St. Mary's Camogie Team All Ireland Semi finalists 2016
St. Mary's Junior Camogie team have secured their place in an All Ireland Semi Final. The girls played Clarin College in Ballinasloe on Monday 15th February. The skill and team work displayed by St. Mary's was outstanding. St. Mary's started strong and were leading 4-9 to 0-1 at halftime. The game finished up an impressive 11-19 to 0-2 in favour of St. Mary's. Excellent performances were displayed by everyone on the day especially from Laoise Dunne, Tara Bedford, Cera Kenny, Caoimhe Maher and Deirdre Doyle. The girls will now play Killaloe in the All Ireland Semi Final.
Camogie Team wins Leinster Quarter Final
On Wednesday 20th of January St.Mary's were playing against Manor House from Raheny in the Leinster Junior Quarter Final. The first ball was won by Maria Doyle in midfield which set the tone for the match. The St.Mary's girls had a very fast start scoring 2-2 within in the first five minutes. Although St.Mary's got off to a strong start Raheny were still a strong side that weren't going to go down easily. Raheny scored a goal and this was answered by goals from Roisin Roche and Gráinne Dowling. The St.Mary's girls remained consistent throughout the match and kept the scoreboard ticking over. Tara Bedford came on and scored a fabulous goal. At half time St.Mary's were leading on a scoreline of 4-4 to 1-0. At the start of the second half Eilis Kenny cleared a ball which ended in a goal being scored by Roisin Roche. Throughout the match St.Mary's worked hard and displayed brilliant team work. Naas dominated from the starting whistle and ended the match on a high on a scoreline of 10-8 to 2-4. There was brilliant defending carried out throughout the match from the backs with some really good clearances from Zarah McGeever and Laoise Dunne. Well done to Aoife O’Doherty who made some great saves as goalkeeper. Scorers on the day were Caoimhe Maher, Roisin Roche, Gráinne Dowling, Aoife Stynes and Tara Bedford. Well done to the team who are now through to a Leinster Semi-Final. Thanks to Ms.McGouran and Mr.Maguire who are putting so much work and commitment into the team!
Camogie in the school received a real boost on Tuesday when a new set of jerseys were presented to coach, Mr Maguire, at Naas GAA club. The jerseys were very kindly sponsored by Joe and Annemarie Friel with their company's name, Executive Edge, displayed on the front. Along with this generous gesture Annemarie has been helping out greatly with the booking of pitches and referees and is also responsible for organising a group of parents to transport the girls to away matches. For all of this we are very grateful.
The junior camogie team are currently unbeaten, having finished top in their group and are looking forward to a quarter final in the coming weeks, hopefully the new jerseys bring the team the luck required to go on and lift some silverware.