2023 Club Championships – Round 2

Round 2 of the 2023 Club Championships in the Windows & Rooflights Ltd Senior A & B Camogie Championship, the Duanes Hardware Intermediate Championship, the C2 Security Junior A Championship, the Junior B and Junior C Championships.

Club Results Round Up – Week 2

In the Windows and Rooflights LTD Senior A Championship there was victories for Athenry, Ardrahan, Sarsfields and Mullagh over the weekend. On Saturday Ardrahan ran out 14-point winners over Carnmore while Athenry took on Davitts in Kilbeacanty. Lorraine Farrell opened the scoring for Davitts with a point in the opening minute. Athenry then hit 1-3 without reply with points from Therese Donohue, Sabina Rabbitte and Eimear Keane while Donohue found the back of the Davitts net on the 7th minute. Catherine Hanley ended Athenry’s scoring streak with two points from play on the 11th and 14th minutes. Keane got her second point of the day on the 18th minute, but Davitts hit back with points from Ciara Hickey and a free from Hanley. Kerri O’Driscoll was denied a goal for Athenry due to a square ball. Sabina Rabbitte and Hanley swapped frees before the break to leave it Athenry 1-5 Davitts 0-6 heading into the half time break.

Davitts did suffer a setback in the first half as they lost their county star and centre half back Katie Anna Porter to a knee injury. Athenry dominated the second half scoring 2-10 without reply between the 32nd and 60th minutes of the half. Goals from Noreen Coen and Rabbitte and four points from Rabbitte through frees, four points from play for Donohue and points from Kayla Madden and Coen meant that Athenry were in full control of the game. Hanley finished out the game with two frees for Davitts but it wasn’t enough to see them over the line as Athenry ran out victorious on a scoreline of 3-15 to 0-8.

In Killimor on Sunday, Mullagh overcame Craughwell by seven points. Craughwell’s top scorer Leanne Freaney opened the scoring for Craughwell with two frees. Rachel Monaghan replied with one from play and one from a free while on the 10th minute, Erica Coen got Mullagh’s first major of the day when she found the back of the Craughwell net. Aoife Donohue kept extending Mullagh’s lead with two points in the space of a minute. Freaney ended Mullagh’s scoring spree when she added three more frees to her tally. Mullagh had the final say on the half however with two more Monaghan points while Leanne Fahy got her first goal at senior level just before the halftime to leave it Mullagh 2-6 Craughwell 0-5 heading into the break.

Monaghan and Freaney exchanged frees at the start of the second half. Tegan Canning broke through the Craughwell defence on the 39th minute to give them their third major of the day. Donohue and Canning followed up with two points to leave 12 between the sides with 17 minutes left on the clock. Freaney tried to get Craughwell back into it with 1-1 in the space of a minute. Monaghan followed up a minute later with Mullagh’s fourth goal of the day on the midway point of the half. Freaney followed up with two more frees while Coen pointed a free for Mullagh. Craughwell had the final say on the half when a long ball in from Ciara Reidy ended up in the back of the Mullagh net but it wasn’t enough as Mullagh ran out winners on a scoreline of Mullagh 4-10 Craughwell 2-9.

In Loughrea on Sunday, there was a repeat of the 2022 and 2021 county finals when Sarsfields took on Oranmore Maree. Sarsfields got off to the perfect start scoring 1-3 in the opening 6 minutes. Caoimhe Kelly got the opening score of the game when she broke through for a goal. Siobhán McGrath followed up with two points while Kelly got her first point of the day on the 6th minute to leave it 1-3 to 0-0 in favour of Sarsfields. Ailish O’Reilly opened Oranmore Maree’s accounts on the 7th minute but Shannon Corcoran replied with one from play to leave six between the sides. O’Reilly followed up with three frees between the 12th and 16th minutes to leave three between the sides heading into the 2nd quarter of the game. Kelly replied for Sarsfields but it was Oranmore Maree who finished out the half the strongest with three Eimear O’Donovan frees and a point from Rebecca Grealish on the 29th minute. This left the sides deadlocked at half-time, Sarsfields 1-4 Oranmore Maree 0-7.

It was Sarsfields who started the second half the strongest, with a free through McGrath and a point from Corcoran. O’Donovan followed up with a free on the 34 th minute to leave the minimum between the sides but Sarsfields started to get a grip on the game. Frees from McGrath and a long range effort from Maria Cooney and two well taken points from Klara Donohue on the stand side of Loughrea left five between the sides with 17 minutes left to go. Rachel Hanniffy, who was having a great game for Oranmore Maree followed up with a well taken score from play but it was Sarsfields who finished the game the strongest with two McGrath frees and a point from Kelly to leave it Sarsfields 1-14 Oranmore Maree 0-10.

