Camogie Notes – Rossa Girls Do The Double

August 19th, 2010 | Camogie

Derry Junior Camogie Championship Final
Magherafelt 8-7 Limavady 0-1
The Rossa Senior camogs have secured the Derry Junior Championship and League, last won in 2004. The girls set out at the start of the season determined to succeed and their hard work has paid off. After their titanic battle with Drum in the semi-final, Magherafelt went into the final on Tuesday night as hot favourites. The girls did not disappoint, with Sinead McLaughlin and Jenny Lee tormenting the Limavady defence from the start and scoring at will. Dervla McGuckin and Caoimhe were solid as a rock in the middle of the field and provided a constant supply of good balls for the Magherafelt forwards to convert. Limavady battled hard but to no avail in this one-sided final as the Rossas continued to dominate all sectors of the pitch. The squad were delighted with their achievements, with captan Kathy McGuckin accepting both the Championship Cup and the League trophy from the county chairwoman to rousing applause from players and spectators.
Many congratulations to Caoimhe Toner who was awarded Player of the Final.
Many thanks to manager Mark McConnon who took on the role this season and introduced much needed stability and self-belief into this young side. The girls now progress into the Ulster Junior Championship and take on the Tyrone Intermediate Champions, Doiretreasc, on 18th September.
Scorers: Sinead McLaughlin (6-1), Jenny Lee (1-3), Niamh McGuckin (1-0), Dervla McGuckin (0-2), Brid Corrigan (0-1)
Rossas: Aimee McGuckin, Lyn Johnston, Mairead McCusker, Gabriella McNicholl, Shaunagh Devlin, Shauna McCusker, Sarah Martin, Dervla McGuckin, Caoimhe Toner, Brid Corrigan, Kathy McGuckin, Niamh McGuckin, Jenny Lee, Sinead McLaughlin, Emer O’Donnell.
Subs. Bronagh McGuckin for Sinead McLaughlin, Niamh Cushley for Niamh McGuckin, Karen Bell for Jenny Lee, Edel Gilligan for Emer O’Donnell, Danielle Shivers for Lyn Johnston.
Other camogie news – the U16s put in a fine performance to draw with Eoghan Rua in a recent league game.
Camogie Fixtures
Sat 21st August – Rossa Park
Derry U14 Camogie Championship
Magherafelt v Banagher @12pm
Mon 30th August
Derry Minor Camogie Championship – 1st Round
Bellaghy v Magherafelt @ Bellaghy