Creggan win Junior Camogie title

Junior County Camogie final

Creggan 3-11 Naomh Eoin 0-05

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Creggan won the Junior Camogie Championship at Portglenone on Saturday evening in heavy rain in front of a good crowd . St.Johns kept the game close and competitive in the first half but ran out of steam in the second, managing only one point . This could  not be described as a game which flowed freely as it was an exchange of frees for the most part. Two Evanne Martin frees in the first ten minutes for Creggan were levelled by Ashling Hawkins with two frees for St.Johns, but after the waterbreak Creggan set the pace as  Ciara McCollum scored a goal and Rubymarie  Rice a point. This produced a quick reaction from St.Johns as Eimhear Costello took a point from play and then won a penalty which Ashling Hawkins pointed, but another successfully converted free by Martin left a half time score of Creggan 1-04 St.Johns 0-04

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The second half saw Creggan in determined mood taking the game to St.Johns and Martin converted a brace of frees while a Hawkins score from a placed ball proved to be the last St.Johns score of the day. Three more Creggan points , one from Rice and another two frees from Martin started to open a gap in the scores by the second half waterbreak of Creggan 1-09 Naomh Eoin 0-05.  The last quarter of the game started with a pointed free and a Cerys O’Neill goal for Creggan which spelt doom for the Belfast Camógs. Creggan fought hard to maintain  their lead and St.Johns struggled to gain possession. Another pointed free from Martin followed by a nice Rubymarie Rice goal sealed St.Johns fate and Creggan  finished deserved winners by 3-11 to 0-05.

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