Moyle Rovers under 13 girls created history in the Ragg last Saturday when they became the first Moyle Rovers under age team to reach a county final. This they done the hard way winning a tough semi final against St Cronan’s, Roscrea. Playing with a slight breeze in the first half both sides were very evenly matched and it was a great game of honest camogie. Scores were hard to come by and the great feature of the Moyle Rovers play was the tigerish defending and an amount of great blockdowns which prevented Roscrea getting in any free shots. Just before half time Eimer Ryan was fouled in front of goal and Eimer pointed her own free to leave the half time score 0-1 to 0-0.
For the second half the breeze had significantly strenghtened in favour of Roscrea but our girls responded well to the challenge and fought for every ball. Following a great solo run down the field by Emma Cronin the ball was worked into towards the goal but St Cronan’s were awarded a free out. Jenny Everard caught the free and struck the ball which wound up in the net much to delight of the Moyle Rovers supporters. However St Cronan’s weren’t done just yet and put a lot of pressure on Moyle Rovers. They scored a point from a free and began looking for the goal that would tie up the match. They very nearly succeeded on two occasions. Amy Norris got a vital interception for the first attempt and sent another great clearance down the field as she had done all through the match. Soon afterwards Emma Tobin made a great save in goal as the ball was heading for the top corner of the net. With time almost up Kristy Crotty Ryan took a free and the ball went all the way to back of the net to close out the game and give relief to our supporters. The game was tough and tense and the team stood up the challenge wonderfully. So its on to a county final for the first time in the club’s history for an underage Camogie team. The final is due to be played this Saturday against Brian Borus. Great credit and praise is due to the team management of John Ryan, Karen Fitzgearld and Ann McGarry and we wish them the very best of luck in the final. There were some great individual displays but this was a tremendous team effort by the full panel .
Our under 10s competed in the county blitz which was held in Cappawhite last Saturday morning. The girls played in three matches and won all three overcoming Cappawhite, Clonmel Og and Moycarkey along the way. Our great girls on the day were Eimear McKeon, Claire Moynihan, Ava Collins,Triona Ryan, Grainne McEntaggart, Alana Dowling, Michelle Cronin, Elle Devanney, Sarah O’Connor, Robyn Tynan, Collette Luby, Lucy Holohan.