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Sunday 16.09.2012
Team Talk Mag

The Tyrone under 14s travelled to Dublin on Saturday past to play in the inaugural All Ireland Blitz. All 32 counties participated and a total of 48 teams battled it out over four divisions to be crowned champions. Each division was split into sub groups and the winners of these would contest the title. Some counties were able to enter A, B and C squads over the various divisions. Tyrone were entered with Carlow, Meath B and Wicklow and the games comprised two 12 minute halves with an immediate turnaround at half time. Three points would be awarded for a win and one for a draw. This meant the games were played at a frenetic pace. The complex at Craobh Ciaran GAA club, Donnycarney had three pitches and on the day the weather was perfect for camogie.

Tyrone’s first match was against Wicklow and a positive start was needed to get points on the board. Wicklow however started the stronger and soon registered a goal and a point within five minutes. Tyrone’s Niamh Faulker pulled a point from open play and shortly after Nicola Mc Kiver added another. Wicklow then applied the pressure and then they raced into a half time lead of 2:3 to 0:2. The second half turned out to be an exhibition from the young Tyrone camogs. There was a lot of fluent passing and when the opportunity arose the scores were taken with ease. Catherine Donnelly and Eimear Quinn slotted home two fantastic goals before Rona Mallon scored with a long range free.

The second match was against a very strong Meath B side. The game hinged on a few narrow misses for Tyrone and ended with a narrow defeat on a score line on 0:3 to Meath’s 1:3. Rona Mallon scored all points from frees.

The last match was a must win game against the Division favourites Carlow. The game was very tight indeed but on the overall balance of play Tyrone should have taken all three points. The game ended in a draw with Mallon and Quinn taking the scores. It was a great achievement all round by the Tyrone team considering they were the only county to take points from the eventual winners Carlow who beat Kerry in the final 2:2 to 0:0.

This was the final competition for Tyrone county camogie for 2012 and it brings to a close a long season. A big thanks to Ger Gribben from Armagh who played a major part in what was a very successful day. The girls would like to thank Fionnula McGrath and Bernie Mallon for all their effort with the team and also for securing an Ulster title with the talented camogs. It is great to see that there are such high numbers at that age group and it will surely be a competitive and stronger team next year.

In Tyrone club news the final of the minor championship between Naomh Treasa of Dungannon and Derrylaughan will be held on Saturday at 5:30 , referee Leona Gallagher, venue tbc. The under 16 final between Eglish and Eire Og will be in the coming weeks and details will be released soon. The Tyrone intermediate and junior championship winners will play in their Ulster competition on Sunday 23rd September. In the Ulster Senior ‘C’ Doiretreasc will travel to Crosserlough with the game starting at 12:30pm. Éire Óg of Carrickmore will play the Antrim champions Armoy in the Ulster Junior Bridie McMenamin shield at 3:00pm.We wish both teams every success in their quarter final clashes. Eglish who are the Tyrone senior champions will play in their Ulster final in October, details to follow nearer the time.

The All Ireland camogie finals were played on Sunday in Croke Park. It was not to be for Down as they were beaten in the Junior Final by Meath. Derry played out an exciting draw with Galway in the Intermediate final and will now have a chance to bring the honours back to Ulster in a replay. Eglish camogie clubs under 14s took part in the ‘Caman & Run’ at half time of the intermediate final. It was a solo relay and hand pass race and the club had a great day at the finals. There were a lot of Tyrone senior players participating in the annual Killmacuds camogie 7 a side on Saturday. Derrylaughan had a full panel at the event and many stayed in Dublin for the finals on Sunday.

There will be an u10, u8, and u6 Blitz in Killyclogher on Saturday 22nd of September at 10:00am. This event has already a massive amount of clubs enrolled and parents are asked to come along and enjoy the couple of hours camogie and hurling.
There will be a Tyrone County Camogie Board meeting on Tuesday 18th September at 7:15 in Quinns Corner. All clubs are reminded that this is the last board meeting before the AGM and full club involvement is necessary.



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