Leinster Schools Senior D Camogie Final
Colaiste Mhuire Johnstown 4-7
St Finians Mullingar 0-8
Colaiste Mhuire had a fabulous victory over a gallant Mullingar team. The Johnstown girls began the game well and scored the first two points from Michaela Ryan and Aoife Ryan. This settled the girls and most of the first half was a tense affair with scores hard to come by. Kelly Webster and Aoife Ryan were consistently causing problems for St Finians and both found the back of the net which ultimately was the difference between the two teams. Katie Kiernan was very dangerous in the forwards for St Finians and was making life difficult for Colaiste Mhuire. The half time score was 2-5 to 0-5 in favour of Johnstown. The second half took the same pattern as the first half with scores difficult to get. St Finians scored the first three points to reduce the deficit to just three points. Colaiste Mhuire did not score for the first twenty minutes but were battling very hard all around the field. Eimear Fitzpatrick and Michaela Ryan chipped in with a point each and then Aoife Ryan scored her second goal that gave Colaiste Mhuire some breathing space. As the game was approaching injury time Eimear Fitzpatrick scored a fourth goal that sealed the victory. It was a great battle throughout and Colaiste Mhuire had some outstanding performances all over the field. Sinead Farrell in goals made some important saves, the full back line of Jessie Newman, Ciara Queally and Muire Fitzpatrick were on top throughout. Jade Bergin at centre back had a tremendous game and she was assisted by Roisin Phelan and Sophie Pembroke. In midfield Laura Purcell and Clodagh Ryan got through an incredible amount of work. In the forwards Michaela Ryan, Kelly Webster, Eimear Fitzpatrick, Eva Sumner, Aoife Ryan and Sarah Phelan were causing serious problems for St Finians. The girls are currently preparing for an All-Ireland semi-final against Sacred Heart from Newry on the 8th of February.