Cushendall make it two wins from three

Antrim Camogie League – Division 1

Cushendall 6-12 Rossa 1-4

Cushendall scored an easy win over visitors Rosa at Pairc Mhuir on Tuesday evening to make it two wins out of three in their Division 1 campaign. The Ruairis were strong throughout the field and had the game won at half time when they led b 3-6 to 0-0 and though the Belfast girls performed much better in the second half they were never going to challenge the Cushendall lead.

Points from Orlagh O’Hara, Dervla Cosgrove and Brogan Abram, plus goals from Abram and Naomi McCurry put Cushendall in control inside the first ten minutes. Further goals followed from Brigid Delargy and Siobhan McKillop, plus points from Orlagh O’Hara and Brogan Abrom before the break to give them a 3-6 to 0-0 cushion

Rossa got on the scoreboard through Natalie McGuinness four minutes into the second half but Cushendall responded with four points without reply before Orlagh McCall pointed and Sarah Armstrong goaled for the visitors. McCall added two further points for Rossa but it Cushendall had all the answers and they pulled clear again to win convincingly.

Boyle’s early goal sets Dunloy on the victory trail

Antrim Camogie League Division 1

Brídíní Óga Glenravel 1-6 Dunloy 3-10

Report by Seamus McAleenan

Pics by Dylan McIlwaine

Brídíní Óga Glenravel never really recovered from a Katherine Boyle goal in the opening minutes of this Division 1 tie in Glenravel tonight but they battled through the opening half to finish trailing at the break by 1-5 to 0-4.

Dunloy were the hungrier team with Nicole O’Neill at centre-half back and Caoimhe Conlon delivering good ball through the lines and only Bronagh Laverty and Victoria Edgar able to get into their stride for the home side during that opening half.

Edgar was accurate with all her frees and fired over a superb point midway through the half from where the 45 metre line meets the side-line.

However Conlon also hit the target with two 45s and Caitlin Crawford floated over two points as Dunloy made their dominance count.

Although the home side had the slight breeze behind them during the second half, they got off to a bad start with a point from Nicole O’Neill, who had moved to a more familiar role in the forward line, and then a goal from Erin Elliott.

Sub Aimee Traynor shot a point with her first touch and Shauna Kelly followed in on a long punt from Laoise McKenna to scramble a goal. But Brídíní Óga didn’t get a chance to build on these scores with Erin Elliott firing over a good point at the other end and then Katherine Mullan forced home a hand-passed goal in the 47th minute.

That score settled the league points as, despite a point in reply from Torie Edgar, Nicole O’Neill tapped over two frees and Katherine Boyle scored a fine solo point to complete the scoring.

Brídíní Óga : Orla Donnelly, Bronagh Laverty, Ellen Hynds, Lianne Kerr, Beth McAuley, Laoise McKenna, Leona Traynor, Caoimhe Duffin, Kirsty Laverty, Torie Edgar (0-5, 0-4 frees), Shauna Kelly (1-0), Shauna McDonnell, Niamh Donnelly, Molly Woulahan, Ashling Millar.

Subs : Aimee Traynor (0-1) for N Donnelly, Oonagh Ward for S McDonnell, Jaime Woulahan for L Kerr, Maria McKenna for L Traynor.

Dunloy : Lisa McAllister, Eimear McMullan, Chloe Drain, Leanne Reid, Dearbhail Magill, Nicole O’Neill (0-3 frees), Eilish Kearns, Sorcha Conlon, Katherine Mullan (1-0), Shannon Woulahan, Caoimhe Conlon (0-2 frees), Katherine Boyle (1-1), Mary Martin, Erin Elliott (1-2), Caitlin Crawford (0-2).

Subs : Lisa McConville for K Mullan, Erin Traynor for M Martin, Siofra O’Mullan for E Elliott.

Referee : Francis Traynor (Loughgiel)

McKillop the star as Loughgiel win Feile A title

Antrim Feile A Camogie finals

Loughgiel won the Feile A Camogie title at Ballycastle on Sunday when they beat Cushendall in the final by 4-2 to 1-2. The Shamrocks had earlier beaten St Paul’s in the semi-final by 5-4 to 0-0, with star of the show Anna McKillop scoring four of her team’s goals and Eimear McKinley getting the other major score. McKillop scored 2-2 in the opening half of the semi-final, with one of her points coming from a free to send her team in 2-2 to 0-0 at the break. In the second half Eimear McKinley and Anna McKillen added points and Erin McGrath got her team’s third goal before Anna McKillop finished off a great personal display with two more goals.

Beaten semi-finalists St Paul’s. Pic by Micky Morgan.

Cushendall won their way through to the final with a hard fought 1-3 to 1-0 win over Dunloy in the other semi-final, (the two games played at the same time on different pitches)

Runners up Cushendall Ruairi Og . Pic by Micky Morgan.
Beaten semi-finalists Dunloy. Pic by Micky Morgan.

