Munster Team Events 2022
St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games had twelve teams participating in the Munster competitions for team events on Saturday 10th September in U.L. They were competing in Camogie, Gaelic Football, Hurling, Rounders, Skittles, Soccer and Tag Rugby. Great success was had with U12 Boys Ennis St John's Soccer Team, Ballynacally/Lissycasey U14 Girls Gaelic Football Team and the U15 Boys & U13 Girls Rounders Teams from Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry all returning home as Munster Champions.
DRAWS and results summary
Many thanks to coaches/team managers who sent on match reports and updates which are included with the results below.
- Camogie – Doora/Barefield: Beat Limerick 5-5 to 0-5 in semi final but lost out to Tipperary in final (2-12 to 0-4). Silver Medals. Saint Joseph’s Doora Barefield had the honour of representing their club and county in the camogie community games in UL. It was a fantastic opportunity for our girls to play at such a fine venue. The facilities at UL are spectacular. Our club played against clubs we would not usually have the chance to compete against. This allowed us as coaches to observe the standards of camogie in other counties. Community games camogie was an exciting and rewarding experience for players and mentors.
- Gaelic Football U14 Girls – Ballynacally/Lissycasey: Beat Limerick 3-12 to 1-12 in semil final and then defeated Cork (1-10 to 1-8) in final. Gold Medals. Ballynacally / Lissycasey’s u14 Ladies Gaelic Football team had a fantastic day in the University of Limerick on Saturday where they were crowned Munster Champions. The girls first faced Feohanagh/ Castlemahon from Limerick in the semi-final. Leading from the outset, the girls from Ballynacally/ Lissycasey ensured that they held onto this lead throughout the game to secure themselves a spot in the Munster final against Skibereen from Cork. This final proved to be a very exciting and tense game, with superb defending and scoring shown by both sides. Down 4 points at half time, the girls from Ballynacally/ Lissycasey showed great determination and fight. A goal in the third quarter brought the team right back into it and from then on they never looked back. A number of unanswered points from the Ballynacally/Lissycasey side in the latter stages of the second half ensured that the girls took the lead for the very first time in the game. It proved to be a lead that the girls never gave up. When the final whistle blew, the score line read Ballynacally/ Lissycasey 1-10, Skibereen 1-8. There were great scenes of joy and celebration after the game as the players, management and supporters of the team celebrated what was a superb victory.
- Hurling – Newmarket -on – Fergus: Beat Limerick 5-3 to 4-4 in semi final and then lost out to Tipperary in final (4-12 to 1-13). Silver Medals. Newmarket on Fergus silver medalists in todays Munster U11 Hurling Finals. Newmarket won a pulsating semi final against Mungret Regional of Limerick. This was a very tight affair which went right to the wire with Newmarket edging out a two point victory, 5-3 to 4-4. Goals from Ronan McMahon, Sean McNamara, Colm O’Leary and Conor ‘Speedy’ Barron proving decisive.. Next up for Newmarket was Mullinahone in the Munster Final. Mullinahone were on top in the early stages but Newmarket never stopped battling and were 6 points adrift mid way through the third quarter. However earlier exertions and a few injuries began to take their toll on Newmarket with Mullinahone dominating in the final quarter and winning with a final score of 4-12 to 1-3. Massive congratulations to all teams who reached todays Munster hurling finals, the standard of hurling was excellent. Best of luck to Mullinahone who progress to represent Munster in the All Ireland Community Games finals.
- Rounders U13 Girls – Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry V Ballybrown/Clarina, Limerick: Defeated Limerick 47-24 in final. Gold Medals.
- Rounders U15 Boys – Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry V Ballybrown/Clarina, Limerick: Defeated Limerick in final. Gold Medals.
- Rounders U15 Girls – Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry V Ballybrown/Clarina, Limerick: Lost out to Limerick in final. Silver Medals.
- Skittles U14 – Lisdoonvarna/Doolin/Kilfenora/Kilshanny: Beat Kerry 157-147 in semi final but lost out to Tipperary in final (232-103). Silver Medals. As the sun began to set behind the sports centre in UL , 6 exhausted young boys and girls from North Clare were celebrating winning a silver medal in the Munster u14 skittles competition. Their day began with a game against the Kerry champions Duagha and after 49 throws the teams were deadlocked on 147 points each. With just 1 throw left Aidan Garraghy split the pins and knocked the 10 out to send LDKK into the final. The final itself was a tense affair with reigning All Ireland champions Tipperary setting a very high standard from the off. Patrick Byrne O'Connell and Ella Enright both hit 15s to keep their team in the game. Captain Alannah Morgan then pitched an 18 to draw LDKK back into the game. Just as Tipperary seemed to be building a lead, sisters Mèabh and Caoimhe McCarthy hit their highest scores to close the gap. As the the game neared its dramatic ending and despite the loudest cheers coming from the LDKK supporters Tipperary held out for the win. A great day was had and the girls and boys celebrated as if the Sam maguire had been won.
