A super weekend!
Wexford teams bring home two All-Ireland crowns
Wexford Under-14s: Wexford Under-14s claimed the All-Ireland 'B' title in Dublin on Saturday last and brought the Lily Spence Cup back to the county with immense pride late on Saturday night!
The Brendan Tobin and Emma English Byrne managed side set the pace during their group games as they recorded three wins from three to top their group and book their place in the semi -final.
The first match saw the girls overcome Limerick by 4-2 to 1-2. Molly Crowdle from Geraldine O'Hanrahans was in great shooting form as she grabbed two goals, while Emma Dempsey, fresh from her community games Poc Fada title recently, bagged a goal and a point for the Wexford side while.
The other scorers in this match were Faye Codd who took her goal well and Niamh O'Shea converted a 45 metre free with a point.
The girls then proved far stronger than the girls from the Banner County in their second group game.
Wexford played this games with a fluidity that any team would be proud of as they ran out convincing winners by 5-6 to 0-2.
Maria O'Dowd got the Wexford scoring underway with a goal and a point at the start of the match.
This was added to with points from Lorna Fortune, a goal and a point from Molly Crowdle. Niamh O'Shea was on form from placed balls and play amassing a personal tally of three points. Muireann Fitzpatrick and Lisa Kelly completed the scoring with a goal apiece.
The third and final group game saw the Wexford girls defeat Derry by 3-6 to 0-2.
It was another confident performance with great team play and some sturdy, tight defending from the backs. The scorers were: Lisa Kelly (0-2), Faye Codd (1-2),Molly Crowdle (1-0), Kate Foley (0-1), Ciara Walsh (0-1), Siobhan Sinnott (1-0).
With their place in the semi-final secured, the girls were drawn against Tipperary by 4-4 to 3-0. Tipperary certainly enjoyed the better start as they goaled three times during the opening half to steam ahead, while Wexford managed 1-2 in reply through a Lisa Kelly goal, and points from Siobhan Sinnott and Molly Crowdle to trail by four points at the change of ends.
Wexford emerged with better prupose for the second half and burst into action with goals from Molly Crowdle and Lorna Fortune propelled Wexford into the lead and went on to dominate the second half and book their place in the final. Scorers: Lisa Kelly (1-0), Siobhan Sinnott (0-1), Molly Crowdle (2-1), Katie Codd (1-0), Lorna Fortune (0-2).
The final pitted the girls against Galway, with Wexford taking the game to the westerners from the off.
Both teams were evenly matched thoughout the opening half and were tied at 0-3 each at half-time. Wexford picked off their points through Niamh Fortune (2) and Kate Codd to set up an exciting second half.
As with previous matches, Wexford put their best performance in during the second half and out-scored the Tribeswomen by 1-5 to 0-1 in the closing period.
Molly Crowdle showed her mettle to bag another goal and four unanswered points from the Model County side ensured that they were taking the Lily Spence Cup home. Scorers: Molly Crowdle (1-2), Kate Foley (0-2), Lorna Fortune (0-1), Siobhan Sinnott (0-1) Niamh O'Shea (0-2)
Wexford Purple (A): Sophie Roche (Rathnure), Amy Mitten (Buffers Alley), Amy Cahill (Rathnure), Molly Crowdle (G O'Hanrahans), Aoife O'Connor (St Martins), Ciara Walsh (St James), Muireann Fitzpatrick (Castletown), Niamh O'Shea (Rath/Cushinstown), Katie Codd (Rathnure), Lorna Fortune (Kilrush), Kate Foley (Horeswood), Siobhan Sinnott (Oulart), Brid Walsh (St James), Aoife Mahon (Bunclody), Faye Codd (Cloughbawn), Tanya Kennedy (Buffers Alley), Naoise Kennedy (Kilrush), Emma Dempsey (Glynn Barntown), Alibeth Moran (Glynn Barntown), Miria O'Dowd (Oulart), Eabha Farrell (Rapparees), Lisa Kelly (Bunclody), Carla Branagan (Craanford), Susan Boyle (Castletown).
While the Wexford Under-14 Purple team were in winning form, the Gold team were also in competition.
They played three group games and chalked up a win, a draw and a loss over the course of the day. The got off the mark in the first match recording a draw with Roscommon 0-2 each, before defeating Derry by 3-6 to 1-1 with a fantastic all round team performance. They then came up against a strong Kilkenny side who got the better of the Wexford girls by 3-3 to 1-1 and ended the girls chances of progressing to the semi-finals.
Wexford Gold (B): Chloe Fortune (Oulart), Ciara Ryan (St Annes), Grace Roche (Glynn/Barntown), Niamh Cogley (Glynn/Barntown), Niamh Rowe (Glynn/Barntown), Yvonne Kelly (Bunclody), Emma Tompkins (Kilrush), Carla Howlin (St Marys), Maeve Sinnott (Bunclody), Kate Barrett (St Martins), Andrea Fielding (St Ibars), Eimear Goland (Castletown), Muireann Doyle (Bunclody), Lisa Murphy (Cloughbawn), Eilish O'Rourke (Kilrush), Sarah O'Donoghue (St Marys), Deirbhile Ni Cheallaigh (Bunclody)
Oulart The Ballagh retained The All-Ireland 7's title on Saturday in emphatic style on Saturday last.
The reigning county and Leinster club champions recorded group wins over Kilimor from Galway by 7-7 to 2-1, Kilruane McDonaghs (Tipp) by 12-6 to 0-0 and Inagh Kilnamona (Clare) by 9-8 to 2-4.
In the quarter-finals, Oulart brushed aside O'Donovan Rossa (Antrim) by 5-5 to 3-1 before dispatching Inagh Kilnamona in the semi-final by 9-10 to 3-6.
In the final, Oulart were up against Newmarket-on-Fergus (Clare) and recorded an emphatic 5-10 to 1-6 win to retain the Kilmacud All-Ireland 7s title for the second year in succession.
Left to right: Katie Gallagher, Aidan Moran, Ciara Storey, Aideen Brennan, Bridget Moran, Shelley Kehoe, Una Leacy, Ursula Jacob, Mary Leacy, Stacey Kehoe, Karen Atkinson, Sharon Kehoe, Ciara Scallan and Philip Rossiter.
U10 Finals Day
Last Saturday saw hundreds of enthusiastic u 10 camogie players descend on the Halo Tiles Ferns Centre of Excellence for the Gala Finals Day 2016. The finals ran from 10am until 1pm with up to twelve teams playing under the Go Games rules at any one time. There were thirty three clubs involved on the day fielding no fewer than forty one teams. Before Saturday's finals, there was a whopping 105 matches played throughout the county and an amazing 390 girls togged out to represent their clubs on Saturday last, making it a very special occasion for all involved.
Wednesday, September 14
Under-14 Roinn 1 Shield semi-final: St Anne's v St James, 6pm at Pairc Charman.
Friday, September 16
Under-16 Premier semi-final: Rathnure v St Ibars/Shelmaliers at 6.30pm in Marshalstown.
Sunday, September 18
Intermediate Championship semi-finals - St Patrick's Park, at 4.30pm, Bunclody v Duffry Rovers; at 5.45pm Gorey v Oylegate.
Under-16 Roinn 2 final: In Killurin at 12.30pm, Horeswood v Marshalstown.
Junior 'B' play-off at 12.30pm Taghmon v Rapparees.
Saturday, September 24
Talbot Collection Senior semi-finals - Oulart The Ballagh v Rathnure; St Ibars/Shelmaliers v St Martins.
Talbot Collection Senior Shield semi-finals: Ferns v Buffers Alley; Kilrush v Glynn Barntown.