2017 Minor Championship – All-Ireland Camogie Final: Galway v Clare

21st April 2017.  
Galway v Clare: All Ireland Camogie Minor A Championship.  
McDonagh Park, Nenagh. 
Galway 4-14 Clare 0-6. 

Galway claim All-Ireland Minor title – Camogie Association
GALWAY waltzed to their second All-Ireland Minor A Camogie title, producing a thunderous second-half performance in which they kept Clare scoreless on their way to a 4-14 to 0-6 victory at MacDonagh Park, Nenagh.

Galway Minor Camogie team – 2017 All-Ireland Minor A Camogie Champions

Clare were the victims when the Galway last took the honours in 2010 after a replay and this loss is the Banner County’s fourth in a final since the introduction of the U18 grade in 2006.

There was no hint of the one-sided nature the affair would eventually become in the first half, and Clare trailed by just 1-5 to 0-6 at half time but they conceded four goals in the second half to leave their hopes in tatters.

Laura Foley had three points for the Munster representatives and Aoife Power two but Mairéád Dillon’s goal in the 15th minute proved the difference between the sides.

Ciara Helebert hit Galway’s second major after 41 minutes and that appeared to knock the stuffing out of their opponents. Carrie Dolan and Siobhán McGrath kept the scoreboard ticking over and hard though Clare goalkeeper Ciara McCarthy tried, there was little she could do to hold the relentless Maroons at bay.

Dolan hand-passed to the net from a rebound after McCarthy made a good save nine minutes from the end of regulation time and she repeated the trick in injury time, again showing her predatory instincts after another McCarthy stop.