Wednesday 2nd March was a memorable day for the Convent of Mercy Senior Camogie team. The senior team made history by lifting the All-Ireland Colleges cup for the first time! The Convent of Mercy senior team took on St. Aloysius’ College, Carrigtwohill Cork, in Moneygall.
Our girls took a few minutes to settle in with the opening point going to the Cork side, however the Roscommon girls were quick to fight back with a goal from Niamh Fitzgerald in the first 10 minutes. A goal resulting from a sideline puck for Cork left the score at 1-4 to 1-3 to the Convent of Mercy at the end of the first half. The Roscommon side got off to a flying start in the second half with a goal from Ava Mulry followed by another goal for Niamh Fitzgerald from a free.
The Cork team responded with a number of points, however the Roscommon team were relentless in defense and finished the game on a score of 3-6 to 1-8. Our joint captains Ellen Cafferkey and Ali Campbell were presented with the cup, while Niamh Fitzgerald was awarded Player of the Match. The girls made a triumphant return to Roscommon last night where they were met with a warm welcome by family, friends, staff and students. Massive credit must be given to this panel and their coaches, Mrs. Teresa Hession, Ms. Edel Connolly, Mr. Martin Mc Manus and Ms. Katie Lavin. Countless training sessions and preparation over the last few weeks paid off to secure this great win for the school.
It was a particularly emotional day for our 6th year players who missed out on a lot of opportunities over the last couple of years due to restrictions and yesterday was the last time many of them will wear the Convent of Mercy Camogie jersey. A special thanks to the huge contingent of supporters-students, staff and parents that made the journey to Moneygall for the game. Memories to last a lifetime for all involved!
Scorers Niamh Fitzgerald 2-3, Sally Bolger 0-1, Claire Mc Neill 0-1, Síofra Hession 0-1.
Panel: Ellen Cafferkey, Alanna Corcoran, Orla Connolly, Ciara Carr, Katie Lohan, Taylor Kelly, Amy Fitzmaurice, Mella Lawless, Ali Campbell, Ellen Biesty, Éabha Dowd, Jennifer Flynn, Alison Mc Namara, Roisín Mahon, Alanna Donlon, Emma Crean, Sally Bolger, Laoise Mahon, Eimear O’Farrell, Sinead Mannion, Niamh Fitzgerald, Anna Campbell, Kate O’Brien, Nicole Reaney, Éabha Killeen, Ava Mulry, Claire Mc Neill, Molly-Anne Feeley, Anna Murray, Ciara Dowd, Jennifer Morris, Zara Fallon, Erin Mc Dermott, Emma Connaughton, Hannah Murray, Michaela Lohan, Hazel Kelly, Lilly Murray, Síofra Hession, Emma Mannion.
Last Saturday our senior camogie team hosted Killina Presentation Secondary School from Offaly, in the All-Ireland Colleges D semi-final. In very tough weather conditions, the Convent of Mercy girls went in 4 points up at half time. In the second half, our girls’ hard work and skill shone through and we came out convincing winners in the end.
Thanks to our committed supporters who braved the wind and rain last Saturday. We will play St. Aloysius’ College, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork in the All-Ireland final with the date and details still to be confirmed. Training is continuing under the direction of Mrs.Teresa Hession, Ms. Edel Connolly, Ms.Katie Lavin and Mr. Martin Mc Manus. There is a great buzz around the school and excitement is building in the run up to the All-Ireland.
We are fortunate to have a great panel to choose from as follows: Ellen Cafferkey, Ali Campbell, Orla Connolly, Ciara Carr, Katie Lohan, Mella Lawless, Taylor Kelly, Erin McDermott, Eimear O’Farrell, Amy Fitzmaurice, Sally Bolger, Laoise Mahon, Niamh Fitzgerald, Anna Campbell, Katie Lohan, Claire McNeill, Ava Mulry, Nicole Reaney, Hannah Murray, Emma Crean, Kate O’Brien, Alanna Donlon, Alanna Corcoran, Éabha Killeen, Molly Anne Feeley, Ellen Biesty, Zara Fallon, Emma Mannion, Anna Murray, Alison Mc Namara, Ciara Dowd, Éabha Dowd, Roisin Mahon, Jennifer Morris, Jenny Flynn, Emma Connaughton, Michaela Lohan, Hazel Kelly, Lilly Murray and Síofra Hession.
Well done to the minor camogie panel on completing their four group games with a win v Clarin College Athenry before the Easter break. The panel of second and first years won three of the four games with fine performances from all involved. Our first year camogie team were also in action and defeated Clarin College, Athenry in round 2 of their competition. Well done to both teams and their coaches Mrs. Hession (Minor) and Ms. Connolly (Junior).The future of camogie is safe with the work rate and dedication shown by these groups over the past couple of months.
1st Year panel – Sally Towey, Jessica Farrell, Caoimhe Finan, Aisling Harris, Tara O’Connor, Alanna Mc Cormack, Chloe Connaughton, Laura Mc Sharry, Ivannah Looby, Katie Devine, Karen Whyte, Sarah Reilly, Aoife Mc Guinness, Orlagh Crehan, Faye Satchwell, Clara Tully, Emily O’Gara, Rachel Campbell, Enya Connaughton, Aoife Connolly, Alisha Connaughton, Sarah Jane Keogh, Ava Lynch, Sarah Jane O’Connor, Charlie Kilmartin Healy.
Minor panel – Sienna Devaney, Elia Cormican, Ava Naughton, Grace Campbell, Síofra Hession, Mia White,Maria Foxe, Maria Tiernan, Eve Connaughton, Cara Harrington, Emma Mitchell, Emer Connaughton, Lilly Murray, Moira Delaney, Ava Connaughton, Hannah Corcoran, Ava Egan, Ciara Corrigan, Faye Satchwell, Sarah Jane O’Connor and Méabh Egan.