Andrews on double in Ballinteer Feile glory

by Gazette Reporter
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BALLINTEER St John’s were crowned Division 3 camogie Feile champions following an exciting contest with Good Counsel at O’Toole Park last Sunday morning.
In perfect conditions, spectators at the Crumlin venue were treated to a fine display of camogie from both teams, but it was Ballinteer who were to prove strongest on the day.
Balinteer’s Rachel Dolan opened the scoring with a well taken point and this was closely followed by the first of Jenny Grace Andrews goals for the Marlay Park side.
Whilst Ballinteer had the best of the early exchanges Counsel had their own scoring chances. Ballinteer net minder Grace Dent was kept busy making crucial goal line clearances and Hannah Mulholland also thwarted numerous Good Counsel attacks.
Good Counsel’s free taker and player of the match Eirinn Kennedy caused plenty of problems for the Ballinteer defence but with little reward for her efforts.
Dolan and Ellie Dornan added to the Ballinteer tally and a resourceful Jenny Grace Andrews pointed from a fine kick over the bar.
Counsel’s Sarah Stoneham and Erika Ashe worked tirelessly throughout the day to deal with wave after wave of black and orange attacks but Ballinteer now had the edge.
The second half saw a versatile Grace Dent switch from net minder to midfield and notch up two points. Rebekah Fitzpatrick recorded a good score and a hardworking Eva Donoghue was also in the thick of the action.
Counsel were to finish strongly with a point and Eirinn Kennedy goal but it was too little too late as Ballinteer claimed the honours of the day.
Kilmacud Crokes were another fine local performer, reaching the final of the Division 1 competition before being undone by Lucan Sarsfields 2-1 to 0-3.
Niamh Comerford scored a pair of points while Caoimh Nic Earchain scored the other for Crokes in the decider.

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