St Jude’s Under 15s complete camogie double
ST JUDE’S Under 15s accounted for the positive side in a weekend of mixed fortunes for the club on the Dublin camogie front.
Indeed they came through a tough battle with Kilmacud Crokes to win out 3-5 to 2-4 and lift the Division One Camogie Shield after the club’s Under 14s had been beaten by neighbours Faughs 7-3 to 1-9 in the Under 14 Division Two Championship decider.
While they had won the Division One League title earlier in the season, the Jude’s Under 15s had suffered their own share of heartbreak after, pretty much the same team, lost out to Na Fianna in the Division One Football Championship showpiece.
And while they were determined to end their season on a high note, they got nothing easy from a Crokes team with whom they found themselves deadlocked at the halftime recess and trailing by a point heading into the final quarter.
But aided by the heavy contribution from Eimear Kehoe who finished up with two goals and three points to her name, the Templeogue side did enough to make it a double on the camogie front this term.
It was Anna Marie Durkan who accounted for their first-half goal as they went in at the break tied with Crokes at 1-2 apiece.
Kehoe’s two second half goals, one of which came from a free, together with superbly struck points by Liadh Murray and Riada Ni Chasaide helped see them over the line.
It was a gritty all-round performance by this Jude’s side who were led strongly by co-captain’s Sarah Frisby and Emma Maher.
There was no such joy for the St Jude’s Under 14 team, who despite a battling display, lost to neigbouring rivals Faughs.
Orla Keirghran accounted for their only goal of their game while Éile Caffrey as among the point scorers and Sally McShane and Katie Fitzgerald worked hard in defence.
Robin Winters and Rosin French also had fine games for this very young Jude’s team which reached the league final earlier this season, losing out to Oliver Plunkett’s on that occasion.