Creane on target in Marshalstown's win
Thirteen points from Laura Creane propelled Marshalstown to Junior 'C' camogie league title glory in Oylegate on Sunday.
Marshalstown 2-19 Bannow-B'mitty 0-9
The deadly attacker was in imperious form, both from placed ball and from open play, as she swatted score after score to put a shell-shocked Bannow-Ballymitty to the sword.
Six of those came in the opening 22 minutes as the eventual winners eased into a 0-7 to 0-4 lead. Alma Morris picked off the other point for her side, while Pamela Fitzharris, scorer of all six of her team's first-half points, replied for Bannow-Ballymitty.
Creane had a further trio of points registered by the break as the Enniscorthy District club moved into a 0-11 to 0-6 interval advantage. Both sides added three more points in the third quarter, Ellen Kelly and Creane (two) for Marshalstown while Róisín Howlin, Olivia Scott and Pamela McCormack scored for Bannow-Ballymitty as the gap remained at five.
However, the final 15 minutes belonged to Marshalstown. Elaine Ryan and Emma Leacy added their names to the list of point-scorers and the champs rounded out the game with late goals courtesy of Wexford Intermediate Ellen Kelly and substitute Aoife Hennessy to lift the trophy in style.
Marshalstown: Mairéad Doyle; Caoimhe Denton, Theresa Davis; Brenda Byrne, Emma Lacey (0-1 free), Alma Morris (0-1); Donna Byrne; Mairéad Whelan, Ellen Kelly (1-1), Catherine Kelly; Laura Creane (0-13, 7 frees), Elaine Ryan (0-3). Subs. - Aoife Hennessy (1-0) for C. Kelly, Evelyn Morris for Byrne, Meg Roche for Ryan.
Bannow-Ballymitty: Ruth Hannon; Yvonne Sinnott-Campbell, Eilish Cullen; Aine Moran, Pamela McCormack (0-1), Leanne McGrath; Mairéad Moran; Fiona Howlin, Sinéad O'Connor, Pamela Fitzharris (0-6, 5 frees, 1 '30), Adi Roche-O'Leary, Róisín Howlin (0-1). Subs. - Olivia Scott (0-1) for Roche-O'Leary, Orla Foley for Moran (temp.), also Shannon McDonald, Mary Quirke, Shauna Breen, Nicole Sinnott-Colfer.
Referee: Seamus Whelan (Oylegate-Glenbrien).