Kildare crowned Leinster camogie champions

Lilies show grit and determination to defeat Limerick

Tara Byrne

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Kildare crowned Leinster camogie champions

Kildare's Caoimhe Sheils and Sarah Shanahan of Limerick in action in the Littlewoods Camogie Division 3 camogie final. Picture©INPH

Kildare were crowned Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Division 3 League champions this afternoon following a great win over Limerick in Birr, on a final score line of Kildare 2-9 to 0-11.

Trailing by two points at  the break Kildare fought back to level but looked in trouble late on when Limerick were awarded a penalty. However Tanta Johnson stood her ground and denied Limerick. Siobhan Hurley then converted  a 45 before a late goal from Holly Tynan secured a brilliant victory for The Lilies.

Scorers: Kildare: Siobhan Hurley 0-8 (4f, 3 45’); Caoimhe Shiels 1-0; Holly Tynan 1-0; Lea Sutton 0-1. Limerick: Rebecca Noonan 0-8 (2f, 2 45’, 1 pen); Leanne Browne 0-1; Chloe O’Brien 0-1; Aisling Cunningham 0-1; Aine Cunningham 0-1.


Kildare: Tanya Johnson; Aine O’Neill, Nicole Malcolmson, Erin McEvoy; Caoilfhionn Hallissey, Aoife Trant; Ellen Morgan; Maria Doyle, Kelly Perkins; Siobhan Hurley, Fiona Trant, Caoimhe Shields; Shauna Mulligan, Lea Sutton, Aoife Fitzgerald. Subs: Holly Tynan for Fitzgerald, 49.

Limerick: Leah O’Carroll; Yvonne Lee, Kate Ambrose, Emma Barry; Sarah Shanahan, Tara Fitzgibbon, Kate Herbert; Chloe O’Brien, Leanne Browne; Rebecca Noonan, Grace Lee, Geri Maye O’Kelly; Aine Cunningham, Breda O’Keeffe, Aisling Cunningham. Subs: Anne Kennedy for O’Keeffe, 51.