Offaly Camogie HQ Physio Senior Championship Round Up
by John Gavin
The Offaly Camogie Senior Championship got underway last weekend with four matches being played.
First up, on Friday evening, Naomh Brid played hosts to St Cillians in Coolderry and the visitors got off to an excellent start hitting 1-1 in the opening minutes with Aisling Brennan finding the net for St Cillians. Naomh Brid opened their account after 7 minutes when Valarie Meagher raised a white flag but after St Cillians flexed their muscles and built up a healthy lead. A goal from Mary Teehan did give Naomh Brid some hope but St Cillians looked comfortable at half time with the scoreboard reading 1-2 to 1-11.
In the second half Naomh Brid found their range a bit more with Grace Teehan converting a number of frees but St Cillians always kept their hosts at arms length and a late goal by Rachel Brennan put a very one sided slant on the scoreboard which read 1-10 to 2-18 when the final whistle sounded.
The champions St Rynaghs played newly promoted Tullamore in Dr Kelly's Field on Saturday evening. In what was always going to be a daunting task for Tullamore, St Rynagh's cruised to victory to get their 2022 campaign off to a winning start.
In Shinrone, the hosts played Kilcormac/Killoughey and it was a game that was keenly fought for the first quarter before Shirone gained the upper hand and went on to dominate and score freely before half time. They continued in a similar way in the second half despite a spirited challenge by Kilcormac/Killoughey.
The final first round match to get underway was between Birr and a very young Lusmagh/Drumcullen team in Clareen and similar to the other games it was a one sided affair with last year's finalists running out comfortable winners
Naomh Brid, 1-10, St Cillians 2-18
Tullamore 1-11, St Rynaghs 6-21
Shinrone 5-13, Kilcormac/Killoughey 0-8
Birr 4-14, Lusmagh/Drumcullen 1-8Tweet