Sunday 22 April 2018

Donnelly's efforts crucial for Kilmessan

Kilmessan 0-9 Clanmaurice 0-5

The Kerry girls tried hard, but it wasn’t to be, despite the best efforts of Patrice Diggin and Niamh Leen. Photo: Sportsfile (stock image)
The Kerry girls tried hard, but it wasn’t to be, despite the best efforts of Patrice Diggin and Niamh Leen. Photo: Sportsfile (stock image)

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Kilmessan capitalised on their second bite of the cherry to win the AIB All-Ireland Camogie Junior Club Championship for the second time at Silvermines.

John Watters' outfit were never in front in the drawn encounter and it took a goal with almost the last act of the game to secure a replay.

The Meath girls struggled to break down their opponents this time, too, but were able to create just a bit more in the second half to edge clear. Aileen Donnelly earned the AIB Player of the Match award, striking some excellent points.

At half-time, it was 0-4 apiece. Whatever Watters said during the interval, it certainly had an impact.

The Kerry girls tried hard, but it wasn't to be, despite the best efforts of Patrice Diggin and Niamh Leen.

SCORERS - Kilmessan: A Donnelly 0-5(fs), K Ní Choileáin, M Thynne, M Ní Choileáin, N Doyle 0-1 each. Clanmaurice: P Diggin 0-4 (4f), S Horgan 0-1.

KILMESSAN - A M Dennehy; A Walshe, R Kelly, C O'Leary; L O'Neill, A Lynch, T King; S Horan, M O'Leary; K Ní Choileáin, A Donnelly, M Ní Choileáin; K Gorman, M Thynne, L Dennehy. Subs: N Doyle for Gorman (45).

CLANMAURICE - A Maunsell; M Costello, N Leen, T Moran; E Ryall, S Murphy, O Young; P Diggin, L Collins; A Behan, O Dineen, S Horgan; J Fitzell, J Horgan, A M Leen. REF - A Doheny (Laois)

 

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