Doherty Wood Shavings Junior and Darragh's Joinery Intermediate Championship
Rasharkin 4-10 Brídíní Óga 0-5
Ahoghill 4-10 Loughgiel C 3-18
St Enda's 1-2 Armoy 4-12
There were three games in the Doherty Wood Shavings Junior Championship over the past couple of days and they basically went by the form book.
On Tuesday evening Rasharkin had the good fortune to scramble home two goals in the first half and lead at half-time by 2-2 to 0-2 despite Brídíní Óga enjoying more of the overall play.
Bronagh McKeever and Kerrie Darragh claimed those two goals and the home side improved during the second half, although it was still nip and tuck in the third quarter with Rasharkin leading by 2-5 to 0-5 after 45 minutes.
However they were able to pull away and double their score during the final quarter, helped by two excellent goals from Emer Quigg (a handpass) and Orla Carey (returning a poc out from 35 metres into the top corner).
The losers were best served by Danielle Scally, Emer Higgins and Clodagh McCann.
Rasharkin now go into the last of the quarter-final games against Gortnamona next Tuesday, while Brídíní Óga will have a home tie in the preliminary round of the Junior Shield against St Enda’s.
The Glengormley girls put in a good shift in their first ever Junior championship game, but visiting Armoy still came through on a 4-12 to 1-2 scoreline.
Niamh Butler did the most damage with 1-7, while CiaraDevlin, Erin McBride and Jennifer Devlin each scored a goal.
Credit though to the efforts of Maeve Curran, Carrie Berne, Rebecca Monaghan, Nicola Norton and EnyaRoss, while Catherine McNicholl has the honour of scoring their first goal in championship camogie.
St Enda’s will face Brídíní Óga in next week’s Shield fixture, while Armoy now play last year’s runners-up Dunloy, who made it through to the semi-finals of the championship last week.
Meanwhile Loughgiel survived a scare against Ahoghill in their quarter-final with Ahoghill..
Helped by goals from Kirsty McKendry, Carla McGarry and Rioghnach McNaughton, the visitors led by 3-10 to 1-6 at half-time with Aine Graham and under-age star Maura Downey scoring for Ahoghill.
Ahoghill however raised their game on the re-start and when Aine Graham completed her hat-trick there was only a point between the sides.
However the Shamrocks regained their composure and Méadhbh McCormick equalled her first half tally of four points to take them through on a 3-18 to 4-10 score-line.
The outstanding individual performance over the three games was from Aine Graham who scored an excellent four goals and three points despite finishing on the losing side.
Rasharkin : Kerrie Darragh 1-1, Emer Quigg 1-1, Bronagh McKeever 1-0, Orla Carey 1-0, Amy McMullan 0-3, Sherrifa O’Kane 0-2, Niamh McLearnon 0-1, Noleen O’Kane 0-1, Lauren Doherty 0-1
Brídíní Óga : Clodagh McCann 0-5
Armoy : Niamh Butler 1-7, Ciara Devlin 1-2, Erin McBride 1-1, Jennifer Devlin 1-1, Marie Hamilton 0-1.
St Enda’s : Catherine McNicholl 1-0, Alicia Bartlett 0-1, Cliodhna Kane 0-1
Loughgiel : Carla McGarry 1-4, Kirsty McKendry 1-3, Rioghnach McNaughton 1-1, Méadhbh McCormick 0-8, Cara McIntyre 0-1, Sarah McCloskey 0-1
Ahoghill : Aine Graham 4-3, Maura Downey 0-6, Noreen Graham 0-1
Darragh’s Joinery Antrim Intermediate Championship
Loughgiel : Loughgiel B 8-19 Creggan 0-1
The scoreline tells a clear story that last year’s beaten finalists Loughgiel are really focussed on going one step further in the Darragh’s Joinery Antrim Intermediate Championship.
Yesterday evening they breezed through the quarter-finals on Thursday evening leading by 5-10 to 0-1 at the break and going on to book a semi-final derby with Ballycastle at the end of the month.