Senior Dub Stars v Dublin Seniors report

(29 Dec 2018)

Dublin Camogie Senior Dub Stars v Dublin Seniors  – Parnells GAA 27.12.18

Full Time Score : Senior Dub Stars 3.12 (21) v Dublin Seniors  4.16 (28)


2pm on Thursday December 27th in Parnells GAA Club in Coolock and the supporters are waiting to watch the 2nd match of the day. This time it’s the Dublin Senior Dub Stars v the Dublin Senior Team. Nobody has left the sideline, all are chatting happily, the weather has been kind to Dublin Camogie for this years Dub Stars matches.

Jo O’Reilly the Dublin Camogie Children’s Officer and James Murphy from Good Counsel are still doing the gate collecting donations for the two chosen Charities, St Michaels House and St Francis Hospice Blanchardstown. The final tally donated on the day was over €1000 which was fantastic.

Frank Browne the newly appointed Senior Camogie Manager was busy preparing the seniors for throw in and at the other end of the pitch Mick Ward was putting the Senior Dub Stars team through their paces.

With two minutes to throw in, Referee Gavin Donegan calls the Captains in for the coin toss, stands with the Girls for photos and they were off.

Like the previous match, this was going to be interesting. There were 7 girls on the Senior Dubs Stars team that had last played one another in the County Final. 5 from St Judes and 2 from Na Fianna. There were also 4 girls from last years County Champions St Vincents. Also on the Stars team were the We Are Dublin Junior and Senior Players of the year, Sinead Wylde and Aishling Carolan. Aishling also won the FODH Senior Camogie Player of the year. Dee Johnstone who won a Soaring Star this year was at no 3 so this was definitely going to be a good match.

Within the 1st minute Ali Twomey and Laura Quinn had scored a point each, one for each side. Laura went on and scored point again a minute later.

Aisling Maher an All Star who returned to Camogie after taking a year out showed great metal for the seniors in front of the goals.

Many of the young up and coming Camogie players like Kerri Finnegan, Evelyn Twomey and Niamh Hetherton showed they were well fit to play at senior level.

This game was not for the faint hearted. Nobody held back and plenty of girls hurls were broken, including the full back Eve O’Brien who was back in a Dublin jersey after being out for 18 months with an ACL.

Again like the previous game, this was a high scoring match with 19 scores in the first 30 minutes including goals from Kerri Finnegan, Aisling Maher (Penalty) and a beautiful hand pass goal from Emma Flanagan much to the delight of the crowd.

Half time score was Senior Dub Stars 1.06 v senior team 2.10

Scorers were:

Senior Dub Star team – Laura Quinn 0.02, Niamh Hertherton 0.01, Sinead Nolan 0.01 (45) , Niamh Rock 0.01, Kerri Finnegan 1.00, Sinead Wylde 0.01

Dublin senior team: Ali Twomey 0.01 , Aoibhe Dillon 0.02 ( 1F) Alex Griffin 0.01, Emma Flanagan 1.01, Aisling Maher 1.03 ( Goal from penalty) Evelyn Twomey 0.02

Second Half

The intensity continued into the second half of the match with both teams scoring 2.06 a piece. Roisin Baker picked up the Player of the match for her great display and scoring 2.01

This match was very intense throughout and was a pleasure to watch. Referee Gavin Donegan did a great job of letting the game flow, which kept the supporters very happy, and many spoke of what a pleasure it was to watch.




Nigel McCarthy from We Are Dublin presented  Roisin Baker with the Player of the match award.







Jenny Wyldes Dublin Camogie Chairperson presented the Dublin Senior Captain Martha O’Donoghue with the cup.






Second half Scorers were :

Senior Dub Star team – Sinead Nolan 0.02, Orla Beagan 0.01, Roisin Baker 2.01, Sinead Wylde 0.02

Dublin Senior team : Martha o’Donoghue 1.00, Aoibhe Dillon 0.01 (45) , Emma Flanagan 1.01, Aisling Maher 0.02(1F) ,Mary Cronin 0.01, Ciara Carolan 0.01


Senior Dub Star Team

1.Dara Cooke - Castleknock

2. Ciara o’Leary – St Vincent’s

3. Dee Johnstone – St Vincent’s

4. Niamh Hetherton – St Vincent’s (0.01)

5. Aishling Carolan - SOPER

6. Emily Brown - Nh Jude

7. Hannah Hegarty – St Jude’s

8. Leah Butler – St Judes

9. Niamh Gannon – Nh Jude’s

10. Sinead Nolan – St Jude’s  (0.03) (1x45)

11. Orla Beagan – Lucan Sarsfields (0.01)

12. Laura Quinn – Lucan Sarsfields 0.02

13. Roisin Baker – Na Fianna  (2.01)

14. Niamh Rock – Na Fianna (0.01)

15. Kerri Finnegan – Faughs /Celtic  (1.00)

16. Emma O’Byrne – Good Counsel

17. Sinead Wylde – Cuala (0.03)

18. Rachel Noctor – Kilmacud Crokes

19. Catherine Costello – Faughs /Celtic

20. Katrina Katounia – St Vincent’s

Dublin Senior Team

1. Faye McCarthy – Nh Jude’s

2. Muireann Kelleher – St Vincent’s

3. Eve O’Brien – Na Fianna

4. Orla Gray – Na Fianna

5. Martha O’Donoghue – BBSE (1.00)

6. Grainne Quinn – St Vincent’s

7. Roisin O’Grady – Cuala

8. Ali Twomey – Lucan Sarsfields  (0.01)

9. Aoibhe Dillon – Nh Mearnog 0.03 (1F) (1x45)

10. Ellen McGovern –St Vincent’s

11. Alex Griffin – Na Fianna (0.01)

12. Emma Flanagan – Lucan Sarsfields (2.02)

13. Alex Buckley – Skerries Harps

14. Aisling Maher St Vincent’s 1.05 (Goal pen) (1F)

15. Evelyn Twomey – St Vincent’s  (0.02)

16. Mary Cronin – St Vincent’s  (0.01)

17. Emma Gray – Na Fianna

18. Jessica McClelland – Lucan Sarsfields

19. Ciara Carolan – SOPER. (0.01)

Full Time Score : Senior Dub Stars 3.12 (21) v Dublin Seniors  4.16 (28)






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