Camogie

Camogie

2018

Munster Minor Cup Champions

Wednesday, 9th of May began with mist, fog, rain and hail. Terrible conditions for our Munster minor blitz. The girls geared themselves up for a run of gruelling matches. Starting off against near neighbours Buttevant. The girls dug deep but wasn't enough and were defeated by a single point. Next up was SMI from Newcastle West. After a slow start Scoil Pól stormed to a commanding lead and won out on a scoreline of, 5-1 to 2-1. We then played Mount Hawk, Tralee in the quarter final. The Scoil Pól girls were really on a mission and finished with a resounding victory of 6-1 to 0-0. Semi final we met Coláiste an Chraoibin and despite the hailstones Scoil Pól were victorious 4-3 to 0-0.

Our opponents for the final were Waterpark from Waterford. All teams were getting tired as the day progressed but we hoped we had enough fuel in the tanks for just one more win. The sun made a welcome appearance after all the rain and Kilfinane once again powered on showing no sign of weakness. Final score 3-5 to 0-1. Clíodhna ó Sullivan was gracious in accepting the Munster minor cup for the second consecutive year. Wednesday, 9th of May began with mist, fog, rain and hail. Terrible conditions for our Munster minor blitz.

The girls geared themselves up for a run of gruelling matches. Starting off against near neighbours Buttevant. The girls dug deep but wasn't enough and were defeated by a single point. Next up was SMI from Newcastle West. After a slow start Scoil Pól stormed to a commanding lead and won out on a scoreline of, 5-1 to 2-1. We then played Mount Hawk, Tralee in the quarter final. The Scoil Pól girls were really on a mission and finished with a resounding victory of 6-1 to 0-0. Semi final we met Coláiste an Chraoibin and despite the hailstones Scoil Pól were victorious 4-3 to 0-0.

Our opponents for the final were Waterpark from Waterford. All teams were getting tired as the day progressed but we hoped we had enough fuel in the tanks for just one more win. The sun made a welcome appearance after all the rain and Kilfinane once again powered on showing no sign of weakness. Final score 3-5 to 0-1. Clíodhna ó Sullivan was gracious in accepting the Munster minor cup for the second consecutive year. 

Many thanks to our wonderful referees on the day Jack ó Reilly, Jimmy Quilty, and Mike Meade.

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Munster U16 1/2 final winners!

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Munster Glory for Scoil Pól, Kilfinane, Camogie Team  

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Saturday February 3rd was a day that will live in the memory of the Scoil Pól camogie team for a long time to come. The stage was set for the Munster U16 1/2 final between Coláiste Íde agus Íosaef of Abbeyfeale and Scoil Pól Kilfinane. Mannix college pitch provided the venue and compliments must be forthcoming for the excellent condition the pitch was in despite the inclement weather leading up to Saturdays final.

At 11.30 the sliotar was thrown in and Scoil Pól got off to a blistering start. The first two attacks yielded 1-1 with the goal coming from quick thinking full forward Róisín ó Riordan. Scoil Pól played with the aid of a strong breeze in the first half and their defense was well marshalled by Denise Mullins at full back. Scoil Pól made the most of conditions and led at half time by 3-3 to 1-1. Abbeyfeale came out fighting in the second half and applied great pressure. They were rewarded by scoring 2-3 in the second half. However it wasn't to be their day. Both sides fought extremely hard and emptied the tanks on the pitch. Despite huge pressure from an excellent Abbeyfeale team, Scoil Pól managed to hold out and win a historic munster title. Captain Katie O Connor accepted the cup and thanked everybody for their contribution.

Final score 4-5 to 1-1.

Team: S. O'Brien, A. O'Connor, D. Mullins, R. Walsh, L. O'Connor, É. Lee, M. English, A. Cronin, C. O’Sullivan, C. O'Dwyer, C. O’Riordan A. Meade, K. O’Connor, R. O’Riordan, H. McCarthy. Subs, S. Litchfield, R. O'Connell, A. Shorthall, É. O’Sullivan, S. Halpin, S. Hayes, C. Quane, L. Prendergast, R. Condon and Janelle Zion. 

Team management: Sarah Collins, Noreen O Riordan and Sr. Patricia Coughlan.

