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Camogie Notes May 20th

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Camogie Notes May 20th

U8&10’s: Training was called off due to the number of our girls who were making their First Holy Communion last Saturday. We hope all of our girls had a great day and we hope to see all of you back to training this Saturday.

U12’s: Our U12’s are in action Tuesday 21st May in the semi final of the league against Portroe in the Ragg. This was the next step in our hard fought but rewarding league journey. Our last match of the league group stage, which saw us come out on top of the table, was against Roscrea and turned out to be another strong performance for the U12’s. Final score was Thurles 3-2 and Roscrea 2-1. Please come out to support the girls and their management team on Tuesday. ‘Sars Abú’

U16’s: Under 16 County Final. Last Tuesday 14th May our Under 16 camogie team created little a bit of history when they became the first team, from the recently formed Thurles Sarsfield Camogie club, to win a county final. Going into this match as underdogs, against a fancied Cashel side who had comfortably beaten Sarsfields in the preliminary round of the competition, Sarsfields had 3 points on the score board before Cashel knew what hit them. Cashel came roaring back into the game in the second quarter and went in at half time leading 1-2 to 0-4. The Thurles Selectors must have had harsh words with their players at half time, because straight from the throw in Sarsfields then took control of the match. Sarsfields management pulled a master stroke by moving Nicola Loughnane from full forward to mid field.

With Nicola Loughnane and Ciara Cummins dominating mid field and both scoring long range points our forwards sprang into life. Two goals and 3 points from centre forward Karen Kennedy along with points from Sarah McKevitt put Sarsfields in the driving seat. Cashel only managed one score in the second half. Bríd Ann Tierney was rock solid in the goals. Our full back line of Norah Kennedy, Katie Cahill and Kate Tierney were making life difficult for Cashel’s full forwards and our half backs of Aoife Butler and Sarah Stakelum haunting the Cashel wing forwards. Our captain Caitriona Skehan really lead from the front, putting herself on the line on a number of occasion’s while clearing ball after ball. Robyn Moore had the Cashel defence bewildered with her darting solo runs and the only way they could stop her was to concede frees which Karen Kennedy gratefully converted. Karen scored 2-5 in total from play and frees and along with her many hooks and blocks and her huge work rate she surely deserves “(Wo) Man of The Match”.Cashel had no answer to our wing wizard Sarah McKevitt whose penetrating runs and point taking were a joy to watch. The old saying that your “full forward line is your first line of defence” was never truer than on Tuesday evening. Jenny McCormack, Rebecca Loughman Twomey and Amy Kennedy fought like tigers to stop any clearances by the Cashel backs. With 5 minutes to go and Cashel pushing hard, super sub Kirsten Harris pulled first time on an incoming sliotar to rattle the Cashel net and put Thurles Sarsfields out of sight of Cashel.

Congratulations to the management team of Lenny Philips, Liz Nevin, Louise Lanigan and Bernie O’Dowd.

Training times

U8’s & U10’s – 10am to 11am Saturdays

U12’s – 10am to 11am Saturdays

-       6pm to 7pm Tuesdays

U14’s - 11am to 12noon Saturdays

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