Camogie: Naomh Brid goals sink K/K

October 03, 2022

Naomh Brid's Aoife Walsh getting a hand pass away in Saturdays Senior B Semi Final (Photo by John Gavin)

Naomh Brid 2-10 Kilcormac/Killoughey 0-10

Report by John Gavin

Naomh Brid would have gone into Saturday's second semi final in Kilcormac as favourites given that they have won two of their group matches whereas Kilcormac/Killoughey sat at the bottom of the group, albeit on scores conceded  But Naomh Brid certainly did not have it their own way as they were met by a strong challenge and were made fight hard for their win.

Before the match the sight of Kilcormac/Killoughey warming up in new black training tops could not go unmentioned.  The team wanted to commemorate the memory of their friend Ashling Murphy and donned jerseys all numbered 23 with the words "“Ní bheidh a leithéid ann arís Ashling Murphy" across the shoulders.

When they game got underway it was a tightly fought contest with the teams trading points in a low scoring first half and it was not until the last score of the half that saw some daylight between the teams.  A long free in by Aoife Walsh was helped on by Grace Teehan and the ball landed in the back of the Kilcormac/Killoughey net to leave Naomh Brid leading 1-4 to 0-5 at half time.

The second half continued in a similar manner with the teams cancelling each other out in terms of the scores, however mid way through the half, Grace Teehan ran at the heart of the Kilcormac/Killoughey defence and slotted the ball to the net for her second goal of the game to leave five points between the teams.

The old saying of goals win games was very true here as they were the difference between the teams.  The remainder of the game again saw the teams trade scores and Naomh Brid went on to earn themselves a place in this year's B Final that will be a repeat of the Junior Final from 2020 between themselves and Tullamore.


Naomh Brid:  Louise Larkin, Sarah Ryan, Aine O'Connor, Sarah Tooher, Orlagh Phelan, Aoife Walsh, Molly Hogan, Mary Teehan, Rachel Standish, Niamh Larkin, Grace Teehan, Theresa Larkin, Charlotte McLoughney, Clodagh McCormack, Valerie Meagher

Subs:  Marcella Maloney, Niamh Egan, Megan Deegan, Ailish Maher, Emma Teehan

Kilcormac/Killoughey:  Eimear Rigney, Sarah Doherty, Lorraine Keena, Sinead Moore, Elizabeth Kilmartin, Jane Lowry, Sarah Fitzgerald, Grace Leonard, Sarah Guinan, Ruth Hennessy, Rachel Guinan, Debbie Flynn, Orla Kilmartin, Anna Doherty, Caoimhe Quinn

Subs:  Caoimhe Rigney, Ciara Kilmartin, Clodagh Murphy, Isabelle Mitchell, Triona McDonald, Amanda Keena, Eileen Bracken, Emma Bracken, Carol Mahon, Lauren Leonard, Eadaoin Kilmartin, Sarah Meacle, Ellen Kavanagh, Stephanie Maho, Kerri Healion

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