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October 9th, 2013

October 8th ‘13

Clontibret  Camogs will contest  Ulster Final of Junior Club Championship

Clontibret                           1 -13

St. Teresa’s Dungannon   2 -2

An early 11am throw in didn’t deter Clontibret as they booked their place in the  Final of the Bridie Mc. Meniman Ulster Junior Camogie Club Championship by securing an eight point win over St. Teresa’s of Dungannon in Edendork on Sunday last.

Clontibret got off to a good start when they went five points up without reply before Dungannon eventually got on the board  when in the 25th minute Meabh Mc. Hugh stepped up to take a free which dropped into the Clontibret net. Both teams took time to settle into the game and it wasn’t until the 10th minute that Clontibret’s Marie Greenan got the first point from a converted free.

Within the next ten minutes Clontibret laid down the foundation of the game when they tapped over a further four points from Marie Greenan (2 frees)Michelle Morgan and Ailbhe Boyle. The duo of Greenan and  Shauna Finnegan efforts were spoiled in the same period when the Dungannon keeper Ellie Donnelly saved a blast at goal. The saffrons finished the first half with a four point lead when Greenan  converted  two more frees one of which was a yellow card offence from Dungannon’s full back Louise Barker.

Dungannon pulled out all the stops at the opening of the second half but not enough to penetrate the Clontibret full back line of Joanne Mc. Skane and  Aisling Greenan .  Nicola Morgan connected with a midfield free from Greenan and raised the green flag for Clontibret in the seventh minute to widen the gap even more and Marie Greenan picked up a yellow card for an offence on Aileen Fox before Substitute Sinead Mohan who came on for Eleanor Mc. Quaid swung another over the bar half way through the second half.

Dungannon’s Rebecca Barker and Meabh Mc. Hugh  converted two frees in the ensuing five mintues but Clontibret’s Greenan replied with a similar result just seconds later. St. Teresa’s  were  once again  on the rampage, shooting from all angles only to be thwarted by the Clontibret solid defence. Ailbhe Boyle got her name on the scoreboard five minutes from the whistle when she stretched her side further ahead with a nicely taken point from play. Michelle Morgan in her usual solo run laid off to Sinead Mohan who placed it over the bar minutes later.

A little too late came Dungannon’s way, when as a result of a goalmouth fracas Rebecca Barker secured a second goal  for St. Teresa’s, three minutes from time but Clontibret replied with two closing points from Shauna Finnegan(play) and Marie Greenan(free) as their side cruised to victory to contest an Ulster Club FInal  on October 20th. They will meet Loughgiel Shamrocks who defeated Derrymacash in the other semi final.

Special Meeting

A meeting will be held in Cloghan on Monday evening next  at 8pm. Where a discussion will take place on the future of camogie in the County with a view to  changing Competition Structures to suit the weaker clubs etc.

County Convention will now take place on Monday 11th November in Westenra Hotel at 7pm.

Clontibret Team:   Karen Boyle, Joanne Mc. Skane, Aisling Greenan, Laura Mc. Ginn,  Michaela Mc. Ginn, Shauna Mc. Elvanney, Tara Mc. Elvanney,Michelle Morgan(0-1) Aisling Mc. Elvanney, Eleanor Mc. Quaid, Marie Greenan(0-7) Shauna Finnnegan(0-1) Ailbhe Boyle(0-2) Nicola Morgan(1-0) Catherine Tomany, Sub:  Sinead Mohan(0-2)

Dungannon Team :   Ellie Donnelly, Marian Barker, Louise Barker, Carina Donnelly, Marian Vincent, Aileen Fox, Suin Devlin, Aine Donnelly, Meabh Mc. Hugh(1-1) Catherine Casey, Orla Foley, Cora Mc. Nulty, Louise Casey,  Pauline Barker, Rebecca Barker(1-1) Emma Hurson, Eleana Hurson, Chloe Little, Shannon Ferguson, Anita Fox

Referee. Pat Walshe, Armagh

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