Match Report by Sadhbh Kavanagh, Student Council BCS

On Monday 27th February, our Junior Camogie team faced Creagh College in Fenians GAA grounds, Johnstown, Co. Kilkenny in their historic first appearance in the Leinster Post-Primary Schools Junior Camogie Final. The match began at 11:40 as both teams and their supporters endured the cold weather.

Amy Boyle scored the first point of the game for Boyne, however Creagh College took control of the flow of the match soon after, playing most of the first ten minutes edging to score. Our girls worked extremely hard to keep morale high as their opposition scored 2 goals and 3 points. However, after a penalty and a scramble at the goal mouth, Boyne scored their cardinal goal of the match through the ever dangerous Amy Boyle. Creagh College regained possession and won 5 additional points. Only adding to the storm, Boyne received a yellow card yet the girls stayed upbeat and challenged the opposition.

As the first half ended, Boyne got a sight of what could have been their third goal however it was prevented well by the Creagh College defence and goalkeeping. The girls played very well in what was an extremely difficult first half, yet Creagh College dominated with 2-08 to 1-01 at the break.

After a half time flowing with encouragement and motivation, the Boyne girls ran out onto the pitch with a new sense of energy. They completely controlled the first section of the second half, scoring three points without reply from Chanel Corrigan, Elizah Douglas and Tegan Ging. The remainder of the second half was thrilling, with both teams trading scores. Some fine defence was seen from Leah Boyle, Tara Coffey and Katie Kearney, with our girls holding their heads high and battling it out to the end. After Boyne scored what was the final point of the match, the referee blew his whistle for the last time, resulting in  Boyne CS being the runners-up of the game with a final score of 2-05 to 4-12.

This game brought an end to the momentous season that saw the Junior Girls team become the first camogie team to represent the school in a Leinster Final. Their determination will serve as inspiration for future squads following in their footsteps. We would like to thank all the girls for their dedication throughout the year, along with the support of Ms.Maguire and Ms.O’Gorman. We would also like to thank Michelle Boyle and Linda Leavy from the Camogie Association for all their help, as well as McCormack Farms and Holton’s Coaches for their generous sponsorship.The future is bright for Camogie in Boyne Community School.