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Derrylaughan Secure Intermediate Camogie Title
The Intermediate final was held at Derrytresk on Sunday which was the second loughshore venue of the day. This saw a meeting of favourites Derrylaughan and last year’s Junior winners Éire Óg.
Player of the final Emma McAliskey was quick off the mark pointing both from play and from frees. The experience of the Derrylaughan spine was immediately evident and was topped off nicely by full forward, minor Elisha Gervin who became a major threat any tme she was on the ball.
Carrickmore got their first score of the day through a free from Leanne McKernan. Gervin mde no mistake striking for a goal when on the run and Niamh Coney, Sian Fitzgerald and Emma McAliskey all adding to the pressure that was on the Éire Óg keeper.
Denise McCann narrowed the gap with a first score from play but Derrylaughan were relentless with skilful play all over the field. Solid defence from goalie Orla Donnelly and players such as Lisa McAliskey meant that Éire Óg were kept at bay as they continued to press right up until the final whistle.
The opposition will have another chance of silverware next month as last year’s Ulster competition has yet to be played. It was however fitting that joint Derrylaughan captain Anna McCann received the Pitrina Robinson Cup from the Robinson family in honour of a former clubmate.
A great day’s camogie rounded off nicely in front of the second large attendance of the day.
Derrylaughan 8-14 Éire Óg 0-6
Derrylaughan: O. Donnelly, E. Carney, E. Donnelly, A. McCann (j.c.), N. McKiver, L. McAliskey, B. Carney, E.McShane, C. Fitzgerald, S. Fitzgerald, E. McAliskey (j.c.), N. Coney, N. McErlean, E.Gervin, B.McKee, A. Hagan, O. O’Neill, C. Coyle, C. Canavan, O. Cushnahan, A. Donnelly, C. McKenna, R. O’Neill, C. McCourt, E. McNeill, C. McErlean, K. Cushnahan, A. O’Neill, A. Hegney
Éire Óg: D.Dobbs, A. Hackett, CJ Coyle, S. McElhone, A. Tanny, A. Coyle (c), A. Slane, N. Coyle, N. Ní Dhonnghaile, A. Daly, D. McCann, O. Coyle, L. McKernan, T. Haughey, M. Daly, A. McElhone, Aoibh Kerr, Aoibhin Kerr, B. Kerr, B. Kelly, C. Monaghan, S. Hurson, C. Kelly, K. Hughes, M. McCrystal, M. Coyle, R. Kerr, S. Ní Dhonnghaile, S. Rafferty