All Ireland colleges Senior A camogie Final
Seamount College senior camogie team play St Flannans College in the All Ireland final on Saturday next 7th March in Gort GAA pitch at 2pm .
Ballinderreen Community Centre & Ballinderreen Camogie club will host a coffee morning on Tuesday next in Ballinderren community center to raise funds to support Seamount College junior and senior camogie teams.
Seamount College through to second All Ireland Camogie Final
Seamount College Senior Camogie team qualified for the All Ireland Senior A Colleges Camogie final by beating St Mary’s Magherafelt in a replayed semi final today. Played in perfect weather conditions, a tight pitch and excitable home crowd made for a hostile environment!
Despite this the team got off to a flying start and an early goal came when Dearbhaile Walshe played a dangerous ball into the square and a combination of Rachel Helebert and the Magherafelt defence forced it over the line. Magherafelt responded with a pointed ’45′ but soon after Clíodhna Walsh got inside the defence and buried clinically to leave us ahead 2-0 to 0-1 after 7 minutes. Despite this start Magherafelt came storming into the game and went on to take a 2-2 to 2-1 lead. Clíodhna Walsh registered the only for Seamount in this period – a point from play.
Magherafelt then won a penalty, which was saved and deflected over for a point by Carrie Dolan.
Despite the fast start we went in at half time trailing 2-1 to 2-4.
Having regrouped at half time, Seamount put in an excellent second half performance. Skill, hard work and an unbelievable spirit restricted Magherafelt to 0-2 in the second half.
Pointed frees from Carrie Dolan chipped away at the lead early on. Half time substitute Ciara Keane pointed to bring the gap back to the minimum.
A superb goal from Ciara Murphy midway through the half seemed to deflate the home side and put Seamount ahead 3-4 to 2-6. Clíodhna Walsh pointed from play soon afterwards to stretch the lead to two points with ten minutes to play.
A tense ten minutes (plus a “little” injury time) remained where a combination of excellent, disciplined defending and an attack who worked themselves to a standstill, left Magherafelt unable to make any headway.
A free from Carrie Dolan in what seemed like an interminable period of injury time put us three ahead.
The full time whistle (eventually!!) sounded and skill, honesty, bravery and hard work won the day.
Connaught Cross Country Championships
Congratulations to the Seamount cross country athletes who competed wholeheartedly in the Connaught Cross Country Championships on Tuesday. It was a very successful day in cold, windy and very muddy conditions.
The Minor Boys team came an excellent second in their team race. Donal Mulligan (7th) Joseph Maddison (12th), Cathal Walshe (21st ), Eoghan Hanley (22nd ), Joey Droney (30th), Dean Ivers (36th), Tom Brennan (43rd) and Michael McArdle (66th). This was a race over 2000m, which 94 athletes competed in underlining the strength in depth of the Seamount team.
Ruairí Mac Sweeney came a superb 4th in the Junior boys race over 3000m narrowly missing out on a place on the podium.
Odhran Keane finished very quickly to achieve 10th in the Intermediate boys race over 4500m. This is the 3rd year that Odhran has qualified for the All-Ireland Schools Cross Country.
Tara Kealy ran strongly to finish 35th in a very competitive minor girls race over 1500m.
Over 550 athletes qualified to compete in the 8 Connaught cross country races in Sligo which comprised 4 boys and girls races for the minor, junior, intermediate and senior age groups. The first 15 in each race along with the first 3 teams qualify to compete in the All-Ireland Cross Country. This illustrates the competitive nature of the races and the magnitude of the athletes’ achievement in qualifying for the All-Ireland in Clongowes Wood College, Kildare on the 7th of March. Thanks to Máistir Ó Conghaile for training the team.
All Ireland Junior B camogie Final here we come
CONGRATULATIONS to our Junior Camogie team who won the All Ireland Junior B Semi-Final against Magherafelt in Armagh on saturday. Seamount fell behind early on in the game by 0-1 to 1-1 but recovered well. With goals from Rachel Helebert and Saoirse Bourke we led 2-8 to 1-2 at half-time.
A determined performance from St. Pius X in the second half made life difficult but a goal from Dearbhaile Walshe midway through the second half finished the game as a contest. The final score was 3-10 to 1-5. Thanks to Mr. Cuddy and Roisín Callanan for the time they have spent training and preparing the team.
The All-Ireland FINAL is fixed for Saturday the 14th of March.
Seamount College represented at TYPE
Miklos Penzes, a transition year student travelled to Trinity College to participate in their transition year physics experience last tuesday. Well done to Miklos on his selection .
The collection of clothes etc on for the Seamount College’s “Vintage Fashion Extravaganza evening” has begun.
The event will take place in April but clothes are being collected **every Wednesday at the back of Londis from 3-5pm**.
The aim of this fundraising evening, organised by the Parents Council, is to raise funds for sports facilities. All support is greatly appreciated.
Parents can now pay school fees using ways to pay . For more information click here.
Please go to parents council page for news of their upcoming events
Please visit the Community page for details of our night classes for adults.