Friday 23 June 2017

Camogie: Galway, Wexford dominate awards

All-Ireland champions Galway and finalists Wexford picked up six All Star awards each on Saturday.

Model captain Ursula Jacob, defensive pair Claire O'Connor and Catherine O'Loughlin and attackers Una Leacy, Katrina Parrock and Kate Kelly all picked up a second consecutive award.

Galway centre-back Therese Maher, Ann Marie Hayes and Lorraine Ryan took three of the defensive slots while Tribes 'keeper Susan Earner collected her first All Star. Brenda Hanney and Niamh Kilkenny picked up the remaining awards for Wexford; the remaining positions went to Cork pair Anna Geary and Jennifer O'Leary and Tipperary midfielder Jill Horan.

ATHLETICS

JOHN COGHLAN of Metre St Brigid won the senior men's race at the Dublin Cross-Country Championships in Santry yesterday.

Coghlan, the youngest son of former world 5,000m champion Eamonn, was part of the winning Irish U-23 team at last year's European Cross-Country Championships and this was his first Dublin senior race.

Elish Kelly of Raheny Shamrock won the women's race, with Raheny taking both team titles.

Siofra Cleirigh Buttner of DSD won the junior women's race but due to a mix-up over numbers, the medals weren't awarded.

BASKETBALL

DCU Saints continue to lead the northern conference after wins over Killester (93-69) and Belfast Star (79-63), with Pat Glover scoring 38 points over the course of the two games.

UCC Demons overcame defiant UL Eagles 75-71, while Luke Enos scored 30 points as Moycullen beat Neptune 74-71 and UCD Marian crushed Belfast Star 79-63.

In the Women's SuperLeague, DCU Mercy eased past Meteors, UL beat Glanmire 87-71 and Ulster Rockets left it late to beat Brunell, and Killester and Waterford Wildcats had comfortable wins against Dynamos and Liffey Celtics respectively.

HOCKEY

Once-mighty Glenanne were humbled 5-2 at home by Cookstown in the Irish Hockey League.

Monkstown lost 2-1 in Banbridge, allowing their opponents to join them level on points in second place in Pool A.

Lisnagarvey appear to be turning Pool B into a procession, beating Three Rock Rovers 2-0.

WOMEN'S HOCKEY

UCD overcame a rocky start to beat the Irish Hockey League champions Pegasus 4-3 in their own back yard.

Hermes kept pace with College at the top of Pool A, pounding Armagh 3-0. The joint leaders meet on November 26 in a postponed fixture that is shaping up to be decisive.

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