St Pat’s Maghera complete Camogie clean sweep

St Clare Cup final:

St Patrick’s Maghera 8-9 Cross & Passion Ballycastle 0-2

ST Patrick’s Maghera proved too strong for CPC in Friday’s St Clare Cup final at Slemish Park Ballymena as the school completed a clean sweep of Ulster A Camogie titles in impressive fashion.

With Aoife McWilliams, Eimear Conway and Emma Quinn controlling the game around the middle of the park St Pat’s were in control from the start, Quinn opening the scoring from a free and then added a goal to put the Derry girls in control

They went on to lead by 3-6 to 0-1 at half-time, Grace Diamond adding the other two goals, and things could have been worse had it not been for a few excellent saves by CPC goalkeeper Molly McToal.

Diamond completed her hat-trick ten minutes into the second half, after full-forward Éadaoin Doherty had scored the fourth Maghera goal.

CPC battled hard but they were outpaced throughout the field by a slick Maghera team whose dominance of Ulster Colleges Camogie has reached new heights.

St Patrick’s: G Diamond (3-0), E Diamond (2-0), E Quinn (1-5, 0-4 frees), É Bradley (1-0), E Doherty (1-0), E Conway (0-2, 1 frees), G McCartney (0-1), R McAtamney (0-1).

CPC: C Thompson (0-2 frees)

St Patrick’s: Karen Birt, Isobel Martin, Aoibheann McLaughlin, Gracie Mae Bradley, Brianna Donaghy, Aoife McWilliams capt., Nuala McKenna, Eimear Conway, Emma Quinn, Grace McCartney, Rionnach McNally, Roisin McAtamney, Ciara O’Loughlin, Éadaoin Doherty, Grace Diamond 

Subs: Emer Kearney for C O’Loughlin, Eva Diamond for E Doherty, Rhiona Scullin for GM Bradley, Rachel Lagan for N McKenna, Éadaoin Bradley for G Diamond

Cross & Passion: Molly McToal, Ciara Breen, Graci Cassley, Caoimhe Bateson, Catherine McGarry, Caoimhe McGarry, Bríd O’Kane, Adria McAllister, Louise McBride, Fiadh Sands, Tegan Cassidy, Eimear McCaughan, Rose McMullan, Cliodhna Thompson, Carragh McKinley

Subs: Áine Franey for G Cassley,

Referee: Sean McGuigan

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