Dublin Schools Camogie Senior A shield
Our Lady’s Terenure 5-5
Castleknock CC 3-10
Goal-hungry Our Lady’s Terenure beat Castleknock Community College 5-5 to 3-10 in the Division A Shield final on Friday in Blakestown with Emma Ryan proving the match winner in the final reckoning with a brilliant display of nerve under pressure.
Castleknock started very well and were leading by five points going into the last few minutes of the first half but Blaithnaid Slater scored a goal for Our Lady’s just before the break to get them right back into the contest.
It left the half-time score at 1-2 to 1-4 in Knock’s favour and the Terenure outfit upped their tempo in the second half to take control with scores from Holly Finnegan, Amber Finnegan and Emma Ryan and great goalkeeping from Ally Ramsden.
Castleknock were, all the while, scoring points of their own and the match was nip and tuck right until the end.
Ultimately, captain Holly Finnegan scored a goal to put Our Lady’s three points up but Castleknock scored a goal themselves almost immediately to level it.
It left all the pressure on Ryan to score a last minute free for Our Lady’s to win by a point.
Rachel Seery moved forward from full back in the last ten minutes to play a key role in the endgame while Holly Finnegan was another driving force.