Bray Emmets take U16 Camogie title

20 October, 2012

On Saturday 20th October we played the U16 B Championship Final v Ballinacor in the Aughrim Community Grounds.The game got off  to a great start with chances at both ends.We were first to score with a brilliant catch and strike on the run by Caoimhe Lohan to hit the back of the net.It was Ballinacors turn to score next when they got a goal after they put pressure on our goal.We replied with a point from Caoimhe again only to be hit by a goal and a point from Ballinacor when really we were starting to play well. Kellie and Roisin in midfield were flying,Lauren was starting to get to grips at centreback and also scored an excellant point.Up front Aisling ,Fiona and Clare were working hard,Rachel was winning ball and running directly at the heart of the Ballinacor defence but at half time we went in 2pts down.

At the start of the second half,we introduced 3 subs Niamh(blood sub for Clare),Shannon and Nicola came on for Amy, Orlaith and Clare who played very well during the first half.Our first score of the second half came when Niamh playing at full forward knocked over a point,she quickly followed this up with her now customary goal.We were awarded a 65 after a lot of pressure on the Ballinacor goal.Lauren stepped up to take the 65 and launched a thunderbolt that finished in the back of the Ballinacor net.We were now on top all over the field winning the breaking ball,closing down the space and then to capitalise up popped Caoimhe again to score another goal.We introduced another 3 subs.Aoife,Vicky and Kellie and they played there part with Aoife who always seems in the right place getting us another goal.Ballinacor never scored in the second half and this was down to our defence of Sophie with her saves and great puck outs,Casey,Amy,Shannon,Caoimhe,Lauren and Caitlin.Kellie and Roisin covered every blade of grass on the pitch ,Nicola,Sarah who was everywhere winning the ball Aisling,Fiona,Niamh and Rachel,Vicky,Meave and Kellie.We finished the game winners on a score of 5.3:2.1.Kellie Gilbert our captain accepted the trophy but in truth we had captains all over the field.

In this match, our first half was full of nerves but in the second half we settled down to play some great Camogie which is what we have been doing over the last  few weeks.Well done girls and thank you for the commitment you have shown over the last year to training and games.