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U-14 Camogie players adapt to heatwave

13 July 2013

Mayobridge vs Aghaderg

Final score Aghaderg 2:3    Mayobridge 5:4

A first for this u14 team! I think I can safely say they have not yet had the challenge of playing in a heat wave. Despite the strength of a superior home team, the girls put on a brave show. Mayobridge were dominant from the start winning possession at throw in but it wasn’t long until Courtney delivered the opening goal of the game in our favour. Despite strong work from Rachel Canniford and Eimear Conway in defence, Mayobridge weren’t long answering with a point. They continued with a steady, strong attack , which Mollie Byrne and Rachel Canniford worked hard to keep at bay. Andrea Fletcher was unnerved and made a few good saves under pressure, but it wasn’t long until Mayobridge knocked in their first goal, followed closely by a second. Our girls did not let up, the back line working hard to keep the ball out.  Courtney and Sarah Malone demonstrated strength in midfield and Courtney showed her mastery and skill picking up another point for Aghaderg, The determination and skill of the hardworking home team, delivered them another goal and two points before the end of the first half.

The second half saw the introduction of Erin Ferguson, replacing Sarah Malone who had picked up a hand injury. Mayobridge were the first to score this time; a confident point from a free. The Aghaderg girls responded with a fierce attack which resulted in a goal through the combined efforts of Chloe Mc Conville and Courtney.  We were now winning more possession with Caoimhe Macauley, Eimear Leghio, Courtney and Chloe all working hard to translate it into scores. Mayobridge went onto win a further two goals and another point and Aghaderg secured two more points. Due to the sweltering heat, both teams were relieved to hear the final whistle. Despite low  numbers in attendance due to holidays , the girls were delighted to be able to field for the game and have learned plenty from their worthy opponents.