Loreto girls are pipped at the post in final

By William O'Connor

LORETO Beaufort from Rathfarnham were pipped at the post in the Dublin Post-Primary Schools Senior A Shield Camogie final in Ringsend recently.

The Rathfarnham side were beaten by St Dominic’s College (Cabra) 3-3 to 3-4 in a well-contested final.
Loreto were always playing catch-up in this encounter as they failed to find the target in the opening half after creating a number of chances.

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Dominic’s broke through for three goals in the opening half as they settled well and prevented Loreto from finding the target.

However the Rathfarnham girls picked up the momentum in the second half with Laura Nagle, Ciara Murphy and Emer O’Leary striking over points.

Cora Ryan netted a fine goal for Loreto and this was followed up with goals from Eimear O’Leary registering two goals and a point. Ciara Murphy was also on target for Loreto.

St Dominic’s registered a point in the second half which proved crucial at the finish as they held out narrow winners.

Laura Nagle played well for Loreto in defence while keeper Eva O’Donoghue pulled off a number of vital saves. Cora Ryan was another played that worked hard for Loreto.

The team has players coming from Ballyboden St Enda’s and Ballinteer St John’s.

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