Laois 3-6 Offaly 2-9
Leinster U14 ‘B’ camogie final
A thrilling encounter in this Leinster final saw Laois and Offaly leave with everything to play for after finishing all square in Killurin 15 years ago.
Two last-gasp points from midfielder Siobhan Flannery left Offaly with a second chance to bite at the cherry in the Leinster final replay.
Laois, managed by the late Martin Moore, led by a single point margin at half-time, 1-5 to 1-4, before a goal from current Offaly aficionado Michaela Morkan helped Offaly gather a comfortable four point cushion, 2-7 to 1-6.
However the terms of the rivalry were laid out, and Laois weren’t going to go down without a fight.
Two goals in quick succession from Dawn Mortimer and Aoife Quinlan saw them sneak two points clear with 44 minutes on the clock.
Offaly put Laois’s backs to the wall for the remainder of the half. Launching a string of attacks, forcing Orla Dollard to produce a fine save at the expense of a 65′.
Siobhan Flannery, who has since led the way for Offaly camogie after breaking through to the senior team on 2007, scored.
Flannery again held her nerve to point a free on the stroke of full-time to earn a well-deserved draw at the final minute.
SCORERS – Laois: Aoife Quinlan 1-1, Dawn Mortimer 1-1, Tracey Murray 1-0, Jackie Moore 0-2 (0-1 frees, 0-1 65′), Lauren Boyhan 0-1 (0-1 frees) Offaly: Michaela Morkan 1-2, Grace Bennett 1-0, Siobhan Flannery 0-5 (0-3 frees, 0-1 65′), Mary Teehan 0-1, Ann Cordial 0-1
LAOIS: Orla Dollard; Rosemarie Bermingham, Tammy Cuddy, Michaela Dooley; Niamh Collier, Niamh Conroy, Niamh Dollard; Jackie Moore, Orla Tynan; Lauren Boyhan, Sarah-Anne Fitzgerald, Aoife Quinlan; Tracey Murray, Dawn Mortimer, Katie Wallace. Subs: Laura Saunders for O Tynan (39 minutes)
OFFALY: Kerry McLeish; Shauna Flaherty, Sharon Daly, Niamh Scully; Alison Dooley, Leanne Scully, Stephanie Hyland; Siobhan Flannery, Aoife Corrigan; Michaela Morkan, Samantha Hayes, Emma Fogarty; Mary Teehan, Ann Cordial, Grace Bennett.