Shannon Camogie pitch was the venue for the second round of the senior championship between Truagh/Clonlara and St. Josephs on Saturday evening. Truagh/Clonlara opening the scoring inside the first five minutes with points from Michelle Caulfield, Áine O’Loughlin and Laura Foley. The hard working Louise Woods registered the parish sides first point from a free after ten minutes before Ellen Horgan and Roisín Begley replied with a point each mid way through the half. St. Josephs were rewarded for their strong defensive play by Kate Dillon and Megan O’Brien as Aisling McMahon goaled for St. Josephs with a high dropping ball to the net from a free with ten minutes remaining. Truagh/Clonlara had the final say of the opening half when Áine O’Loughlin added two further points in the closing minutes to leave the winners three clear at the interval on a scoreline 0-8 to 1-2.
At the resumption of play, Woods pointed for the parish but Áine O’Loughin struck for goal inside ten minutes having had her first attempt saved off the line by Ann Marie McGann. St. Josephs to their credit kept the pressure on with outstanding performances from Aisling McMahon and Orla Moloney and scored the next three points
without reply from Louise Woods (1), Aisling McMahon (1f) and Erinn Hennessy (1) to cut the deficit to two. Woods and O’Loughlin exchanged points once more before top scorer Áine O’Loughlin added two more points for Truagh/Clonlara in the closing minutes. St. Josephs had the final score of the game into injury time with a point from a free from Aisling McMahon, but time ran out for the parish and Truagh/Clonlara held on to secure a win.
Truagh/Clonlara: Patricia Mullins, Sarah Hastings, Maire Begley, Hannah Horgan, Aideen Hogg, Sarah Sherlock, Helen Guinane, Laura Foley 0-1, Niamh Powell, Ellen Horgan 0-1, Louise Egan, Roisín Begley 0-1, Michelle Powell, Michelle Caulfield 0-1, Áine O’Loughlin 1-7.
Subs: Kathleen Horgan for Michelle Powell, Sinead Hogg for Aideen Hogg, Roisin Powell for Sarah Hastings
St. Josephs: Ann Marie McGann, Kate Dillon, Orla Moloney, Megan O’Brien, Aisling McMahon(1-2, Eimear Casey, Vanessa Meaney, Louise Woods 0-5, Michelle O’Neill,
Roisín Kennedy, Sarah Hoey, Ciara Guilfoyle, Caoimhe Hoey, Erinn Hennessy Capt 0-1,
Subs: Orlaith Lynch for Roisín Kennedy (25mins), Karen O’Brien for Ciara Guilfoyle (42mins), Fiona Tuohy for Vanessa Meaney (55mins).