Sunday the 5th November will go down in Club History as our Camogie Super Sunday, as our under 13, 14 and 16 camogie squads all reached their respective county finals. An achievement that has never been witnessed before! Coincidently the club played it’s first camogie game in November 1993, when Kevins fielded an Under 11 and 13 team in a couple of friendly games. It wasn’t until 1994 when Kevins first entered competition.
The day started with the Under 14s playing Ballinteer Saint Johns in the Division 2 championship final in TUD Blanchardstown. This squad were only promoted to Division 2 last year and have found this level much more difficult, but still managing to finish their league campaign in third position. It was Sundays opposition that ended Kevins hopes of winning the league and set the standard for our girls work towards. Ballinteer SJ started strongly scoring an early point followed by a goal. Kevins then replied with a goal and Ballinteer responded with another and lead at half-time by 2-2 to 1-1. The second half had a similar pattern of back and forth scores, except it was Kevins that came out of the traps first and in the 19th minute banged in a goal to lead for the first time. Once they took the lead they held onto it and ran out eventual winners 4-6 to 4-2. Skye Connellan had the honour of receiving the cup on behalf of the club. The Kevins girls will be playing in Division 1 next year for the first time in 25 years.
Our Under 16s were up next against Naomh Maur in the Division 3 final in the same location. This was another close encounter and at half time the teams were level at 0-4 a piece. Unfortunately for Kevins the Maurs girls were able to step up a gear in the second half and ran out winners 2-9 to 1-5. However, it wasn’t all doom and gloom for the 16s as they secured the league title earlier in the year.
Our Under 13 camogie squad ended the day in style. After a long day of championship finals our under 13s travelled to Stepaside to take on Naomh Barrog in the Division 4 final. under lights. Some of our girls had played in the earlier fixtures and others were up since 4.30am travelling back from overseas to make the game. The Kevins girls dominated from the start of this fixture, leading 2-8 to 1-0 at half time and ending the game 4-13 to 2-1. Meabh Ramos Finnegan was awarded player of the game and Sadhbh Doogan had the honour of receiving the cup on behalf of Kevins.
Overall it’s been a fantastic year for this group of girls who earlier in the year reached the Division 3 Feile final. You can check out our club roll of honour here.
Many thanks to Jack Murray who kept us all up to date on twitter and to Eoghan Redmond for the Under 13 photos and we look forward to hearing Ger Reilly’s poetic recap of the days events at the upcoming Kevins Gala Ball. Have you got your ticket? For more information click here.
If you have any good photos from the day, you can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can add them to the gallery above.