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 -