Four Roads thwarted by high-flying Crowe!

Connacht Junior A Camogie Final Replay Carnmore (Galway)                  1-14 Four Roads                                2-7 (after extra-time) It took extra-time to separate these two excellent teams in this Connacht Junior Camogie Final replay last Saturday in Carnmore. And it took four points from Carnmore late into extra-time to clinch the title for them.   Carnmore will argue that they should have won it in normal time because it took a late Cait Kenny goal in injury-time to tie the scores. Ultimately the class of Carnmore’s top scorer Lorraine Crowe was the difference between the teams. She scored 1-12 all through and claimed those four precious points in extra-time to give her side the title.   Four Roads were missing Olivia Hynes and Mary Grehan through injury so it was always going to be an uphill struggle for them. The sides were level at 0-3 each after 21 minutes and Carnmore scored their first goal of the game after 29 minutes when Crowe obliged from short range to help her side to a 1-4 to 0-3 lead at half-time.   Four Roads were back in business two minutes into the second half when Cait Kenny’s free went all the way to the Carnmore net and then it was level when Cait Kenny scored another Four Roads point a minute later.   However Carnmore looked to have won the title when they got five points on the trot to lead with the game coming to a close.    Four Roads would not give up and three points followed by Cait Kenny’s goal after a foul on Gertie Dowd. However Carnmore were not to be denied in extra-time and the class of Crowe with her four points secured the title for her team.  Carnmore: E Grealish, D Kenny, S Fox, J Davoren, N Ruane, P Kelly, Y Coen, N Molloy, V Molloy, L Crowe (1-12), M Ryan, S Molloy, N Fox (0-1), M Fox (0-1), L Tyrrell. Sub: R McCaffrey. Four Roads: S Finneran, C Glennon, M Glennon, A Fallon, B Hughes, S Coyle, O Hughes, D Kelly (0-1), P Lennon, G Dowd, C Kenny (2-5), M Hoey, A Crean, N Coyle (0-1), C Rogerson. Subs: T Kelly, A Kelly. Referee: L Davitt.