The U16 players took to the pitch today in Kingspan Breffni Park, Cavan facing Wicklow to contest the Tesco U16 Camogie D Championship Final.
One of hottest days of the summer so far and not even the slightest breeze around the pitch. Both Mayo and Wicklow started with confidence and possesion was fairly equal.
Wicklow opened their account with a point after just two minutes of play followed by another after four minutes.
It wasn’t until just after ten minutes that Mayo got a score on the board with a point from a free taken by captain Geri-Maye Henry.
Wicklow had two goal chances in the first quarter, kept out admirably by Sarah Dee, but they added two more points to their tally before the water break.
Mayo scored again just after the 22nd minute of play through Laura Flanagan with a great shot from outfield.
Four minutes were added onto the first half and in that time Wicklow added another 4 points to their total.
Going in at the half time break Wicklow had 9 points on the scoreboard to Mayo’s 2 points.
With no changes to either team coming back after the half time break, Wicklow got off to a great start scoring 1 goal and two points within the first seven mintues of play.
Mayo added on a third point from play through Molly Tunney just after the 21st minutes of the second half.
The final scoreline was Wicklow 3.13 to Mayo’s 0.03. The scoreline in no way reflected the tenacity and effort that was shown all over the pitch by each and every Mayo player today.
This year’s championship has been a very successful one from many perspectives and all players and management can be very proud of the journey.
Mayo: Sarah Dee, Cathy Greally, Eabha Delaney, Meabh Tunney, Katlyn McGreal, Megan O’Malley, Aoibhinn Lynskey, Geri-Maye Henry, Laoise Greally, Laura Flanagan, Molly Tunney, Suzanne Tuohy, Ava Dooley, Ciara Kennedy, Kate Tener.
Substitutes: Rebekah Monaghan, Katie Harmon, Aibhe McBride, Alice Curran, Kayleigh Hastings, Ashling Treacy, Rachel Healy, Niamh Twohig.