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By Aoife Fahy

Tuesday 17th June 2003 was a beautiful sunny evening in Ardrahan the venue for the Roinn A 7 a-side County Camogie School Final.  We were excited to be in the final having beaten Kilternan, Leitrim and Kiltartan in our previous games.

Clodagh O’Leary was unable to play in goals as she had just had an operation for appendicitis so Jessica Dooley stepped in.

We were all very nervous and anxious to get out in the pitch and start playing.  At last refree Joe Cooney blew the whistle and the game was on.  The first score from Finola Keely who got a point from a 30 and this was soon followed by a goal from Blaithin Conroy from Raheen.  Both teams worked hard but great scores from Finola gave us another goal and two points to leave a half time score of 1 goal and 3 points to 1 goal Raheen.

We tried to stay calm at half time and started off the second half determined to keep up the attack.  It took a while but then Caitriona Lynskey scored a great goal and Jessica Dooley saved the day with some outstanding saves.  Then came a point from Claire Quinn and near the end came two great goals from Caitriona to leave the final sore of 4 – 4 to 1-0 in favour of Peterswell N.S.

We could hardly believe it!  We had won – the first time ever our school had won the schools Camogie Final.  All the hard work put in by the team, subs and our mentors; Mrs. Forde, Martina Brady and Sean Forde had paid off.

After the presentation of the lovely big new cup and medals I made a speech.  After all the photo’s were taken and the momentous occasions recorded by all we set off for Supermac’s.   Later we went to the school to watch our victory on video.  Then came the best bit.  We ended a great day by doing a “Lap of Honour” in the cars around the parish to cheers and bonfires from all our supporters.  It was a day we’ll never forget.