Camogie Success for CPC

CPC has enjoyed one of its most successful years ever in terms of camogie. The Junior camogs got the ball rolling back in November when they defeated St. Patrick’s Maghera in the Corn Eimhear final on a scoreline of 7-8 to 2-4. The Under 15 7’s team also won the Ulster title and progressed all the way to the All-Ireland ‘A’ final. After winning Ulster they travelled to Ashbourne in County Meath in October for the All-Ireland competition. They faced Ursuline College, Tipperary, in the final and were narrowly defeated 8-5 to 8-2 in a fantastic game.

The U-14 team won CPC’s fourth St. Clare Cup in a row when they beat St. Louis’ Ballymena in May. The final was played in Loughgiel and CPC edged a tight game by 5 points in the end.

The Year 8's also got in on the act by winning the Kelly McGoldrick 7-a-side tournament on Thursday 15th June beating St. Killian’s in the final.

The highlight of this tremendous year was when the Senior team bridged a 9 year gap to CPC’s last Senior Ulster ‘A’ title when they beat Maghera in the final after a replay. A tense first game was followed by a massive effort by the CPC girls in the second game to win by 2-8 to 1-4 and spark scenes of great celebration.

3 of the senior girls were also rewarded with Ulster Colleges Allstar awards. Aine Donnelly, Caoimhe Wright and Clíodhna Donnelly were the deserving recipients after a series of trials.

Hugh thanks and congratulations must go to all the players and staff who have contributed to these successes this year. The levels of commitment and dedication shown have been immense and this, combined with the skill of the players, coaching know how of the teachers and support of the whole schools have made this a great year for camogie in CPC.