Éire Óg and Brocagh played out the final of the junior camogie championship in Edendork on Saturday afternoon. Changeable weather conditions greeted both sides as they took to the field with Brocagh having a strong wind in their favour as the game got underway. They took the first point within five minutes as Éire Óg’s defence was being pressured from all directions. Faustina Canavan for Brocagh was feeding lots of early possession to her forwards with Maria Grogan standing firm in defence for Éire Óg. The pressure was relentless and Brocagh took three points just before the fifteen minute mark. They then scored a fine goal shortly after that as they extended their lead. Éire Óg did have some attacks that were ably dealt with despite a few goal mouth scrambles that could easily have resulted in a score. Canavan again for Brocagh was collecting every loose sliotar on half way as the pressure mounted on their opponents. A penalty on twenty five minutes was not taken advantage off as the ball went wide for Brocagh. Éire Óg got their first point shortly after, however in the last three minutes Brocagh added two of their own along with another goal.
Half Time: Éire Óg 0-1 (1) Brocagh 2-6 (12)
Éire Óg took to the field with an up- hill task ahead as the bad weather subsided and a sunny sky dominated. The introduction of Ailise Gormley for Éire Óg began to have an impact on the game. It wasn’t long before they started to overhaul the score board with a quick goal. Brocagh added a point shortly after before another Éire Óg goal within ten minutes. It was within a few minutes of that goal that their comeback was on. Another goal from Éire Óg saw them edge closer. Brocagh kept defending well and added a point from a free to settle their nerves. Éire Óg were on the ascendancy and the scores just kept on coming as they added a goal and two points to their tally within the next five minutes to give them the lead for the first time in the match with five minutes to go. The play was frantic from both sides and Brocaghs attack added a point to make the game all square. It was a free from a tight angle from Lionnir Ní Dhonnghaile that sealed the game for Éire Óg by a single point.
Final Score: Éire Óg 4-4(16) Brocagh 2-9(15)
Deirdre Fitzgerald presented joint captains Denise McCann and Bríd Uí Dhonnghaile with the winning trophy.
Ailise Gormley of Éire Óg received player of the match award and a crested Tyrone camogie bag was presented by Deirdre Fitzgerald from Tyrone camogie. A big thank you to Tony Cassidy from Edendork for all his help in setting up the venue and to Edendork club for the use of their facilities.