It was a busy sporting week for Coláiste Bhríde Carnew and it finished with 2 provincial finals on Friday.
The junior camogie team travelled to Johnstown in Co Kilkenny to play Colaiste Mhuire Johnstown in the Leinster C final. They put in a fine display to secure a 1-6 to 0-1 win, the goal coming from Jade Shannon. Emma Tomkins, Sarah Doyle and Sadhbh Buttle were also among the scorers. The trophy was presented to Coláiste Bhríde captain Emma Murphy by Leinster Schools camogie chairman Jerry Drennan.
Coláiste Bhríde’s junior hurlers played a most exciting South Leinster C final against Wexford CBS in Ferns Centre of Excellence also on Friday.
The Carnew school played against wind and slope in the first half but were 2-1 to 0-0 ahead after ten minutes thanks to two Joe Conroy goals. Wexford came back strongly picking off points and went ahead in the 26th minute with a Zach Breslin goal. The score at half time was 1-7 to 2-1 in favour of CBS.
Coláiste Bhríde had the edge in the second half but missed some crucial chances. However an Owen Young free in the 27th minute went straight to the net to put them in front by 2 points. Wexford fought back strongly and found the net with time almost up but with the last puck Owen Young sent a free over the bar to bring the game to extra time.
A single point with wind advantage in the first half of extra time for Colaiste Bhride hardly seemed enough but thy battled well in the second half to end with a scoreline of 3-8 for Colaiste Bhride and 2-11 for Wexford CBS. The Carnew school almost snatched it in the last minute when Owen Youngs free went narrowly wide. The game will now be replayed. Referee was Dickie Murphy.
It was a fine all round performance by the Carnew school. Joe Conroy and owen Young played vital roles but others to impress include John young, Thomas Collins and Eoin Kavanagh.
Colaiste Bhride scorers were Joe Conroy 2-2, Owen Young 1-5, Padraig Donoghue 0-1.
TEAM: Adam O’Donoghue, John Young, Joe Conroy, James Doyle, Cian O Tuama, Conor Wafer, Thomas Collins, Sean Hughes, Shane Browne, Brendan Tobin, Owen Young, Eoin Kavanagh, Adam Hadden, Cormac Redmond, Stephen Kenny. SUBS USED Sean Keogh, Padraig Donoghue, Thomas Hayden.
Blessington CC qualified for the final of the Co Wicklow boys senior football B shield with a 3-12 to 2-11 win over St David’s Greystones. They will meet Gaelcholaiste na Mara from Arklow in the final.
St Davids also went down narrowly in the junior football where St Kilians had a 5-5 to 4-6 win.
The semi final of the Wicklow Schools junior camogie B championship between Colaiste Chraobh Abhann Kilcoole and St Kevin’s CC Dunlavin was played in Kilcoole. Victory went to St Kevin’s and they will meet Avondale CC in the final.
Scoil Chonglais Baltinglass travelled to Bray to take on Loreto college in the junior football B championship and scored a comfortable win.
On Wednesday next Scoil Chonglais will play Blessington CC in the senior B semi-final.
The girls junior B league is in full swing at the moment and is being coordinated by Laura Griffin, a teacher in CCM.
Carnew Junior Hurling Team
Coláiste Craobh Abhann Junior Camogie Team
St. Kevins CC Junior Camogie Team
Coláiste Bhríde captain accepting the Leinster Junior C Camogie Cup
Coláiste Bhríde Leinster Champions