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Winning ways continue as Camross claim intermediate hurling title

Camross 3-18 Borris-Kilcotton 0-13
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What a weekend for Camross!

Four championship games all won, three of them county finals and one of them a senior quarter-final against their greatest rivals.

Twelve months on from losing the intermediate final to their neighbours Slieve Bloom, they got their hands on the title in O’Moore Park this evening when they saw off the challenge of Borris-Kilcotton.

It completes a league and championship double for this team and completed the Grand Slam for the club in their fixtures this weekend.

As if winning both the junior and intermediate camogie titles and beating Castletown in the senior quarter-final wasn’t enough, this was the real cherry on top.

They played against the breeze in the first half but were 1-7 to 0-8 up at the break, a goal midway through the half from Joe Ryan giving them a slight cushion despite Borris-Kilcotton being hugely competitive in the first half as you’d only expect.

Ryan also got a point for Camross while Mathew Collier and David Mortimer got two each and Oisin Bennett and Kevin Lawlor got one apiece.

Eoin Fitzpatrick hit four of Borris-Kilcotton’s first-half points, three of them from play, while Emmet Jones got two frees and DJ Kelly and Oisin Fleming got one each.

Jones got the first two points of the half to level things up but David Mortimer tapped over a handy free to put Camross back into the lead.

Jones again pointed a free to level things up but Camross slowly began to pull clear.

Robert Tyrell, two from Mortimer frees and Joe Ryan put them four up and then Mortimer struck for their second goal.

Bennett and Odhran Phelan pointed either side of another Jones free and then Bennett snuck in for their third goal with eight minutes remaining. Camross added on a couple more from there to the final whistle and in the end ran out comfortable 14-point winners.

And with that Camross have another memorable weekend to celebrate.

SCORERS – Camross: David Mortimer 1-6 (3 frees, 1 ’65), Oisin Bennett 1-2, Joe Ryan 1-2, Robert Tyrell 0-3, Matthew Collier 0-2, Odhran Phelan 0-1, Kevin Lawlor 0-1, Robert Delaney 0-1. Borris-Kilcotton: Emmet Jones 0-6 (five frees), Eoin Fitzpatrick 0-4 (one free), DJ Kelly 0-1, Oisin Fleming 0-1, John Wall 0-1

CAMROSS: Tadhg Doran; Daniel Breen, Malvin Moloney, Craig Delaney; Rob Tyrell, Damien Keenan, Michael Phelan; Colin Palmer, Eoin Dowling; David Mortimer, Matthew Collier, Odhran Phelan; Oisin Bennett, Joe Ryan, Kevin Lalor. Subs: Tadhg Drennan for C Delaney (39), Patrick Burke for Lalor (55), Robert Delaney for Palmer (57), Oliver Conroy for Mortimer (61)

BORRIS-KILCOTTON: Mark Hanlon; Enda Parlon, Ben Quinlan, Owen Drennan; Ciaran Finlay, Bill Meade, Chris Jones; David Scott, DJ Kelly; Eoin Fitzpatrick, Stephen Campion, Willie Abbott; John Wall, Emmet Jones, Oisin Fleming. Subs: Enda Fitzpatrick for C Jones (HT), Willie Whelan for Abbott (39), Robert Jones for Fleming (53)

REFEREE: George Boyhan (Clough-Ballacolla)

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