Kilmacud Crokes 2015 Feile Camogie Report

We enjoyed a roller-coaster day at the Dublin Féile Division One competition on Saturday 11th April in Ballyboden.  We won two of our three group games, ending up in a 3-way play-off for 2 semi-final spots, losing out narrowly in the end.  While we were disappointed not to make at least the semi-finals, the girls did us proud, particularly with a very impressive win in our third group match. Thanks to the parents, family, friends and Kilmacud Crokes members for their generous & vocal support.  But most importantly well done to the players as we look forward to the remaining league games with a mouth-watering championship to come in this very competitive u14 Division 1.

Match 1 – Kilmacud Crokes 2-7 St. Judes 0-2

A solid all-round display in our first match resulted in a good win against St Judes.

Scorers:  Eily Heffernan 1-0, Kate O’Connor 1-1, Stephanie Galvin 0-2

Anna Geraghty 0-3, Helen Barr 0-1 (long-range free)

Match 2 – Kilmacud Crokes 0-2 Cuala 3-0

Cuala lost their first match so had to win this game to stay in the competition.  Perhaps we were complacent after a recent comprehensive league win over Cuala, but it was a different situation on Saturday – it has to be said Cuala were up for this match, out-fought our girls and deservedly won this game – a disappointing result, so we now had to win our third match!

Scorers:  Stephanie Galvin 0-2 (0-1 free)

Match 3 – Kilmacud Crokes 2-7 St Oliver Plunketts Eoghan Ruadha (OPER) 0-5

OPER beat us fairly well in a recent league match and we really needed to step up for this game.  What a response from the girls in a great performance to deliver an excellent win, with some great scores, tenacious defending and real teamwork. This resulted in a 3-way play-off as Cuala won their final match at the same time.

Scorers:  Meadbh O’Gorman 1-2, Sarah Fenlon 0-4 (frees), Cassie Sultan 1-0, Kate O’Connor 0-1

 

3-way Play-off

We played two 10 minute games. 

In the first against Cuala, the rain pelted down and our luck was out - a speculative high ball in from a Cuala midfielder hit the cross-bar, bounced off the back of Niamh’s helmet and ended up crossing the goal-line.  Cruel!

Full time score: KC 0-0   Cuala 1-0

 In the second game, the rain eased off and in a tight contest it ended up in a draw.  We needed to win by a clear goal to get through and unfortunately it was not to be!

Full time score: KC 0-2    OPER 0-2

Scorers:  Sarah Fenlon 0-1 (free), Kate O’Connor 0-1

Player List as registered

            1          Niamh Comerford

            2          Julianna  Ammann

            3          Helen Barr

            4          Maeve Boyce

            5          Eabha Coleman

            6          Sarah  Fenlon

            7          Anna Foster

            8          Katie Gallagher

            9          Stephanie Galvin

            10       Anna Geraghty

            11        Eily Heffernan

            12        Eibhe Kehoe

            13        Ailbhe Kennedy

            14        Laura  Maguire

            15       Caoimhe  Mc Loughlin

            16       Aoife  Neville

            17       Kate  O'Connor

            18       Meadhbh  O'Gorman

            19       Emma O'Neill

            20       Caoimhe  O'Shea

            21       Hannah  Proudfoot

            22       Sadhbh Quinlan

            23       Cassie Sultan

            24       Roisin  Whitely

Mentors: 

Pat Fenlon & John Maguire (joint-managers),

Conor Boyce, Brian Geraghty, Lisa McLoughlin, Michael Quinlan