Historic day for Salthill-Knocknacarra camogie

Galway Junior Champions: Salthill-Knocknacarra Hockey team: Front row (L-R),  Fiona O’Sullivan, Mary Murray, Eimear Kelly, Sarah Keane, Ines Morrisson, Aoife Keane, Orla Callanan (capt), Siobhan Divilly, Fiona Kelly, Vicky Flanagan.  
Back row (L-R), Hannah Hernon, Emma Madden, Aine Griffin, Evie Hayes, Ava Conlon, Aoibhe McGinley, Aisling Griffin, Ailbhe O’Grady Corcoran, Claire Murray, Sorcha McGinley, Rebecca Patten, Camille Keane, Laura Kelly.

Galway Junior Champions: Salthill-Knocknacarra Hockey team: Front row (L-R), Fiona O’Sullivan, Mary Murray, Eimear Kelly, Sarah Keane, Ines Morrisson, Aoife Keane, Orla Callanan (capt), Siobhan Divilly, Fiona Kelly, Vicky Flanagan. Back row (L-R), Hannah Hernon, Emma Madden, Aine Griffin, Evie Hayes, Ava Conlon, Aoibhe McGinley, Aisling Griffin, Ailbhe O’Grady Corcoran, Claire Murray, Sorcha McGinley, Rebecca Patten, Camille Keane, Laura Kelly.

Salthill-Knocknacarra camogie team made history at the weekend, winning the Junior A county final on Sunday.

It ensures Salthill-Knocknacarra camogie will complete in the intermediate championship next year for the first time.

Salthill-Knocknacarra met Sarsfields in the final in Duggan Park, Ballinasloe, winning by a single point, 1-12 to 1-11.

The game was close throughout the entire match, but the city girls pulled away in the end with Laura Kelly scoring the final point in injury time to win the game. Kelly was in top-class striking form, scoring all 1-12, and was the deserved winner of the Player of the Match award.

Led by captain Orla Callanan, Salthill-Knockncarra boasted strong performances from Orla Callanan, Siobhan Divilly, Evie Hayes, Aisling Griffin and Sorcha McGinley.

 

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