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Na Piarsaigh Camogie Junior County Champions

On Sunday 29th October our Junior Camogie Girls played their County Final in Castle Road against a very fancied and very physical Watergrasshill side.   The girls found it hard to put scores on the board and at half time they were behind by 6pt to 1pt.   The second half started off with a bit more aggression and belief by us as we were not going to lose a second year in a row, a life line came ten minutes into the second half when Erin McElhinney was fouled in an off the ball incident inside in the square by the Watergrasshill goalkeeper, the referee had no choice but to send the goalkeeper off and award a penalty to us, Amy Lee, goalkeeper was called up to take the penalty but it was saved.   We kept plugging away and put over another 2 pts from frees.    Then in a very strange turn of events, with about 10 minutes to go we were awarded a free and the ball just dropped under the crossbar into the goal score then 6pt to 1.3 we were awarded another free which again resulted in a goal score being 6pt to 2.3.    Time was nearly up and again a scramble in the Watergrasshill goalmouth resulted in another goal score Watergrasshill 6pt Na Piarsaigh 3.3, with time up Watergrasshill got a consulation point making the final score Watergrasshill 7pt Na Piarsaigh 3.3.   Junior County Champions at last, the last time we won this event was in 1979.   Next step Intermediate.   We wish to congratulate all the girls and the mentors on this fabulous win, and to celebrate this win the girls Victory Dinner will be held on Friday 19th January 2018 in the Imperial Hotel, so if your interested in going to this event, then you should make contact with either Trisha Coleman, or Catherine Allen and book your tickets early as they are being bought up pretty quick.