Senior County Final Awaits Camogie Stars
Ballincollig 0-14 Killeagh 2-06
Big crowd in CIT last night were enthralled by this game where Ballincollig came from 6 points behind to equalise on the 60th minute with a long range free. The first 4 minutes of injury time our girls were magnificent , not letting the ball cross their own 45 and tagging on 2 more points. The dying seconds saw Killeagh break through only to be denied by a magnificent save.
But , what a performance ... the scoreboard looked daunting with 15 minutes to go , 6 points down with only 0-8 on the board and you could really feel the confidence of the voicefierous Killeagh crowd in the stands building. But the never say die attitude on the pitch was superb. It wasn't a goal that brought the girls back into the game but a constant pressure and lack of panic which allowed them to keep tagging on the points until we were within one.
The clock in the grounds showed that the 60 minutes were up and Denise Cronin , only this week nominated for a 2013 All-Star ,stood up to the presuure ball , 60 meters out and drove it straight through.. There was releif in the stands and an expectation of extra time , and once more the girls lifted their game . Tired legs hunted and harried straight from the puck out and created oppurtunities for the inside forwards to go ahead , not once but twice...
Two points is an awful lead to hold in the dying seconds and Killeagh eventually broke through from the middle to make a last gasp attempt on goal. A killeagh forward soloed through the 21 forcing a great save , a scramble in the goal mouth and evntually a clearance that prompted the referee to blow for full time...
Wow... an Historic County Senior Final , here we come...
Panel : Sinead O'Sullivan , Adele Kiely , Edel Murphy , Leah Weste , Aoife Cotter ,Kate O'Donoughue , Claire Ryan, Elaine Casey , Sarah Buckley , Maria O'Donoughue , Denise Cronin ,Jes Hennigan , Alison Coughlan, Linda Dorgan (c) , Sam Coomey , Aishling Hennigan ,Fiona O'Brien , Chloe Hennigan , Orla Ni Chathasaigh , Patricia Buttimer , Sinead Barry, Ashley Lovett , Orla Jennings , Judy Murphy , Cliona Irish.