2023 Club Championships – Quarter Finals

Quarter Final stage in the Windows & Rooflights Ltd Senior Camogie Championship, the Duanes Hardware Intermediate Championship, the C2 Security Junior A Championship, the Junior B and Junior C Championships.

Club Championship Quarter Finals Round Up

By Sarah Gaughran, Galway Camogie PRO
This weekend saw the first round of knock-out games the Senior A, B, Intermediate, Junior A and Junior B Championships as the quarter finals took place in each competition.

On Saturday, in horrific wind and rain, Mullagh took on Davitts in the Windows and Rooflights LTD Senior A Championship quarter final. Davitts were without two of their key players, Katie Anna Porter and Siobhán Coen and they knew they had a battle on their hands. It was Mullagh who dominated the opening 2 minutes with points from Aoife Donohue and Karen Kennedy. Davitts responded well with a Maria Breheny point and a free from Catherine Hanley to bring the sides level after 5 minutes. Mullagh raised their tempo between the 10th and 20th minute scoring five points without reply through two Monaghan frees, two points from Donohue and a point from Tegan Canning. Ciara Hickey registered Davitts first score in 21 minutes with a well taken score from play but Mullagh had the final say of the half with Donohue hitting the back of the net and Canning adding a point to her tally to leave it Mullagh 1-8 Davitts 0-3 heading into the half time break.

Mullagh began the second half just like they finished the first with Monaghan rattling the net for their second major of the day inside the first two minutes of the half. Hickey replied four minutes later with their first of four goals in the half. Pearl Finnerty responded for Mullagh while Chloe Farragher followed up with Davitts second goal a minute later to leave it Davitts 2-3 Mullagh 2-9 with 20 minutes remaining on the clock. Donohue responded with another point for Mullagh but an Aisling Donnellan free and a penalty from Hanley meant there was only three between the sides at the midway point in the half. Finnerty followed up with Mullagh’s third goal of the day while Erica Coen tagged on a point to extend their lead to 7. Davitts hadn’t given up however as a long range free from Donnellan ended up in the back of the Mullagh net. Donnellan and Monaghan swapped frees at the end of the game and it finished Mullagh 3-12 Davitts 4-5.

At the same time in a wet and windy Lackagh, Athenry took on Clarinbridge. Conditions did not help either side as scores were hard to come by in this encounter. It was a game of two halves as Athenry dominated the scoring with the strong swirling breeze in the opening half. Three Sabina Rabbitte frees and points from Therese Donohue and Dervla Higgins left Athenry 0-5 to 0-0 ahead after 17 minutes. The testing conditions were evident when the hurl uncharacteristically slipped out of Carrie Dolan’s hands, due to the torrential rain, while taking a free in the opening half. Lauren Butler opened Clarinbridge’s account on the 18th minute with a well taken score from play but it was Athenry who had the final say of the half with another Rabbitte free to leave it Athenry 0-6 Clarinbridge 0-1 heading into the half time break.

Clarinbridge started the brightest in the second half with a well worked team score that ended up in the hands of Siobhán Carr who finished the ball into the back of the Clarinbridge net inside the opening 3 minutes of the half. Niamh Niland followed up with a point from play on the 40th minute, Rabbitte got Athenry’s only score of the half on the 48th minute. Dolan, had a free on the 21 meter line on the 58th minute but the low shot was brilliantly deflected out for a 45 by Athenry keeper Laura Freaney. Dolan pointed the resulting 45 but Clarinbridge just couldn’t break down the Athenry defence in the 6 minutes of added time as it finished Athenry 0-7 Clarinbridge 1-3.

On Sunday, All Ireland Champions Sarsfields overcame St Thomas’ in Castledaly. Siobhán McGrath opened the scoring with a point on the 5th minute. However, St Thomas took the lead on the 10th minute when Orla Mullins broke through for a goal. Sarsfields responded well with two McGrath points, one through a free and points from Rachel Murray and Shannon Corcoran to restore their lead by the midway point of the half. Áine Keane pointed a free for St Thomas on the 17th minute to reduce the deficit again but Sarsfields hit back with two McGrath frees and an all important goal from Caoimhe Kelly on the 19th minute to extend their lead even further. Lorraine Coen responded with a point from play while Aine Keane followed up with free to reduce the deficit for St Thomas’ but Corcoran followed up with a goal for Sarsfields on the 30th minute to increase their lead to 7. Aine Keane followed up a minute later with St Thomas’ second major of the day but it was McGrath through a free who had the final say of the half as Sarsfields headed in 2-8 to 2-3 ahead heading into the break.

