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Friday 15 December 2017

Camogie: Lucey lights up Tribe test

DUBLIN on the up. They were only a jig away from the National Division 1 League semi-final.

Galway beat them in Parnell Park on Sunday, 3-12 to 0-11.

"It was a lot closer than that in reality. Dublin played very well," stated Dubs selector, Gerry O'Sullivan.

The Blues had their chances. Plenty of them. Sharper finishing could have produced a shock result. Dublin were within four points of Galway in the second half.

And coming to the last bell there was only five points in it.

Dublin looked menacing at that stage. A goal would have done wonders.

But it was the Galway girls who engineered a late spurt to pour spoonfuls of Hellman's all over the plate.

Ciara Lucey was Dublin's top scorer. She hit eight points, all from the placed ball.

Ciara Burgess, Joelenne Hoary and Sarah Ryan contributed a point apiece.



COMPLEMENTED

The performance of the seniors was complemented by the Championships deeds of the U16s and U14s.

The super sixteens beat Wexford at the home of Buffers Alley, 2-11 to 0-4. It was a terrific display.

Tom Humphries, Martina McGilloway and company were thrilled. Captain Aoife Kelly led by example.

The mentors of the fab fourteens were also delighted -- Paul Beecher, Joan Twomey, Fiona Ni Shúilleabháin, Aine Fanning and Eimear Butler.

The 14s overcame Kilkenny at Trinity Gaels. It was a showing that was full of eastern promise.

Dublin's Division 3 National League fixture also took place at Trinty. Meath won that, but the Blues played with spirit.

And, all things considered, Dublin Camogie officials are in pretty good spirits following the weekend exploits from their four representatives.

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