Camogie Division 1 2017
Camogie Division 1 Championship 2017
Congratulations to the all the girls on a successful and very enjoyable season. The girls recorded their first to back wins in recent years. The girls showed unbelievable courage and determination and were extremely completive throughout the top division which culminated on really giving the eventual runaway champions Baconstown a real test.
The story of the championship
Round 1 St Mary’s Trim V St Pauls. (3 point defeat)
A great start to the championship with a very close and competitive match. With the match level St Pauls went close to winning the match with a shot that struck the crossbar from player of the match Aoibhin Kielty who got all of St Paul’s scores. It was Trim hower who scored a goal with the very last strike of the game to deny St Pauls the draw. Others who impressed on the day include, Amanda Feeney, Milly Murray, Grace and Anna Gardiner and Holly Walsh.
Round 2 Ratoath V St Pauls (5 point defeat)
A very competitive match against the reigning champions Ratoath produced an extremely gritty performance by St Pauls which was led by the captain Holly Walsh. In a very tight match, with both defences on top, it was Ratoath who got 2 fortunate goals to win the game. Although it was another loss it was a game in which St Pauls really raised their standards and had luck gone their way they could have won. The return of Cara Gregan really helped the team and also some outstanding performances from Siobhan Byrne, Anna Gardiner and player of the match Amanda Feeney.
Round 3 St Pauls V Cannistown (4 point win)
St Paul’s first win over Cannistown in a very long time. This was the game where all of the improvements from the first two games came together to produce St Pauls best display of the season against a very highly rated Cannistown outfit. Again the heart, determination of the team as whole and outstanding performances from player of the match Cara Gregan, Aoibhin Kielty, Holly Walsh and Maya Tansy ensured that St Pauls were not to be denied the victory.
Round 4 St Pauls V Dunboyne (+5 point win)
Another outstanding performance by St Pauls meant that St Pauls had their first back to back win in many seasons. In the end it was a very comfortable victory with some great performances all around the pitch including; Katie Goodman, Kate Kearney, Lucy Alder, Lauren Dempsey, Alanna Costello, Grace Gardiner and Molly O’Brien.
Round 5 St Pauls V Baconstown (+5 point defeat)
St Pauls final game against the eventual runaway winners Baconstown proved how competitive and determined our girls have been all year with only one score between the teams at half time. Again it was Cara Gregan, Amanda Feeney, Maya Tansy, Aoibhin Kielty and captain Holly Walsh that led the way for St Pauls and made it the most difficult match that Baconstown had played in all year. Some fortunate goals near the end of the game ensured that Baconstown remained unbeaten.