Dominican make schools camogie history

by Stephen Findlater

Dublin Schools Camogie Senior A Championship
Dominican Griffith Avenue 4-8
Loreto Beaufort 1-9

Dominican College Griffith Avenue landed the Dublin Senior Division 1 schools championship for the first time last Friday with a four-star performance guiding the way in Abbotstown.

It was an intense match throughout but the Dominican girls persevered amid a series of brilliant individual battles all over the pitch.

With outstanding performances from each of the six backs, the Beaufort forwards found it difficult to score following some brilliant saves by Karen O’Connell.

Zara Ryan and Eva Ahern were a strong pairing in midfield, helping Dominicans keep a strong attack motoring with plenty of high quality ball.

It was a very close first half and Dominicans were only a point up at half time, a hard fought 2-2 to 1-4 outcome for the first half hour.

Their forward line, though, were relentless in the second half with some brilliant scores from Eile O’Ceallaigh and Saibh Mangan and they would go on to run up a quartet of goals to the delight of their large group of supporters, bringing the trophy back to Griffith Avenue for the first time in its history.

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