On Friday 25th of January 2019 the Dominican Junior camogie team took on Loreto Beaufort in the Division A Dublin School’s Championship (in a repeat of the Senior A final)
The match was played in Naomh Mearnog Portmarnock at 12pm.
The Dominican girls starting well with the first point of the game thanks to a free from right half forward Anna Sullivan. The teams trading points throughout the half to end the first half all square with 0-6 points each.
Loreto Beaufort started the second half strongly but were kept out by a gallant defence - trojan work by Jenny Gleeson and Aoife Nolan. Then Dominican College scored 1-3 unanswered, thanks to a great goal by full forward Eile O Ceallaigh and points from Aifric Mangan, Anna Sullivan and Isabelle McGarry. Just when we thought that we were well ahead, Loreto got 2 quick goals to level the game with ten minutes to go. The teams continued trading points.Then the defining moment came when Eile Ó'Ceallaigh scored her second goal with 5 minutes to go, rounding her opponent and firing in to the top of the net.
The game ended 2-15 to 3-7 to Dominican College .
Both the team and the huge group of supporters were delighted to bring the trophy back to Dominican College Griffith Avenue for the first time in it's recent history.
The girls will now play in the All Ireland Semi Final on Feb 23rd (opponents yet to be decided).
Team; Sarah Cullen, Niamh Bergin, Aoife Nolan, Amie Trawally, Jenny Gleeson, Emily Bryne(c), Ruth Fitzsimons, Eva Ahern, Sophia Nyhan, Anna Sullivan, Aifric Mangan, Ailbhe Noonan, Eile O Ceallaigh, Ciara Kavanagh, Isabelle Mc Garry, Catriona Mc Mahon, Aisling Cullen, Emily Hughes, Meadbh Tierney, Abbie McDonald, Meadbh Farrelly, Sophia Lestrange, Kellie Moran, Hannah Cullen
Dublin Schools Senior ‘A’ Camogie Championship Final: Dominican College V Loreto Beaufort – The Evening Herald – January 24 2019
DUBLIN SCHOOLS SEN ‘A’ CAMOGIE FINAL: DOMINICAN COLL 4-7 LORETO BEAUFORT 1-9
DOMINICAN DO THE BUSINESS: Magical Mangan delivers goals which prove key for northsiders in final victory over Loreto
DOMINICAN College produced a dominant second-half display in Abbotstown last Friday afternoon to claim the Dublin Schools Senior ‘A’ Camogie Championship title.
Despite finding themselves just one point in front on the half-hour mark (2-2 to 1-4), the Drumcondra side turned on the style after the break to see off the challenge of Loreto Beaufort. Following a tentative start, Anna O’Dwyer’s 11th-minute point for Dominicans was quickly supplemented by a superb Saibh Mangan goal.
While the northsiders threatened to run riot when Eile O Ceallaigh added another three-pointer, their Rathfarnham counterparts delivered an impressive rebuttal. After Ciara Murphy fired clinically beyond Karen O’Connell’s reach, Loreto edged themselves back into contention.
Hollyn Kennedy points either side of the interval wiped out their opponents’ slender cushion, but Dominicans responded to these set-backs in the most emphatic way possible. Mangan’s speculative 35th-minute shot found its way to the Loreto net and O Ceallaigh conjured her second goal at the end of a subsequent attack.
O’Dwyer and Mangan posted additional points to give Dominicans am eight-point buffer, while Mangan’s younger sister – Aifric – also found the target off the bench. To Loreto’s credit, their continued peserverance was rewarded in the shape of four final-quarter points – including three by Rachel Dolan.
However, with Anna Sullivan converting a 40-metre free, Dominicans convincingly secured the top-tier crown.
Scorers – Dominican College: S Mangan 2-3, E O Ceallaigh 2-0, A O’Dwyer 0-2, A Sullivan (f), A Mangan 0-1 each. Loreto Beaufort: C Murphy 1-3 (0-1 ’45’), R Dolan 0-3 (2f, 1 ’45’), H Kennedy 0-2, M Fitzpatrick 0-1.
DOMINICAN COLLEGE: K O’Connell; E Healy, S Fitzgerald, A Brennan; A Berry, E Bryne, A Lynch; Z Ryan, E Ahern; A O’Dwyer, F Isdell, A Sullivan; C Walsh, S Mangan, E O Ceallaigh. Subs: A Mangan for Walsh (39), I McGarry for Sullivan (61).
