Cork camogie: Murphy inspires Carraig na bhFear school to ultimate glory

Cork camogie: Murphy inspires Carraig na bhFear school to ultimate glory
Cork camogie: Coláiste an Chroí Naofa who played in the Tesco Senior D All-Ireland final.

THERE was success for Cork over Kilkenny in the Tesco All-Ireland D Camogie Schools final.

Coláiste an Chroí Naofa from Carraig na bhFear defeated Scoil Mhuire from Johnstown by 1-12 to 2-3 in an enjoyable contest at the University of Limerick.

Last year’s All-Ireland minor-winning captain with the Rebels, Emma Murphy led the way with 10 points, six of which came from play.

Little wonder the Glen Rovers neophyte has already gotten a taste of National League Division 1 action this year.

Carraig had the better of proceedings with the wind in the first half, Murphy hitting seven points in that period. They were stunned by an Aoife Ryan goal in garbage time at the end of the opening period however and only led by 0-8 to 1-3 at the half-time.

The Leesiders were backboned by a superb defensive effort after the resumption however, with Lisa O’Riordan and Cliona Martin particularly effective and midfielder Jennifer Whelan also hugely industrious.

Scoil Mhuire were unable to make the impact they would have imagined with the backing of the elements and were not helped by the sending off of a player with 12 minutes.

By the time Mikaela Ryan goaled with a brilliant overhead strike on the hour, the verdict was assured.

O’Riordan and Murphy had points on the board when substitute Danielle Foley made no mistake from close range and that goal mean there was no way back for the Johnstown contingent.

Loreto Kilkenny claimed the Tesco All-Ireland Senior Post Primary Schools Camogie title for the third time in four seasons and seventh in total when edging out Presentation Athenry by 1-15 to 2-10 in an exhibition in Banagher.

On Saturday, St Patrick’s Academy Dungannon became just the second Ulster school team to annex the All-Ireland C title, by virtue of a 1-10 to 0-7 victory over St Dominic’s Cabra at Kingspan Breffni Park.

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