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Latest News 2017

Scoil Pol camogie is going from strength to strength of late with some great successes and silverware being earned by the girls. First up was the Munster u16 1/2 blitz which was hosted by Borrisoleigh. Having competed in this competition for the last number of years we were quite anxious that one of these years we would finally prove our worth and win the title. However, seeing the group we had drawn we were instantly aware of the challenge that lay ahead. After losing our captain Roisin O'Riordan through injury in the first game a gallant Amy O Connor proudly took over the captaincy role. Never lacking enthusiasm and drive Amy led the troops to victory in every game we played. On our journey we defeated Newport college, St Anne’s Tipperary, Borrisoleigh B, which lead us to play Borrisoleigh A team in the final. The stage was set and we knew Borrisoleigh were not going to be easy opponents to defeat. After a very intense first half Scoil Pol was only 2 points ahead at half time. Playing with a strong breeze in the second half the scoil Pol girls went into a commanding lead and won out  by 5-7 to 2-2.

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The Borrisoleigh Blitz winning team 2017!

Our minor team(first and second years) attended the annual blitz in Rathkeale on October 24th. Playing seven aside competitions always requires a huge team effort and a well balanced side which is what we had heading for the Rathkeale pilgrimage. First up was Kilmallock on the AstroTurf who provided a very tough game for us and fortunately we oversaw them to play next opponents SMI newcastle West. We really were on a role having  defeated both these teams and then faced Castletroy college, Newport College and Desmond College. As we topped our group we were awaiting the decider between Desmond and Castletroy college to see who we would meet in the final. Our minor team(first and second years) attended the annual blitz in Rathkeale on October 24th. Playing seven aside competitions always requires a huge team effort and a well balanced side which is what we had heading for the Rathkeale pilgrimage. First up was Kilmallock on the AstroTurf who provided a very tough game for us and fortunately we oversaw them to play next opponents SMI newcastle West. We really were on a role having  defeated both these teams and then faced Castletroy college, Newport College and Desmond College. As we topped our group we were awaiting the decider between Desmond and Castletroy college to see who we would meet in the final. Scoil Pol girls were lucky enough to get a little break before the final and after some regrouping and team building games we were ready to face the challenge of Desmond college in the final. A massive team performance and plenty of substitutions ensured the victory over Desmond after a long, tiring yet successful day. Aoife Cronin accepted the trophy and gave a superb speech to finish off a fantastic day of camogie.

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The Rathkeale Blitz winning team 2017!

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28/01/2017

Scoil Pol Finish Strong To Claim Munster Honours
By Joel Slattery


Scoil Pol, Kilfinane 2-8 Presentation, Mitchelstown 1-4
SCOIL Pol won the Munster Camogie under-16.5 ‘B’ North title after a strong second half display saw them overcome Presentation, Mitchelstown in an entertaining final in Kilfinane. MunsterChampsCup
Trailing 1-3 to 0-3 at the interval, Scoil Pol showed great passion and determination in the second period to ensure that they left with the Sr Patricia Cup.
Great displays from Aoife Cronin and Katie O’Connor in attack were vital for the south Limerick school in this victory.
Also crucial for the winners was the solid display of their full back line, which consisted of Brooke O’Dea, Rachel Condon and Clodagh O’Brien.
However, they were almost outdone by a Presentation side who had some stars of their own.
Centre back Aine Keating, Shona Lang and Sally McCarthy in particular did everything in their power to ensure that the supporters who had travelled in support of the north Cork school would leave the happier. McCarthy was the scorer-in-chief for Mitchelstown with her goal coming from a free.
While it wasn’t her best strike of the afternoon, it had enough power to end up in the back of the net for the score which separated the sides at the half time whistle.
However, Scoil Pol, backboned with players from Blackrock-Effin and Galbally scored 1-5 in the second half in a strong display to see them over the line.
Katie O’Connor got their first goal with a super strike to give the Limerick side the lead for the first time.
The second goal came with under 15 minutes to play as Aoife Cronin – the lone Kilmallock player in the line-up – got the crucial score for the side with Noreen O’Riordan, Sarah Collins and Sr Patricia on their management team.
Despite their best efforts, Presentation couldn’t get the goal they needed to get back into the game.
While they were struggling to score at one end, the free-taking of Denise Mullins kept the board ticking for the Kilfinane school who ran out seven point victors.
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After the game, match referee Mike Meade presented the cup to Scoil Pol captain, Brooke O’Dea
SCORERS: Scoil Pol, Kilfinane: Aoife Cronin, Katie O’Connor 1-2 each; Denise Mullins 0-4 (0-2 45s, 0-1 free, 0-1 pen).
Presentation, Mitchelstown: Sally McCarthy 1-4 (0-2 frees)
SCOIL POL: Roisin O’Riordan; Brooke O’Dea, Rachel Condon, Clodagh O’Brien; Leah O’Sullivan, Denise Mullins, Eibhlis Lee; Claire O’Dwyer, Rachel Walsh; Aoife Cronin, Ellie Quilty, Roisin Tan; Katie O’Connor, Sineal Halpin, Sinead Walsh.
PRESENTATION, MITCHELSTOWN: Chloe Barry; Aniva Corbett, Maura O’Doherty, Aoife Hanrahan; Shauna Cremin, Aine Keating, Shauna Maher; Lauren O’Brien, Sarah Kent; Shona Lang, Sally McCarthy, Marie Buckley; Seana Hurley, Anna Murphy, Siobhan Moran.
REFEREE: Mike Meade (Ballylanders)

