History was made this morning in Martinstown as the school’s camogie team claimed a south title at their first attempt.
Herbertstown 1.02 Manister 1.00
Our camogie team travelled to Martinstown this morning having already claimed a couple of firsts for the school. It was the first year that the school entered a camogie team in the south division and following a blitz last week a place in a first final was achieved. Dozens of supporters joined parents and staff on the sidelines to cheer on the girls.
The match started at a frantic pace with Manister launching a few early attacks on the Herbertstown goal. It was the girls in maroon and white who registered the first score however as Aisling landed a free from the sideline. This spurred on the Herbertstown attack and some smart link up play involving Lauren and Holly led to a kicked attempt from Caoimhe which almost raised a green flag. Manister got themselves on the scoreboard with a goal and at half time Mainister led by 2 points.
Herbertstown started strongly in the second half and the defensive unit, which included Áine, Eva and Olivia, were tenacious in their efforts. Another free brought the gap to a solidarity point. Some nervy moments followed as numerous great attempts just tailed wide. It was starting to seem like it wasn’t going to be the girls’ day. Chloe was introduced to bolster the attack as Herbertstown refused to accept defeat. With time almost up, the ball broke to Aisling who escaped her marker and hammered a shot to the corner of the net. The final whistle sounded shortly afterwards and huge celebrations followed.
Manister principal Peter Lavin then presented a cup to a Herbertstown camogie captain for the first time. Massive congratulations to the girls and their coach Mr. Wixted!