HARPS CAMOGIE NEWS: Feile Final Report:

Division 3 Feile 2018



Ahascragh / Caltra was the destination last Friday morning for the Harps U14 team and mentors. With three group games to play the Harps were straight into action Their first game on Friday evening was against the Galway side Killimor. Harps were strong throughout the game winning on a scoreline of 8:04 to 1 point. Scorers: Lucy O Connor 6.2, Rachael Dollard 2.0, Rachel Deegan and Amy Lacey 0.1. Their second game was against Roscrea. This was a tougher encounter but Harps outplayed the Tipperary side winning 5.05 to 1 point. Scorers: Rachael Dollard 3.0, Lucy O Connor 1.4, Amy Lacey 1.1.

The Harps third game took place Saturday morning against their host club Ahascragh/ Caltra. Harps were without their sharpshooter Lucy O Connor for the first half and Ahascragh/Caltra were consistently testing the Harps defence. Una Brophy kept the Harps up with a point from a free but it wasn’t until Lucy returned that the Harps extended their lead finshing the game 1.03 to 2 points. Scorers: Lucy 1.2, Una Brophy 0.1. This win secured a place in the Cup Quarter Final later that day.

QUARTER FINAL: Harps 3.06 Killimordaly 0.01

Harps were consistent with their work rate all over the field demonstrating what a well rounded team they are finshing that game 3.06 to 1 point. Scorers: Lucy O Connor 3.3 Katie Healy 0.1 Rachel Deegan 0.2.

SEMI FINAL: Harps 6.03 Kinvara 3.00

Connaught G.A.A centre was the venue Sunday morning for the semi final. The Harps support was increasing steadily throughout the weekend with a great support present Sunday morning for the girls. Kinvara were a good side and tested the backs again and again but up front they were not able to handle the Harps forward’s unrelentless work. Half time score was 3.2 to 1.0 with Harps up. Kinvara came back in the second half with great determination and scored a well worked goal on the restart. However up front again the Harps showed dominance and worked back three goals until Kinvara scored one more leaving the girls finshing comfortable on a scoreline of 6.3 to 3 goals. Scorers:Lucy O Connor 4.1, Rachael Dollard 2.0 Lisa Kirby and Una Brophy1 point.

FINAL: Harps 3.00 St. Vincents 0.02

After an hour of a delay the game finally commenced at 4.30pm. In the opening minutes a lot of play remained around the middle third of the field with both teams showing their intentions. Harps had an attempt at goal denied early on and St Vincents were denied the same at the other end thanks to good pressure from the Harps defence. However on form Lucy wasn’t finshed her weekend scoring yet and in the fifth minute, upon receiving a pass from Lisa Kirby, sent a rocket in past the keeper to open the scoring. Harps 1 goal to no score. Cara was called upon in the ninth minute, pulling off a great save. It wasn’t until the eleventh minute that the Dublin side opened their scoring with a point from play. Half time score: Harps 1.0, St Vincents 0.1.

The Harps had to work hard all over the field. Una Brophy swept up and cleared a lot of ball with Emma Delaney and Aislinn Townsend feeding the forwards well. Amy Lacey, Rachel Deegan and Katie Healy continued their form blocking, hooking and pressurising any opponents in possession. Lucy O Connor eventually broke through Vincent’s defence and added a goal to the Harps tally. Vincents responded with a point from a free. Another attack by Vincents resulted in Cara Henderson pulling off a vital save with the assistance of Catherine Kirby to help clear the line. The Harps girls appeared fit and kept up their work rate with Lisa Kirby and Lucy O Connor working hard and winning an important free in the 25th minute. Una Brophy sent the free in long and high, deceiving the goalie and slipping under the crossbar securing Harps lead to three goals to two points. Great credit is due to the Harps backs in the last stage of the game where Vincent’s attacked and attacked. Kayla Dwyer, Orlaith Whyte and Ella Henderson quashing any hopes of a comeback for Vincent’s. The game finished on 3.0 to 2 points. Team: Cara Henderson, Abbie Gibbons, Ella Henderson, Kayla Dwyer, Orlaith Whyte, Una Brophy, Aislinn Townsend, Lisa Kirby, Emma Delaney, Blaithnid Deegan, Rachel Deegan, Amy Lacey, Katie Healy, Lucy O Connor, Brid Brennan, Rachael Dollard, Caoimhe Doheny, Eva Dunphy, Orla Holland, Emma Delahunty, Georgie Holland Rome, Aoife Gee, Mia Henderson, Catherine Kirby, Aoife Kirby, Eadain Whyte. Management : Joe Deegan, Pauric Henderson and Kay Brophy.

The Harps girls returned to a joyous homecoming in Durrow and Cullahill on Sunday evening . The club would like to thank everyone who travelled west and those who helped make the homecoming so special. Special thanks to Aylwards for driving the girls around the towns.

Competition: The Harps Camogie Club are running a poster/display/sign competition. The best sign on display in Cullahill and Durrow will receive €50. (One winner from Cullohill and one from Durrow). Free entry. Please send a photo of your entry to Harps Camogie via messenger on our Facebook account or through WhatsApp on (087) 6334619.