By Derek Kiely
YOUGHAL'S Camogie under 16 team are through to the last eight of the Cork County Under 16 Camogie Championship after a very convincing victory over Sarsfields in Riverstown on Sunday last.
Youghal took the lead through the full forward Shannon Bulman Joyce who struck over a '45' on the fifth minute.
But then out of the blue Sars broke out of defence on the 9th minute and a shot attempt for a point dipped over the Youghal goal keeper Niamh Kellly into the goal, but this was to be the only score from Sars in the match.
Youghal peppered the Sarsfields goal, but the Sars goal keeper was in fine form making save after save, but eventually something had to give.
A Free from Shannon followed by a fine point from the full forward levelled matters 7 minutes before half time.
Youghal were now buzzing and then Shannon Bulman Joyce gave Youghal the lead with three minutes to go to half time, then seconds later a pass from Aoife McCarthy found Ellie Budds on the left wing and the corner forward rained in towards the Sars goal and duly buried the ball into the net.
On the stroke of the short whistle Shannon popped over another pointed free and Youghal led by five points at the break.
The second half was dominated by Youghal with some brilliant performances especially from Chloe Landers, Leah Broderick and Amerah Hickey.
Just three minutes into the second half and Shannon Bulman Joyce pointed from play on the left wing off the right shoulder.
After five minutes and following a string of great saves from the Sarsfields keeper Shannon was on target again, this time from the right.
On the 47th minute the same combination for the first Youghal goal Aoife McCarthy and Ellie Budds linked up again.
Aoife again supplied the crucial pass and Ellie finished with another great goal and Youghal led by ten points with 13 minutes remaining.
Then the goal of the match three minutes later when Shannon Bulman Joyce picked up the ball on the right side and from 20 meters out she blasted the ball into the left corner of the Sarsfields net.
Youghal added another pointed free through Shannon and finished convincing winners and booked their place into the Cork County Quarter Final.
Scorers for Youghal: Shannon Bulman Joyce 1-08, Ellie Budds 2-00
Niamh Kelly, Gemma O'Brien, Shannon Watson, Niamh Crowley, Chloe Landers, Michella Dalton, Amy Hennessy, Niamh Roche, Amerah Hickey, Aoife McCarthy, Leah Broderick, Sarah O'Brien, Ellie Budds, Shannon Bulman Joyce, Erin Galvin.
Subs Louise Dempsey for Sarah O'Brien (HT) Clodagh O'Keefe for Amy Hennessy (HT) Sophie Monaghan for Ellie Budds (51)