Celbridge girls finish strongest to win shield.

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Celbridge camogie ended their U15 Div 1 league campaign with a terrific Shield final victory over Naomh Bríd (an amalgamation of Leixlip and Cappagh) in a titanic battle in the camogie grounds at Donore. Presenting the Cup, county member Jim Kennedy described the game as being of as high a standard as you would find anywhere. 

A late goal sent Naomh Bríd in a point ahead at the half and when they scored another in a goalmouth scramble things looked ominous for the Celbridge girls in blue. Four points down with 19 minutes to play, Celbridge started to get more reward for their strong play and responded magnificently scoring 1-2 to nudge ahead, only for Naomh Bríd to draw level again. Celbridge finished the stronger, however, scoring twice to run out winners 2-5 to 2-3. A feature of the game was the excellent team play throughout the field. The girls on both teams deserve enormous praise for their hard work this Autumn and their excellent displays in the league matches, where there was rarely more than a score or two between all four teams in the Division. A competitive division like that can only enhance the standard of Kildare camogie. 

Celbridge U15 Div 1 Panel: Rachel Molloy, Neasa Ní Ógáin, Niamh Mimnagh, Ellen Browne, Grace 

Mimnagh, Róisín Naughton, Amy Gallagher, Hannah Kearns, Niamh McInerney, Niamh Keegan, Grace Carragher, Sadb Mitchell, Rachel O'Reilly, Beth Corry, Aisling O'Riain, Emma Elliott, Anna Boyle, Ashla Copeland, Alex O'Reilly.

Leixlip Panel: Caoimhe Matthews, Emma Curtin, Abby Tarrant, Shauna Fox, Hannah Sylvester, Saoirse Jordan, Deirbhile Keegan, Rachel Barrett, Ciara Bracken, Emily Dunne, Laura Brown, Faye Smith, Nicole Kenna, Naoise O'Cuill, Caoimhe Cronin, Noreen Hussy, Sinead Sexton, Leah Doyle, Aoife O'Cuill, Grace Clarke.

Thanks to Brigitte Mitchell  for the photography. 

❉Kildare U14 Camogie Development Panel❉ 

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Kildare U14 development panel had their first blitz on 15-May in Portlaoise. Here are some photos from the the day including the 13 Celbridge girls who represented their county on the day.

Ellen Browne, Ashla Copeland, Niamh Mimnagh, Roisin Naughton, Neasa Ni Ogáin, Rachel O Reilly, Hannah Kearns, Alison O Dwyer, Niamh Mortell, Alex O Reilly, Megan Quinn, Ella Copeland, Laura Stirblyte, Kate Walsh.

Well done to parents, mentors, the camogie committee and the girls for progressing to the dev panel 

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Celbridge GAA U14 Camogie team played JTB

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Celbridge GAA U14 Camogie team played JTB on 12th of April. 

As always, thanks to Stanislaw Boryn for sending these deadly pics to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

U 14 Ladies Division 3: Celbridge v Two-Mile House 21/04/16

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Congratulations to Celbridge Ladies U14 team who continued their unbeaten run in the league campaign with a resounding victory over Two-Mile-House.  From the throw in Celbridge dominated possession with Maria Keating and Niamh Mortell on top at midfield and the excellent link up play between these two and the half forwards Megan Quinn and Rachel O’Reilly was an outstanding feature of Celbridge’s play throughout the game.  In the first quarter a combination of some wayward shooting and fine defending by Two-Mile House’s full back line ensured that Celbridge did not turn possession into scores.  Eventually Celbridge made their pressure count when full forward Ciara Gallagher scored an impressive opening goal and once ahead the team never looked back.  Following a couple of points from Maria and Rachel, a flowing move involving three players saw Ciara score her second goal of the night.  A series of hand passes and a great through ball from Rachel resulted in Amy Hogan getting Celbridge’s third goal of the night.  The tackling and ball distribution of the half backs Eve Wallace and Caitlin Thomas continued to create chances for the forwards and helped ensure that their opponents had few scoring opportunities and by half time Celbridge led 3-2 to 0-2. 

The second half team performance was as impressive as the first with Celbridge’s ball winning, hard running and skilful interplay continuing to create scoring chances.  Rachel scored a fine fourth goal while Nikki O’Keefe who had come on as replacement scored 1-1.  Ciara, Maria and Niamh also contributed further points in the second half as Celbridge raced further ahead.  Emma Lynch and Roisin Naughton were superb throughout, playing a number of positions and ensuring that there was a steady supply of ball into the midfield and forward line.  Tommy and Paul rang the changes in the second half bringing on a number of players and also switching player positions. It is worth noting the contribution of the players who came off the bench and this strength in depth should be a key factor in meeting the challenges ahead.  To their credit Two-Mile House kept going right to the end scoring 1-1 late on but by that stage Celbridge had put 5-8 on the board.  So well done to all the management team and the girls, the hard work that they are putting in is certainly evident on the pitch.  As always there was fantastic support from the sideline including a visiting contingent from Spain (Vamos Celbridge!!).

Final Score: Celbridge 5-8 v Two-Mile House 1-2

Next match Leixlip 2 (away) 5th May 2016