Birmingham 9`s Camogie Tournament

Our camogie team had our first outing on Saturday last 10th March. We
were fortunate to have a large number of girls available so we entered
two teams on the day with a few extra girls from Liverpool Hope
joining us too.

Our two teams were grouped together along with Fr. Murphys and Erin go
Bragh. Our first team successfully ran out winners of this group and
went onto meet Croydon in the semi finals, where after a hard battle
ran out convincing winners on a score line of 1-8 to 1-1. In the final
we faced Fr. Murphys who we had already beaten on a score line of 4pts
to 1pt in our first game. We got off to a flyer, putting over two long
range points, but then Fr Murphy`s got a goal to leave the half time
score Fr Murphy`s 1-00 to Fullen Gaels 0-02.

The second half started, with us getting a point immediately to
equalise, but Murphy`s fought back with a similar score. We then went
ahead by a point but Murphy`s fought back and at full time the game
was level Fr Murphy`s 1-02 Fullen Gaels 0-05. As light was fading it
was decided 5mins a half of extra time would be appropriate. Both
sides wanted the trophy, but Fr Murphy`s goaled quickly into the first
half of extra time and just before half time, leaving us trailing at
the break. We desperately fought back, but unfortunately we could not
manage to equalise. Fr Murphy`s ran out winners on a score line of
3-03 to 0-05.

Our girls should be extremely proud of themselves as this was our
first outing as a registered team, it`s onwards and upwards for Fullen
Gaels as we enter the 2012 Senior Championship.

Our panel on the day: Caroline McKeeney, Caroline McKay, Ciara Walsh,
Kath Nolan, Laura Masterson, Michaela O`Reilly, Clare McGowan,
Michelle Rogers, SarahAnne Smyth, Ger Connolly, Karen O`Leary, Sinead
Boyle, Sheila O`Sullivan, Rose McCarthy, Niki O`Reilly, Rachel O`
Farrell, Sarah Wright, Maria Clarke and Una Haren.

Also a big thank you to our coach Deckie Walsh for giving up his time
to help out on Saturday and for putting up with 19 girls for the whole

Date Submitted: Tuesday 13th March 2012
By: Lancashire PRO