Lismore 1-7 St. Annes 0-9
Fraher Field Dungarvan was the venue for the Senior Camogie County Final on Sunday last September 21st. Lismore who were County Champions, Munster Intermediate Club Champions and All Ireland Intermediate Club Champions 2013 / 2014 were out to defend their title once more against Eastern Rivals St. Annes which was going to be tough encounter. St. Annes who captured the league title "The Denny Buckley Cup" by the the minimum a point back in May had it in their minds that they might go one better and capture the County Championship and Lismore who were going all out not to let St.Annes get their hand on the Championship Cup, so a great game of camogie was to be expected.
Throw in for the game was at 2 o clock, some very tough camogie was being played, but it was Lismore who were on the attack from the first blow of the whistle whilst St. Annes were defending well for the first 6 minutes before youngster Sharon Williams who fielded a high ball and deftly passing it into the speedy Caithriona McGlone who made no mistake and found the back of the St. Annes net. Lismore were well on top of their game and were threatening the St. Annes line of defense, which caused St. Annes to foul the Lismore forwards and were duly punished on two occasions when Lismores Aoife Hannon slotted 2 points over on the 9th and 10th minute.At this stage St.Annes regrouped and began to come into the game and it was they who were on the attack for the remainder 20 minutes of the half, but only scored their first point on the 16th minute from a Karen Kelly Free. Jenny Simpson and Zoe O Donoghue were playing well for St. Annes were always a threat to the Lismore backs and scored a point each on the 17th and 20th minute. Lismore at this stage were under severe pressure from the St. Annes attack and gave away some frees in which Karen Kelly converted on two occasions and picked off a point on the 30th minute to put her team ahead for the first time. The game was gone into injury time at this stage and Lismore were crawling back into it and drew the sides level on the 32nd minute from a free from Aoife Hannon. Half time score read Lismore 1-3 St. Annes 0-6.
The second half began a very cagey affair as both sides were playing as if they were nervous and it took 11 minutes before the first score of the half was registered a point from Caithriona McGlone which was once again passed in from Sharon Williams and again another point 2 minutes later courtesy of Willams and McGlone duo. St. Annes were coming back again putting pressure on the Lismore defense so some very tough camogie was being played and Lismore were punished for their very defensive play on the 50th and 51st minutes when Karen Kelly converted the game was level for the second time but was only short-lived as Lismores Aoife Hannon scored from out field on the 53rd and Laura Buckley on the 54th.only two points separated the sides but St.Annes tried as they might and could not get pass the Lismore defense who kept their discipline for the remaining 5 minutes plus 4 minutes of extra time. Only 1 score was scored in these remainnig minutes from a Karen Kelly free on the 60th.Leaving the final score reading Lismore 1-7 St. Annes 0-9 to the great relief of the Lismore team, mentors and supporters.
It was off up the steps of Fraher Field to collect the Championship Cup which was presented by County Secretary Morgan Conroy and Munsters Eamonn Browne. Team Captain Shona Curran thanked the staff of Fraher Field, the referee and his officials, the Lismore mentors and members of Lismore camogie club Eamonn Walsh(Sponsor) , St. Annes and the Lismore Supporters.
Lismore Team;.Tanya Morrissey,.Sarah Coughlan, .Shauna Prendergast
.Niamh Molumphy,,.Aoife Houlihan,.Shauna Kiernan,.Marie Russell, .Grainne Kenneally, Shona Curran (C), Laura Buckley(0-1), .Nicola Morrissey, .Aoife Hannon(0-4),Ruth Geoghegan.,Caithriona McGlone(1-2).,Johanna Houlihan,.Aisling O'Brien,.Kate Heneghan, Sarah Geoghegan,Sharon Williams,.Ellen Curran,.Alice Russell,.Sarah Fenton
Trainer/Selector; Seamus Prendergast
Selectors; Geraldine Barry, Austin Curran, James Russell
Hurley Carriers; Jack Prendergast and Conor Tinnelly
Water Carriers; Jane Russell, Kayleigh Conway, Dylan Conway
First Aid; Mary Russell and Una Walsh Physio; Colin Walsh
U16 County Final
Lismores U16 team will play Tramore in the U16B County Final on Sunday next September 28th at 1.30pm in Kilrossanty. Please go along and support our younger members in their quest for glory.