Liffey named in honour of Mills who won fifteen senior All Ireland medals. Kay Mills is the only Gaelic games team player to hold such an honour, eclipsing hurling legends such as Christy Ring, John Doyle and Henry Shefflin. Kay began her playing career with Dublin at the age of 14, winning her first All Ireland medal in 1942 and her last in 1961. She captained the side in 1959.
The Camogie Association and Dublin Camogie Board, with the permission of George Hill, husband of the late Kay, request all involved in camogie to support the proposal to name the new bridge in her honour, an appropriate tribute to this iconic Dublin sports woman.