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Camogie team finish season in style..

25 November, 2012

Barryroe 2-11                                        Glen Rovers 2-3

On my way to Castle Road this morning, I was expecting a phone call to say the game was off.  It was miserable, cold and wet, but the game went ahead. Talking to the managment beforehand, they were not too opimistic. Missing 4/5 players from the Championship final team, would surely be a step too far for a small panel of players. That was not the way it turned out though.

The match started in pouring rain, it was difficult to handle a camera, so you can imagine how tough it was to play hurling. Jenny O'Leary pointed a free to give us an early lead, but the Glen replied immediately to level the scoring. The city side broke through again and a goal seemed certain, untill Eimear White pulled  off an incredable save.

Boosted by this we went again, Jenny had a point on twenty minutes, Síle Burns had her first score five minutes later, Mary Cahalane had tough luck for a goal, before Jenny added a point from a 45. Coming up to the break, Mary Cahalane had a point and Síle Burns closed out the half with a point on the whistle. We were 6pts to 1 up.

Denise O'Sullivan had the first score of the second half, pointing after five minutes. The Glen then had a point, before Jenny raced on to a ball broken by Denise to bury a fine goal.  Denise was then fouled for Jenny to point and twenty minutes in, Síle Burns had a point to leave us 1-9  to 2 pts in front.

Two minutes later, a scramble in the Glen goalmouth, saw the alert Mary Cahalane pounce for an opportunistic goal.

It seemed game, set and match to Barryroe, but the Glen came back and scored a goal. Eimear was called into action again, the City side had a point,  before Jenny steadied the ship with a point. Denise had another point for us, before the Glen had a consolation goal right on the final whistle to leave us winning by 2-11 to 2-3.

The full backline of Lisa, Eileen and Jennifer, might not be the biggest in the world, but they gave nothing away when the game was there to be won.  Center back Noreen O'Driscoll, despite suffering from a cold, was an absolute rock in the centre of the defence. Isla Dineen again ran herself to a standstill, while up front we had the edge with Jenny scoring from mid field and Síle, Mary Cahalane and Denise O'Sullivan adding the scores.

All in all a great year and a well deserved rest now for all concerned.

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