Kiltegan Camogie Club teams make it to the Senior and Junior County Finals!

Kiltegan 2-5

new emmets 1-6

The ability to not panic when things don’t go your way and to trust that you’ll get your chance was very much in evidence in the case of Sophie Bermingham, who broke out in this senior Camogie semi-final in the second half against Carnew. Emmets.
Relegated to something close to a spectator role by Carnew’s tight marking by Mary Collins in the first half, the Kiltegan striker found her rhythm in the second and fired a 1-5 (three free) shot on goal on a day in which Both of the club’s teams secured their places in the county finals.
Under beautiful sunshine at Pearse’s Park, Carnew Emmets took a 0-4 to 0-0 lead at halftime thanks to four points from Nicole Curran (three free throws) over the course of a very competitive 30 minutes.
Carnew, missing the O’Callaghan sisters, was never able to find his flow in this game and much of the credit for that deficiency had to go to a very determined Kiltegan defense and midfield who showed from the start that they were fine. prepared for this. challenge.
Nicole Curran opened Carnew’s account from a free kick towards the Pearse’s Park end of the scoreboard, but Kiltegan squandered two reasonable chances and we were set for another close battle as both teams drew when they met in the opening game of the league section. .
Scores were hard to come by, but the action was frenetic, with Ciara Boland, Jackie Byrne, Faye Corrign, Sarah Jane Winders cheering for Kiltegan while Alanna Dagg, Mary Collins, Ciara Wafer, Maire Deegan, Emma Kinnear and Ella Doran were dynamic. for Carney. Emmets.
Another Curran free kick was followed by a wide shot to Kiltegan’s Caitlin Hughes and a super play from Mollie Mulroe, one of the hardest working forwards on the field in the first half, gave Curran a chance at point number three.
Two deflections followed for Carnew and a chance cut by alert Paula Boland on Kiltegan’s goal before Curran added another free kick to make it 0-4 to 0-0 at half-time, but without any sense that Kiltegan was struggling. .
A half-time change saw Fiona Hobson move into the front corner and Sarah Byrne O’Toole push past Ciara Wafer and an early drop back gave Bermingham a chance to calm her nerves and she fired superbly.
There was nervousness on Carnew’s sideline from the start. A Bermingham free kick ricocheted off the top corner and whizzed over the crossbar.
Carnew came looking for scores but missed two tries before Sophie put in a class effort from distance with 10 missed and the lead now slashed to two.
You could feel the momentum changing.
It wasn’t like Mary Collins had given in or relaxed, it was just a case of Bermingham finding a yardage or proving wickedly accurate from free kicks.
Two more Bermingham scores (one free) had Kiltegan ahead after 16, but Katie Wafer struck back after coming to the end of a long free Ciara Wafer.
Faye Corrigan began to step forward for Kiltegan, clearing two attacks from Carnew, the second of which ended with Sophie Bermingham somehow emerging from a group of about eight players and taking down Caitlin Hughes’s goal and firing a rocket at the back. from the net for a high score in the context of this game.
Faye Corrigan put up a great block on Ciara Wafer on the next move and then recovered from the endlessly brave Maire Deegan.
Carnew needed a lifeline, and they got it when Deegan’s long-range effort fooled everyone and ended up in the back of the Kiltegan net with four more than normal to play, 1-5 apiece.
Carnew missed Yasmin Dagge and Emma Kelly to injuries and also shot wide after some good work from Maire Deegan.
And then the fatal blow was dealt. Fiona Hobson, less than 24 hours after suffering heartbreak in the Carlow Intermediate football final for St Brigid’s of Clonmore, was in the perfect place at the perfect time to finish a free Sophie Bermingham fumble into the back of the net with 33 minutes. she gone in the second half.
Nicole Curran would recover a point from a free kick and although they went for the game-winner with all their heart and strength, Kiltegan was unwilling to budge and booked his place in the county final where nothing can be taken. for granted
Kiltegan: Paula Boland; Elisha Ryan, Ciara Boland, Michelle Farrell; Moya Cremin, Jackie Byrne, Emma Byrne; Faye Corrigan, Sarah Jane Winders; Sophie Bermingham (1-5, 3f), Fiona Hobson (1-0), Caoimhe Ni Shuilleabhain; Shefali Daly Danne, Rebecca Donegan, Sarah Byrne O’Toole. Substitutes: Clare Kealy, Anna Byrne.
Carnew Emmet: Caitlin Hughes; Helen Hughes, Alanna Dagg, Emma Kinsella; Mary Collins, Ciara Wafer, Maire Deegan (1-0); Emma Kinnear, Katie Wafer (0-1); Emma Kelly, Ella Doran, Yasmin Dagge; Aoife Kenny, Nicole Curran (0-5, 4f), Mollie Mulroe. Substitutes: Orlaith Molloy, Julie Rawson, Ciara Kennedy, Grace Cosgrave, Sinead Kinsella.
Referee: Ciaran Goff (Glenealy)

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