Camogie. Last Saturday was a glorious day in the life of Moyle Rovers Camogie Club. Our girls defeated Borrisleigh in the under 13 county quarter-final in the county grounds at The Ragg.
Captain Sarah O’Dwyer elected to play with the breeze in the first half. It was Borrisleigh who settled best and had a few menacing runs on our backs and were rewarded with a point. Our backs soaked up a lot of pressure and then Borrisleigh added another point. Moyle Rovers then settled down and began to play really well. Then a great move by Moyle Rovers was finished to the net by Rowena Dowling. This was the score the girls needed and they began to hurl with abandon and determination.
The half time score was 1-0 to 0-2.
Facing into the strengthening breeze for the second half a good start was essential and this was provided with a well taken point by Rachael Browne. Borrisleigh responded with a point. A 45’ was put over the bar by Kristy Crotty Ryan to leave two points between the teams. After a great spell of hurling our girls were rewarded with a well taken goal by Eimer Ryan. We continued to play with confidence and vigour but Borrisleigh were not giving up and scored a goal to leave two points between the teams. Goalie Emma Tobin got a vital touch to a goal bound shot and with the assistance of the upright the ball deflected out. The long closing minutes were very tense as Borris tried to land the winning goal but our heroines held out for a famous and well deserved victory.
Final score Moyle Rovers 2-2 to Borrisloeigh 1-3.
Our goalie Emma Tobin was unlucky with the goal having made a great stop beforehand, the Noriis sisters, Amy and Louise, kept a great defence just in front of her. The half back line of Emma Cronin, Sarah O’Dwyer and Aine Fitzgearld were magnificent any one of them could have won “Calin an Cluiche” award. Kristy Crotty Ryan and Jenny Everard worked tirelessly at midfield on a hot day for young players.
Our half forwards of Eimer Ryan, Rachael Browne and Leah McGarry fought fearlessly for everythingwhile upfront Rowena Dowling, with a crucial goal, and Sarah Hickey were unlucky not to add further scores. Eadoin O ‘Sullivan, Sophie Delaney and Lucy Whyte made valuable contributions when introduced. Karen Meehan, Kelly Ryan, Erin Mitten, Yasmin Quirke, Rosin Breen (injured) completed our panel
Well done to one and all of the girls for the way they played their hearts out.
Great credit and praise also is due to the management of John Ryan, Anne McGarry and Karen Fitzgearld. Bring on the semi final.
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