Wednesday 23 October 2019

Louise leads Kildare club to glory

An All-Ireland medal was secured by a former Wexford camogie regular in Kinnegad on Sunday, and she enjoyed a leading role in the victory.

Indeed, Louise Codd was selected as player of the match as Johnstownbridge of Kildare beat Athleague from Roscommon by 2-10 to 0-7 to clinch the Junior club championship crown.

And while her side led from start to finish, they couldn't relax until the former Duffry Rovers stalwart goaled in the 60th minute to copper-fasten success.

Just four points divided the sides at the time, but Kildare county player Siobhán Hurley pointed twice after Codd's goal to make doubly sure.

Codd finished with a fantastic 1-4 from play to her credit and excelled in the first-half as Johnstownbridge established a seven-point advantage.

The gap was narrowed to five by half-time, only for Codd to pick off the first two points on the re-start. And while her influence was curbed somewhat thereafter, she still came up with the clinching goal from her midfield role when her long delivery deceived an unsighted netminder as two players clashed in front of her and bounced to the roof of the net.

That's one All-Ireland Club camogie medal for Wexford in 2015-'16, and there will be a chance for that figure to multiply in the new year when holders Oulart-The Ballagh take on the players who preceded them as champions, Milford from Cork, in a semi-final clash of big guns.

Wexford People

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