Sarsfields started the second half the brightest with a McGrath free, points from Murray and Kelly and a goal from McGrath in the first ten minutes of the half to extend their lead even further. Sarsfields continued to hit hard with another McGrath free, a free through Kelly a point from Orla McGrath and another goal from Corcoran after she made a storming run through the St Thomas defence to leave them 4-14 to 2-3 ahead by the 46th minute of the half. Coen, from play, got St Thomas’ first score of the half on the 47th minute but Sarsfields continued to extend their lead with points through Sarah Spellman and Cliona Cahalan and two Kelly frees. Keane pointed a free for St Thomas on the 58th minute but it wasn’t enough as Sarsfields ran out 4-18 to 2-5 winners on the day.

2022 intermediate finalists, Salthill Knocknacarra booked their place in the Windows and Rooflights LTD Senior B Championship Semi Final when they overcame Eyrecourt under lights in St Thomas’ on Friday night. Eyrecourt got off to the dream start hitting 1-1 in the opening four minutes. A Mia Flannery goal on the 3rd minute followed by a point from Eva Larkin a minute later to leave them four points ahead. Salthill Knocknacarra weathered the storm however with five Laura Kelly points, four from frees and points from Orla Callanan and Aoife Kelly to give them a three point lead after 21 minutes. Jasmine Gohery followed up with a point on the 29th minute to leave two between the sides heading into the break.

Patricia Kelly reduced the deficit to one by the 36th minute of the second half. But Kelly settled the ship again for Salthill Knocknacarra adding three more points to her tally, two of them were through frees. Olivia Mannion responded on the 46th minute for Eyrecourt with a free but this was to be their final score of the half. Salthill Knocknacarra finished with a flourish of scores through four Laura Kelly frees, two through frees, and points through Sarah Jackson, Aoife Kelly and Sorcha McGinley to leave it Salthill Knocknacarra 0-17 Eyrecourt 1-4.

In the Duane’s Hardware Intermediate Championship, there was wins for Mountbellew Moylough,
Ahascragh Caltra, St Colmans and Shamrocks.

On Friday it was a fierce battle between Mountbellew Moylough and Abbeyknockmoy in Mountbellew. Molly Mannion opened the scoring for Mountbellew Moylough with two points inside the opening minute. Sinead Coleman brought the sides level by the 9th minute with two well taken points in succession. A Katie Mannion free and a point from Catherine Finnerty brough Mountbellew Moylough in front again. Roisin Joyce reduced the deficit to one but Realtin Mannion O’Donnell got Mountbellew Moylough’s first goal of the game at the midway point of the half. This didn’t phase Abbeyknockmoy however as Coleman followed up with a goal a minute later. Mannion replied with a point through a free for Mountbellew Moylough but a Coleman free and a goal and point in the space of a minute from Joyce brought Abbeyknockmoy right back into the contest. Finnerty and Coleman swapped frees on the 26th and 28th minutes while Mountbellew Moylough had the final say of the half with an Elaine Ryan free as Abbeyknockmoy headed into the half time break 2-6 to 1-7 ahead at half time.

Victoria Tomkiewicz extended Abbeyknockmoy’s lead on the 31st minute. Finnerty through a free and Katie Mannion from play followed up with points for Mountbellew to reduce the deficit to one. Joyce added another point to her tally before Mountbellew began to get a grip on the game. Points from Finnerty, Mannion O’Donnell, Molly Mannion, Leah Murphy, Karen Somers and an all important goal from Murphy too, left Mountbellew Moylough 2-14 to 2-8 ahead heading into the final 8 minutes of the game. Megan Gannon and Sarah Keaveny swapped scores before, Coleman finished with three frees for Abbeyknockmoy but it wasn’t enough for them as Mountbellew Moylough ran out 2-15 to 2-12 winners on the night.

On Saturday morning in extremely wet conditions, Ahascragh Caltra took on Cappataggle in a very low scoring affair. Antoinette Cormican opened the scoring for Cappataggle in the opening minute with a point from play. Aoibhe Glynn replied with a free for Ahascragh Caltra a minute later. Michelle Skehill pointed a free for Cappataggle on the 4th minute. Cappataggle would fail to score for the rest of the game. Aoibhe Glynn pointed four more frees during the half while Caoimhe Ní Ceallaigh and Glynn also pointed from play to leave it 0-6 to 0-4 at half time in favour of Ahascragh Caltra.

Laoise Kirwan opened the scoring for Ahascragh Caltra on the 36th minute. Cappataggle were reduced to 14 players on the 41st minute when Michelle Skehill was shown a second yellow card by referee James Lundon. As conditions deteriorated, scores were very hard to come by. Two more Glynn frees and a point from their captain Molly Mulryan helped in extended Ahascragh Caltra’s lead as they ran out 0-10 to 0-2 winners on the day.

