Cargin Camogs are Division 3 Champions

Antrim Camogie Division Three League final

Cargin Camogie Club 2-13 Brídíní Óga Glenravel 1-6

By Seamus McAleenan

Erin’s Own Cargin easily collected the Antrim Division Three title in Ahoghill on Thursday evening, their excellent start leaving the young Brídíní Óga team chasing the game.

Cargin scored a goal in the opening 30 seconds from Catherine McFadden and pinned the Glenravel side back in their own half for the opening 13 minutes to build up a 1-7 to 0-0 lead. They were faster on to the ball and more creative in team play and it looked as if they were going to pull away and win as easily as they had done in all their group games.

However a goal from Aimee Traynor just before the water break lifted the Glenravel girls and they re-grouped, trailing by 1-7 to 1-1. Although Cargin continued to have the upper-hand in general play, they could only add two further points before half-time with Niamh McKay replying for Brídíní Óga who trailed by 1-9 to 1-2 at the break.

Erin Coulter fired over an early point for Brídíní Óga to cut the gap to six never got the distance into their clearances that Cargin got in the first half hour.

When Sarah O’Neill’s hopeful shot for a point dipped in for Cargin’s second goal in the 40th minute, there was no way back for Glenravel. They battled hard and added three more points but Cargin’s superior game management and ability to keep the Glenravel defence under plenty of pressure meant that the south-west side were comfortable winners of the title for the second time in six seasons.

Erin’s Own: Maura Creelman, Caoimhe Rose Johnston, Kate Laverty, Sarah O’Boyle, Eleanor Mallon, Maria O’Neill, Tanya O’Neill, Sinead McBride, Cathy Carey 0-1, Colleen Traynor 0-1, Katie McAuley 0-2, Bronagh Laverty (c) 0-1, Grainne McAtamney 0-4, Catherine McFadden 1-2, Sarah O’Neill 1-2

Subs: Gracie McLaughlin, Aileen McGoldrick, Cara Molloy, Caitlin Rose Hawthorn, Bronagh Keenan, Eireann O’Boyle, Kaitlin Woulahan, Dearbhla Murray Bremner, Caoimhe McIvor, Aimee Blue, Lee-Anne McNally

Brídíní Óga : Caoimhe McAleenan, Clare Emerson, Oonagh Ward, Úna McAleenan, Aisling Donnelly, Jamie Woulahan, Leona Traynor, Erin mcAleese (c), Alishia McPeake, Niamh McKay 0-2, Eibhlin Gould, Sara Fyfe, Aimee Traynor 1-1, Niamh Donnelly 0-1, Danielle Scally.

Subs: Erin Coulter 0-2, Shauna Morrow, Ciara McCormick, Emily Sharpe, Aisling Mulholland, Sabrina Speers, Ella Dixon.

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