Posted September 2, 2015
Juvenile camogie news: Pride of place for our u13 and u15 camogie girls this week!
U13: Our U13s (pictured above) travelled to Marlay Park on Sunday morning last and came away with a decisive championship win against a strong St John’s outfit. A great all around display saw our girls rack up an incredible score of 13 goals and 4 points. Next up are Cuala on Sunday morning next.
U15: Our u15s had a great win in the championship yesterday (Tuesday) evening. Match report from our pitch side correspondent below!
Cuala 4-4 Naomh Mearnog 3-10
Our u15 team made the long journey to Meadowvale to take on Cuala in the opening game of the u15 Championship. The Mearnog girls were quickly into their stride with Ciara Holland and Claire McGowan establishing early dominance in the middle of the field. Ciara was her usual accurate self from frees and play and notched a couple of very good points early on. To add to that, Grainne Skelton and Ellen Daly poached two goals to leave us five points clear midway through the half.
However, Cuala started to get to grips at centrefield and dominated the end of the half firing two goals and two points to leave the match finely poised at halftime with Mearnogs going into the break with the slenderest of margins.
The second half was very keenly contested. Each time Mearnog pulled ahead, Cuala managed to get the scores to keep them in touch and, with ten minutes to go, the match was all square. It was at this point that the Mearnog girls really showed their mettle. Ciara Holland, Claire McGowan and Grainne Skelton rattled off some superb points to leave three points between the teams at the end and give the Mearnog girls the perfect start to their championship campaign.
As well as the aforementioned players, there were superb performances from Sophie Brennan in goals, Megan O’Connor at centre back and Tara Daly who won a lot of ball in the half-forward line.