Winning Team!

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Munster Camogie Champions 2017

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Picture of Scoil Pol Munster Camogie Intermediate finalists that were unfortunately beaten by Causeway Comprehensive School last Saturday. Played in Kilmoyley, the Kilfinane ladies fought to the end and showed tremendous spirit and pride in the school jersey.

The majority of this panel are out again this Saturday in the Munster Junior Final when Mitchelstown are the opposition. The game throws in at 1pm and your support would be greatly appreciated

Scoil Pol Kilfinane Camogie 2017

Well done to the amazing  Scoil Pól U16 1/2 girls camogie who are going from strength to strength. On March 16th 2016 the team travelled to St Mary's secondary school Mallow to compete in the annual 10 aside blitz in our division. The girls as usual being eager to perform and hungry for success started off playing in the pool stages against Waterpark College, Coláiste an Chraoibhín, and Presentation Clonmel. Knowing we needed to win each of the pool games it was vital that we rotate all the girls on the panel as much as possible and avoid their legs getting tired. The girls really rose to each challenge that was put to them and were strong enough to see off all the challenges including a very determined and physical team from Regina Mundi in Cork in the final. Clodagh O Brien graciously accepted the cup on behalf of her team mates. A well deserved piece of silverware to finish off their year. We are so proud of you for your commitment, dedication and your resilience and your refusal to give up. Comhghairdeas libh.

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We would also like to congratulate Kristy Carroll who captained the Limerick U18 Camogie team to All Ireland glory and our Senior Camogie Team made a very successful start to the season with a comprehensive victory over Castletroy College. Well done to the Under 16 camogie girls on their recent performances!


On Wednesday November 16th we travelled to Eire Óg's pitch in Ennis where we played against Coláiste Ennis in the North Munster semi-final. The standard of play was very high. Although the Scoil Pól backs were under immense pressure from the moment the ball was thrown in, they just were not able to fend off the fierce attack from Coláiste Mhuire's forwards. The girls battled hard from start to finish but unfortunately were defeated by a very strong team from Ennis.

On Tuesday 22nd November the Under 16 ½ girls travelled to Mallow GAA complex to compete in the Munster Colleges blitz. Ten teams took part including Dingle, Gaelcholáiste Luimní, North presentation (Cork) and Coláiste Chiaráin Croom. The girls looked very smart in their new jerseys which were worn with pride and they did a great job in representing and promoting Scoil Pól.


The Scoil Pól girls defeated AG Coláiste, Coláiste Chiaráin and Corbally in the group stage which saw them advance to the semi final of the competition where they played Gaelcholáiste Luimní. This was a very tough game and the determination of Ellen Casey and her team mates proved too much for the city school. Then Pallaskenry awaited in the final. Having played four games at this point both teams were feeling tired but none were willing to give up. Great performances by Katie Hennessy in mid-field and Noelle Carroll full forward put Pallaskenry under pressure from the off however when the final whistle blew, Pallaskenry were fortunate enough to lift the cup with a win by a mere 2 points. Congratulations to the girls on a very fine display and best of luck in the upcoming games.


Congratulations also to the Senior Girls who have defeated Castletroy in the 1st round and North Presentation in the 2nd round to advance to the Munster semi-final of the Hayes Tournament. Although North pres were a very physical side they never looked like winning with our strong defence of Ellen, Maria, Aisling, Jess and Ashley Carroll (captain). The mid-field trio of Shannon, Sinéad and Jennifer worked tirelessly throughout. In wet and windy conditions without a doubt the forwards Niamh, Lisa, Eimear, Clíona,Tara and Kristy were outstanding. Well done also to an injured Katie who played in goals for the game v North pres. We might have found a new position for Katie after her performance!!!