2017 Ulster Intermediate Champions – Eglish
AIB Ulster Intermediate Club Camogie Final
Eglish (Tyrone) 1-14 Clonduff (Down) 2-9
Injury time points from the Donnelly sisters completed a three-in-a-row of NWP Ulster Intermediate club camogie titles for Eglish in Granemore on Saturday as Downchampions Clonduff pushed them to the pin of their collars in a terrific final in heavy conditions. There were some fine individual performances, including from Clonduff captain Paula Gribben and Eglish corner-forward Leanne Donnelly who picked up the Player of the Match. We had a penalty saved and a couple of outstanding scores, including Orla Gribben’s 36th minute goal to put her side 2-6 to 1-6 ahead as well as the final score, a superb point from Ciara Donnelly to seal victory.
That three points’ gap following Orla Gribben’s goal was the widest gap between the sides in a well contested game in which Leanne Donnelly’s seventh minute goal gave Eglish a 1-1 to 0-1 start.
Karen Haughey then goaled in the 14thminute and it was score for score until the break when a late Ciara Donnelly point levelled the argument at 1-5 each. On the restart, Paula Gribben and Maria Jordan exchanged points before Orla Gribben’s deft touch sent the Eglish goalie the wrong way.
But within seven minutes the Tyrone side was back level with a point from Niamh McNulty sandwiched between two Ciara Donnelly frees. Paula Gribben and Sarah Louise Carr opened up a two points’ gap for Clonduff before Fionnuala Carr saved a Donnelly penalty in the 49th minute. However Ciara Donnelly soon put that behind her to score three of the last six points and eke out a two points win for the Tyrone champions.
Eglish : Leona Gallagher, Siobhan Hughes, Julie Lagan, Laura Mason, Claire Jordan, Brenda Horsfield, Ashling Donnelly 0-1, Shauna Jordan, Ciara McGready capt, Ciara Donnelly 0-8, 0-3 frees, Maria Jordan 0-1, Aisling Jordan 0-1, Cathy Jordan capt.,Claire McGuckin, Leanne Donnelly 1-2.
Subs: Niamh McNulty 0-1 for C McGuckin, Catherine Muldoon for S Hughes, Kelly Fay for M Jordan.
Clonduff : Kitty Fegan, Orla Morgan, Jenna Boden, Nicola O’Hagan, Orla Caldwell, Fionnuala Carr, Clare McGilligan, Paula Gribben capt. 0-6, 0-2 frees, Cassie Fitzpatrick 0-1, Orla Gribben 1-0, Sara Louise Carr 0-1, Clara Cowan, Katie McGilligan, Roisin Mulholland, Karen Haughey 1-1.
Subs : Beth Fitzpatrick for R Mulholland, Hannah McAteer for O Morgan.
Referee : EP Cassidy (Derry).