Posted on 30/05/2013 · Posted in Latest News

Eastern Camogie Finals


Last week the East Waterford Camogie Finals took place at WalshPark, where signs of summer had finally come to fruition.  With the grass groomed, the ground hard and the sun shining, the players and spectators were treated to perfect conditions at the home of Waterford’s hurling.

The first of the camogie finals to be played was the Roinn A decider between the city’s PresentationPrimary School and Ballygunner.  Unfortunately, for last year’s runners up, The Presentation Primary School, things in the first half did not go their way again, as the girls from Ballygunner lead 3-1 to 0-0 at half time.  The second half continued in the fashion of the first with Ballygunner displaying some impressive camogie skills hitting the back of the Presentation’s net a further three times, as well as knocking over a couple of points.  As the final whistle sounded three times to signal the game’s end, the score board read, Ballygunner 6-3, Presentation 0-0, as the cheers and tears began on the different sides of the result.

Next up, was the Roinn B decider between Dunhill NS and the St. Ursula’s Primary School, country against city so to speak.  This game was a more balanced affair with some impressive goals and points from both sides in the opening half.  As the day’s referee Noel O’Sullivan sounded the feadóg for half time, it was the Ursuline to the fore with an impressive score of 4-2 to Dunhill’s 1-2.  The second half again produced some great scores and the game tightened up.  Dunhill managed to score a couple of goals while keeping the green flags to a minimum at the other end.  The Ursuline girls did add to their tally though, as they slotted over a total of five points in the second half, which was enough to land them their first Camogie title in many years, winning the match 4-7 to Dunhill’s 3-2.  An excellent performance from both sides it must be said.

The final game of the camogie finals involved two of our county’s smaller schools as Carrickbeg’s Crehena, took on Seafield Knockmahon.  The Roinn C fixture started slowly and the first half was a very cautious tight affair, leaving the game tied at no score at half time.  If the first half gave the supporters little to cheer about, the second half was a totally different affair.  The goals started to rack up for Seafield as they began to rattle the net, time after time.  Crehana too, got themselves together in the second half, replying to Seafield’s goals with a goal and a point of their own.  However, it was Seafield who proved to be the stronger of the two and their score of 4-0 to Crehana’s 1-2 was enough for them to mount the steps of Walsh Park and raise the all important winners trophy.

A big thank you must be given to all those who helped out on the day to make the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Camogie Finals a success on the day, Pat Carroll and his team in Walsh Park, Noel O’Sullivan for refereeing the matches, the committee of Eastern Phort Lairge Cumann na mBunscol and to the pupils, schools, teachers and parents of all those involved on the day.




Roinn A

Ballygunner 6-3

Presentation 0-0


Roinn B

St. Ursula’s 4-7

Dunhill 3-2


Roinn C

Seafield/Knockmahon 4-0

Crehana 1-2