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Under 16 “B” All-Ireland Camogie Championship – Round 3

Carlow 1-10

Kildare 8-13

By Kildare Nationalist Reporter

KILDARE Under 16 Camogie team got off to a perfect start to their All-Ireland campaign on Sunday in the Netwatch Centre of Excellence in Fenagh with a comprehensive victory over Carlow.  Carlow had beaten Kildare three weeks earlier by a point in the Leinster League final and the Lilywhites were keen to avenge that loss and they did so emphatically.

The Kildare U16 camogie squad which defeated Carlow last weekend and will now face Roscommon in Clane next Sunday Photo: Austin Crowe

It was the home team that got off to a flying start and they had 1-1 on the scoreboard after two minutes thanks to the Joyce sisters, centre forward Roisin pointed and Sarah raised a green flag a minute later.  Kildare then settled to the task at hand and Ciara Ryan’s goal bound effort was well saved by Carlow netminder Kayla Holden with Rebecca McDermott pointing the subsequent 45’.  Sarah Joyce quickly cancelled out that effort with a point of her own in the fourth minute to restore the four point advantage however that was as good as it got for Carlow as Kildare went on a scoring blitz over the next fifteen minutes that saw them notch up four goals and two points (Anna Coburn 2-0, Ciara Ryan 1-0, Ava Kelly 1-0 and Rebecca McDermott 0-2) to give them a ten point lead after twenty minutes.   In the closing minutes of the half Kildare did not let up, Ryan and Coburn both pointed from play and corner forward Tara Christie raised another green flag and Carlow’s only response was a Sarah Joyce point from play to give a half time score of 5-6 to 1-4.

As with the first half it was Carlow that got the better start on the resumption when Roisin Joyce’s point was the opening score of the second half but Kildare responded perfectly when Ava Kelly scored 1-1 and Rebecca McDermott followed it up with a pointed free.  Then McDermott and midfielder Rebecca Duffy saw two longer range efforts find the back of the Carlow net to put the game beyond any doubt.  Ardclough duo of Coburn and Kelly both pointed, Ciara Ryan got her second point of the day and St Laurences’ Reiltin Donnelly got the final point of the game.  During the half Carlow responded with three pointed frees from Roisin Joyce and a point by midfielder Abhainn Coady however they struggled to get past the Lilywhite back line ably marshalled by centre back Hannah Enright who did a great man marking job on one of Carlow’s talented forwards.

Next up for Kildare is a home fixture against table toppers Roscommon in Clane on Sunday at 1pm.

KILDARE: Ellie Heffernan (Maynooth), Rachel Byrne (Naas), Mairead O’Sullivan Clavo (Naas), Casey Noone (Maynooth), Megan Alcock (St Laurence’s), Hannah Enright (Naas), Aoife Keane (Naas), Rebecca Duffy (Round Towers) 1-0, Laura Edwards (Clane), Tara Crowe (Leixlip), Ava Kelly (Ardclough) 2-2, Rebecca McDermott (Naas) 1-5 (3f), Ciara Ryan (Naas) 1-2, Anna Coburn (Ardclough) 2-3, Tara Christie (Moorefield) 1-0.  Subs: Hannah Merrick (Maynooth) for Crowe ht, Louise Murphy (Athy) for Alcock, Michaela Farrell (Maynooth) for Noone, Aoibhinn O’Meara (Maynooth) for Edwards, Neasa McPhillips (Naas) for Duffy, Kate O’Dare (Clane) for Ryan, Reiltin Donnelly (St Laurence’s) 0-1 for McDermott, Grace Sheridan (Kilcullen) for Keane.  Subs Unused: Beibhinn Donlon (Round Towers), Grace Munro (Maynooth), Rachel Moran (Sallins), Caoimhe Maher (Naas), Orla Conway (Clane), Niamh Farrell (Maynooth), Aoife Fenner (St Laurence’s), Maura Brady (Celbridge), Laura Burns (Celbridge), Tara Mooney (Leixlip)

CARLOW: Kayla Holden, Mia O’Neill, India Mernagh, Holly Ryan, Moya O’Toole, Alice Dalton, Grainne Thompson, Amy Farrell, Abhainn Coady 0-1, Kate Culleton, Roisin Joyce 0-6, Molly Kavanagh, Kate Burke 0-1, Sarah Joyce 1-2, Keira Doyle.  Subs: Sophia Doyle, Ella Foley, Anna Mulhall, Ellen Barrett, Amy Doyle, Lily Collins, Roisin Collins, Ava O’Dwyer, Collette O’Brien, Rachel Kennedy, Rachel Martin.

REFEREE: Ronan Carroll (Dublin)

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