Camogie – All Ireland 7’s Winners
The Ursuline Camogie 7’s team did the whole school proud when they travelled to Ashbourne on Saturday 29th of October to compete in the All Ireland Post Primary Sevens A tournament. They had fire their bellies and played out of their skins to secure the All Ireland title.
Cross and Passion Ballycastle v Ursuline was the first game played. There was very little between the teams in the first ten minutes but Ursulines were finding scores hard to come by. A goal for Cross and Passion half way through the second half gave them the momentum and the game ended UCT 2-2 Cross and Passion 4-3. The Ursuline girls were disappointed but their 2nd match was imminent with Presentation Kilkenny providing the opposition. The girls rallied and with fight that was a little lacking in the first game they took on the Leinster champions and won 3-6 to 1-0. The third game would decide the finalists and Cross and Passion beat Pres Kilkenny 2-4 to 1-0. So as was the first game the final was set: UCT V Cross and Passion. The Ursuline were determined to make amends for their lack lustre performance in the first game. All round games were 10 mins a half but the final was 15 mins a half. So an even greater task lay ahead, as tiredness was sure to enter the equation.
The Ursuline got a bright start with a mixture of goals and points leaving the half time score 3-4 to 2-1. A comfortable lead at half time, but such is the sevens tournament that things can change very quickly. No one could have predicted the second half. A flurry of goals followed. 5 goals for the Ursuline, 5 goals for Cross and Passion. One teams elation on goal scoring quickly passed to the other team as 10 goals were scored in the space of 10 mins in the 2nd half. Ursuline finished the stronger 8-5 to 8-2. Superb Camogie from both teams. A sentiment that was echoed by the Camogie president Catherine Neary as she presented the cup to the Ursuline captain Maria Connolly.
Team K O Dwyer; G Long; E Dunphy; E Bourke; E Kavanagh; C McCarthy; E Heffernan. Subs Maria Connolly; A O Sullivan; A Fanning; M Bergin; N McCormack; M Ormond; E Kennedy; E Quirke; E Bourke; K Dwan; N McCormack ; J Ferncombe; S Dwan.
Well done to the panel and to coach Ms. Hogan for her passion and continued commitment to Camogie in the school.
The Ursuline had many students involved in the Inter provincials recently. Alannah Walsh and Mia Ryan were playing with the South East U 16 team. Aoibhinn Fanning donned the Munster U16 hockey jersey. Ms. Rossiter was also involved as assistant coach for the U16 Connacht side. The south East side came in third in the competition which was won by Ulster. The U18 Inter pros also included Ursuline players. Caoimhe Perdue and Ruth Herlihy played for Munster with Caoimhe scoring goals in the games against the South East, Connacht, Ulster and Leinster. Munster finished in 2nd position. The South East team finished in fourth position with 6th Year student Bróna Dowling and 5th Year student Izzy Walsh on the squad.