Top billing this week goes to St Ibars/Shelmaliers Junior team
Who dug deep to record a thrilling and richly-deserved 2-9 to 1-9 win over Oulart-The Ballagh in the league semi-final in Hollymount on Saturday last, scoring 1-2 without reply in the last eight minutes to set up a clash with Rapparees in the decider.
Team: Mary Cullen; Lisa Quill (capt.), Sinéad Kelly, Caroline Curran; Ciara Donohoe, Catherine Doyle, Nikki Scallan; Ciara Neville, Ceara O’Brien; Niamh Potter (0-7, 6 frees), Michelle Harding (1-0), Aine Lacey; Therese Sheil, Jane Mythen, Deirdre McMahon (1-2). Subs. – Eadaoin Fitzgerald for Sheil, also Aine Barron, Maeve Doyle, Niamh Doyle, Kirsty Hynds, Lill Roche, Chloe Thomas.
The Seniors competed in a sevens tournament in aid of The Niall Mellon Trust in Piercestown on Sunday last and conceded a goal in the dying seconds to lose the semi-final to eventual champions Mullinavat of Kilkenny by 4-1 to 3-2.
Squad: Mary Cullen, Fiona Cullen (capt.), Sharron Daly, Mag Kelly, Ciara Neville, Aine Lacey, Kate Kelly, Jane Mythen, Caroline Curran, Therese Sheil.