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Tyrone Lose Out In Ulster Camogie Final

Sunday 16.06.2013
Team Talk Mag

It was another final heartbreak for the Tyrone senior camogs in the Ulster Intermediate Championship final in Owenbeg Centre of Excellence, Derry on Saturday. The weather would have suited a winter’s afternoon as the rain was incessant and made the conditions for both sides very difficult.

Antrim settled into their rhythm and were soon peppering the Tyrone goal with a series of shots. Tyrone keeper Kelley Anne Fay remained cool under pressure and kept the score line blank. The game ebbed and flowed from before Antrim opened their account from a free. Tyrone responded with a point from Aisling Corr following a sublime pass from Emma Fitzgerald.

A few minutes later Fitzgerald coolly slotted home a goal while Faye again in goal was faultless with her display and often cleared her lines. It was nip and tuck between the sides but Antrim converted a series of frees just before half time that left them with a narrow lead of 0-5 to Tyrone’s 1-1.

The rain again greeted both sides at the start of the second half and it was Antrim who took advantage with two frees. The intensity of the play increased in and around the Tyrone back line with Roisin O’Neill, Kathryn Campbell, Faustina Canavan , Siobhan Hughes and Aileen Fox playing their part to the full and inspiring their team mates with some fantastic camogie.

Shauna Jordan and Niamh Gavin were getting through a lot of work and as a result Tyrone netted two goals within two minutes. However after another series of converted frees it was clear the tide was turning in favour of Antrim as they took hold of the game with a determined display and the goals and points at the end saw the score read Antrim 2-10 Tyrone 3-1.

Tyrone Scorers Jane Canavan 1-0, Emma Fitzgerald 1-0, Caoimhe Rafferty 1-0 Aisling Corr 0-1

Eglish hosted the June instalment of the popular Go-Games Blitzes for the u10, u8, and u6 age categories. The weather stayed dry for the majority of the morning and as always with these events the numbers were extremely high. A big thanks to Leona Gallagher and all her team who made the day a great success. Doiretreasc will host July’s event.

There were wins last week for Eglish, Dungannon and Éire Óg in the post primary league and Dungannon won their opening senior league match of the season  on Wednesday.

The coming week will see the continuation of the senior league with Eglish hosting Dungannon and Brocach will be visited by Éire Óg. In the under 14’s Dungannon will have home advantage against Moortown and Eglish will welcome Derrylaughan.


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