Littlewoods Ireland Div 3 Camogie League
by Brid MacNamara
Clare 1-3 Dublin 1-10
The Clare Junior Camogie team were hosts to the Dublin Junior Camogie team on Sunday at Wolfe Tones Camogie Grounds.
This was Clares first game in Div 3 of the Littlewoods Camogie League. Dublin were table toppers coming to Shannon with wins over Roscommon and Tyrone. The game was played in dry conditions but there was a very strong cross wind which made scoring difficult with Dublin shooting 12 wides in the game.
Clare opened the scoring with a pointed free from Sinead Power, which was followed up with a superb goal from Lizzie Danagher to the corner of the net. Clare followed up with a point from play from Louise McDonald leaving Clare 1-2 with Dublin yet to open their scoring. Dublin registered their first point after 15 minutes and added a further 3 points in the first half. Right on the stroke of half time Dublin got their only goal from corner forward Laoise Quinn. This left the half time score Dublin 1-4 to Clare 1-2.
In the second half Dublin continued to stretch their lead adding a further 6 points to Clares only score,a free from Louise Browne. In the closing stages Clare were pressing hard for a goal but to no avail.
Dublin Scorers: Laoise Quinn (1-3, 1F) Roisin Baker 0-3 Caragh Dawson 0-1, Nadine Murphy 0-2, Emer Keane 0-1,
Clare Scorers : Lizzie Danagher 1-0, Sinead Power 0-1F, Louise McDonnell 0-1, Louise Brown 0-1F
Clare: Edel McNamara Kilkishen; Aoife Nihill Wolfe Tones, Megan O'Brien St Josephs, Katie O’Flanagan Newmarket on Fergus; Aisling McMahon St Josephs, Alannah Ryan Kilkishen, Jane Fitzgerald Inagh Kilnamona; Corina McMahon Corofin, Ruth Kaiser Newmarket on Fergus; Sinead Power Inagh Kilnamona, Niamh Mulqueen Broadford, Louise Browne Corofin; Louise McDonald Ruan, Lizzy Danagher Wolfe Tones, Laura McGrath Feakle
Subs: Sinead Kelly Wolfe Tones for Louise McDonald, Lisa O’Donoghue Whitegate for Niamh Mulqueen
Dublin: Aisling Spillan Skerries Harps; Ciara Buchanan St. Finians, Laura Walsh Naomh Mearnog, Roisin Mac Loughlin Naomh Olaf; Deirdre Johnstone Naomh Uinsionn, Emma Barron Naomh Jude, Grainne Free Na Fianna; Emer Keenan Lucan Sarsfields, Roisin Drohan Naomh Uinsionn; Roisin Baker Na Fianna, Caragh Dawson Naomh Jude, Sinead Nolan Naomh Jude; Aoife Walsh Naomh Jude, Aoife Bulger St Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh, Laoise Quinn St Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh
Referee: Mike Ryan, Galway