Match report with thanks to Maggie Galligan Cavan Camogie Board PRO.
Cavan Camogs will be feeling disappointed as they hoped continue their winning streak but it ended with a narrow loss to Clare on Saturday in Kinsgpan. The Banner County opened the scoring within the first three minutes of the game with point coming from a free. With late changes to the team Carmel Fay replacing Nomonde Majola and Lorraine O’Rourke replacing Áine Finnegan they felt the pressure in the back line as Clare continued to attack heavily. Cavan looked to find their rhythm with Clodagh Keenaghan getting Cavan on the board in the sixth minute. Clare continued to press forward as they went in search of scores in the first half with Abby Walsh and Shauna Canny getting their names on the score sheet. Cavan were eager to get points on the board with Laragh’s Aideen Coyle striding from mid field to get her name on the board and Shanise Fitzsimons slotting one over from a difficult angle. Cavan were forced into an early substitute with Emer Fitzpatrick replacing and injured Áine Corcoran. The Breffni women were left frustrated with a number of shots going wide and dropping into the hands of Clare’s Lauran Solon in the first half, but despite this they constantly worked together as a unit. Keeper Jenny O’Rourke was feeling the heat from the Clare’s forwards just as much as they pressed through looking for goal dropping it into her hands. Just before the break Clare upped the gears getting two answered points with a point from play from Grace Carmody a free in the thirty third minute from Shauna Canny, leaving it Cavan 0-05 Clare 0-04 at the break.
After the break both teams went in search of scores but both were left feeling disappointed with wide ball. Cavan found the break they desperately searched for with inspirational Clodagh Keenaghan getting two wonderful points from frees in the third quarter of the game. Cavan worked well as a unit with Erinn Galligan and Rosie Crowe McKeever working as a solid duo to clear ball out to the middle of the field, where it was mopped up by Hannah Fitzsimons or Christina O’Reilly as she pushed out the field. Both Cavan and Clare introduced fresh legs in the second half with Emer Fitzpatrick replacing Lacken’s Eimear Brady while Clare introduced Finia O’Brien and Olivia Phelan. With four additional minutes to go both teams were on seven points both teams desperately in search of the winning score Clare just pushed the boundaries more to get a final score coming from Substitute Finia O Brien in the thirty second minute. As Cavan Camogs had been successful in the earlier rounds of their championship campaign they have qualified for the Glen Dimplex All Ireland Premier Junior Championship semi final where they will meet Armagh on the 23rd July venue and time to be confirmed.