Senior Camogie Championship Final
Sunday 11th October in Newcastle West
Granagh Ballingarry were crowned Limerick Senior Camogie Champions for the third year running as they overcame Killeedy by 1-4 to 1-3 on Sunday in Newcastle West. A large crowd turned up to witness the encounter between these rivals and were treated to a tightly contested game with defences dominating for bought teams.
Joanne O’Gorman opened the scoring for Killeedy but Rebecca Noonan levelled with a 45 by the 10 minute mark. A further free from Rebecca and an Aoife Sheehan free from 60m gave Granagh Ballingarry a narrow advantage at the break.
Another long distance Aoife Sheehan free just after the break dropped under the bar to give Granagh a 1-3 to 0-1 lead. However Killeedy rallied and a free from Lisa Scanlon and point from substitute Michelle Casey closed the gap until with 5 minutes to go Michelle Casey found the back of the net to level the game.
In a tense closing period to the game it was another free from Aoife Sheehan that sealed the narrowest of wins for Granagh Ballingarry who celebrated their third Senior Championship win in a row.
Granagh Ballingarry: Aoife Sheehan 1-2, Rebecca Noonan 0-2
Killeedy: Michelle Casey 1-1, Joanne O'Gorman 0-1, Lisa Scanlon 0-1
Claire Enright, Eimear Morrissey, Lisa Kelly, Emer Hickey, Emma O'Grady, Sarah Carey, Deirdre Sheehan, Siobhan Enright, Fiona Hickey, Niamh Chawke, Aoife Sheehan, Meadh Nash, Rebecca Noonan, Vera Sheehan, Theresa Mulcaire
Subs: Aishling Scully, Mags Lynch, Aine Sheehy, Kaylee Stapleton, Fiona Morrissey, Aine Lyons, Suzanne Malone, Emma Noonan, Catriona Casey, Siobhan Twomey
Majella O'Sullivan-Hunt, Elaine Foley, Marion O'Connell, Noreen Barry, Sarah Shanahan, Donna Mulcahy, Emer Cunningham, Deirdre Fitzpatrick, Joanne O'Gorman, Aisling Scanlon, Edwina Mullane, Ellanna Mulcahy, Marie Keating, Lisa Scanlon, Áine Cunningham
Subs: Íde Cunningham, Karen Mullane, Michelle Casey, Orla Cunningham, Deirdre Cunningham, Caitrín Dé Bhál, Emily Rose Mulcahy, Róisín Cunningham, Gemma Barrett, Deniese Forde, Briana O'Connor, Sharon Kelly, Orla Curtin