Fixture: U15A Imokilly Semi Final
Teams: Fr O Neil V Aghada
Venue: Fr O Neil grounds
Date: Sunday 7th August 2016
Aghada U15 camogie team travelled to Fr O Neil on Sunday 7th August for the Imokilly camogie League semi-final. It was a dry breezy evening and the pitch in Fr O Neil was in immaculate condition. Fr O Neil won the toss and elected to play with the strong wind. Aghada settled into the game and won the early exchanges. Aghada scored a goal after 10 minutes, this was followed by a quick point. Fr O Neil gained the upper hand around the middle of the field and used the strong wind to their advantage and registered a couple of points. They kept the pressure on Aghada from the puck out and were rewarded with a goal. They increased their lead by adding on another 3 points heading towards half time. Aghada battled on and scored 2 points before half time.
Half time score Fr O Neil 1-05 to Aghada 1-03.
Aghada were the happier of the 2 teams at half time after facing the strong wind to find themselves only 2 points down. They were soon brought back to earth with a bang as Fr O Neil came out the blocks at the start of the second half and registered a goal in the first minute. The Aghada team settled down to their task and slowly worked their way back into the game. They found the Fr O Neil defence hard to break down as they played a sweeper to protect their back line. Aghada were content to use the wind and take the points on offer from distance. Half way through the second half Aghada were a point behind when all the pressure paid off. Fr O Neil keeper had made a great save but the Aghada corner forward followed in a shot scored the rebound. This gave Aghada the lead and they scored another point to put 3 between the sides heading towards the final 10 minutes. The game flowed up and down the field with both sides missing opportunites. In the last few minutes Fr O Neil were rewarded a 20 metre free.
It was a goal or nothing. Clodagh Finn stepped up and went for the jugular. However the Aghada back Line held firm, they block the initial shot and cleared the rebound. Aghada went on the add a further 2 points to close out the game.
Final score Aghada 2-10 to Fr O Neil 2-05.
Team: R O Callaghan, K Terry, A Rose, E Cronin, K Stafford, E Boylan(0-06), K O Farrell, L Walsh, L McAllister(0-01) S Geary, M Leahy(0-01), R Barry, C Walsh (1-00), C Stafford(1-00), M Culligan, R Mills, R Leahy (0-02), A Wallace, C Boylan