Camogie girls are county champions for second year in a row

Cahir Camogie Club had another terrific win last Wednesday evening when the U16 team were crowned county champions for the second year in a row.

Cahir Camogie Club had another terrific win last Wednesday evening when the U16 team were crowned county champions for the second year in a row.

Cahir met Kilruane in the final at the Ragg Camogie Pitch. Aisling McCarthy in midfield was the first to score a point after a great pass by centre forward Sinead Kennedy. The full back line of Emma Corcoran (captain), Claire Walsh and Ciara Lonergan were solid in defence and kept Kilruane from scoring. Aisling McCarthy and Emma Buckley were prominent in midfield. Roisin Howard and Aoife Corcoran were outstanding in the forward line with Roisin scoring 2 points and a goal. Kilruane scored 2 points from frees taken by their goalie Sarah Coonan and another point from play. Maureen Murphy, Clara O’Donnell and Rachel O’Dwyer were battling hard in the forwards. Centre back Laura Dillon repelled many attacks by Kilruane ably assisted by Lorna McEniry and Megan Heffernan. Cahir were leading by only 3 points at half time.

The second half was an exciting battle. Roisin opened the scoring for Cahir with a goal after a brilliant pass by Aisling McCarthy. Full forward Beca English scored another brilliant goal after Katie Farrell dropped the ball into the square. Kilruane hit back with a goal and 2 points to leave only 2 points between the teams. Roisin Howard and Emma Buckley then widened the gap with a point each. Caral Casey, Roisin O’Donnell and Roisin Costigan also played well when introduced. Cahir goalie Keeley Halpin was superb throughout the game. Kilruane were going for goal in the final minutes but full back Emma Corcoran pulled off a magnificent save and the sliotar was cleared by Caral Casey. Cahir held on to claim the glory on the final score of 3-5 to 1-7. There were great cheers and excitement when captain Emma Corcoran lifted the cup for Cahir. Congratulations to team manager Michael Lonergan and selectors Mary Howard, Anthony Corcoran and Marie Casey.

Cahir U16 Team: Keeley Halpin, Ciara Lonergan, Emma Corcoran, Clara O’Donnell, Claire Walsh, Laura Dillon, Lorna McEniry, Aisling McCarthy, Emma Buckley, Aoife Corcoran, Sinead Kennedy, Katie Farrell, Joye Arbuckle, Beca English, Roisin Howard, Alana Bourke, Rachel O’Dwyer, Sadhbh O’Donnell, Roisin O’Donnell, Roisin Costigan, Caral Casey, Maureen Murphy, Megan Heffernan, Aoife Murray and Jackie Doyle.

Visit from Crumlin

Last Sunday Cahir Camogie Club welcomed the girls and mentors from Crumlin, Dublin, with whom Mary Howard played during her years in Dublin. Our u13 and u15 teams played two challenge matches. There were excellent displays of hurling on both sides and a good practice for the Cahir girls who are preparing for the St Judes Competition. Crumlin presented each team with a club hoodie which was raffled among the girls. The Crumlin players accompanied the Cahir girls to the Cahir field day which they thoroughly enjoyed. Best Wishes to Larry Moylan and hope he has a speedy recovery from his recent accident from all in Cahir Camogie.

U10/U8 Blitz

Well done to all who took part in the Moyle Rovers Go-Games Blitz. We were able to field two U10 teams along with the U8 team. All the teams played against St. Mary’s, Carrick Swan and the host team. Our great appreciation to all the parents and supporters who travelled on the day, in particular to Dan, Sally and Davy who looked after the U10 teams while Joanne, Helen and Caroline took charge of the U8’s.

U10: Shauna Donovan, Margaret Reidy, Meabh Heffernan, Roisin McLoughlin, Fiona McEniry, Emma Casey, Ciara Brennan, Ashling Burke, Grainne White, Aoife Cashman, Meabh Casey, Emily Fitzpatrick, Ella Keating, Kelly O’Brien, Erinn O’Regan, Niamh McKenna, Niamh Hickey, Derbhla O’ Brien.

U8: Caoimhe Hickey, Caoimhe Costello, Abbie Noonan, Emily Kirby, Emily Coffey, Kate Flannery, Niamh Costigan, Ava Conway, Deirdre Clifford, Megan Davis, Rebecca Ryan, Aoibheann O’Donnell, Niamh White.