Loughgiel put to the sword

All Ireland Senior Club Camogie Championship

Loughgiel 1-2 Oulart the Ballagh (Wexford champions) 3-22

Loughgiel camogs were put to the sword at Casement Park on Sunday as Wexford’s All-Ireland winning captain and goal-scoring heroine, Ursula Jacob scored a remarkable 1-16 as Oulart-The-Ballagh proved much too strong in the All-Ireland senior club camogie semi-final.

Loughgiel never stopped trying and Racquel McCarry’s goal in the first minute of the second-half was an example of their bravery, but they found Oulart’s all-round strength too much to deal with.

The Leinster representatives were outstanding in defence but Jacob’s sensational contribution was the major talking point of the game, which ended at 3-22 to 1-2.

Jacob found the net very early on and was unerring from play and placed balls thereafter. Una Leacy found the net eight minutes before the break and it was always going to be very difficult for Loughgiel from then on.

It was more of the same after the resumption, with Aideen Brennan adding a third goal and Jacob continuing to raise white flags.

Loughgiel battled bravely and Emma McMullan sent over two points from frees but it was merely token resistance as the highly impressive Wexford side cruised to the final.

LOUGHGIEL – Ciara Johnston, Aine Connolly, Laura Connolly, Una McNaughton, Bernie McKinley, Emma Connolly, Siobhan McCloskey, Roisin McMullan, Shauna Devlin, Racquel McCarry, Charlene Hamill, Lucia McNaughton, Emma McMullan, Nuala McAuley, Joanne Campbell.