This was a historic win for the Stephen Noggin’s Kerry side who looked confident and courageous throughout despite difficult conditions.
Remarkably, the entire Kerry adult Camogie team is made up entirely of players from one club, Clanmaurice, in the northern tip of Kerry.
The Kingdom got off to a flying start, opening up the lead 1-4 to 0-0. They dominated the field, as the look much physically stronger compared to the Rossies.
Kingdom Reign On
When Patrice Diggin whacked a shot in towards the posts, it bounced off Roscommon’s Siobhán Coyle’s hurl and into the back of the net.
Roscommon managed to stay in the game getting a couple of points on the board, but only one came from play for Rachel Fitzmaurice.
Before the half time whistle, the Kingdom secured themselves another goal, widening the lead to 2-4 to 0-2.
This looked like a big enough gap that Roscommon weren’t going to be able to overcome. In second half, they needed goal chances, but they could only gather points given from frees.
In the end, the Kingdom were too strong and the final scoreline ended at 2-8 to 0-4.
This is a crushing blow for the Roscommon side, as they lost out in a final again for the third consecutive season.
A fantastic win for Kerry, who will now be promoted to Division 2. Player of the match was awarded to Sarah Murphy for her tight marking on Fitzmaurice.
Sarah Murphy receiving her award for Player of the match & Kerry Capt Jackie Horgan been presented with the trophy by president of the Camogie Association Kathleen Woods 🏆💛💚 , comhghairdeas Chiarrai @OfficialCamogie @radiokerrysport @Kerry_Official pic.twitter.com/wMzhAdXKPc
— Kerry Camogie (@kerrycamogie) April 15, 2018
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