Lismore 2-10 Gaultier 0-11
The WIT Arena at Carraiganore, Waterford was the venue for this years Senior County Final on Saturday last October 8th. A Thrilling game of camogie was to be expected on the day with both weather conditions and an immaculte venue perfect for such a game and indeed this was the case as both teams served up a great game of camogie.
Lismore were first out of the blocks with an Aoife Hannon point from a free on the 5th minute followed by a point from Gaultiers Aine Lyng from a free on the 7th. Aoife once again split the posts for Lismore on the 9th and 2 minutes later a point from Gaultier. Both sides played with some great intensity with some great skill being displayed by both teams. Both defending and attacking by both sides kept the scoring tit for tat when one side scored the reply by the other soon after. By the 25th minute it was Gaultier who held the lead by the minimum 6 points to 5 points. On the 29th minute Gaultier were once more on the attack with the Lismore backs under severe pressure and were beaten and a super save pulled off by the brave Tanya Morrissey in goal cleared out to her half back line and was driven out to be caught by Aoife Hannon who passed to Ruth Geoghegan who passed to Caithriona McGlone who had passed her marker and banged it to the back of the Gaultier net. The whistle was blown for half time leaving the score Lismore 1-5 Gaultier 0-7.
It was Lismore who got on the scoring sheet on th 39th minute from Aoife Hannon, but it was 6 minutes later before Gaultiers Annie Fitzgearld got them on the scoring sheet. Aoife Hannon who was on fine form from placed balls scored on the 45th minute followed by an Aine Lyng free on the 46th. Still the hooking and blocking especially by Sarah Coughlan and Marie Russell kept the Gaultier forwards at bay and found it very hard for them to get a score. Shona Curran scored from mid field on the 51st minute and it was six minutes later before Aine Lyng got her sides third point of the half and three minutes into injury time Aine got their 4th point of the half. Due to many stoppages there was allot of injury time to be played and on the 65th minute Caithriona McGlone once more got passed her marker and struck another whopper passed the Gaultier goalkeeper. But this was still not the end of the Lismore scoring when the back on form Aoife Hannon scored the final point of the game on the 67th minute leaving the score line Lismore 2-10 Gaultier 0-11.
The Senior cup was presented to Lismore Team captain Nicola Morrissey by County Chairperson Ita Murphy. Ita, in her speech congratulated both teams for the great game of camogie and said it was great to see such support. Nicola in her speech thanked all the team panel and backroom team for all the hard work they had put in over the year and all this paid off. She said it was lovely to have the U8s playing at half time and that they are our future stars.
Lismore go to represent the County in the Munster Intermediate Championship which will be played on Saturday 29th of October against the Tipperary Champions, either Cashel or Silvermines as the Tipperary County Final will be played on Saturday next.
Panel;Panel;T.Morrissey, S. Coughlan,S. Prendergast, E. Curran, M.Russell, S. Kiernan, A.Houlihan, S. Curran(0-1),S. Williams, G. Kenneally(0-1), A.Hannon(0-7),N.Morrissey Cpt.(0-1),R. Geoghegan, C.McGlone(2-0),J.Houlihan,
Substitution; Emma Power for Johanna Houlihan.
Remainder of Panel; C.Walsh,S.Bennett,R.Roche, I.Markiewiz,E.Heneghan,J.Russell, L.Foley,S.O'Keeffe,A.Russell, S.Walsh.
Trainer; Brendan Landers
Selectors; Geraldine Barry and Kate Heneghan
Physical Trainer;Mark McConnell,Physio; Colin Walsh
First Aid; Eilish McGlone
Water/Hurley Carriers; Dylan Conway,Clodagh Landers and Laura Buckley
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