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Academy and Scoil Mhuire Must Go Again

Saturday 08.02.2020
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All Ireland Schools Camogie Semi Final
St Patrick’s Academy Dungannon 1-9 Scoil Mhuire Trim 2-6

With just thirty seconds to go of normal time St Patrick’s Academy looked like they had done enough to book their place in the All Ireland decider.  Scoil Mhuire had other plans and thanks to a Carrie Doyle goal and an injury time point from Emma Regan both sides must go again in a weeks time.

St Patrick’s started a little nervously and despite playing with a strong breeze had to wait until the 10th minute to register their opening score through midfielder Reagan Fay.  Trim responded three minutes later through Ali Sherlock.  The Academy then seemed to get to grips with the blustery conditions firing over five points in blistering six minute spell.

Lara Devlin opened her account for the day in the 14th minute and right from the puck out Reagan Fay slotted another one from distance.  Lara Devlin’s pace caused Trim some difficulty during this period and she was on the scoreboard again in the 16th minute before Reagan Fay nailed another two scores to leave in 0-7 to 0-1.

Scoil Mhuire looked under serious pressure at this point but they did break in the Dungannon half and convert a Leah Devine free to reduce the gap to five in the 21st minute.  St Patrick’s continued to dominate the remainder of the opening half and hit two further points from Reagan Fay and and excellent Francine Farley point well out on the right hand side of the field.  Half Time – St Patrick’s 0-9 Scoil Mhuire 0-2.

With the wind beginning to strengthen Scoil Mhuire looked certain to come strongly back into the contest in the second half.  However by the 48th minute they had only two points through Emet Clarke and Ellen O’Hara to show for their efforts.

All the scoring action came inside the last twelve minutes.  First Leah Devine hit a free followed by an Ellen O’Hara goal in the 53rd minute.  At that point St Patrick’s lead was down to a single point. 0-9 to 1-5.  With four minutes to go in normal time the Academy inside forward line finally got the breakthrough.  Francine Farley managed to win possession away from the excellent Maeve Lally.  The Eglish girl had loads to do but she managed to turn the ball over the head of goalkeeper Katie Smith and into the Trim net.

Scoil Mhuire didn’t drop their heads and thanks to that Carrie Doyle goal and injury time point from Emma Regan they forced the draw.  Final Score – St Patrick’s 1-9 Scoil Mhuire 2-6

St Patrick’s Academy – Emma Donnelly, Riona Cunningham, Bronagh Barker, Cliona Nelis, Grace Daly, Aisling Begley, Beth Jones, Reagan Fay (0-6), Sinead McGeary, Francine Farley (1-1), Sian Fitzgerald, Lara Devlin (0-2), Aoife Forker, Elisha Gervin, Rachel O’Neill

Scoil Mhuire – Katie Smith, Niamh Coffey, Maeve Lally, Hazel O’Reilly Higgins, Rachelle Potterton, Niamh Mulvihill, Rachel O’Neill, Emma Regan (0-1), Eimear Fagan, Carrie Doyle (1-0), Leah Devine (0-1), Ellen O’Hara (1-2), Ali Sherlock, Abbye Donnelly (0-1), Liz Lawless, Emer Clarke (0-1).

Referee – Philip McDonald (Cavan)




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