Posted March 15, 2016
Juvenile Camogie Round up.
U11s: Our u11 girls travelled to Fingallians on Saturday afternoon for a friendly match. It was our girls first time playing a full 15 a side match. And did they love that novelty! It was their first time being called out in the traditional positions. “In the left corner” nearly provoked a search in all four corners of Fingallians pitch. “Top of the right” wasn’t in fact some sort of a St Patrick’s day greeting after all! These girls quickly found their bearings and stormed through this full sided match. They foraged for scores like leprechauns chasing a pot of gold! All of the girls played their roles to perfection, launching attack after attack, and raining in the goals and points, to come away with a very handsome win. Well done girls!
U13s: Our u13 girls continued their very impressive run in Division 1 with a massive win at home to Vincents on Sunday morning. Opening the scoring with a goal from a free, they followed with another pointed strike from a long distance free. The scoring stalled for a while, as the battle in the middle of the pitch produced a very tight first half. Our girls struck for home after the half time break. Wonderful hurling from Carla Brogan steadied the ship. Amy Gleeson buzzed around like a killer bee. Niamh Costello stormed up the gears, and Sarah Tighe commanded the rear guard with impeccable timing and quite some style. Final score: Naomh Mearnóg 3-2. Vincents 0-1.
U16s: Our u16 Camogie girls started their league campaign on Saturday with a home fixture against Round Towers of Clondalkin. The team were very quickly on the front foot and some well taken scores from Leah McElroy, Aoibheann Crean- Lynch, Aoife McLoughney, Ciara Holland and others meant that the Mearnog girls went into half time with a commanding lead.
The second half went the same way as the first with the home team completely dominant in all sectors of the field. Maria Kelly, Amy Kavanagh and Hannah Collins were keeping a tight rein on the Round Towers forwards while the midfield and forwards continued to pile on the pressure. Amy Keegan, Claire McGowan and Tara Daly took well taken goals to add to some expert frees from Ciara Holland which meant that the team ran out comprehensive winners on a scoreline of 7-17 to 0-2