We finished our Munster Summer League with a match against Youghal on
Wednesday 27th June on Pitch 1 - it was a dreadful night weather wise
to play and after a very quite and indifferent first half the team
took off... we went in at the half 3 goals 1 point down - and Youghal
were good for their lead...... but
a different attitude and a good team talk and we took off in the
second half - the rain was torrential but the camogie played was very
good despite the wet conditions............. in this half we scored 5
gls & 1 point and still got beaten by the one score; so pride was
restored and fair play to all involved.
We had available nearly the full panel available, however, we still
have a few recovering from off and on injuries and some heading off on
their holidays so the panel as a whole work hard at training as each
player never knows what position they may have to play in.
Aisling in goal, could do very little about the scores against her and
worked hard over the hours with her long puc outs taking pressure
off.... our defence had a torrid time in the first half but did very
well in the second half, Louise, Rachel, Laura Barry (who had to
retire with an injury), Jenny Cotter, Laura Driscoll, Fiona O Brien,
Lisa O Callaghan (back from hols); the midfield changed a bit over the
night but all there worked very hard - Jenny Ryle and Claire Ryan
(injured in 2nd half), subs Aisling Walsh and Catriona Ni Chathasaigh
In the forward line, Orlaith J led the charge from centre forward and
was ably assisted by Chloe Hennigan, Mia Cronin, Laura Barrett, AOife
O Neill, Emma Donovan, Subs Kate O Dwyer, Mairead O Dywer & Catriona
We got some quality scores on the night and finished the evening with
some well earned sandwiches and tea in the club bar, so thanks to
Richie and Staff for accommodating us and to our 'guardian angel' for
the lovely chocolate cake.....
The match was refereed by Colette O Mahony who did a very good job
despite the awful weather and underfoot conditions ....
This year we played better and tougher matches over the league and we
are delighted with the preparations for championship.
We wish Ciara Riordan and Mia Cronin the very best of luck as they are
now on the Senior Panel.....
A speedy recovery to Aoife, Jenny, Laura - championship is getting closer.