Quarter Final Fixtures




Athenry v Clarinbridge
30 Sep, 11am
Venue: Turloughmore
Ref: David Earls
FT: Athenry 0-7 Clarinbridge 1-3

Mullagh v Davitts
30 Sep, 11am
Venue: Portumna (Note venue change)
Ref: Liam Gordon
FT: Mullagh 3-12 Davitts 4-5

St Thomas v Sarsfields
1 Oct, 10:30am
Venue: St Thomas (*Note venue change)
Ref: Karol Collins
FT: Sarsfields 4-18 St Thomas 2-5

Ardrahan v Oranmore Maree
1 Oct, 1pm
Venue: Clarinbridge (*Note venue change)
Ref: James Lundon
FT: Oranmore 3-14 Ardrahan 2-12

Photo credit (Oranmore Maree v Ardrahan): Sandra Buck


Salthill Knocknacarra v Eyrecourt
29 Sep, 8pm
Venue: St Thomas (Note change in venue)
Ref: David Staunton
FT: Salthill Knocknacarra 0-17 Eyrecourt 1-4

Photo credit (Salthill Knocknacarra v Eyrecourt): Alan Leonard

Kinvara v Castlegar
1 Oct, 3pm
Venue: Clarinbridge
Ref: Kevin Egan
FT: Castlegar 2-20 Kinvara 0-16 (AET)



Mountbellew Moylough v Abbeyknockmoy
30 Sep, 8:15pm
Venue: Mountbellew
Ref: Alan Dwyer
FT: Mountbellew Moylough 2-15 Abbeyknockmoy 2-12

Killimor v St Colmans
1 Oct, 12pm
Venue: Killimor
Ref: Damian Mitchell
FT: Killimor 1-6 St Colmans 2-10

Ahascragh Caltra v Cappataggle
30Sep, 11am
Venue: Fohenagh
Ref: James Lundon
FT: Ahascragh Caltra 0-11 Cappataggle 0-2

Shamrocks v Pearses
30 Sep, 5:30pm
Venue: Leitrim Pitch
Ref: Kevin Egan
FT: Shamrocks 3-11 Pearses 0-2


DOWNLOAD: 2023 Junior A Club Championship program (PDF)


Kiltormer v Kiltullagh Killimordaly
1 Oct, 12pm
Venue: Kiltormer
Ref: Pakie Muldoon
FT: Kiltormer 7-8 Kiltullagh Killimordaly 0-6

Sarsfields v Ballinderreen
30 Sep, 5:30pm ** POSTPONED
Venue: Bullaun
Ref: Damian Mitchell

Liam Mellows v Portumna

30 Sep, 4:30pm
Venue: Liam Mellows
Ref: David Staunton
FT: Liam Mellows 3-13 Portumna 1-9

Photo credit: Don Soules Photography

Kilconieron v Turloughmore
1 Oct, 11:30am
Venue: Kilconieron
Ref: Mike Ryan
FT: Kilconieron 1-7 Turloughmore 0-10



Toureen v Athenry
30 Sep, 4pm **POSTPONED
Venue: Athenry
Ref: TBC

Craughwell v Cois Fharraige
1 Oct, 3pm
Venue: Gilligan Park, Craughwell
Ref: TBC
FT: Craughwell 6-9 Cois Fharraige 2-11

Skehana Menlough v Oranmore Maree
Result: Oranmore Maree conceded to Skehana



Ardrahan(2) v Beal Atha na Slua
8 Oct, 9:45am
Venue: Ardrahan
Ref: Kevin Egan

Liam Mellows v Castlebar Mitchels
7 Oct, 5:15pm
Venue: Ballyloughane
Ref: David Earls

Clarinbridge(2) v Kilconieron(2)
Date: tbc
Venue: tbc
Ref: tbc



Kinvara v Shamrocks
7 Oct, 12pm
Venue: Kinvara
Ref: Alan Dwyer

Davitts v Castlegar
8 Oct, 2pm
Venue: Duniry
Ref: Pakie Muldoon

Sylane v Salthill Knocknacarra
8 Oct, 10:30am
Venue: Sylane
Ref: Mike Ryan

Abbeyknockmoy v Westport
8 Oct, 3:30pm
Venue: Abbeyknockmoy
Ref: James Lundon

Junior D Club Championship


Craughwell(3) v Killimor(2)
7 Oct, 2pm
Venue: Gilligan Pitch, Craughwell
Ref: Noel Quinn

Ahascragh Caltra(2) v Castlegar(3)
Result: Castlegar conceded game

Sarsfields(3) v Turloughmore(2)
8 Oct, 10am
Venue: Bullaun
Ref: Tom Lally

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