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
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
Pat Fenlon & John Maguire (joint-managers),
Conor Boyce, Brian Geraghty, Lisa McLoughlin, Michael Quinlan