Friday 19 January 2018

Camoige - Trish Jackman powers WIT to cup victory

Caoimhe Costello
Caoimhe Costello

Waterford IT wrested back supremacy of third level camogie when they came out on top at the end of the Centenary Ashbourne Cup weekend at DCU.

This was the fourth consecutive meeting of WIT and UL in the Ashbourne Cup final, with the Limerick crew denying Waterford a remarkable six-in-a-row last year. WIT were clearly motivated by the memory of that loss however, and with Waterford rock, Trish Jackman providing another thunderous performance on her way to being named Ashbourne player of the tournament, they chiselled out a 2-12 to 0-12 success.

A sensational Fr Purcell Cup final ended 3-14 for DIT to Mary I’s 1-20 after two periods of extra time. Katie O’Dwyer was outstanding for DIT while Caoimhe Costello shone for Mary I.

Meanwhile, UCD launched a stunning second-half comeback to deny fellow Dublin outfit DCU and record a 4-7 to 3-3 victory in the Ashbourne Shield final.

Gaelic Games are flourishing in IT Carlow at the moment and in the week when the footballers booked their place in the Sigerson Cup for the first time, their camogie team claimed the Fr Meachair Cup for the second year in a row with a 2-10 to 1-10 defeat of St Mary’s University. 

Siobhán Flannery’s second goal  from a free proved to be the crucial score in the game.

 In the Fr Purcell Shield final held on Saturday, Maynooth University beat Queen’s University 2-10 to 2-7.

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