Athleague win minor final

Minor Camogie Championship final
Athleague 0-8 Oran 0-4

Oran and Athleague provided a thrilling Minor final in perfect conditions in Athleague on Saturday afternoon. Both teams were strongly represented on the County Minor All Ireland winning team this year.

  Athleague came into the game as favourites as they had a number of players on the senior team who won the Senior County title two weeks previous.

  Rebecca Brennan, who was in fine all afternoon, opened the scoring with a point from play.and then doubled their lead with a well-taken free.

  Oran started to get to grips with the game and a fine score from Grainne Whyte on the right wing opened the scoring for the away team. Leah Rowe soon followed up with a pointed free.

  Michaela Fallon in goal for Oran was performing heroically for her side and pulled off a number of fine saves throughout the game. She denied Rachael Fitzmaurice in the 23rd minute, before the resulting 45 was converted by Maeve Brennan. Athleague were one point to the good coming in at half time.

  Oran resumed the second half with the hard working Patsy Farrell earning a free for her side, which was converted by Leah Rowe. Rebecca Brennan responded with a point for Athleague five minutes later. Grainne Whyte fired over a point for Oran to leave the two sides level entering the final ten minutes.

  Rachael Fitzmaurice sprang into action for Athleague and had two points on the board within two minutes. Eithne Brennan followed up with a point before Rebecca Brennan secured a third title in a row for Athleague with another point.

  Athleague Panel: Chloe Whyte Lennon, Maedhbh Tiernan, Eala Coyle, Katie Lavin, Ellen Brennan, Norah Brennan, Rachael Fitzmaurice (0.2), Aoife Beades, Laura Keenan,Rebecca Brennan (0.5), Rachael Neilan, Eithne Brennan (0.1), Lara Croghan, Molly Naughton, Aoife Brennan, Aoibhe Tiernan, Katie Brennan, Niamh Farrell, Rebecca Neilan.

Oran Panel: Michaela Fallon, Grace Fitzpatrick, Aisling McDermott, Laoise Fitzpatrick, Aine Farrell, Patsy Farrell, Leah Rowe (0.2), Aisling McGrath, Grainne Whyte (0.2), Anna Foxe, Catherine Fallon, Jennifer McCormack , Niamh Shanagher, Laura Kerins, Ruth Keegan.