All-Ireland Junior B Camogie Champions!
St. Joseph’s College Borrisoleigh 5-7
St. Patrick’s High School Keady 2-2
This game was over as a contest after the first thirty minutes as St. Joseph’s had far too much firepower for the Armagh girls who faced a Borrisoleigh side who hurled with a greater fluency, pace and craft over the hour. The girls from St. Joseph’s were primed to perfection and their ability to play as a team combined with their overall movement and ability to take scores was superior while the girls from Armagh found themselves totally at sea for three quarters of the game.
St. Joseph’s played the better game and were sharper overall with a lot of work from midfielders Teresa Ryan and Niamh O’Donoghue, and this clearly showed in their early scoring spree when they had 3.1 on the scoreboard within eight minutes. Nicole Walsh’s ‘45’ went straight to the Armagh net while Captain Moira Ryan sent a ball from the corner back up front where her name sake the second Moira Ryan drove it over. Laura McGeown’s puck out fell short and Aoife Ryan took advantage for a second goal which seemed to kill off the Armagh spirit somewhat. Armagh were trying for goal on one of the few occasions they managed to work the ball up field but the St. Joseph’s backs cleared and Julieanne Bourke struck for Borrisoleigh’s third goal. Katie O’Meara, Niamh O’Donoghue and Nicole Walsh played a big part in the build up. St. Joseph’s were unlucky to hit several wide of target where the wind carried the ball from it’s intended target, but they finished the half when Nicole Walsh took a pass from Sheila Ryan and split the uprights to leave St. Joseph’s on 3.2 to no score on the break.
St. Patrick’s reputation for staging a comeback failed to materialise due to the strong attack St. Joseph’s launched where within the first minute on resumption they came close to goal but Aoife Ryan settled for a point and shortly after she widened the gap further. Therese Ryan’s effort at a point was blocked by Kirsty Sheridan but Maria Ryan gathered and rattled the Armagh net.
Keady were introducing fresh legs into the play which was beginning to show as they were gaining more possession but St. Joseph’s won a free which Nicole Walsh sent over. St. Patrick’s had no recovery plan in place and when Michelle Ryan claimed St. Joseph’s fifth goal after a pile up around the Keady goal mouth, the mountain was too high for the Armagh girls to climb. Nicole’s Walsh’s accuracy from placed ball left 21 points between the sides with 10 minutes remaining when Armagh staged their comeback getting two quick points before sub Niamh Murphy got hold of a Michelle Morgan ball to give Edel Ryan no chance to deny. Ciara McGuigan’s goal gave hope to St. Patrick’s but it was too little too late and St. Joseph’s were crowned All-Ireland Junior B champions to great scenes of pitch invasion from the large crowd of supporters and to bring the cup back to Tipperary where it had remained with St. Mary’s Nenagh for the last 12 months.
Moira Ryan (Captain) proudly holds the Cup
Good man Séan!
Members of the victorious team pose to the world’s paparazzi after the great win!
Jubilant in victory!
Smiles and hugs all round after winning the top prize!
Score during the first half
The writing was on the wall, or the scoreboard, even during the first half! The final score was 5-7 to 2-2.
Did you win that daddy?!!!
Kevin McCarthy wishes it were his much to the amusement of his daughter!
Teresa Ryan takes a short flight with Donald Duck to celebrate the great win! The flight cost €2 before taxes! The full cost is still being calculated!!!
Borrisoleigh Soccer Club
Confirmation Day in Borris!
St. Patrick’s School
Confirmation pupils from St. Patrick’s Boys’ National School with Archbishop Clifford
St. Theresa’s School
Confirmation pupils from St. Teresa’s Girls’ National School with Archbishop Clifford
Confirmation pupils from Scoil Bhríde, Fantane with Archbishop Clifford
On Altar Duty
Altar servers Aaron Reid, Martina Slattery, Aaron Donnelly and Sean Ryan with the Archbishop
Fr. Rory Kelly chatting to his cousin Kathleen Ryan on a recent visit with his family in Fantane
On yer bike!
Tom Ryan takes to the road again on his ‘two-wheeler’ after a period of hibernation off the roads! He certainly looks the part – should’ve been in the Fashion Show Tom!
Camogie Club Fashion Show
You show ’em Séan!
Séan Max struts his stuff on the catwalk to the adulation of the crowd!
We would like to thank everybody who sponsored an advertisement in our booklet. We would also like to thank Gleeson Group for providing the wine, Eddie Moran of Pollys pub, Templemore for sponsoring the cheese. Of course our night would not have been a success without Micheál Tierney, our M.C. who did a fantastic job and made our models feel at ease. Thanks also to our models on the night … next they will be on the front page of ‘Vogue’.
The total takings have not been finalised as yet but when we have the final total, it will be announced. Thanks once again to all involved in making this night a wonderful success.
Stuck in the middle of you!
Micheál Tierney MC for the night and Carmel O’Brien as she steps out in style
Full of Grace!
Grace Prior setting a very high standard of catwalking!
Philly does it Philly’s way!
Philly Bourke will not be bested! Nice one Philly!!!
Eimear – born for it!
Eimear Stapleton in an ensemble of outfits that fit her down to the ground!
Cutting a dash!
Brendan Maher, Gerry Treacy and Diarmuid Kinnane demonstrate a touch of class!
At home on that red carpet!
Clíodhna Bourke, Niamh McGrath and Becky Prior throwing shapes!
Here comes the brides!!!
Joanne Cowan watching her step as Benny Harkin links Michelle Ryan down the aisle
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DJs Zig and Zag
DJs BIG & BALD
Bank Holiday Sunday
Younge’s Function Room, The Ragg
Vincent O’Sullivan of Stapleton’s Fishmonger’s in Thurles plying his trade in McDonagh Square on Wednesday April 1st
Thomas Russell, TF Stapleton and Pat Kearney doing the honours for this month’s draw
Repair works being carried out on Lower Street
The Fountain on Lower Street is alive and well!
An unexpected rupture helps to keep the dust down! (Keep the hats on boys!!!)
Girls show the boys how it’s done!
Well done girls – the lads applaud the lassies in the wake of their sporting success!
Words of encouragement from the manager!
Miss Cahill (Team Manager) giving words of encouragement to the boys as they face their next sporting challenge!
Happy to have the girls among them!
All-Ireland Champs in our midst
North Champions looking forward to the County Final
Now we were in the final and the feeling was ecstatic. We came out on top with a score of 6-1 to 1-3. We were all very happy because we won and the crowds ran onto the pitch to congratulate the players. We got on the bus and we sang our way back to Borrisoleigh and were back in school at 3-30 p.m. A great day was had by all!
Panel for Mini-7’s was as follows:- Kieran Maher, James McCormack, Declan O’Connell, Franz Leimlehner, Sam Devaney, Philip McCormack, Seán Kenny, Jack Hogan, Micheál Carey and Tom Fitzgerald.
Emer Delargy, Tia Devaney, Dan Brooks, Sam Devaney, Liam Devaney, James Devaney and Archie Devaney enjoying the Parade in Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day
Friends one and all on the Luas jouney to the centre of Capital for the Parade
Pic of the Past… down memory lane
Included in this photograph are; Jack Hackett, Eddie Kenny, Biddy Stapleton, Vera Delaney, Timmy McSherry, Margaret Stapleton, Ned Gleeson, Very Rev. T. Kennedy PP, Gerry Ryan and Toby Clarke
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