The Swatragh U14 camogie squad.
Swatragh saw off Bellaghy to take the U14 camogie title.
DERRY U14 CAMOGIE A CUP FINAL
Bellaghy started the strongest getting a goal right at the very start, but Swatragh settled their nerves and played the stronger camogie over the half, looking more likely to get scores. Eimear Murray, who was marked very tightly all evening, Emma Quinn and Aoife McWilliams ran at the Bellaghy defence and were a constant threat in the first half. A brilliant Ciara O’Loughlin goal gave Swatragh a three-point lead at half time, 2-7 to 3-1
The second-half followed much the same pattern in a very tight game with both sides well matched for each other.
Swatragh’s half back line stepped up to the strong attacking threat from Bellaghy at the start of the second half, with captain Mary Therese McCullagh, Ellie McCartney and Eimhear Conway working hard to maintain the Swatragh lead.
Sally Anne Quinn, who was very strong in the Swatragh full back line, made some vital tackles to prevent Bellaghy goals in. Cait Conway in midfield for Swatragh covered every blade of grass on the pitch and her perfect free taking settled the Swatragh girls’ nerves in the second half. Bellaghy brought the game back to a draw but a Roisin McAtamney goal was the turning point of the game. Cait Conway added two brilliant points after this to seal the win for the Swatragh girls.
SWATRAGH SQUAD: Sarah Quinn, Sally Anne Quinn, Ailise Kearney, Clodagh McMullan, Eimhear Conway, Ellie McCartney, Mary Therese McCullagh, Cait Conway, Aoife McWilliams, Emma Quinn, Eimear Murray, Roisin McAtamney, Ciara O’Loughlin, Saoirse Smith, Emer Kearney, Riona Scullin, Rachel Lagan, Ciarrai Ann Quigg, Alice Kearney, Cara McCartney, Emer Quigg and Ciara Loughran.
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