The Premium Butchers Senior League)
Lismore 1-10 Cappoquin 0-09
Lismore and Cappoquin served up a very entertaining game in local Derby as both sides played in Tallow GAA Field on Saturday night last May 16th in The Premium Butcher Senior League final. Lismore who were all out to recapture The Denny Buckley Cup after a years absence as St. Annes had claimed it from them in 2014. The Denny Buckley Cup is of great sentimental value toLismore as the family of the late Denny Buckley had donated the senor League Cup four years ago and Dennys daughter Laura is a player on the Lismore Team.
Throw in for the game was at six o clock in Tallow GAA field and conditions perfect for a great game of camogie.From the throw-in both teams were determined to get the first score of the game and it was Cappoquin who scored the first point courtesy of Aisling Power from a free two minutes into the game. The Lismore girls gathered momentum and two minutes later a point from Nicola Morrissey from play gave the Lismore girls confidence and in the next ten minutes three points for the black and amber side was scored from play from Laura Buckley, Aoife Hannon and Nicola Morrissey .
Caitriona McGlone who was a threat on the Cappoquin back line and was putting the Cappoquin backs under severe pressure. A ball that was caught by youngster Emma Power which she lobbed into the awaiting McGlone in which she made no mistake and headed straight for goal and hit the back of the Cappoquin net. Score with fifteen minutes gone was Lismore 1-4 Cappoquin 0-1.Cappoquins Lorraine Bray scored their second point of the half on the nineteenth minute but was counteracted a minute later when Aoife Hannon scored for Lismore her second point of the day. Lismore were on top and Cappoquin found it hard to contain the Lismore pressure. Aoife Hannon pointed from a free on the twenty third minute and Cappoquins Carole McCarthy pointed on the twenty fifth from a free to give Cappoquin their third point of the day. Lismore finished the half with two more points courtesy of Caithriona Mc Glone and Aoife Hannon. Half time score Lismore 1-08 Cappoquin 0-03.
The second half began and it was Cappoquin who proved to be the strongest in this half keeping Lismore to a 0-2 score in this half. Caithriona McGlone was called ashore for the second half as she was carrying a ham-string injury and was replaced by RuthGeoghegan. Cappoquins Aisling Power once again opened the half with a point from play on the tthirty third minute and duly converted a free on the thirty sixth minute. Cappoquin were on top in this half and put the Lismore back line under pressure, causing them to foul the speedy Cappoquin forwards in their advancements to the Lismore goal mouth. Carole McCarthy and Aisling Power converted 4 points between them in the next fifteen minutes. With five minutes remaining the score read Lismore1-8 Cappoquin 0-9, things looked very dangerous for Lismore who badly needed a score, this did come on the twenty sixth minute when Ruth Geoghegan grabbed the ball in the air and put it over to put three points between the sides. Cappoquin kept putting pressure on the Lismore side, but Lismore's determination did not relent to the pressure and held Cappoquin scoreless for the remaining minutes of the game with Aoife Hannon getting the insurance point in the dying minutes leaving the score readingLismore 1-10 Cappoquin 0-09.
Lismore Panel;T. Morrissey, S. Prendergast, E. Curran,S. Fenton, G. Kenneally, S. Williams, N.Morrissey(0-2), S. Curran, A.Hannon(0-5), J. Houlihan, L. Buckley(0-1), E.Power, C.McGlone(1-1), R.Geoghegan(0-1), M.Russell, E.Heneghan, E.Prendergast, J.Kingston, A.Russell,K.Kelleher, S.Nugent/Shannahan, A.Houlihan, S.Coughlan, S.Geoghegan
Cappoquin Panel; T.Kiely, A.Power(0-5), L.Murray, A.Cahillane(0-1), B.Coffey, T.Coffey, C.McCarthy(0-2), C.Ahearne, C.Glavin, E.McCarthy, N.Foley, E.Meaney, E.Foley, J.Fraher, L.Foley, L.Bray(0-1), N.Moore, N.Landers, R.Cahillane, R.Uniacke, S. O'Brien