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Dominican College Senior(U 19) camogie team played St Marys Nenagh in an All Ireland B Semi-Final in Na Fianna on Saturday 9th. It was a pulsating game from start to finish with both set of backs dominating for large periods. Dominican College started well with 3 unanswered points from captain Caoimhe Walsh, corner forward Éile O'Ceallaigh and wing forward Anna Sullivan. Dominican College were against the breeze in the first half and Nenagh took advantage to reply with 4 unanswered points to go in at half time 04 - 03 ahead.
Points were traded throughout the second half - Anna O'Dwyer flawless at frees. the Dominican girls went ahead through a goal from Anna O´Dwyer with 5 minutes from the end to go 1-6 to 0-8 ahead. A last minute free decided the game with Nenagh trying to equalize. The ball somehow found its way into the net from the free to finish the game 1-8 to 1-6 for Nenagh. A fantastic year for the Dominican girls winning the Dublin A championship and showing they can match any team in the country. (Eoin Ryan)
Today is the day that we've been waiting for. The Senior Camogie team are in the All-Ireland Schools' B semi-final against a very strong St. Mary's from Nenagh. On "home" ground in Na Fianna, our team have trained well and are eager for the contest. It's the biggest game to date for these young players but for many it is just a stepping stone for bigger club and county games. We are proud of them all. Well done too to Mr. Ryan and Mr. Lahert.
Fiona Isdell, Rachel Dobbs, Rachel Fitzsimons and Kate O’Neill produced the attached commemorative booklet with the help of Mr. Costello.
Go n-eirí go geall linn.
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
School Sports Star Of The Week: Saibh Mangan (Dominican College) – The Evening Herald – January 24 2019
STAR OF THE WEEK - SAIBH MANGAN (DOMINICAN COLLEGE)
ON a day when the margins of error were always likely to be small, Saibh Mangan’s final haul of 2-3 was a decisive factor in Dominican College’s Dublin Senior ‘A’ Camogie Championship final victory over Loreto Beaufort last Thursday.
While both of her goals proved crucial towards their overall success, the full-forward’s 35th-minute goal was the catalyst for a powerful second-half showing. With her leadership qualities also on display, she is a worthy winner of this weekly award.
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).