First Senior Camogie Shield title for Jude’s

First Senior Camogie Shield title for Jude’s

A FIRST Division One Camogie Shield title was secured by St Jude's on Sunday after they overcame the challenge of Ballinteer St John's 3-14 to 1-7 in Marlay Park.

It was a great occasion for the Templeogue girls who showed great spirit and determination after getting off to the worst possible start.

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Indeed, Jude's looked in real trouble after 10 minutes of play when they fell behind 1-4 to 0-0.

However Jude's stuck to their game plan and replied with back-to-back scores including a fine goal from Aoife Walsh.

The goal gave Jude's a big lift and this was added to with a point from Ciara O'Riordan to level maters.

By the break, Jude’s grew in confidence and built up a 1-9 to 1-5 lead and were now in the driving seat.

They defended superbly in the second half to restrict John’s to just two points while keeper – Dublin star Faye McCarthy was superb throughout.

Aoife Walsh led by example in the second half and completed her hat-trick by scoring two goals and rounding off a fine display.

Captain Sinead Nolan played a key role as the Templeogue side went on to record an historic victory.