Youghal camogie started off their league campaign with a flying start on Friday 1st April under lights on their home ground.
Youghal started off at a slow pace for the first 10 minutes, but a Shona Cunningham free from the 45 steadied the girls.
In the first half of the game the score line showed 1- 3 to Ballincollig's 0-3, 5 of Ballincollig's points came from frees.
Captain, Siobhan Downing wracked up 1 - 1 and wing forward Roisin O'Keeffe scoring 1 point - all from play.
After a dominated first half from Youghal the second half was hard fought after a strong Ballincollig side came out blazing in the second half.
Changes at half time brought on Aishling Siochru in place of Michaela Dalton at left half back.
Danger woman Leah Broderick was first to get on the score board in the second half with a fine point from just inside the 45.
Youghal had a very strong breeze with them in the second half and were unlucky when given frees weren’t able to take their chances.
More scores were to come from Siobhan Downing in the second half when she looked unstoppable with knocking in 2 - 1, one goal coming from a free.
Also on form from frees was centre back Shona Cunningham, not in her usual possession but looking at her ease was able to also cos havoc with the Ballincollig side by scoring a goal from a free.
Ballincollig scored 3 more points (2 from frees) in the second half but it wasn’t good enough and Youghals fitness showed in the last 10 minutes with surging runs from the wing backs and midfielders fielding excellent ball into the centre forward Edel O'Connell who was unmark able on the night.
Team Dawn Kelly Michaela Dalton Ann o Connell, Ashley Corcoran Chloe Daly Shona Cunningham (1- 1) Niamh Quill Katie Sloane (0 - 1) Catherine O'Donoghue (0 -1) Leah Broderick (0-1) Edel O'Connell Roisin O'Keeffe (0-1) Amy Motherway Siobhan Downing (C) (4-3) Kelly McCarthy
Substitions Ashling Siochru for Michaela Dalton Cathriona Bulman for Chloe Daly Sarah Flavin for Leah Broderick