On Saturday Night last March 21st was presentation night for our Juvenile members who had a very successful year in 2014. Medals presented on the night were U12B League winners, U14B runners-up, U16B and U18B winners. The medals were presented on the night by the Clubs Senior Team Captain Shona Curran.
Before the presentation, club Chairperson Mary Russell welcomed all to the event and congratulated the girls on their achievements and that it was a great honour for any young girl to represent their club in Croke Park in the mini-games at the half time of the Intermediate Club Final and again to play in Thurles in a blitz later in the year. Mary thanked all mentors of the various teams for all their time and commitment that they give in the training of our girls and thanked committee members for all their work behind the scenes. Mary complimented the way that secretary Breda Geoghegan had the medals presented for the girls and thanked those who decorated the hall.
Mary then introduced Shona Curran to talk to the girls in which Shona congratulated them on their achievements and encouraged them to keep training and listen to their mentors and do what they tell them as this will improve their skills which will help them to achieve their goals.Following Shonas invigorating speech the medals were presented, followed by music by DJ Martin and some food.
Thanks to Rose O Dowd for the use of her premises for the event and for her kindness.
Senior League Fixtures
Round 1 Sun April12th Time
Cappoquin v Gailltir 11.30am
Lismore v St Annes 11.30am
Round 2 Sun Apr 26th
Gailltir v Lismore 11.30am
St Annes v Cappoquin 11.30am
Round 3 Sun May 3rd/10th
St Annes v Gailltir 11.30am
Lismore v Cappoquin 11.30am
Final Sun May 10th/Sat16th TBC
The U14 competiton is due to start on April 14th, fixtures on next weeks notes.
The County Feile compettion is fixed for April 25th.
Our U6 and U8 members have been invited to play camogie in the Castle Gardens on Easter Saturday April 4th as part of the Castle Arts Easter events. All children will be informed at training this week.
The club would like to express their condolences to the family of the late Paddy Fitzgearld who died over the past week.
Easter Camogie Camp 2015
The camp will run from 10am-2pm on March 30th, 31st and April 1st.
The camp is open to all 8-12 year old girls from all clubs and schools in Waterford City and County.
Coaching will be carried out by experienced coaches who are fully garda vetted.
The cost of the camp is €20 and this includes a sliotar, bootbag, wristband and keyring.
For any further information or to obtain an application form please email Ross Corbett on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone him on 0876415485 who will return an application form for completion.
1st Place winners were Pat and Joan Williams
2nd Place were Billy Connors and Tom Brennock
3rd Place were Edward and Mary Fenton
The Inaugural "45" Card Drive which was held in the Red House in memory of the Late Jim Russell was a great success and was a night enjoyed by card players who played with Jim from Lismore and neighbouring areas. Proceeds on the night went to St. Carthages Home and The Lismore Camogie Club. Thanks to all who came and played the cards and bought raffle tickets on the night and all who sponsored the numerous raffle prizes on the night.
All Ireland Final
After the heartbreak of the clubs senior team who lost to Pilltown by the narrowest of margins in Croke Park in the All Ireland Final on March 1st, the club would like to thank all the girls and management for all their hard work and commitment that they had put into training over the past year to contest the All Ireland Final for the second year in a row in defence of their All Ireland title last year. They are winners in everyones eyes and can be proud of their achievements and it can be said that they are the only Waterford Club Team that went back to Croke Park for a second year in a row in defence of their All Ireland title.We are proud of ye all!
The club would like to say a sincere thank you to Mike Russell and his crew of Martin and Martina Landers Landers, Bernard and Martin O'Keeffe, Jimmy O Gorman, the local Gardaí, Jackie Ryan, Pat Williams, Declan Landers, Liam Buckley and Michael(Mucky) Houlihan for the Homecoming. It was lovely to see such a great number of people gathered to welcome the team and their management back to Lismore that night.Thanks to all who put up buntings, flags and posters in support of our heroines.
Thanks to the numerous generous sponsors and those who held fundraising events and those who sold and bought the Guess the Score competiton. The €100 winner of the Guess the Score was Kevin McCarthy (Cork) who correctly guessed the score, which was sold by Ribh Ardern.