- Soccer U12 Boys – Ennis St John’s: Defeated Kerry 4-3 in semi final and went on to defeat Cork 5-4 in final. Gold Medals. Ennis St Johns are Munster Community games Champions 2022. Semi final Game Ennis St Johns(Clare) 4 - Ballyduff(Kerry) 3 with 3 goals from B. Lyne. Final Game Ennis St Johns (Clare ) 5 v Watergrasshill (Cork) 4 with another hatrick from B. Lyne and goals from A. Rochford and R. Lyne. After trailing 4–1 at half time against a very good Cork side, Ennis St Johns produced an unbelievable comeback in the second half to win the final on a 5-4 scoreline. Well done to all the players involved for showing incredible resilience when the chips were down. Life lesson of Never Give Up ! These lads have now an All Ireland experience to look forward to in a couple of weeks time
- Soccer U15 Girls – Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry. Lost out to Kerry in semi final. Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry played Abbydorney from Kerry. We lost 5-0 to a very strong physical side. The girls battled hard but unfortunately it wasn't to be. Best on the day were, Sally Harrison, Emma Cosgrave and captain Orla Cahill. Management team of Mark Cosgrave, Fiona Kirkland and John O'Donoghue
- Tag Rugby U11 – Quin/Clooney V Ballybrown/Clarina, Limerick in Semi Final - 4th Place. In the U11's Tag Rugby semi-final match, Clare representatives Clooney Quin led by their captain Sadhbh McGeehan, faced a very strong Ballybrown/Clarina team from Limerick. The game started off at a frantic pace, with some well worked tries from both teams. However by the half-time break, the Limerick team had built up an 11-4 lead. The 2nd half was a much closer affair, with Clooney Quin scoring some great tries early on. However, despite their best efforts, they could not prevent the Limerick side from running out as 19-10 winners.
- Tag Rugby U14 – Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly V Caherdavin, Limerick in Semi Final. Inch-Kilmaley-Connolly narrowly lost out to the eventual winners Caherdaven in U14 Tag rugby. The game was played in good spirts and was level after full time and after extra time. With the game going to extra, extra time, Inch-Kilmaley-Connolly lost out to a golden try.
- Tag Rugby U16 – Moylusa V Spa Fenit/Barrow, Kerry in Semi Final
U12 Girls Soccer
On Saturday last some teams competed in the preliminary rounds of Munster competitions. The standard was very high. Even though all teams played brilliantly they were unlucky not to proceed to the next round.
U12 Soccer Girls – Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry – U12 girls Soccer team travelled to U L to take on Limericks Broadford in the Munster Community Games quarter final. Playing with a slight breeze the girls settled well and took the lead through Darcy O’Hara after ten minutes following great build up play from Anna Madigan. The Limerick side had a shot narrowly wide soon after but from there to half time the Bridge girls took control however a range of goal line clearances, last ditch blocks and two wonderful saves which meant it was still one nil at the break. The second half was more even and Broadford equalised when a free kick deflected off one of the Bridge girls and into her own net. Two minutes later Anna Madigan saw her shot cleared off the line. With ten minutes to go a super Broadford free kick found the bottom corner of the net. Efforts from Sarah Conroy, Ashling White, and Anna Madigan forced a series of corners one of which saw a Darcy O’Hara shot cleared off the line. The last act of the game saw an Anna Madigan saved brilliantly by the keeper but there was no time for the resultant corner.
Team – Lucy Coughlan, Lily Flannery, Sarah Conroy, Lucy Conroy, Anna Madigan, Ashling White, Darcy O’Hara, Faye Collins, Anna Gilligan, Roisin Moloney.
U12 Gaelic Football Girls
The Ballynacally/Lissycasey girls took on a very strong Skibbereen team in U L Sports Complex in the preliminary round. While the results did not go in their favour on the day the girls played with such determined spirit and showed unwavering stamina right to the end. The girls displayed their skills throughout all parts of the field and never gave up. We are very proud of the girls for a wonderful performance at provincial level. A word of thanks to all the coaches, parents and community games representatives for all their commitment in getting the girls to this stage of the competition.
Team – Maeve Coughlan, Ella Garry, Nicole Griffen, Ciara Haugh, Emer Hehir, Aoibhin Keane, Clodagh Kelly, Aine Lees, Kara Lynch, Caoimhe Mc Mahon, Saoirse Murphy, Aoife O’Rourke, Ciara O’Roiurke, Olive Quinn, Chloe Talty, Shona Lally.