U16 Camogie- Na Fianna overcome Kilmessan/Dunderry
    U16 Camogie Final (Updated)
    Na Fianna 3 - 11
    Kilmessan/Dunderry 0 - 6
    Having read in the national papers at the weekend that underage camogie is hard to promote in Meath because club level "would not be strong", it would be hard to agree with that statement following the magnificent display of camogie by both Na Fianna and Kilmessan/Dunderry in Trim last Saturday the 16th
    The weather was atrocious but that didn't dampen any spirits or detract from the skills on display. 
    A largecrowd watched a great game of camogie played at break neck speed and with some wonderful skills, from side line cuts to 45's these girls had it all. 
    The final score certainly did not reflect the overall picture, whereit may look like Na Fianna ran away with this game, Kilmessan/Dunderry were a constant threat and Na
    Fianna had to be on their toes at all times.
    It was Kilmessan/Dunderry who were quickest out off the blocks with Carrie Doyle causing the Na Fianna backs concern with darting runs and fast feet. 
    Abbye Donnelly was a tower of strength at full back catching every ball which came her way. 
    The Na Fianna management made a few early switches and this more or less dried up the Kilmessan/Dunderry scoring threat with Na Fianna's half back line of Megan Jones, Niamh
    Mulvihill and Hazel O'Reilly Higgins gradually taking control in that area of the field.
    With the scores level at 6 points a piece Na Fianna upped their intensity and began to run at the Kilmessan/Dunderry defence and began to take some long range points with 4 in a row from the very skilful Leah Devine and a wonderful opportunist goal by Liz Forde. 
    Leah Dennehy was a constant threat but was
    well shepherded by Na Fianna's full back line of Sophie Healy, Niamh Coffey and Shannon Swaine.
    Where Na Fianna excelled was their link play between their lines, Devine and Captain Eimear Fagan performed this role like the ultimate professionals they are, providing the half forward line of Ellen Brogan, Emer Clarke and Emma Regan with great service who in turn rained ball in on their full forward line of Liz Forde, Roisin Malone and Ellen O'Hara.
    Nicole Conlon, Maeve Lally and Rachael Duffy were excellent for Kilmessan/Dunderry as were Derabhla Brady, Ciara Brady, Aiobheen Lally and Hanna Russell. Also playing very well for Kilmessan/Dunderry were Rebecca Lee, Hannah Russel, Emily Walsh, Rachael O’Neill, Grace Stenson and Eve Harlin.
    It would be hard to write this report with making a special reference to Caoimhe Slattery in the Na Fianna goals. Watch this space but this girl has a bright future ahead of her.
    Na Fianna used 5 subs with Niamh Griffin coming in a half time to score 1 - 1. Rachael Forde, Lauryn McElvanna, Annamaire Brogan and Erin Farrell all playing well when introduced. 
    Kilmessan/Dunderry also
    introduced a number of subs who played excellent camogie
    The club scene at juvenile level is alive and well in Meath.
    Na Fianna: Caoimhe Slattery, Shannon Swaine, Niamh Coffey, Sophie Healy, Megan Jones, Niamh Mulvihill, Hazel O'Reilly-Higgins, Eimear Fagan (0-1), Leah Devine (0-5), Ellen Brogan, Emma Regan (1-2), Emer
    Clarke, Ellen O'Hara (0-1), Liz Forde (1-1), Roisin Malone, Niamh Griffin (1-1), Lauren McElvanna, Rachael Forde, Annamarie Brogan and Erin Farrell.
    Kilmessan/Dunderry: Rachael Duffy, Ciara Brady, Abbye Donnelly, Aiobheen Lally, Rebbeca Lee, Maeve Lally,
    Emily Walsh, Grace Stenson, Hannah Russel, Carrie Doyle, Derabhla Brady, Nicole Conlon, Eve Harlin, Leah
    Dennehy, Rachael O’Neill, Aiobheen Kiernan, Katie Connell, Catlin Gorman and Ellie Keenan


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