Loughgiel 4-2 Cushendall 1-2

In the final McKillop set her team on the road to victory with an early goal. Cushendall came back with two points but and Eimear McKinley goal and a second one from McKillop gave the Shamrocks a 3-0 to 0-2 half time lead, the Cushendall points coming from Naoimh McNeill and Cora O’Boyle.

In the second half Cushendall hit back with a goal from McNeill but McKillop finished off a fine day’s work with her team’s fourth goal and added two points for good measure.

Loughgiel full forward Anna McKillop who was the tournament’s top scorer.

The Loughgiel girls can now look forward to a trip to Cork later in the year while Cushendall will play in the Ulster Feile on the same weekend.   

LOUGHGIEL: Eimear McGivern, Erin Connolly, Erin Donnelly, Aoife McMullan, Anya Connolly, Zoe Cassley, Clodah McNulty, Alana McKendry, Anna McKillen, Caitlin Connolly, Ciara Connolly, Eimear McKinley, Erin McGrath, Anna McKillop, Shanna Deery.

SUBS – Naimh Fitzgerald, Ellie Dickson, Neala Clarke, Orla Henry, Ciara Dillon, Marie Laverty, Aiobhean Gillan, Eva McGarry, Molly O’Hagan, Cealla Dobbin, Eva McKee   

CUSHENDALL:
Abi McNeill Niamh McNeill Eva McNeill Kady McNeill Ellie Jo Butler Annie Kearney Marie Claire McAlister Amy McAlister Isabella Black Caoimhe Morgan Cliodhna O’Hara Orlaith McCurry Orlaith McAlister Meadhbh Graham Orla Kane Eimear McMullan Louise Mulholland Keera Burleigh Emily McNaughton Erin Delargy Saoirse Campbell Maeve McAlister Cara O’Boyle Laura Black

Loughgiel captain Anna McKillop receives the Feile trophy

Pics by Micky Morgan

Ballycastle power their way to Feile B title

Feile na nGael B Camogie semi-finals

Feile na nGael B Camogie semi-finals

Brídíní Óga Glenravel 2-2 Lámh Dhearg 2-1

Ballycastle 7-6 Portglenone 0-0

The semi-finals and final of the Féile na nGael B competition took place at Randalstown on Sunday after Brídíní Óga Glenravel, Lámh Dhearg, Ballycastle and Portglenone qualified from their group stages on Saturday.

First into action were Brídíní Óga Glenravel and Lámh Dhearg and the north Antrim club, playing with the strong cross-field breeze in their favour, got off the mark when Aisling Mulholland and Erin Coulter combined to set Emer Donnelly up for a goal which she kicked over the line.

Emily Sharpe added two frees soon after but Devla McCaulfield pulled one back for the Belfast side just before the break.

During the second half there was a lot of pressure from Lámh Dhearg, but Brídíní Óga broke upfield and Emily Sharpe’s punt into the area was caught by Emer Donnelly and flashed to the net.

It proved to be the decisive score despite two late goals from Lamh Dhearg – Tiarna Fagan soloed through for the first and Emily Annett added a second. But it came too late and Glenravel made the final.

The second semi-final was more one way traffic with Ballycastle grabbing the initiative from the start and playing the opening half inside the Portglenone 45. However by half-time they were only 1-1 to 0-0 ahead due to strong defence from the Gerladine’s.

However they soon made the wind assistance count during the second period with goals from Aoibheann Donnelly, Cara Brolly and Janey McIntosh helping them build up a 7-6 to 0-0 victory and passage into the final.

Ballycastle 3-8 Brídíní Óga Glenravel 1-1

Ballycastle started the final well and put Brídíní Óga on the back foot for the opening ten minutes during which Shannagh Hegarty scored 1-2 and Aoibheann Donnelly and Cara Brolly a point each.

However the Glenravel girls stormed back with a goal from Emer Donnelly and a long range free from Clodagh McPeake only for Shannagh Heggarty to undo the good work with a goal in first half injury time.

During the second half Glenravel’s defence worked extremely hard to close out the Ballycastle threat but a great angled shot from Cara Brolly found the target. The girls from the ‘Town’ added four more points as they pulled clear to claim a place in the All-Ireland series in Cork in June.

Ballycastle : Erin O’Hara, Ciara Boylan, Aoibh Mullan, Róise McNeill, Dani McQuillan, Noelle McAuley, Olivia Connolly, Janey McIntosh 0-2, Tara McAfee, Cara Brolly 1-1, Aoibheann Donnelly 0-2 frees, Faye Roddy, Amy Hunter, Kiona McAuley, Shannagh Heggarty 2-3, 0-1 free, Rionagh Maybin, Rachel McAuley, MaryCate Slevin, Aoife McCaughan, Dervla Gardiner, Ellie McBride

Brídíní Óga : Annie Higgins, Mia McQuillan, Megan Law, Lucia McQuillan, Aoibhin McKenna, Toni Kerr, Katy Kerr, Aisling Mulholland, Emily Sharpe, Orlaith Gould, Clodagh McPeake 0-1 free, Eimear Butler, Caitlin McKeown, Emer Donnelly 1-0, Niamh Mulholland, Cliodhna McBride, Katie McDonnell, Dearbhail Kerr, Méabh O’Donnell, Caitlin Law, Erin Coulter

Brídíní Óga Glenravel 2-2 Lámh Dhearg 2-1

Ballycastle 7-6 Portglenone 0-0

Final : Ballycastle 3-8 Brídíní Óga Glenravel 1-1

The semi-finals and final of the Féile na nGael B competition took place at Randalstown on Sunday after Brídíní Óga Glenravel, Lámh Dhearg, Ballycastle and Portglenone qualified from their group stages on Saturday.