In the Windows and Rooflights LTD Senior B Championship there were a few close encounters. Eyrecourt got their campaign back on track on Sunday when they overcame Kinvara by one point against Kinvara. On Friday, it was a clash of the city titans in a repeat of the 2022 Duanes Hardware Intermediate Final as Castlegar took on Salthill Knocknacarra in the first club camogie game to be played in Pearse Stadium. It was Castlegar that got off the mark the quickest with a point from Chloe Broderick during the opening two minutes. Aoife Kelly replied with a free for Salthill Knocknacarra. Chloe Broderick and Ines Morrision exchanged scores on the 8th and 10th minutes. Salthill Knocknacarra started to find players in space and with a few good passes of play, the ball ended up with Aoibhe Joyce and Joyce struck her first major of the day. Salthill Knocknacarra continued to keep the pressure on Castlegar with Aoife Kelly following up with another point from play but Broderick replied with a free for Castlegar to end their scoring spree. However, on the 20th minute, a poor clearance out of the Castlegar defence ended up in the path of Joyce and Joyce hit the back of the net for the second time to give Salthill Knocknacarra a six-point lead. Elisha and Chloe Broderick followed up with a point each, but Aoife Kelly had the final say of the half with a well taken point from play to leave it Salthill Knocknacarra 2-4 Castlegar 0-5.

Scores were hard to come by in the second half as both sides battled hard for each ball on the field. Both defences must be complimented as they stood strong. Three Chloe Broderick frees between the 35th and 46th minutes meant there was only two points between the sides heading into the final quarter. Aisling Griffin got Salthill Knocknacarra off the mark for the half on the 49th minute with a team from play. Broderick through a free and Aoife Kelly from play exchanged scores on the 52nd and 53rd minutes leaving three between the sides. However, on the 57th minute Martina Conroy found the back of the Salthill Knocknacarra net to leave the sides deadlocked. Laura Kelly had the opportunity to point two free which she missed but a long range free found Kelly in the 3rd minute of injury time and Kelly pointed a wonderful score from the stand side to leave it Salthill 2-7 Castlegar 1-9.

In Kilconieron on Saturday, it was a very physical battle between Clarinbridge and St Thomas. St Thomas got off to the dream start scoring 1-2 in the opening 12 minutes with points from Nakita Burke and Abbie Massey, while a great cross field ball found the oncoming Massey and Massey struck the ball into the back of the Clarinbridge net. Clarinbridge had the opportunity of a penalty however Sinead Skehill denied Niamh Niland the penalty. It took Clarinbridge 16 minutes to register their first score. Carrie Dolan got Clarinbridge off the mark with two frees and a point from play while Niland also chipped in with a well taken score to leave one between the sides. Massey stopped the Clarinbridge scoring spree on the 26 th minute with a well taken shot from distance but it was Clarinbridge who finished the strongest with two Niland points and a free from Dolan to leave it Clarinbridge 0-7 St Thomas 1-3 heading into the half time break.

Dolan with two points from play and Lorraine Coen with two points from frees swapped scores at the beginning of the second half. Two more Dolan points from play and a Niland point on the 56th minute made it look like Clarinbridge were going to pull away. However, St Thomas were awarded a penalty on the 56th minute and substitute Sarah Healy made no mistake in sticking it in the back of the net to leave the minimum between the sides. Niland responded straight away from the puck out. Skehill denied Clarinbridge with another goal scoring opportunity but on the 62nd minute, a long ball in from Siobhán Carr fell out of Skehill’s hand and into the back of the net. A minute later, Healy struck a long ball into the square and it lobbed into the back of the Clarinbridge. It wasn’t enough to get St Thomas over the line as it finished Clarinbridge 1-13 St Thomas 3-5.

