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Munster Intermediate Camogie Champions 2012


On Saturday, January 21st at a wet and windy Feakle, Coláiste Muire, Ennis and St Joseph’s Tulla fought out an entertaining yet tense encounter for the right to be crowned Munster Intermediate Camogie Champions 2012.

usecam_1St Joseph’s Captain Lauren Guilfoyle won the toss and crucially chose to play with an increasingly strong wind. An early Vera Loughnane free and a point from play by the same player, helped to settle Tulla nerves and they quickly added two more points from Vera Loughnane and Lauren Guilfoyle.

With Coláiste battling against a determined Tulla defense and an equally determined gale. they struggled to impose themselves on the game and a well-executed goal by St Joseph’s full forward Kate O’Gorman gave the Tulla girls increased confidence.


Two more Vera Loughnane points increased the gap to nine points and the failure of Coláiste to capitalise on their chance left them with a huge taste for the second half. A late point by wing back Lorna Power only served to lift the St Joseph’s girls who went in at half time 1-7 to 0-0.

The Ennis girls came out in the 2nd half determined to cut the deficit and immediately laid siege to the Tulla goal. However, once again the St Joseph’s defence stood firm. After ten minutes, despite having most of the ball, all Coláiste had to show for their efforts was a solitary point from their impressive No. 9, Jane Flanagan.

usecam_3Against the run of play, Tulla in a rare foray into the Coláiste half plundered a second goal. This Kate O’Gorman effort proved to be decisive as it was to be St Joseph’s only score in the 2nd half. Coláiste battled away in pursuit of a goal that might have changed the game but unfortunately for them a Kate McCarthy goal, followed quickly by a “45” from Jane Flanagan, came too late to rescue the game.

usecam_4To jubilant scenes at the final whistle, St Joseph’s, Tulla celebrated their hard fought 2-7 to 1-2 victory. In a day where the elements dictated, St Josephs owed much to their brilliant half-back line to McInerney, Power and Fleming who along with the full backs Minogue and Kennedy made the Coláiste battle for every score. Mary- Kate Moloney and Lauren Guilfoyle also stood out while most of Tulla’s scores came from the tireless Vera Loughnane and Kate O’Gorman.

St Joseph’s would like to acknowledge the help and hospitality that was received in Feakle both on the field and with the much appreciated refreshments in the community hall after the game. Thanks also the parents of the players who helped out on the day.

Photographs taken by Annabelle Browne (Leaving Cert Art Student)


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