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Portlaoise retain U-16 ‘A’ camogie crown after win over Camross

Portlaoise 0-9 Camross 1-4
U-16 ‘A’ Camogie Championship Final 

Portlaoise retained their U16 ‘A’ crown after a win over Camross on Wednesday evening.

Portlaoise were first out of the blocks when a super pass from Grainne Keogh found Rachel Glynn who coverted the first score.

Camross didn’t waste much getting on the score board with a goal from Gráinne Delaney in the sixth minute.

The game ebbed and flowed for the next 10 minutes. Portlaoise’s goalkeeper, Cara Phelan, made a great save and with the help of Aoibheann Dalton & Katie O’Reilly prevented Camross from scoring.

The next six points (five frees) came from Portlaoise’s Susie Delaney, Sinéad Murphy & Rachel Glynn, with some great passes from Emma O’Sullivan, Ashling Fleming and Alice Kerins.

On the 28th minute, Camross’s Andrea Scully ran through for goal only to be saved superbly by goalkeeper Cara Phelan to leave the half time score Portlaoise 0-7, Camross 1-0.

In the 2nd half, Camross put the Portlaoise backs under severe pressure. Camross’s Andrea Scully secured four points, two being frees.

Some very good defending from Anna Hanlon and a great catch from Aileen O Neill prevented Camross from adding to the score.

The teams were level for the first time in the 27th minute; Portlaoise had not scored in the second half.

There was some superb hooks and blocks all over the field with Regina Obulafor and Ashling Fleming making some great passes.
In the 29th minute, Portlaoise’s Susie Delaney scored a point from a free, but the game wasn’t over with Camross continuing to threaten on goal.

Portlaoise had another chance when and Alice Kerins pass to Susie Delaney resulting in a penalty. Sinéad Murphy put it over the bar, putting Portlaoise ahead by two points.

The final whistle finally blew and Portlaoise came out on top on a score line of 0-9 to 1-4.

SCORERS: Portlaoise – Susie Delaney 0-4, Sinead Murphy 0-3, Rachel Glynn 0-2 Camross – Andrea Scully; 0-4 (2 frees), Grainne Delaney 1-0

PORTLAOISE: Cara Phelan, Katie O’Reilly, Aileen O’Neill, Anna Hanlon, Aoibheann Dalton, Sinead Murphy, Ciara Crowley, Grainne O’Reilly, Tara Byrne; Susie Delaney, Alice Kerins, Grainne Keogh, Ashling Fleming, Rachel Glynn, Emma O’Sullivan, Louise Corrigan, Holly Dunne, Shannon Fitzpatrick, Ali Dunne, Regina Obulafor, Emily Stack, Rachel Byrne, Keva O’Reilly, Ciara Marum, Niamh Murphy, Anna Dillon. Subs: Regina Obulafor for Emma O Sullivan, Holly Dunne for Susie Delaney

Mentors: Colm O’Sullivan, Teresa O’Reilly, Stephen Doyle.

CAMROSS: Courtney Chambers, Triona Chambers, Annabelle Ryan, Sarah Cuddy, Ava Guilfoyle, Luisne Delaney, Leah Daly, Grainne Delaney, Leanne Dowling, Louise Bergin, Andrea Scully 0-4, Tara Lowry, Claudine Moore, Ali cuddy, Caoimhe Delaney, Aoife Daly, Ellen Carroll, Leah Rice, Lucy Donnery, Ella Cuddy.

Mentors: Arien Delaney, Theresa Keenan, Ger Guilfoyle.

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Aedín graduated from University of Limerick with a degree in Journalism and New Media. She is a proud Townie with a passion for all things sports and doesn't like to speak about the 2016 blip in Portlaoise's bid to 10-in-a-row.