Round 2 Fixtures



Ardrahan v Carnmore
26 Aug, 6:30pm
Venue: St Thomas
FT: Ardrahan 1-25 Carnmore 0-14

Athenry v Davitts
26 Aug, 6:15pm
Venue: Kilbeacanty
FT: Athenry 3-15 Davitts 0-8

Sarsfields v Oranmore Maree
27 Aug, 3:30pm
Venue: Loughrea
FT: Sarsfields 1-14 Oranmore Maree 0-10

Mullagh v Craughwell
27 Aug, 12:30pm
Venue: Killimor
FT: Mullagh 4-10 Craughwell 2-9



Salthill Knocknacarra v Castlegar
25 Aug, 6:45pm
Venue: Pearse Stadium
Ref: David Earls
FT: Salthill Knocknacarra 2-7 Castlegar 1-9

St Thomas v Clarinbridge
26 Aug, 12pm
Venue: Kilconieron
Ref: Sean Byrne
FT: St Thomas 3-5 Clarinbridge 1-13

Eyrecourt v Kinvara
27 Aug, 4pm
Venue: Kilbeacanty*
Ref: Noel Quinn
FT: Eyrecourt 0-13 Kinvara 0-12



Ahascragh Caltra v Mountbellew/Moylough
25 Aug, 7.15pm
Venue: Fohenagh
Ref: David Staunton
FT: Ahascragh Caltra 2-10 Mountbellew/Moylough 1-11

Pearses v St Colmans
26 Aug, 6:30pm
Venue: Ballymacward
FT: Pearses 1-6 St Colmans 0-13

Cappataggle v Abbeyknockmoy
24 Aug, 7pm
Venue: Mullagh
Ref: Pakie Muldoon
FT: Cappataggle 0-11 Abbeyknockmoy 1-5

Shamrocks v Killimor
Date: 27 Aug, 2pm
Venue: Loughrea
FT: Shamrocks 1-18 Killimor 0-2


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Liam Mellows v Ballinderreen
27 Aug, 1pm
Venue: Ballyloughane
Ref: Ronan Stankard
FT: Liam Mellows win

Kilconieron v Kiltormer
27 Aug, 7pm
Venue: Kilconieron
Ref: Sarah Gaughran
FT: Kilconieron 2-10 Kiltormer 2-10

Turloughmore v Sarsfields 2
26 Aug, 6:45pm
Venue: Coolarne
Ref: Angela Moran
FT: Turloughmore 1-7 Sarsfields 0-6

Portumna v Kiltullagh Killimordaly
24 Aug, 7:45pm
Venue: Portumna
Ref: David Cunningham
FT: Portumna 3-17 Kiltullagh Killimordaly 5-8



Skehana Menlough v Toureen
27 Aug, 6:30pm
Venue: Skehana
Ref: Mike Ryan

Oranmore Maree v Athenry
26 Aug, 7pm
Venue: Oranmore pitch
Ref: Pat McGrath

Carnmore v Craughwell
28 Aug, 7:15pm
Venue: Carnmore
Ref: James Lundon
FT: Craughwell 3-6 Carnmore 1-7



Kilconieron v Moycullen
31 Aug, 7:30pm
Venue: Kilconieron
Ref: Sarah Gaughran
FT: Kilconieron 2-5 Moycullen 3-11

Liam Mellows v Ardrahan
2 Sep, 6pm
Venue: Ballyloughane
Ref: Pat McGrath
FT: Liam Mellows 1-8 Ardrahan 5-10

Clarinbridge v Béal Átha na Slua
3 Sep, 11:30am
Venue: Clarinbridge
FT: Clarinbridge: 0-4 Ballinasloe 3-10



Salthill Knocknacarra v Castlegar
31 Aug, 7pm
Venue: The Prairie
Ref: Sean Byrne
FT: 1-9 Castlegar 1-6

Kinvara v Westport
1 Sept, 7pm
Venue: Kinvara
Ref: Angela Moran
FT: Kinvara 0-7 Westport 1-12

Sylane v Davitts
3 Sept, 12pm
Venue: Sylane
Ref: David Staunton
FT: Sylane 0-9 Davitts 0-9

Shamrocks v Abbeyknockmoy
FT: Shamrocks conceded to Abbeyknockmoy

Junior D Club Championship

Turloughmore v Castlegar
2 Sept, 6:30pm
Venue: Coolarne pitch
Ref: Sarah Gaughran
FT: Turloughmore 2-4 Castlegar 0-3

Kiltormer v Sarsfields
Points awarded to Sarsfields

St Colmans v Craughwell 3 (rescheduled)
FT: St Colmans 6-3 Craughwell 3-6

Killimor 2 v Ahascragh Caltra
1 Sept, 8:15pm
Venue: Killimor
Ref: Pakie Muldoon
FT: Killimor 5-9 Ahascragh Caltra 1-0

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