Broadford/Parteen met Clooney-Quin in Sixmilebridge in the Camogie U16 B Shield final on Wednesday evening. Broadford/Parteen were slow to settle in the first half and despite numerous opportunities, sent the ball wide of the mark from play whilst meeting a strong Clooney-Quin defensive line out.
However, once Broadford/Parteen found their stride the girls started to display the skill and determination shown in previous matches in the competition that had helped them reach this final. With a goal from Aisling Cooney and two points from Alexandra Troy and one from Sarah Hall, Broadford/Parteen were in the lead 1-03 to 0-2 as the first half drew to a close.
From the start of the second half, Broadford/Parteen put their collective foot on the pedal to ramp up the pace of the match and powered ahead to clinch a convincing win, all the while Clooney-Quin continuing fight hard throughout the whole match. With goals a piece from Naoise O'Sullivan, Sarah Hall and Beatrice Vaughan and points from Susan O'Shea, Aisling Cooney and Alexandra Troy the match finally ended 4-11 to 0-3 points.
The final score was demonstrative of Broadford/Parteen's strength and commitment but does not take away from the valiant effort put in by their opponents.
Team: Sinead Barry; Emma Cooper, Laura Ryan, Maeve Moroney; Eva McMahon, Maebh Nolan, Alexandra Troy; Emma Spaight, Sarah Bergqvist (Capt); Sarah Hall (Capt), Naiose O'Sullivan, Susan O'Shea; Racheal O'Connell, Sinead Fitzgerald, Aisling Cooney
Beartrice Vaughan for Sinead Fitzgerald
Isabel O'Connell for Aisling Cooney
Emma O'Brien for Rachael O'Connell
Laura Craughan for Laura Ryan
Lauren O'Driscoll for Eva McMahon