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Minor Camogs Win Ulster Shield

Sunday 08.03.2015
Team Talk Mag


Tyrone Minor camogs collected their first silverware in years as they defeated Monaghan

on Sunday to lift the Ulster Shield at Garvaghey.

Monaghan won the toss and decided to take advantage of the strong wind in the first half.

It was a cagey start by both teams and it took the visitors five minutes to register their first point.

The lead was short lived as Tyrone forward Louise McCaffery fired to the net from close range with a rasping shot. Monaghan responded immediately with a point but after some good passing Joanne Fox laid on Niamh Forker who took a long range point.

Tyrone found scores difficult to come by and the wide count mounted while Monaghan found their shooting range taking two excellent points. However McCaffery scored again for the home side to keep them in the game.


Monaghan made the most of the elements and added a goal and a point to extend their lead. Rona Mallon’s frees into a strong wind were exceptional and she landed a goal to keep the game tight. Monaghan found the target with a brace of points towards the end of the half to leave the half time score Tyrone 2-2, Monaghan 1-7.


The wind had somewhat abated as the teams came out for the second half. They exchanged goals within the first five minutes with Mallon adding to her tally. Another two goals were traded again with Mallon keeping Tyrone hopes alive. A flurry of scores from both sides kept the game tight throughout a closely fought second half until a tired Monaghan conceded a Niamh Forker goal while points from Joanne Fox and Mallon sealed the victory.


Tyrone captain Cliodhna Colton received the Ulster Shield from Ulster Council chairperson Kathleen Woods.


Final score Tyrone 6-6 Monaghan 4-8.



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