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U14 Camogie started off their U14 championship campaign on Wednesday April 2nd vs Feakle/Killanena.
Feakle proved to be the stronger side on the day but the ClooneyQuin team battled to the very end of the match. Credit is due to the mentors of this  for their continous encouragement which consists of a large number of the younger girls starting their first competitive season. 
 
Training has started on Friday nights for U15/U16 and Minor Girls in Clooney at 6pm. Thanks to the Senior players who are taking these sessions.
 
Meanwhile, best of luck to Sinead Considine and Michelle Meere who have been selected to play with the Clare U14 panel for the coming season. 
 
Clooney Quin 5-00 v 1-01 Kilkishen.
 
Just as the group game last Thursday was a tight affair so was Sunday evenings game in Clooney. Teams were evenly matched but Kilkishen with the more attacking chances in the first half were able to convert to go 1-01 ahead of the home side. More chances were prevented with Ciara Halpin showing well in the Clooney goal and giving good options with puck outs.  Clooney then got to grips with the game and as scoring chances came lose to the end of the first half Hannah Conneally was on the end to pull the ball to the net. Leaving just a point between the sides at the break. An Injury to Rachell Begg saw her change positions with Michelle Meere, going from centre back to full back. Rachell was solid at full back and her running abilty with the ball was cruical. Michelle provided vital long ball to the forward line and so Clooney dominated the second half. The forwards worked very hard with Aisling McGrath and Sinead McGee helping out at midfield and Roisin Keogh and Emer Moynihan helping to make the half back line dominant. The inside forwards let no ball be cleared easily and Moya Dunne and Sinead Considine with 3 goals ensured the home side were winners. Kilkishen did not give up and were forced  to see scoring chances go wide due to the pressure put on them by the Clooney defense. This now sees the Clooney side in semi-final against Clarecastle.
Clooney: Ciara Halpin, Ciara O'Connor, Michelle Meere, Rebecca Keane, Emer Moynihan, Rachel Begg, Roisin Keogh, Sinead Considine(3 gls), Mary Conneally, Moya Dunne(1 gl), Aisling McGrath, Sinead McGee, Hannah Conneally(1), Shona Hale, Roisin Leamy Subs: Emma Considine for C. O'Connor, Aimee Louise Doherty for S. Hale, Cliodhna Ryan for R Keane, Caoimhe Leamy for H. Conneally
ClooneyQuin GAA and Camogie took an u14 & u13 girls team and an U11 boys team to Dublin last Sunday. The boys played Craobh Ciaran and girls played St. Vincents. Both Clooney-Quin sides were successful in their games and were looked after very well by the host clubs.
All players and mentors then headed for Croke Park and were hoping for the third win for the day. To the delight of all the young and young at heart involved the day was magic. With the Clare win to ensure that the journey home would surely be a fun one. 
This was a day for the hurlers and camogie players of the future to remember as they may one day hope to grace that field of dreams.
Thanks and well done to Fergal, Peter and all the Clare lads for giving us a great day out. Best of luck in preparation for the final.

Clooney Quin boys and girls with craobh ciaran and st vincents 1

Clooney-Quin while not winning any of their games at Féile 2013 will still mark down this experience was an out and out success.

Playing in Division 2 was always going to be a challenge but the Clooney girls rose above the occasion.  They hosted a strong Meath outfit in, Na Fianna,  and were grouped with Offaly champions Birr who were hosted by Sixmilebridge.  The opening game saw Clooney-Quin run out of time on visitors as na Fianna were 3-2 to 1-2 winners with Clooney coming to grips with the game as it wore on.  In their first game of day two against Birr, Clooney put up a great challenge and even Brian Whelahan on the Birr side-line was nervous as Clooney pressed for the winner but as time elapsed were two point losers.  Then they faced Sixmilebridge who had given them a heavy beating in the U14A shield final two weeks before.  The Clooney girls were terribly unlucky though as with the last play of the game Sixmilebrigde goaled to seal the win with Clooney again losing by two points.

Over the course of the games Ciara Grogan, Amy Moloney, Sinead Considine, Aoife Barry, Mary Liddy, Emma Deegan all got on the score board.  Many very young girls stepped up to the mark and played consistently well as the panel of 19 girls available all worked hard.

The visitors from Na Fianna were unlucky not to make the semi-final as they had also defeated Sixmilebridge but lost out to Birr.

It was a fantastic weekend for the girls from both sides who made firm friends, and enjoyed each other’s company with a night of bowling on the Saturday. 

The experience of the event and the bond which it strengthened between the girls will always stand to them.

Clooney-Quin panel: Ciara Grogan(c), Michelle Meere, Roisin Keogh, Eleanor Leonard, Sinead McGee, Emma Deegan, Mary Conneally, Amy Moloney, Aisling McGrath, Moya Dunne, Aoife Barry, Sinead Considine, Roisin Leamy, Orlaith Nash, Anna Corry, Mary Liddy, Shona Hale, Ciara O'Connor, Ciara Halpin.

Mentors: Laura Haugh, Kevin O'Brien, Trish Buckley Dunne, Orla Considine

 clooney and na fianna