Camogie Feile Final
St. Joseph’s take on Killanena/Feakle in the 2016 Div 1 Feile Clare final on Saturday 23rd at 5pm in Clarecastle GAA.
Four Clare Camogie teams battled it out in sunny Clarecastle this afternoon to determine who was claiming first, second, third and fourth positioning in the county’s 2016 Féile competition.
First up to the mark for our girls were Truagh/Clonlara and our girls took to the grass like a duck to the water with Naoise Slattery rattling the corner of the net and Alannah Meaney scoring a single point in the first 15 minutes while Truagh/Clonlara couldn’t reply.
The next 15 minutes however were a different story as the blue shirts clawed their way back into the game balancing the score line and leaving spectators from both sides on the edge of their seats as the game ran into it’s final moments. It was all to play for as Alannah Meaney grabbed a high ball from her captain Emma Towey and accurately popped the sliotar where it counts over the aluminium bar and it was enough to secure the maroon and white girls into the final to determine first and second place much to the relief of the Doora Barefield spectators. D/B 1-2 T/C 1-1.
So it was to be against Feakle/Killanena in the final as they had secured a comprehensive win over Clarecastle 4-5 to 0-1.
It commenced a well balanced first half between the East Clare side and the Gurteen girls with only a single goal & point for Feakle/Killanena on the scoreboard whilst Alannah Meaney had given our girls a point!
But in the second half the East Clare girls stepped up a gear and hit the net 4 more times as well as tipping off 2 more points without a reply from St. Joseph’s, leaving Feakle/Killanena comprehensive and deserved winners at a final score of 5-3 to 0-1.
Truagh/Clonlara claimed 3rd position with the home team Clarecastle in 4th.
A truly wonderful afternoon of skilful hurling and heartfelt passion from all four wonderful teams, 2 professional referees and an immaculate pitch. Well done to all concerned.
St. Joseph’s are proud to be crowed as second best in this great county of ours… They left their hearts on the field this evening and intend to do their club, their county and themselves proud as they take the journey to Dublin in June to enter the All Ireland Féile competitions.
Leaves no one in doubt as to why this sport is the best sport in the world gan dabht!
Team: Katie Callaghan, Róisín Cahill, Sinéad Clancy, Sinéad O’Connor, Shauna Moloney, Emma Towey (Captain), Úna Ní Choileán, Saidhbh O’Brien, Alannah Meaney, Róisín Dillon, Múirne Ní Chonaill, Kate Montwell, Niamh Meaney, Naoise Slattery, Aoibhinn Feighery, Caoilfhionn Ní Chonaill, Áine Barry, Ellen Doyle, Anna Cosgrove, Ava Lenihan, Emma O’Dwyer, Grace Kennedy.