Tullamore Camogie Club Notes

October 11, 2021

The Tullamore squad that won the Offaly Camogie Feile

Under 13

Our under 13 team played St.Sinchills on Friday evening in Killurin. 

With some excellent scores from both Lilly Marie Dolan in the full forward line and Katie Fogarty in the half forward line, Tullamore took a strong lead in the 1st half. However they did not have it all their own way in the second half, and without some great defending the final score might have been closer. Some great blocks and some calm defending especially from Jennifer Rigney (half back line) and Alice Walsh (full back line) helped keep St. Sinchills at bay. With a super final point from Katie Fogarty in the last few minutes, we ran out 2-6 (12 pts ) to 1-1 (4 pts) winners.

A special mention to Emma Francis in midfield who had a great game on one of St. Sinchills strongest players and without this the whole game could have been different. All the girls did really well and if they keep up the training and practice we will hopefully have some more results like this in the future. 

The Tullamore Panel: Ella Cantwell, Anna Mc Greal, Kathy Foy, Alice Walsh, Grace Waters, Jennifer Rigney, Katie Hannon, Katie Colgan, Emma Francis, Isabelle Mc Cumiskey, Rachel Cunningham,Katie Fogarty, Anna Maunsell, Clodagh Hynes, Lily Marie Dolan, Ella Condron, Lucy Bennett, Muireann Mc Donnell, Meg Bennett, Sophie Mc Donnell. 

Intermediate Camogie Championship

Our Intermediate camogie girls played St.Sinchills in the semi final on Saturday evening last in Mucklagh. The girls put in a great team performance to win on a score line of 3-18 to 1-5. We now look forward to a county final and wish the girls and their management team all the best in their preparations. 

Tullamore Panel: Shannon Touhey, Aideen Harte, Ayesha Brazil, Emily Conlon, Paula Kinnarney, Aisling Feeney, Laura Walsh, Michelle Mann, Sarah Kehoe, Lisa Gorman, Sarah Walsh, Orla Gorman, Chloe Fogarty, Rachel O'Brien, Robyn Leavy, Becky Bryant, Aoibha Waters, Ciara Brady, Kate Troy, Roisin Hughes, Rachel Fogarty, Chloe Buggy, Niamh McCormack, Clodagh Spollen, Hannah Heffernan, Marie Cantwell, Maeve McGreal, Niamh O'Connell, Leah Gallagher, Eimear Gallagher, Éabha Jordan. 


Division 1 of Feile camogie was held on Saturday afternoon last in Kilcormac GAA with St Rynagh’s, Birr and Tullamore contesting.

Tullamore reached the final with St Rynagh’s the opposition. This game was played at great intensity and both teams displayed some great camogie skills. Tullamore scored 2 points from Niamh Hughes and midfielder Maebh Rouse. However, at the break it was St Rynagh’s who were leading 1-2 to Tullamore 0-2. At the resumption Shauna Rigney scored another super point to narrow the score to the minimum and this was followed up by another great point from Niamh Hughes. All level now and the tension and noise levels from the sidelines was palpable.

St Rynagh’s went up the field and scored a brilliant point to give them advantage. Tullamore dug deep and showed great tenacity and Niamh Hughes brought both teams back to level terms. At this stage every spectator was roaring their team on and the clock was ticking away. Hearts and nerves were severely tested and that was only from the spectators, not to mention both sets of management. This was going to be an enthralling finish. Tullamore were awarded a 45 and a brave Niamh Hughes stepped up.

This was to win it or else we were heading into two periods of 5 minutes of extra time. Silence descended as she stood over the sliotar and raised it to split the posts. St Rynagh’s took a quick puck out but Tullamore defended in packs and eventually referee Noel Flynn blew time. Tullamore were victorious on a scoreline of 6 points to St Rynagh’s 1-2. It really was an enthralling game and the camogie exhibited by both teams was exceptional. Camogie was the real winner and the future of Offaly camogie is bright with the standard on display Saturday.  

Congratulations to our girls and a big thank you to their mentors Liam Walsh, Noreen Feeney, Ayesha Brazil, Yolanda Thornton and Aisling Feeney and all the parents for all their help with the girls. Special mention to Shannon Touhey for her work also with goalkeeper Ella Cantwell.  

Ladies Football 

Well done to Tullamore ladies footballers and especially for our dual players who defeated Naomh Molaoise on Sunday evening last and now look forward to a county final against Naomh Ciaran. Best of luck to the girls and management team with their preparations. 

Scór na nÓg

Scór na nÓg will be starting up soon. Our club is looking for Irish dancers, set dancers, singers, trad musicians, actors and those good at quizes. Anyone u/17 interested please contact Niamh Clarke, Cultural officer.

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