Kildare Camogie League Div 1, Rd 2

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Celbridge Senior Camogie

Mon, April 4th @ 7pm in Maynooth

Kildare Camogie League Div 1, Rd 2

Maynooth 2 ­ 6 Celbridge 4 ­ 12

After a bye in the first rd, this was Celbridge's first competitive game of the 2016 League. Maynooth had just come out of a narrow three point defeat away to St Laurence's in Rd 1 the previous week, so a tough encounter was on the cards.

From the start the sides were even, and it was just 3 minutes before a Louise Qualter free put Maynooth in front. Emer Reilly (2) and Mary Murtagh soon replied for Celbridge with long range points, before the accurate Qualter added three more points from placed balls. The game really opened up after 20 minutes when Ciana Hennigan scored a fine goal for Maynooth to put the home side 4 points up. But Celbridge immediately began to eat into the lead with 3 points from Susie O’Carroll and then a Gillian Keegan point levelled the score, and just on half­time Celbridge corner forward Aoife O’Brien pulled on the sliotar from 13 meters and found the corner of the net to give Celbridge a 3 point lead at the break.

Celbridge continued their scoring rate right from the restart with points from Mary Murtagh (2) , Emer Reilly and Susie O’Carroll to ease Celbridge into a 7 point lead, and two quick goals from Sinead Halstead and O’Carroll put the result beyond doubt. Maynooths only reply was a point from play, before a Gillian Keegan point was followed by the score of the game. A great move out of the Celbridge defence found Reilly in midfield, and her long diagonal ball was caught brilliantly by Aoife O’Brien in the corner, O’Brien then rounded her marker before delivering a pass to the on running Gillian Keegan, who smashed the sliotar into the Maynooth net. Maynooth kept coming forward looking for scores, but they were confined by a very well organised Celbridge defence, in which center back , Niamh Egan starred all night, ably assisted by Claire O’Sullivan and Niamh Concannon, while minor player Pia Mitchell also played a stormer at right cornerback. A scramble in the Celbridge goal mouth led to a last minute goal for Maynooth, to leave the final score Maynooth 2 ­ 6 Celbridge 4 ­ 12.

Celbridge manager, Tim O’Mahony said he was delighted with the workrate of the girls and their intelligent use of the ball all night.


Celbridge: Kate O’Brien, Pia Mitchell, Niamh Concannon, Aoife Wright, Hannah McDonnell, Niamh Egan, Claire O’Sullivan, Mary Murtagh, Chanice Corcoran, Sinead Lee, Émer Reilly, Gillian Keegan, Sinead Halstead Susie O’Carroll, Aoife O’Brien. 

Subs used: Anna Gallagher, Kate Kenna, Eilish O’Brien 

Subs: Ciara Naughton, Anna Heple, Roisin Nolan, Aoife O’Brien, Sophie O’Donoghue, Aisling O’Sullivan, Claire Fitzmaurice, Samira Bagnell Hare, Hasana Bagnell Hare, Katelyn McCormack, Angela Lyons, Emma Barry, Sinead O’Carroll, Sinead Cummins. 

Referee , Donal Ryan (Dublin)

Joe Reilly - Celbridge Camogie PRO - 

Family Night for Senior Camogie Team

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It was a proud occasion for Celbridge club stalwarts Eddie & Phil O’Brien in Maynooth on Monday night, when their three daughters all featured on the Celbridge Senior Camogie team.

Kate started in goals for the blues, while Aoife had a starring role in the forwards, and when young Eilis came on in the second half, it was a real family affair.

Also adding to the family theme on the night, we saw the welcome return of the Murtagh sisters Mary and Kate (Kenna), after a long break. Kate took time off to get married and start her family,while Mary spent several years in Australia on a career break. Judging by their form on Monday night, you’d never think they were away. Match report in the way... 

Leinster Senior Camogie League

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Leinster Senior Camogie League

Camross (Laois ) 1 ­ 5 Celbridge 1 ­ 5

Sun , Feb 21st, Abbeyleix

The Leinster Camogie League, a pre season tournament for clubs in Leinster, kicked off on Sunday, with Celbridge making the trip down to Laois to meet local kingpins Camross. The home side have won 8 out of the last 10 County Championships, so it was a daunting opener for Tim O’Mahony’s team, which was made up of a blend of youth and experience. Conditions on the day were far from ideal, and along with a heavy pitch, the Hazelhatch girls found themselves playing against a strong wind and also the hill for the first half.

Not surprisingly, Camross had the bulk of the play for the opening session, and Celbridge did very well to keep the score down to 1 ­ 3 to 0 ­ 1 at half time. The vital Celbridge score coming from a clever handpassed point from Fiona O’Sullivan. Now playing with the elements, one would have expected Celbridge to eat into the Camross lead, but it was the Laois girls who started the second half better, and they soon sent over two quick points to open up a 7 point gap. But the girls in Blue gradually clawed themselves back into the game, and a goal from Aisling O’Sullivan followed by some excellent freetaking by the team captain Niamh Egan, ensured that Celbridge left the field with a well deserved draw. Kate O’Brien in goals and Niamh Concannon on the edge of the square kept the Celbridge defence strong, while youngsters Pia Mitchell, Aoife Kearney and Sinead Lee also featured well,and as well as her accuracy from the placed ball, Niamh Egan put in trojan work for Celbridge in the middle of the field. This was a good start to the 2016 season for the Celbridge girls, and manager O’Mahony has been delighted with the commitment shown by his panel at this early stage of the season.

Celbridge : Kate O’Brien, Sinead O’Carroll,Niamh Concannon, Anna Gallagher,  Aoife Kearney, Clare O’Sullivan, Aoife Wright,Niamh Egan, Fiona O’Sullivan,Ciara Naughton,Claire Fitzmaurice,Roisin Nolan Pia Mitchell, Sinead Lee, Aisling O’Sullivan & Shamira Bagnell