Convent of Mercy are All-Ireland champs again

All-Ireland Post Primary C Camogie Final
Convent of Mercy 4-8 St Mary’s, Magherafelt 0-9

Roscommon’s Convent of Mercy scored four goals in the opening 30 minutes of last Saturday’s All-Ireland Post Primary C Camogie final en route to winning their third All-Ireland title in three years.

The Roscommon students travelled to Fr Tierney Park in Ballyshannon to face St Mary’s, Magherafelt of Derry in this year’s final and their first-half performance was enough to see them take home the cup.

The Convent had the aid of the wind in the opening half and quickly established their dominance.

The decision by management to play Zara Fallon as a third midfielder turned out to be a great one as the Roscommon girls commanded the midfield in the opening half.

Síofra Hession, who was playing at full-forward, scored two early goals which set the tone for the match.

The Convent kept the pressure on St Mary’s, scoring a flurry of points before Síofra Hession followed up with a third goal to secure her hat-trick.

Tara O’Brien then scored a fourth goal to give the Roscommon team a comfortable 4-6 to 0-2 lead at half-time.

The second half was a different matter as the Convent of Mercy now had to face into the strong wind and glaring sun. The Roscommon girls struggled to maintain the same level of scoring as in the opening half.

The team from Derry scored seven points while the Convent were only able to manage two, but they had done enough during that first-half onslaught to keep St Mary’s at bay.

Another All-Ireland title has now been added to the Convent of Mercy’s ever-growing list of wonderful sporting achievements – and you can be sure there are many more to come.

Scorers: Síofra Hession (3-4), Hazel Kelly (0-4), Tara O’Brien (1-0).

Management: Martin McManus and Teresa Hession.