Report from Tommy Murphy
Carlow Camogie Team are waking up this morning as Liberty Insurance All Ireland Junior A camogie champions after they turned in a wonderful display to beat Kerry in the All Ireland in Templetouhy yesterday Carlow 0-14, Kerry 0-3.
This is a clean sweep for the Carlow Girls as they amassed three trophies in the one year, the National Camogie League Title, the Leinster Championship and the All Ireland
Kerry were first to score and were three points to one up after fifteen minutes Carlow came more in to the game and were two points clear 0-5 to 0-3 at the break.
It was clear from the restart that the Carlow girls were on a mission and probably played some of the best camogie in their careers, defending heroically, then stringing some great movements together and picking off delightful scores. This was a wonderful team effort from each and every one of the girls testimony that they held Kerry scoreless for forty five minutes as they added eleven points without reply.
The fitness and work rate of the Carlow girls was excellent and they probably could have stayed going for a further half hour, however they did everything that was asked of them in the sixty minutes
Eleanor Treacy was named player of the match and was presented with her award by Galway’s Joe Canning
A great cheer went up from the big band of Carlow supporters when joint captains Marian Doyle and Teresa Meaney were presented with the Nancy Murray Cup
The team got a rousing reception from all the people present during half time of the senior hurling championship at Netwatch Cullen Park
This victory will live long in the memories of all that were there and especially the players that made it happen.
Carlow manager Mark Brennan was pleased with his teams fitness when he spoke to KCLR shortly after the game……
Player of the match Eleanor Treacy told KCLR Sport how a change of style at half time proved telling.