ALL IRELAND JUNIOR CAMOGIE FINAL Kerry 1-3 Carlow 1-11 IT was heartbreak for the Kerry senior camogie team as their historic first appearance in an All Ireland camogie final ended in defeat to Carlow.
The game was played at the Lattin Cullen GAA Grounds, home club to Nicky English last Sunday and the Kingdom entered the game believing that anything was possible. They played that way in the opening five minutes of the game when they dominated matters. However, they three missed frees and a '45, which would have settled them. Instead Carlow grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck and got a few scores of them own at the other end of the pitch.
As expected, their rampant corner-forward Ciara Quirke was causing untold trouble and created chances, with her team mate Katie O'Byrne slotting over the frees. A hit in hope ball from Carlow ended up in the Kerry net after the ball was cleared from the Kerry forward line. It wasn't looking good for the Kingdom coming to the half way mark. Carlow's centreback Katie Nolan was outstanding and mopped up every ball that came in her direction. At half-time it stood Carlow 1-5 Kerry 0-1.
The second half didn't get much better from a Kerry point of view, with Carlow playing with confidence and popping over the points from play. It was Kerry's lone scorer Patrice Diggin who scored 1-2 in this half. The injuries to key players in the forward line took their toll, and Carlow went on to win with ease in the finish and while the Kerry girls will be disappointed at their no show on the day, great credit to all involved in getting the team to the final in their first year. KERRY: Michelle Carroll, Michelle Leen, Clair Godley, Rosie Young, Saidbhe Horgan, Sinead Mackessy, Aileen Corridan, Laura Collins, Patrice Diggin, Elaine Ryall Olivia Dineen, Annmarie Leen, Michelle Corridan, Sara Murphy, Una Flynn, Sarah Leahy, Hazel Byrne, Katie Hickey,Sinead McCrohan, Deirdre Flynn, Karina Daly, Michelle Enright, Aine Brassil, Ruth Wallace, Karen Sullivan, Sharon McMahon MANAGEMENT: Richard Keane, Pete Young, Liam Young, Butch Fealy Blitz THANKS to Cillard for hosting an U8/10/12 blitz last weekend despite the windy conditions.
The Under 14 County squad continue training Monday nights at 7 in Kilmoyley as they prepare for their National blitz in Dublin on September 15.
Under 14 Championship Round 2 Cillard 0-7 Templeglantine 1-1 Round 3 Cillard 5-2 Kilmallock 6-4 U16 Championship Round 2 Cillard 4-6 Ballybrown 6-3 Causeway v Patrickswell was postponed.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 7 U16 Championship Round 3 Causeway v Granagh Ballingarry, 7pm SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9 Intermediate Championship Round 3 Clanmaurice v Ballybrown, 2pm