Dunloy cause and upset as they beat Cushendall

Under 16 A Camogie Championship Final at Fr Maginn Park

Cushendall: 2-9 (15) Dunloy: 4-12 (24)

Dunloy Camogs pulled of a shock on Monday evening when they beat League champions Cushendall in the final of the Under 16 A Camogie Championship at Fr Maginn Park, Glenravel. Dunloy started the game with a scoring burst which set them up for the victory and though Cushendall came back well there chances of victory received a bad blow when they lost a player to a straight red card. Despite this setback the Ruairis got it back to just two points by half time (0-10 to 0-08) but a goal four minutes into the second half and another five minutes later set them up for a deserved win.

Early points from Eobha McAllister and Mary McArthur were followed by a goal from Adria McAllister to put the Cuchullains five clear and Mary McArthur fired over again to stretch the gap to six by the sixth minute.

Three pointed frees from Eva McNeill got Cushendall up and running but Dunloy came back with three of their own through Eobha McAlister, Kerry Rose Drain and McAlister again to restore the six point cushion by the end of the opening quarter.

A goal from Cushendall full forward Niamh McNeill and a point from midfielder Kady McNeill cut the gap back to just two and the Ruairis were back in game and even though they lost a player to a red card they still kept the gap at two until half time as Eva McNeill answered a point by Dunloy’s Eobha McAllister in first half injury time.

When Amy McAlister cut the deficit back to just one with a well taken point Cushendall must have felt they were back in a strong position, but Dunloy’s ability to grab goals at vital times paid dividends again as Hannah O’Neill got her team’s second 34 minutes. Niamh McNeill pulled a point back for the ‘Dall soon afterwards but when Erin McMullan grabbed Dunloy’s 3rd major they were well on top.

Poinst from Kady McNeill, Tamara Black and Cliodhna Thompson, in reply to one from Dunloy’s Eobha McAllister kept Cushendall in with a chance, but the final quarter belonged to Dunloy and they pressed home their advantage with five scores in a row, one of them a goal by Hannah O’Neill, to win by nine in the end and seal convincing win.


Myla McKinley, Rebecca McGrath, Brid O’Kane, Carley McNamee, Carragh Boyle, Casey Crawford, Sarah Louise Kearns, Eobha McAllister, Micha Cunningham, Erin McMullan, Marty McArthur, Adria McAllister, Hannah O’Neill, Kerry Rose Drain, Hannah Richmond


Laoiseach McNaughton, Naoise McDonnell, Maebh McAlister, Cara McNaughton, Erin McNaughton, Laura Black, Erinmae Mitchell, Rhianna Black, Kady McNeill, Mia McKeegan, Eva McNeill, Louise Black, Amy McAlister, Niamh McNeill, Cliodhna Thompson.

Referee Ryan O’Reilly (Con Magees)

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