Lismore V Oranmore/Maree
Sunday February 1st @ 2.30 pm Charleville GAA
All roads lead to Charleville on Sunday next as our senior camogie team will take on the Connacht and Galway Champions Oranmore/Maree in the all Ireland Intermediate Club Semi-Final.
The Lismore girls were crowned the All Ireland Intermediate champions last March after two absorbing games against Ballyhale Shamrocks. Lismore needed two late points in Croke Park to rescue a draw against the Kilkenny champions on the opening weekend in March. A fortnight later the Lismore Girls made no mistake as they produced a much improved display to record a comprehensive 3-8 to 0-7 points win in the replay in Clonmel. Catriona McGlone proved to be the match winner as she netted a hat-trick of goals. The All Ireland win came a year to the day when the team started training for the 2013 season.
Two weeks after this historical event the girls were back in camogie action again when they played in the County League "The Denny Buckley League" where they played Cappoquin , An Rinn and Butlerstown in the opening rounds of the competition where they recorded comprehensive victories in all games and were facing arch rivals St. Annes in the League Final. This match proved to be a very close affair and it was St. Anne's who had the edge over Lismore by beating them by a mere point to capture the Denny Buckley Cup . Score St. Anne's 2-08 Lismore 1-10.
The County Championship began in late June where Lismore played Gall Tír, Butlerstown and St. Anne's where the Lismore girls once again proved that they were All Ireland Champions with comprehensive victories in all matches. They were qualified for the County Final and had to await the semi-final result between Gall Tír and St. Anne's in which St. Anne's won after a tough battle. The County Final was held in Fraher Field in September in what was a nervous affair from both sides as Lismore didn't want to loose the prospect of achieving what they had achieved the year previously and St. Anne's wanting to be the team to knock the All Ireland Champions. It was the Lismore girls who won this apprehensive game on a score line of Lismore 1-07 St. Anne's 0-09.
Munster semi-Final was the next match on the agenda where they played Tipperary's Borrisoleigh in Borrisoleigh in October. Borrisoleigh proved to be a very stiff opposition on the day and put the All Ireland Champions under severe pressure, but the Lismore girls who play well under pressure came out on top to win by a three point margin Lismore 2-12 Borrisoleigh 2-09.
The Munster Final followed a fortnight later where the Cathedral town played Corks Sarsfields. This game proved to be a much easier affair and Lismore overcame them on a score line of Lismore 2-07 Sarsfields 0-05.
The girls and their mentors took a three week break off from training and began again just before Christmas where training was intense with training three times a week over the Christmas season followed by three challenge games in January along with the mid-week training. The girls are going well and will give mentors/selectors some great headaches in selecting the first fifteen for the semi-final.
All in Lismore Camogie Club and indeed the people of Lismore are proud of our girls and would wish the very best of luck in their All Ireland Quest again this year.
Panel;Tanya Morrissey ,Sarah Coughlan ,Shauna Prendergast ,Marie Russell ,Aoife Houlihan ,Shauna Kiernan ,Sarah Fenton ,Sharon Williams ,Shona Curran (C),.Nicola Morrissey ,.Grainne Kenneally.Aoife Hannon ,Ruth Geoghegan.,Caithriona McGlone.,Aisling O Brien ,.Johanna Houlihan
.Niamh Molumphy, Sarah Geoghegan,Ellen Curran ,Alice Russell, Laura Buckley, Kate Heneghan
Trainer/Selector; Seamus Prendergast
Selectors; Geraldine Barry, Austin Curran, James Russell
Church Gate Collection
The club's annual church gate collection was held at all masses on last weekend. A huge thank you to all who so generously supported it and thanks to all who helped with the collection.breathe, we don't feel it, until people take it away from us.