Shamrocks beat the Cavan champions to seal a spot in semi-final

Ulster Junior Club quarter-final

Loughgiel 3-6 Crosserlough 2-7

Loughgiel’s ability to take their scores saw them see off the challenge of Crosserlough in Sunday’s Ulster Intermedite Camogie quarter final at Fr Haealy Park on Sunday. was the only team to register a score in the opening quarter and that despite dominating possession.

The Cavan champions hit the first two points of the game but Loughgiel got a bit of luck when Annie Lynn’s effort for a point dipped in at the far post for a goal.

Charley McCarry then added two more goals in the 22nd and 24th minutes as the Shamrocks made hay while the sun shone. However just right on half-time Sinéad McKenna’s long ball was flicked to the net by Lorraine Day and the gap between the sides was 3-1 to 1-4.

Scoring slowed again during the third quarter with Eimear Boyle super in Loughgiel’s goals, even saving a penalty in the 44th minute, but a couple of minutes later she couldn’t prevent a second goal from Lorraine Day after a fine move involving Hannah Boylan and Sinéad McKenna.

That score tied the teams at 3-3 to 2-6 and McKenna and Charley McCarry swopped points shortly after.

The teams were still locked together heading into injury time but a fine point from Orlagh Laverty edged Loughgiel ahead and Méadhbh McCormick clinched a hard-earned victory with a huge point from distance at the death.

Loughgiel : Eimear Boyle, Brona McIntyre, Katie McKillop, Clare McKillop, Aoife O’Mullan, Megan McGarry, Maeve henry, Ciara Dobbin, Louise McKillop, Katie Lynn, Meadhbh McCormick 0-1, Annie Lynn 1-1, Cara McIntyre, Charley McCarry 2-2, 0-2 frees, Orla Laverty 0-2.

Subs : Carla McGarry for C McIntyre 935), Kirsty McKendry for A O’Mullan (53).

Crosserlough : Annie Smith, Lorna Cahill, Aine Finnegan, Sarah Finnegan, Eveleen O’Reilly, Erin Galligan, Aoishe O’Reilly, Katelynn McDonnell, Lauren Ellis, Hannah Boylan, Lorraine Day 2-0, Sinéad McKenna 0-5, 0-3 frees, Niamh Reilly 0-1, Orla Smith 0-1, Ciara Finnegan.

Sub : Fainchea O’Reilly for S Finnegan (41).

Referee : EP Cassidy (Derry)


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