First into action were Brídíní Óga Glenravel and Lámh Dhearg and the north Antrim club, playing with the strong cross-field breeze in their favour, got off the mark when Aisling Mulholland and Erin Coulter combined to set Emer Donnelly up for a goal which she kicked over the line.

Emily Sharpe added two frees soon after but Devla McCaulfield pulled one back for the Belfast side just before the break.

During the second half there was a lot of pressure from Lámh Dhearg, but Brídíní Óga broke upfield and Emily Sharpe’s punt into the area was caught by Emer Donnelly and flashed to the net.

It proved to be the decisive score despite two late goals from Lamh Dhearg – Tiarna Fagan soloed through for the first and Emily Annett added a second. But it came too late and Glenravel made the final.

The second semi-final was more one way traffic with Ballycastle grabbing the initiative from the start and playing the opening half inside the Portglenone 45. However by half-time they were only 1-1 to 0-0 ahead due to strong defence from the Gerladine’s.

However they soon made the wind assistance count during the second period with goals from Aoibheann Donnelly, Cara Brolly and Janey McIntosh helping them build up a 7-6 to 0-0 victory and passage into the final.

Ballycastle started the final well and put Brídíní Óga on the back foot for the opening ten minutes during which Shannagh Hegarty scored 1-2 and Aoibheann Donnelly and Cara Brolly a point each.

However the Glenravel girls stormed back with a goal from Emer Donnelly and a long range free from Clodagh McPeake only for Shannagh Heggarty to undo the good work with a goal in first half injury time.

During the second half Glenravel’s defence worked extremely hard to close out the Ballycastle threat but a great angled shot from Cara Brolly found the target. Apart from that the Glenravel defence did very well but couldn’t prevent Ballycastle claiming a place in the All-Ireland series in Cork in June.

Ballycastle : Erin O’Hara, Ciara Boylan, Aoibh Mullan, Róise McNeill, Dani McQuillan, Noelle McAuley, Olivia Connolly, Janey McIntosh 0-2, Tara McAfee, Cara Brolly 1-1, Aoibheann Donnelly 0-2 frees, Faye Roddy, Amy Hunter, Kiona McAuley, Shannagh Heggarty 2-3, 0-1 free, Rionagh Maybin, Rachel McAuley, MaryCate Slevin, Aoife McCaughan, Dervla Gardiner, Ellie McBride

Brídíní Óga : Annie Higgins, Mia McQuillan, Megan Law, Lucia McQuillan, Aoibhin McKenna, Toni Kerr, Katy Kerr, Aisling Mulholland, Emily Sharpe, Orlaith Gould, Clodagh McPeake 0-1 free, Eimear Butler, Caitlin McKeown, Emer Donnelly 1-0, Niamh Mulholland, Cliodhna McBride, Katie McDonnell, Dearbhail Kerr, Méabh O’Donnell, Caitlin Law, Erin Coulter

Antrim Camogie Feile finals tomorrow

The group stages of the Antrim Camogie Féile na nGael were held today arounds the county to decide who plays in tomorrow’s finals in Randalstown in Ballycastle. Here are the results and fixtures for tomorrow’s games.

Féile na nGael Aontroma 2019
SATURDAY 13th APRIL: Results from the GROUP STAGES

GROUP 1 
Winners : Loughgiel Shamrocks
Runners up : Brídíní Óga Glenravel

GROUP 2 
Winners : Cushendall 
Runners up: Ballycastle

Group 3 
Winners :St Paul’s 
Runners up : Lámh Dhearg

GROUP 4 
Winners : Dunloy 
Runners up : Geraldine’s Portglenone

Micky Morgan’s pics of today’s qualifying round in Cushendall.

Féile na nGael Aontroma 2019

Sunday fixtures

SUNDAY 14th APRIL:

Féile na nGael B

Venue: Tír na nÓg, RANDALSTOWN

12pm Semi-Final 1

Brídíní Óga Glenravel v Lámh Dhearg Béal Feirste

12.40pm Semi-Final 2

Ballycastle MacQuillan’s v Geraldine’s Portglenone

1.30pm Final

Féile na nGael A

Venue: MACQUILLAN’S, BALLYCASTLE

12pm Semi-Final 1

Loughgiel Shamrocks v Naomh Pól Belfast

12.40pm Semi-Final 2

Ruairí Óg Cushendall v Dunloy Cúchulainn’s

1.30pm Final