Home GAA Camogie Leinster dream dies for Camross as St Rynagh’s prove too strong

Leinster dream dies for Camross as St Rynagh’s prove too strong

Brought to you in association with Telfords Portlaoise

Camross 0-4 St Rynagh’s 4-20
Leinster Intermediate Club Camogie Final

Camross’s hopes of winning the Leinster intermediate camogie club title were dashed in Ashbourne this afternoon as they were overpowered by an exceptional St Rynagh’s side from Offaly.

The Banagher club were utterly dominant in the opening half and two goals in a minute from the outstanding Kate Kenny laid the foundations for a comprehensive victory.

Andrea Scully and Sarah Anne Fitzgerald hit early points for Camross but by the tenth minute St Rynagh’s were 0-4 to 0-2 up and beginning to get on top.

Kenny then struck for two goals in quick succession, both from close range after she got in behind the cover.

The excellent Siobhan Flannery, Grainne Dolan, Louise Mannion and Aoife McLoughlin – as well as Kenny – all landed a string of points and by half time it was 2-14 to 0-2.

Try as they might, Camross could find no way past a resolute Rynagh’s defence where Linda Sullivan and Roisin Egan were exceptional.

Camross were playing for pride in the second half but the mountain got even steeper within minutes of the restart when Kenny struck for her third goal.

She picked up an injury shortly afterwards and was replaced but she had 3-5 to her name at that stage and her job was well and truly done even with 20 minutes still to play.

Flannery continued to add points to her tally and would have had a goal only for a brilliant save from Niamh Dollard.

Kirsten Keenan and Sara Cuddy got a couple of late consolation points but there was no denying the Offaly girls and they got a fourth goal in injury time from Louise Mannion.

In the end 28 points separated the sides, a disappointing way for Camross’s season to end, one that saw them reclaim the Laois title and then beat former All Ireland champions Myshall and Johnstownbridge en route to the final.

SCORERS – Camross: Sara Cuddy 0-1, Sarah Anne Fitzgerald 0-1 (free), Kirsten Keenan 0-1 (free), Andrea Scully 0-1. St Rynagh’s: Kate Kenny 3-5, Siobhan Flannery 0-9 (five frees), Louise Mannion 1-1, Grainne Dolan 0-3, Aoife McLoughlin 0-1, Linda Sullivan 0-1

CAMROSS: Niamh Dollard; Fiona Scully, Mairead Burke, Lizzie Ryan; Olga Parkinson, Sarah Anne Fitzgerald (C), Aisling Burke; Aoife Collier, Clare Fitzgerald; Lauren Boyhan, Aoife Burke, Síle Burke; Andrea Scully, Sarah Cuddy, Kirsten Keenan. Subs: Donnagh Mortimer for C Fitzgerald, Maeve Collier for A Collier, Caoimhe Ryan for A Scully

ST RYNAGH’S: Ellen Galligan; Roisin Daly, Elaine Sullivan, Sinead Moran; Ciara O’Connell, Linda Sullivan, Emma Corcoran; Helen Dolan, Roisin Egan; Aoife McLoughlin, Sinead Hanamy, Grainne Dolan; Louise Mannion, Siobhan Flannery, Kate Kenny. Subs: Louise Flannery for Kenny, Trish Nugent for S Moran, Niamh Finneran for McLoughlin, Maedbh Doorley for Hanamy, Heather Moran for Daly

SEE ALSO – In Pictures: Camross celebrate Laois U-20 final success

Previous articleLIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Rathdowney-Errill take on St Mullin’s for a place in the Leinster hurling final
Next articleHeartbreak for Rathdowney-Errill as St Mullin’s strike in injury time to end Leinster dreams
Steven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he's happiest when he's telling stories or kicking a point.