SMGS Camogie Update
SMGS Camogie Update - Sports Reporters: Fiona Bourke, Denise Buckley and Jennifer Dillon. SMGS Camogie have had a very busy lately with three games as well as a blitz during the past week.
On Tuesday 3rd of October, the Junior Camogie team played their first match of the season against Glanmire. The girls got off to a rocky start, conceding four points in the first five minutes. However, a great goal from Orla Cremen and a point from Eva Callahan settled the Blarney side. More scores from Alice O’ Connor, Emma Murphy, Orla Cronin and Aoibhin Kiely increased Blarney’s lead. However, Glanmire made a comeback, scoring three unanswered goals early in the second half. Oral Cremen led the Blarney side to victory scoring nine goals in total. The final score was 9-7 to 5-8
On Wednesday, an U15 blitz was held in Mallow GAA. It was a brilliant day out with SMGS winning all 4 matches. The girls started off strong with a great win against Buttavent and went on to win 2 more matches against St Camens and Rathkeale which brought them into the final where they came up against Rice College. It was an outstanding match with scores from Eva Callanan, Danielle Hendley and Aoibhin Kiely. There was also two brilliant frees from Orla Cronin which put her on the score board. Laura Shine proved to be a vital substitution scoring several points from play. This win left the girls with an exciting day to look forward to as they have advanced to the All Ireland Competition.
On Thursday, the Junior 2 team took on Mitchelstown. Mitchelstown started strong with an early goal but Blarney battled hard and finally got a great point by a brilliant free taken by Chloe Walsh. Brilliant play by centre back Aislinn Buckley and full back Neasa Crowley kept the Mitchelstown attack at bay.
Isobelle Beasley-Punch made some brilliant saves near to half time to keep Blarney in the game. Blarney went into the second half fighting hard. this resulted in a great goal by Ciara O’ Riordan. This didn't stop Mitchelstown from getting 3 goals. Blarney battled hard but unfortunately the game didn't go their way and ended in defeat with the final score of 4-4 1-1
Finally, At 12 o’ clock this afternoon, the Blarney Junior team played Roscrea in the first round of the Munster Colleges. The girls were up against it from the start when Roscrea scored a lucky goal in the opening few minutes. Orla Cremen replied with a stunning goal soon after. Roscrea however kept fighting and scored a few goals and a point before the half time whistle was blown. Orla Cremen shortened their lead scoring three points, leaving the score at 3-1 to 1-3 at half time.
The second half began with a bang when the Roscrea girls buried an early goal in the back of the net. More goals followed for Roscrea, but Blarney kept fighting. Emma Murphy, Eva Callanan and Denise Buckley all pulled off superb scores in the second half. Our back line and mid fielders had great performances, stopping many dangerous balls. Unfortunately, it was not the girls’ day as the match ended with a score line of 5-6 to 1-7.