Ulster Junior Camogie – Bridie McMenamin Shield
St Brigid’s Brocagh (Tyrone) 0-02 v Naomh Eoin 2-12 (Antrim)
Photos and reprort by Michael Costello
Following a comfortable victory in the preliminary round at home to Markievicz from Donegal last weekend, St.Johns travelled to Tyrone fully expecting a much tougher game and Brocagh certainly tried hard to give them one.
Played on a heavy surface St.Johns greater experience paid off in all areas of the pitch and Eimhear Costello opened the scoring with a long range point after 5 minutes. This was followed by two accurately converted frees and a point from play from the hurl of Aishling Hawkins before Brocagh opened their account with Úna McCann converting a free. A Maédhbh Laverty point and a Hawkins goal sent St.Johns further ahead and before half time two points from Debbie Boyd for the visitors and another McCann free for the home side left an interval score of Brocagh 0-02 . St.Johns 1-08.
The second half saw a hard fought battle with both sides bringing on substitutes but Brocagh failed to take any scores in the second half while St.Johns added to their tally as Hawkins struck two more frees. Maédhbh Laverty conjured up a superb solo goal after a forty yard run and Máire Mulholland and Nicole Kane with points from play took the final score to 2-12 for St.Johns against Brocagh’s 0-02.