Sunday 10 Sep 2023Junior Camogie - Championship

Páirc Uí Mhurchú, 12:00PM

Barryroe Junior B Camogie team renewed their winning ways as well as their confidence in a hard-fought physical encounter against Kildorrery in Páirc Uí Mhurchú on Sunday afternoon last. As this was a must win match for both clubs once the ball was thrown in the battle commenced and there was no holding back by either team for the full 60 minutes. Barryroe got off to a solid start though scores were hard to come by as Kildorrery were tight and strong in their marking ability thus preventing Barryroe from getting on the ball, a nod to Kildorrery’s predominant footballing background. However, Barryroe met and matched Kildorrery’s force and held their form well despite the latter playing a tactical game in the hopes of upsetting Barryroe’s more traditional style of hurling.

Barryroe’s half back line was now beginning to dominate with Kate Whelton showing her experience and knuckling down to a great afternoon’s work. Well-crafted ball delivered into the forward line afforded Barryroe plenty of action up front. Despite some wasted opportunity Barryroe went in at half time leading 1.06 to 0.02, the goal coming from Marie Dineen following an excellent passage of play from deep within the back line.

The exceptionally warm afternoon was beginning to take its toll on both teams in the second half and Barryroe were again glad to have plenty substitute options to call upon. Kildorrery to their credit continued to pile on the pressure, their backline in particular forcing Barryroe to shoot wide on too many occasions. However, Barryroe backs continued to play as a resilient unit with Caoimhe Ní Bhuachalla solid between the posts and the centre line of Ali McCarthy & Tara Fleming dominating their positions. Up front Ellen O’Riordan was making it difficult for her marker while Aoibhinn McKeogh found a second gear when moved out wing forward covering her entire line with youthful ease. Full credit to Barryroe’s work rate and refusal to relinquish right till the end left the full-time score at 3.09 to 0.07. While the scoreline may not reflect it, this was a bruising battle with every tally hard won. However, the big winner on the day was the wonderful support play displayed by the girls in blue. They continue to build on this with a challenge match planned for Friday evening followed by their 4th round match against Millstreet at home on Saturday September 23rd @ 6pm. The support on Sunday was much appreciated from all involved and again your support for the Millstreet game would be most welcome.

Scores for Barryroe: E O’Riordan 1-04; Rebecca McCarthy 0-3 (1 f); M Dineen 1-01; G Tobin 0-1; (1 own goal)

Team: Caoimhe Ní Bhuachalla, Meadhbh Sexton, Alison McCarthy, Sinéad Walsh, Méabh O’Sullivan, Tara Fleming, Kate Whelton, Grace Tobin, Róisín McCarthy, Marie Dineen, Rebecca McCarthy, Sarah Harte, Aoibhinn McKeogh, Hannah Whelton, Ellen O’Riordan.

Subs: Sarah Harrington, Emma Deasy, Clodagh Moloney, Róisín Ní Bhuachalla, Ciara Collins, Caoimhe Doyle, Rachel Sheehy, Ashling McKeogh, Riona Collins.

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