Registration for the coming year is now overdue for any girl playing or training. As there is a new system for registration, no girl in training or playing at the moment is covered by insurance if not registered by March 1st, so please insure that your daughter is registered. Fees for the coming year is as follows;
Juvenile €30 , Student €35, Adult €40 , Social member €10 Family €50
There will be a medal presentation for the younger members of the club on Saturday March 21st in Roses West End Bar/Lounge at 7pm. There will be presentations to our U12 winners, U14,runners up, U16 and U18 winners. Parents/Guardians are requested to attend with their child/children to see them being presented with their medals
Congratulations to all our members who made their confirmation on Sunday last.
LIsmore 1-09 Piltown 1-10
Piltown held off a late rally from champions Lismore to claim their first AIB All-Ireland Intermediate Club Championship title in bitterly cold conditions at Croke Park on Sunday last March 1st.
Snow fell as the teams came out onto the pitch and did their warm-ups but had thankfully abated by the time referee Peter Dowd threw the sliotar in.
Lismore started well, with their half-back line particularly dominant but after Aoife Hannon landed an easy free Triona McGlone had been halted illegally, Piltown hit back with three points in two minutes.
Edel Long started the mini-flurry when her dropping shot was batted over Lismore goalkeeper, Tanya Morrissey. Alice Talbot landed a free from the next attack and Niamh Culleton slotted immediately after from the right flank.
Piltown were motoring and it got even better for them when Chloe Blackmore grabbed a 12th minute goal.
The move started when Sarah Fenton’s attempted clearance was blocked and after a wonderful bit of inter-play between Katie Power and Niamh Culleton, the sliotar ended with Blackmore, who drove low to the right corner of the Lismore net.
Lismore were not without chances but were ponderous in possession at times, getting blocked far too many times, while Piltown also filtered a lot of players behind the ball to deny them the space they normally thrive on.
The Waterford side were given a massive lifeline though when Aoife Hannon rocketed a 20m free to the Piltown net, despite the presence of 6 players between the posts, to leave them trailing by just 1-6 to 1-4 at half time.
Chloe Holden and Aoife Talbot quickly doubled the advantage after the restart and though Hannon hit a couple of excellent frees, Katie Power made it three before Piltown captain, Laura Norris landed a brilliant point to make it four once more with seven minutes remaining.
The Piltown defence had been completely dominant throughout, confining Lismore to two points from play. Irish soccer international, Karen Duggan and Kellyann Doyle were the standout performers.
Player of the match, Doyle was magnificent at left half-back, cutting out the supply repeatedly and then using the speed that has made her the U18 400m hurdles record-holder to turn defence into attack.
Lismore threw everything at them, with Grainne Kenneally an inspirational figure. Nicola Morrissey had a goal ruled out in the 57th minute as she was in the square when providing the finishing touch.
Hannon converted frees either side of a score from Kennelly to reduce the margin to the minimum but time ran out and it was Piltown’s day.
Piltown: A Talbot 0-4(3fs, 1 45); C Blackmore 1-0; L Norris 0-2; N Culleton, K Power (f), E Long, C Holden 0-1 each
Lismore: A Hannon 1-7(1-6fs); N Morrissey, G Kenneally 0-1 each
Piltown: A Norris, J Power, E Kenny, J Norris, D Phelan, K Duggan, K Doyle, L Norris, A Talbot, N Culleton, K Power, E Long, C Holden, C Blackmore, L Long. Sub: G Culleton for Talbot (47), L McCarthy for Holden (59), K Phelan for D Phelan (60+1)
Lismore: T Morrissey, N Molumphy, S Prendergast, M Russell, A Houlihan, S Kiernan, S Fenton, G Kenneally, S Curran, N Morrissey, A Hannon, S Williams, R Geoghegan, T McGlone, J Houlihan.
Subs: L Buckley for Williams (28), S Coughlan for Molumphy (ht), A O’Brien for Houlihan (46)
Referee: P Dowd (Meath)