Tuesday 23 July 2019

Ladies upbeat despite defeat

Camogie, Leinster Minor Final: Wicklow 3-13 Louth 2-8

A seven-minute purple patch during which they registered 2-2 without reply proved decisive for Wicklow as they eventually overcame the Louth senior team in the Leinster Minor Camogie decider in O'Moore Park, Portlaoise.

The Wee County had all four of the county's senior clubs represented - St Anne's, St Kevin's, St Bride's and Mattock Rangers - and they got their noses in front early on, going on to shade the first half and reach the interval with a three-point advantage.

Wicklow set about chipping away at the deficit with renewed vigour early in the second period and they eventually got back on level terms in the 36th minute.

Both teams competed hard for every single ball in what was proving to be a thrilling final, but those two Wicklow goals in quick succession put distance between the sides and Louth simply had too much to do once they regained their focus in the last few minutes.

Despite their disappointment over the result, the Reds can take many positives from the game - not least from knowing that they can compete at inter-county level, and the future certainly looks bright for camogie in Louth.

Drogheda Independent