Oulart the Ballagh take SE Systems Sevens Camogie honours

By Cóilín Duffy

Oulart the Ballagh had to work hard, before claiming the 42nd SE Systems Kilmacud Crokes All-Ireland Camogie Sevens title this evening.

The Wexford outfit edged Clonoulty/Rossmore by just a point on a 1-14 to 2-10 score-line in the final at Glenalbyn.

Both teams had their periods of dominance in this contest with Oulart firing the first three points, but an Ireena Fryday goal provided Clonoulty’s first score, and levelled the contest.

Clonoulty went on to take a 1-04 to 0-03 lead, but Oulart fought back with an Ursula Jacob goal helping them to a 1-07 to 1-05 interval lead.

A second Fryday goal saw Clonoulty take a 2-06 to 1-08 advantage on the restart, but Oulart dug deep for victory.

After the game Oulart the Ballagh captain Ciara Storey received the Prionsias Ó Crónáin Cup from Kilmacud Crokes Camogie Chairperson Patricia Lloyd.

Ciara, also won the Poc Fada competition on the day, with Clonoulty-Rossmore’s Cáit Devane taking the Player of the Tournament award.

Inagh Kilnamona made it a day to remember, with the Clare club capturing Shield honours thanks to a 4-07 to 0-03 win over Oranmore of Galway.

In their debut in the competition, and with eight of their 10-strong panel all under the age of 17; they showed great leadership and maturity to take honours.

Goals were key in the decider, with Theresa O’Keefe (2), Jane Fitzgerald and Helen Hehir all finding the back of the net.

Eimear O’Donovan tried hard to Oranmore, and registered all of her sides scores from placed balls.

Clare player Fiona Lafferty was also in strong form, scoring four points.

The plate final provided a nail biting encounter, before Cargin from Antrim captured honours, thanks to a slender 4-03 to 4-02 win over Inniskeen from Monaghan.

Both sides had their periods of dominance in this contest, with Cargin opening brightly thanks to a Katie McAnenly goal.

But just a point separated the sides at the break, after Tina Quigley netted the first of four goals for her side, to ensure a 1-02 to 1-01 interval score-line.

Antrim Poc Fada Champion Eleanor Mallon netted for Cargin on the restart, but Inniskeen never gave up, with Quigley netting three successful goals.

4-01 to 2-02 ahead, Inniskeen looked like taking honours, but Cargin dug deep, outscoring their opponents by 2-01 to 0-01 in the closing minutes, including a decisive goal from McAnenly late on.


Oulart the Ballagh captain Ciara Storey receives the Prionsias Ó Crónáin Cup from Kilmacud Crokes Camogie Chairperson Patricia Lloyd.

Young Players Launch the SE Systems Camogie 7s 2015

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SE Systems Kilmacud Crokes All Ireland Camogie 7s 2015


Kilmacud Crokes Camogie Club is hosting the 42nd All-Ireland Camogie Seven-aSide Competition on Saturday, 12 September 2015 in Stillorgan, Dublin.

Pitches in Glenalbyn and Silverpark are used with a third venue close by to cater for the 48 teams that take part. Invitations are sent in July with the closing date being Friday, 21st August 2015. Clubs whose applications and entry fees have been received by this date will be considered.

In recent years, the competition is divided into 3 sections; the Prionsais Ó Cronain Cup (for clubs from the traditionally stronger counties), the Sean Flynn Shield (for clubs from the remaining counties) and a Plate competition (for the weakest clubs). Allocation into the various sections is dependent on a club's success within their own county and the camogie strength of that county. The relevant information to make that decision is gathered from the County secretaries.

Teams are divided into groups of four and play three matches before the playoff stages commence. Matches begin at 10.30am and the finals are usually at around 5.30pm to 6pm.

A Puc Fada Competition also takes place in Glenalbyn at approximately 3pm and one player from each team entered is entitled to be nominated. A Wall Ball Competition has also been introduced, and is proving to be very popular. Any female player/coach/spectator can enter this competition.

Any queries regarding the competition can be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or to Patricia Lloyd on 087 2392109 (evenings only). Please mention your Club name in all correspondence.