Liberty Insurance Premier Junior Camogie Championship - Round 2
Sun 12th July at 2.30pm in Middletown, Co. Armagh
Limerick’s Premier Junior side made the long trip to Middletown in Co. Armagh for their second round clash with the Orchard County only to be lose out after a well fought game by 1-11 to 1-15.
Whether it was the long trip to Armagh or not but Limerick were slow to start in the first half and despite scores from Claire Keating, who was unerring from placed ball throughout, and Ellanna Mulcahy trailed by 0-6 to 0-11 at half-time.
A brighter start to the second half saw Limerick close the gap and when captain Bríd Hannan jumped to handpass a breaking ball into the net to put a point between the teams it looked like a comeback might be on the cards.
Limerick indeed levelled shortly after from a Claire Keating free leaving the score Limerick 1-10 Armagh 0-13. However Armagh got a goal of their own shortly afterwards to put the game beyond Limerick.
Donna Mulcahy got the final score of the game for Limerick to leave the score Limerick 1-11 Armagh 1-15. A disappointing result but with three matches to play semi-final qualification remains very much within the grasp of this side. Next Sunday they host a Laois side in Ballingarry who have been beaten finalists in 2013 and 2014. The match will be a double header with the U16A clash with Wexford.
Claire Keating 0-8 (6 frees), Bríd Hannan 1-0, Ellanna Mulcahy 0-2, Donna Mulcahy 0-1
Laura O’Neill (Na Piarsaigh), Leanne Browne (Newcastle West), Grace Lee (Newcastle West), Caitríona Neville (Croagh Kilfinny), Marion Quaid (Bruff), Tara Fitzgibbon (Ballyagran), Néamh Curtin (Ballybrown), Gráinne Ryan (Galbally), Donna Mulcahy (Killeedy), Úna O’Connor (Crecora), Clíona Lane (Adare), Claire Keating (Cappamore), Ellanna Mulcahy (Killeedy), Siobhán Tangney (Croagh Kilfinny), Bríd Hannan (Croagh Kilfinny) (capt.)
Aisling Scully (Granagh Ballingarry) for Clíona Lane
Limerick’s U14 and U15 development sides had a very successful day at the Paul Beecher Blitz in Portmarnock on Saturday. The U14 B team won the B competition defeating Dublin in the final. The U14 A side got to the final of the A Plate but lost out narrowly to Tipperary. Finally the U15 side also performed well but lost out at cup semi-final stage to Dublin.
These development blitzes are an important part of the Camogie Calendar and a crucial part of the development of Limerick Camogie. All three sides will have further outings over the summer culminating for the U14s with the All-Ireland Blitz on the eve of the All-Ireland Camogie finals.
Limerick 1-5 Tipperary 2-9
U16 A Camogie Championship - Round 2
Limerick 0-4 Derry 9-21
U16 B Camogie Championship - Round 2