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Birmingham 9's Camogie Tournament

posted 12 Mar 2012, 04:43 by Fullen Gaels   [ updated 13 Mar 2012, 09:21 ]

Our camogie team had our first outing on Saturday last 10th March. We were fortunate to have a large number of girls available so we entered two teams on the day with a few extra girls from Liverpool Hope joining us too.

Our two teams were grouped together along with Fr. Murphys and Erin go Bragh. Our first team successfully ran out winners of this group and went onto meet Croydon in the semi finals, where after a hard battle ran out convincing winners on a score line of 1-8 to 1-1. In the final we faced Fr. Murphys who we had already beaten on a score line of 4pts to 1pt in our first game. We got off to a flyer, putting over two long range points, but then Fr Murphy's got a goal to leave the half time score Fr Murphy's 1-00 to Fullen Gaels 0-02.

The second half started, with us getting a point immediately to equalise, but Murphy's fought back with a similar score. We then went ahead by a point but Murphy's fought back and at full time the game was level Fr Murphy's 1-02 Fullen Gaels 0-05. As light was fading it was decided 5mins a half of extra time would be appropriate. Both sides wanted the trophy, but Fr Murphy's goaled quickly into the first half of extra time and just before half time, leaving us trailing at the break. We desperately fought back, but unfortunately we could not manage to equalise. Fr Murphy's ran out winners on a score line of 3-03 to 0-05.

Our girls should be extremely proud of themselves as this was our first outing as a registered team, it's onwards and upwards for Fullen Gaels as we enter the 2012 Senior Championship. 


Our panel on the day: Caroline McKeeney, Caroline McKay, Ciara Walsh, Kath Nolan, Laura Masterson, Michaela O'Reilly, Clare McGowan, Michelle Rogers, SarahAnne Smyth, Ger Connolly, Karen O'Leary, Sinead Boyle, Sheila O'Sullivan, Rose McCarthy, Niki O'Reilly, Rachel O' Farrell, Sarah Wright, Maria Clarke, Seana Donaghy and Una Haren.


Also a big thank you to our coach Deckie Walsh for giving up his time to help out on Saturday and for putting up with 19 girls for the whole day!