Terrific win for camogie girls
Millstreet blazed a triumphant path to capture the Co. Camogie Minor C Championship title from Bishopstown on a comprehrensive 3-17 to 0-9 victory at Castle Road, Cork City last Sunday.
No one could quibble about the outcome, a skilful Milllstreet side growing in confidence as the game developed. Outright victory sees Millstreet collect their second minor title in three seasons.
Again, Millstreet's touch proved slick, reactions fast and their pursuit of work and responsibility, superior to their rivals.
Indeed, some of Millstreet's play was delightfully constructed, speed of movement and crispness of just about every facet of play yielded the dividends.
The early exchanges were evenly contested and that continued for much of the opening half, Bishopstown answering Millstreet points to Maura Ellen O'Connor, Kate O'Keeffe and Chloe Collins,. And a fine goal from Kate O'Keeffe helped Millstreet gain a 1-8 to 0-5 grip at the break.
Hard though as Bishopstown attempted to get the sliothar into scoring positions, Millstreet continued to work the ball cleverly into shooting positions for additional scores to add to their tally. A pair of goals to Maura Ellen O'Connor allowed the Millstreet taliswoman conntribute 2-12 to the scoreboard.
At the full time whistle, delighted supporters hailed the team and management of Anthony Barry and Lily Murphy.
The successful team comprised of Mare Lane, Rachel O'Brien Sarah Dennehy, Caroline Murphy, Leanne Murphy, Lydia O'Reilly, Jessica Dunne; Maura Ellen O'Connor, Kate O'Keeffe;
Clare O'Keeffe, Leanne Kelleher, Siobháin Sheahan, Ava Barry, Chloe Collins, Dervla Murphy Subs. Donna O'Reilly, Megan Ring, Una Buckley, Joni Tarrant.
Later on Sunday night, large crowds turned out for a Victory Parade in Millstreet to salute the triumphant team. Team manager Anthony Barry congratulated all involved for their dedication throughout the season and rewarded on a county title.