Fixture: U18B 3rd Round Camogie Championship
Teams: Charleville v Aghada
Venue: Rostellan GAA Grounds
Date: Friday 13th October 2017
The Play: Aghada faced Charleville in the 3rd round of the minor B championship. The game was held on Friday night the 13th in Rostellan. The weather conditons were extremely wet and windy, which made it very difficult for both teams. Charleville won the toss and chose to play with the wind in the first half. The game had only started when Aghada corner forward rattled the Charleville net. Both teams battled for every ball and the conditions made it difficult to move ball. The teams traded points and 10 minutes into the game Aghada were awarded and free which deceived the Charleville keeper and it dropped in the net. Aghada led 2-01 to 0-02. Charleville settled into the game and registed 3 points over the next 15 minutes. Heading toward half time Aghada registered a score from a free to lead 2-02 to 0-05.
Aghada had the aid of the wind on the second half registered 2 points in the opening 10 minutes. Charleville made some positional changes and started to dominate the possession. The Aghada defence was amazing the keeper brought off 3 magnificent saves. As time was running out Charleville were dropping the ball into the square looking for a goal to bring back into the game. However some heroic tackles and players putting the bodies on the line kept Charleville at bay . Charleville were held to 1 point in the second half with Aghada winning on a score line of 2-04 to 0-06 points. The girls can look forward to a quarter final match against Bride Rovers in the coming weeks.
I would like to thank the umpires who helped out during the match and all the people who provided food and served the tea on the night. Charleville were delighted for the refreshments before their long journey home.
We wish all the girls best of luck in Junior A Munster final. 10 of the minor panel are on the Junior football team.
Teams: R O Callaghan, A Rose, S Walsh, M Stafford, K O Farrell, M Leahy, A Smyth(1-04), S Leahy, A McGrath, L McAllister, Aine McGrath, S Higgins, C Walsh, M Culligan(1-0), M Rutledge, K Terry, E Cronin, S Geary, D Byrne.