Camogie GAA @ GCS
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Gorey Community School
At the forefront of education in North Wexford since 1993
Gorey Community School
Sporting success has created a real buzz of excitement around the corridors of Gorey Communty School following a wonderful victory in the All-Ireland Schools’ Senior Camogie ‘B’ Championship in Monasterevin last Thursday.
Two goals by Hayley Murphy inspired her colleagues and sent the supporters into a frenzy as the Gorey girls achieved a 2-6 to 1-3 advantage over Holy Rosary.
Full-forward Murphy grabbed a goal in either half to help the North Wexford school overcome a slow start that saw them fall 1-2 to 0-0 behind after just eleven minutes.
Ellen Roche, three points, two from frees, and single points from Orla Crowe and dual-goal scorer Hayley sealed the first ever title for the gallant Gorey team.
Coached by teachers and selectors, Mary Leacy, Muireann McCarthy and Fionán Casey, the team attracted a fine show of support.
Speaking to The Echo, Mary Leacy, said there was a great buzz and plenty of excitement in the school on Friday, and tomorrow morning (Tuesday) there is a special function in the school to honour the latest sporting achievers.
Gorey Community School was beaten in two ‘C’ finals in the past two years and when upgraded to ‘B’ class this year it was felt that they had a big task on hand.
“It is a great boost for the local clubs,” said Mary Leacy, who added, “North Wexford camogie would not be as strong as other parts of the county, but this success will certainly encourage a lot more involvement.”
GCS All Ireland Camogie Win
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Leinster Minor ‘A’ Camogie Champions 2019
Four of our 6th year camogie players, Doireann Cullen, Megan Cullen, Muireann Fitzpatrick and Eimear Goland, had a huge victory wearing the county jerseys as they came out victorious against very stiff competition in the Leinster minor ‘A’ championship.
They represented the school, showing great skills and determination throughout the year, and finally defeated the very strong team of Kilkenny in the very intense final on the 10th of August.
The senior team put in a lot of hard work and heart this year. The year started off with a win, however, they were unfortunate not to qualify, with the draw and a loss that followed.
The team put in a great effort overall and all the girls were given lots of playing time to improve their skills.
This was the last year for our current 6th year students, Doireann Cullen, Megan Cullen, Muireann Fitzpatrick, Eimear Goland, Carla Branagan, Susan Boyle, Orla Fitzgerald and Lara Walsh, they all have shown such commitment and improved so much in their time with the school camogie team. The future of Wexford camogie is bright as long as these girls continue to be involved.
Our Junior team this year has been very dedicated and has invested a lot of time and hard training into becoming the strongest team they can, and fortunately we are seeing outstanding results with great performances all round.
Having won all their first round of championship matches bar an unfortunate loss against Carnew, the team progressed to a Leinster semi-final facing a very tough and physical team that is Banagher College. The match took place on the 9th of January in very frosty conditions in Galmoy GAA Grounds. The team really showed clear determination and heart, and the training really paid off as Gorey dominated the game. Banagher were eager for the win also and they never let up.
At half time Gorey CS had a 5 point lead with great goals scored by Olive Curtis and Elizabeth Gahan but anything could change as Banagher came back stronger than ever and won the throw in.
Keeva Steadmond had an outstanding match, saving balls from every direction; she didn’t let up and had an amazing performance.
The match got very gritty with both sides eager to prevail with a victory but Gorey CS wasn’t letting anything past them. When a ball went into the forwards it was gathered and sent back up the pitch. Tara O’Connor and Millie Doran had a great match clearing the ball from our backs at every chance.
When the final whistle blew, Gorey CS lead with 4 points on a scoreline of 2-3 to 0-6. It was a well-deserved win and was truly earned by the team after their commitment.
The junior team will now proceed to the Leinster Final on the 25th of January.
Camogie Round-up by Elizabeth Gahan TY
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