(Feb 27, 2014 The Herald)
MARY Cronin was the star performer at Mobhi Road yesterday afternoon, as Dominican College booked their place in O'Neill's Senior 'D' All-Ireland Championship decider courtesy of a gutsy victory over Loreto College, Mullingar.
DOMINICAN COLLEGE 1-12
LORETO MULLINGAR 1-6
Loreto captain Julie McLoughlin was a thorn in the side of the Dominican rearguard throughout the contest, and with the exception of a long-range pointed free by half-back Fiona Glynn, contributed all of the Westmeath school's final tally.
This wasn't enough to give Róisín Scally's outfit the triumph that they desired, however, and with corner-forward Claire Byrne finding the back of the Loreto net in the 46th minute, Dominican's were able to push on for a memorable success.
The Griffith Avenue outfit had secured the Dublin title with a thrilling 6-2 to 3-5 win over Loreto Beaufort last month, but it was their Lake County opponents who drew first blood in this outing.
Just three minutes into the action, the dynamic McLoughlin split the posts under the pressure, and even though Dominicans responded with impressive scores from half-forward duo Aoife Wade and the aforementioned Cronin, a subsequent brace by McLoughlin offered Loreto a slender advantage.
Rachel Egan levelled matters for a third time courtesy of a 12th minute point, but following a scrappy spell for both teams, the increasingly elusive McLoughlin sparked fresh impetus into the game when she shot brilliantly past Dominican's netminder Ciara Tierney from a right-hand angle eight minutes before the interval.
This was a hammer blow for the north Dubliners so close to the mid-way point, but they quickly restored parity thanks to a trio of successful placed-ball scores by reliable midfielder Niamh Rock.
Indeed, Cronin's second point of the day ensured that they brought a 0-7 to 1-3 cushion into the second period, and although the outstanding McLoughlin immediately cancelled out this buffer after the restart, the pacey Cronin was once again on target from a distance of 40 metres in the 38th minute.
Glynn's terrific pointed free from distance had set-up a nerve-wracking final-quarter, but when Loreto's Meadbh Scally failed to deal with a speculative effort on goal by the industrious Byrne 14 minutes from the end, Dominican suddenly found themselves in the ascendancy.
Thanks to strong defensive work by Niamh Gleeson and Ashley O'Sullivan, Dominicans were able to keep Loreto at bay as the final-whistle approached, and fine scores from Byrne, Wade and Cronin provided significant daylight between the sides.
Loreto finally added their third point of the half via the tireless McLoughlin five into time added on, but thanks to a fifth point for the magnificent Cronin, Dominican's passage to the final was emphatically sealed.
Scorers – Dominican College: M Cronin 0-5, C Byrne 1-1, N Rock 0-3 (3f), A Wade 0-2, R Egan 0-1. Loreto Mullingar: J McLoughlin 1-5 (0-1f), F Glynn 0-1 (f).
DOMINICAN COLLEGE: C Tierney; C Ellis, N Gleeson, H Brunton; A O'Sullivan, R O'Donoghue, B Hennessy; C Murphy, N Rock; A Wade, M Cronin, N Witter; R Egan, N Murphy, C Byrne. Subs: K O'Neill for Hennessy (36), Hennessy for Egan (58), H Carty for C Murphy (60).
LORETO MULLINGAR: M Scally; S Kearney, L Dunne, S McGrath; F Glynn, N Horan, S Coughlan; S McLoughlin, K Heffernan; A Ruane, J McLoughlin, C Kenny; S Maher, O Kelleghan, L Gavigan.
Subs: R Kelly for Maher (h-t), G O'Connor for Kearney (50).
Referee: M Ward (Laois).
On Friday 18th of January 2019 the Dominican Senior Camogie team took on Loreto Beaufort in the final of the Division A Dublin School’s Championship. It was an intense match throughout but the Dominican girls persevered and there were great battles all over the pitch. With outstanding performances from each of the six backs, the Beaufort forwards found it difficult to score following some brilliant saves by Karen O’Connell. Zara Ryan and Eva Ahern were a strong pairing in midfield helping Dominican College keep a strong attack. It was a very close first half and we were only a point up at half time.
The Dominican forwards were relentless in the second half with some brilliant scores from Eile O’Ceallaigh and Saibh Mangan. The game ended 4-7 to 1-9 to Dominican College. Both the team and the huge group of supporters were delighted to bring the trophy back to Dominican College Griffith Avenue for the first timesince Eccles Street dominated the competition.
By Caoimhe Walshe and Saibh Mangan