Despite fine performances there was double disappointment for the Roscommon Camogie Teams in action yesterday.
Picture Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Grealy
Roscommon 3-3 Kildare 4-19
The Under 16s played Kildare in Woodmount on Sunday (July 24th). Roscommon started off the scoring with a free in which was popped over the bar, from the puck out Kildare obtained possession of the ball and Kildare’s number 15 Holly Tynan went on a run and popped the ball over the bar, for Holly’s effort’s she injured her knee and had to be substituted. Caoimhe Shiels from Kildare put plenty of pressure on the Roscommon back line with made some excellent runs for goal but were unsuccessful at breaking the Roscommon goal line with some brilliant saves from Ceara Mulry. Roscommon then came on the attack again winning a free, which was taken by Niamh Madden connecting with Mia Fallon who sent the ball over the bar. Throughout the day Kildare’s Caoimhe Shiels made a number of runs at the Roscommon defence but they stood up well. Roscommon went on the attack again and won a free which was sent out for a ’45, unfortunately we were unable to convert the 45 but they kept the pressure on the Kildare back line for the next few minutes. Roscommon won a free in which Kathy Jones converted to the back of the net. Caoimhe Shiels, Laoise Dunne & Emily Dunne for Kildare kept the Roscommon back line busy for the reminder of the second half. Roscommon defence Louise Murray, Aisling Walsh and Eithne Brennan were able to handle the pressure brilliantly.
At half time Kildare brought on Caoimhe Maher who would go on to have a big impact on the game. Kildare started off the scoring with a well taken point from Sarah Doyle. Roscommon’s Ceara Mulry made another great save, however Kildare’s Caoimhe Maher for Kildare was on hand to put the ball over the bar. Kildare’s number 14 Caoimhe Maher went on to score 3-1 without reply.
Roscommon never gave up and continued to fight throughout the game and were rewarded with two goals for their efforts. Aine O’Meara also took the ball on at midfield and made an excellent run through the Kildare defence to take an excellent point.
Caoimhe Shiels continued to make excellent runs for Kildare and added to their tally and in the end the “Lillywhites” ran out convincing winner with a score line of 4-19 to 3-03 after a brave fight.
Next, the girls will play Kerry at home next Sunday, please keep on eye on Social Media for details of our venue and come along and show your support.
Roscommon 0-9 Armagh 1-9
As part of a double header the Juniors played Armagh. They fell short on this occasion on a scoreline of 1-9 to 9 points. Next up is Dublin to be played in Dublin on August 7th.
On the Club scene there are a number of games to be played in our Junior championship, with all to play for deciding our semi-finalists and finalists.
The fifth round of the Under 12 league has been played and owing to holiday season the next round won’t be played until August 13th. All Under 12s will play a blitz on this Saturday with clubs split into two groups.