Killenard 2-7 Mountmellick 2-3
Laois Cumann na mBunscol Roinn 7 Camogie Final
Two very evenly match sides contest the Roinn 7 Camogie final today, and in the dying minutes it was Killenard who just pulled away from their Mountmellick rivals.
The opening half was one of good defensive displays with both sides struggling to open up either defence but it was Killenard who opened up a good two point lead.
The first two points were scored by Killenard’s Aoibhe McMahon, with both points coming from a long way out. The lead was cut to one when Roise Culleton slotted over for Mountmellick.
Mountmellick then raced in to a two point lead when forward Michelle Conroy powered past the defenders and slotted home a lovely goal. Killenard’s Holly Hanway then reduced the lead to just one with a point before the break. Mountmellick led 1-1 to 0-3.
The second half was a fast flowing game with plenty of opportunities for both sides. Sophie Tallon’s goal sparked like back into Killenard, despite Emma Bergin rattling the net soon after for Mountmellick.
Michelle Conroy found space and struck a lovely point to give two point lead but Killenard then took over the driving seat as three points from the impressive Aoibhe McMahon and an excellent goal by Sophie Tallon stole the lead for Killenard.
Trailing by four points heading into the dying minutes of the game, Mountmellick went in search of scores to get back level but they came up short in their search to reverse the six point swing. Killenard went away the victors in what was a very entertaining Roinn 7 Camogie final.
Scorers – Killenard: Aoibhe McMahon 0-6, Sophie Tallon 2-0, Holly Hanway 0-1 Mountmellick: Michelle Conroy 1-1, Emma Bergin 1-0, Roise Culleton 0-2.
KILLENARD: Roisin Kehoe, Orlaith Lindsay, Sinead Slevin, Holly Hanway, Aoibhe McMahon, Neala Byrne, Aoibheann Stynes, Sophie Tallon, Emilie Turley, Amie Maher, Abbie Stapleton, Maya Lyons, Sonia Charri, Ciara Brereton, Ava Leahy.
MOUNTMELLICK: Chelsea Lee, Gloria Pedro, Aisha Ikeje, Emma Bergin, Sarah Coyle, Roise Culleton, Michelle Conroy, Jennifer Lovett, Ciara Quaile, Elaina Dunne, Shauna Gorman, Jessica O’Neill, Lauren Daly, Ava Baxter, Lucy Connolly, Orna Grant, Sarah Hickey, Amber Duggan, Nicole Dunne, Laura Coss, Katie Dunne.