he minors took on Banteer on a very wild Sunday evening.
The team traveled 2 hours to North Cork with only one thing on their mind.
The game started off well with Shannen Bulman sending a very fine point from play over the bar. Midfield Niamh Quill could be found everywhere on the night and was an inspiration to her team mates on how the game of camogie is to be played. An inspiring effort from centre back Chloe Daly kept the centre back from getting on the ball.
Youghal played with the4 wind in the first half and there was a huge amount of ball given to the full forward line. Ellie Budds was on hand to put the ball in the back of the net, a task that she has made her own in the last year. Ellie seems to be in the right place when opportunities arise for her. The Youghal side had it tough in the first half keeping the centre half line at bay but great play from the backs resulted in only one point from the Banteer side.
At half time the score line read 1-5 to 0-1 to Youghal. A pep talk from the side line gave the girls the encouragement that they deserved and they went in to the second half with confidence.
The second half was well fought and a great stop from Amy Hennesey in goal kept the Banteer side from going ahead.
The Youghal side never left their guard down and they battled on to tally 3 more points from play from full forward Shannen Bulman Joyce.
The girls came up trumps when the final whistle blew they came home with a victory with a score line of 1-8 to 1-6.
Team – Amy Hennessey, Nora Sheehan, Shannon Watson, Gemma O’Brien, Chaela Dalton, Chloe Daly, Aishling Siochru, Niamh Quill, Leah Broderick, Alannah Finn, Roisin O’Keeffe ( C ) Ellie Budds, Shannen Bulman Joyce, Aishling O’Brien.
The girls now progress to the next round of the Minor Championship with dates of next game to be confirmed.
Youghal V Na Piarsaigh Junior B Semi Final 2-7 to 3-5
Na Piarsaigh progressed to the final where they beat Sliabh Rua by a goal.
Well done to Na Piarsaigh who lifted the Junior B title.