Camógs power to All-Ireland title

Tesco All-Ireland U-16 ‘C’ Camogie Championship Final

Roscommon 5-17   Armagh 0-3

Roscommon players celebrate following Saturday’s All-Ireland Camogie Championship ‘C’ victory over Armagh in Kinnegad. Pic: INPHO/ Evan Treacy

A devastating first-half display of powerful attacking camogie saw Roscommon sweep to an All-Ireland title on Saturday in one of the most one-sided national finals played at any grade for several years.

By the 10th minute it was 0-9 to no score with Hazel Kelly on target with five points (four frees). In the 19th minute, Alannah Sutton pulled first time from close range to score Roscommon’s opening goal and after that the flood gates opened.

Roscommon scored three further goals in a 60-second blitz from the 23rd minute with Tara O’Brien (2) and Siofra Hession on target as the Armagh challenge crumbled.

The Orchard County got their only score of the first half in the third minute of injury-time when Naoise Hughes pointed a ’45, but there was still time for the outstanding Hazel Kelly to fire home Roscommon’s fifth goal before the break.

The second half saw a slight improvement from Armagh, but they were never going to threaten Roscommon’s whopping lead and we went a full 21 minutes without a score from either side as the game petered out to it’s inevitable conclusion.

Best of an outstanding Roscommon team on the day were goalkeeper Andrea Fallon, midfielders Egan and Murray and clinical attackers Kelly (who was awarded player of the match), Hession, and O’Brien.