Peregrine’s sparkle to land 2015 treble

by Gazette Reporter

ST PEREGRINE’S Under-14 camogie stars wrapped up a remarkable treble winning season by clinching their league title last Saturday.
A 4-9 to 1-4 win over St Pat’s meant Peregrine’s added the Division 3 title to their championship and Feile crowns from earlier this year.
This game was the final fixture in the top-four playoff in Division 3 and was played in very difficult conditions in Blakestown. Whether it was the weather or possibly some nerves coming into play, the hosts didn’t start particularly well and found themselves 1-3 to 0-4 behind at the break.
Whatever manager Pat Heffernan said to his side during the interval seemed to work wonders, however, as they restricted Pat’s to just one further score in the second half and hit 4-5 themselves.
Niamh Corcoran was one of the scorers in chief but, in truth, it was the overall performance of the team that saw the Blanch outfit dominate the second half.
Heffernan was delighted with his side’s display in the second half and gave his reasoning for their slow start early on. “I think they were a bit nervous going into the game, which probably forced a few mistakes in the first half,” he said.
“But they settled into the game and the second half was much more like the performances we’ve seen throughout this season.”
As mentioned, the league success adds to the championship and Feile glories achieved by the team this year, both of which came thanks to wins over Erin’s Isle. Heffernan praised his young side for their dedication through what’s been a long season.
“We’ve a great bunch of players here. They’ve worked incredibly hard and shown great commitment to not only matches, but their training throughout the year.
“It’s been a long season, usually you start your league first and end it first but the way things have gone, ours has dragged on but it’s all worth it now,” said the manager.

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