Lisdowney and O’Loughlin’s reach under-21 finals

THE camogie season is winding down to a conclusion, but clubs are still chasing silverware.

THE camogie season is winding down to a conclusion, but clubs are still chasing silverware.

The under-21 championships have yet to be decided, while the minor camogie championship final between Dicksboro and Windgap has been scheduled for this weekend.

The intermediate league final between Tullaroan and Dicksboro has been rearranged for November 27. No date has been announced for the senior league final between Thomastown and Windgap.

The Camogie All-Stars were held in the City West Hotel over the weekend. Kilkenny senior hurling manager Brian Cody was the guest of honour but there was little to cheer about for the county as the Cats went home empty-handed.

Unsurprisingly, league and All-Ireland finalists Wexford and Galway shared 12 All-Stars between them. Cork had two representatives on the selected team with Jennifer O’Leary and Anna Geary, while Jill Horan from Tipperary was also elected in midfield.

On the playing field Lisdowney qualified for the under-21 Roinn A championship final, beating Piltown by 2-12 to 2-8 in a real thriller.

This followed their quarter-final victory over Young Irelands (Gowran), a game the Lisdowney girls edged by 1-10 to 1-7 despite being played in miserable conditions on Bank Holiday Monday. They will have to await the identity of their final opponents however, as Thomastown and Windgap have yet to play in the second semi-final.

Windgap beat St Martin’s by 4-8 to 2-12, but it took extra-time to determine a winner in what was an epic contest.

The semi-final clash between Windgap and Thomastown will be a repeat of the absorbing semi-final contest from two years ago. Thomastown were the winners that day, prevailing by a solitary point (3-6 to 2-8).

In the Roinn B championship O’Loughlin Gaels overturned a seven-point half-time deficit and produced a wonderful second-half performance as they beat Mullinavat by 4-9 to 3-7.

The second semi-final between Emeralds (Urlingford) and Danesfort will be played on Sunday.