Our First Year Camogie Team competed in a blitz in Mallow on Wednesday the 10th October.  Great skills were shown on the day; the future is definitely bright for this group of young players.  Well done to the girls and to their trainers Mrs Lehane, Mrs Kelleher and Liam Slattery.





Congratulations to our U14 Football team and to their trainers – Ms de La Cour, Mr Quill and Joe Carroll on winning their game against Bantry on the 4th October. Our girls dominated the game in the first half scoring goal after goal, but they were forced to be resilient in the second half to maintain the lead against a fighting Bantry.  The game ended 7-7 to 7-3





 Our Junior Team played Bantry on Monday the 15th October in Tom Creedon Park.  They lost by 4 points at the end but put up a big fight against the strong Bantry team.  The match started badly for our team who conceded a goal and a point in the first few minutes while they remained scoreless.  The team never lost hope and pulled together -  going into half time one point ahead.


Maeve Kelleher and Lauren Barrett, two first year students, contributed to this great comeback.  Each one of our backline put up a strong defence with Emma Cahill in full back and Clodagh O’Brien and Ava Rose Gallagher holding up the half back line.  Caoimhe O’Sullivan and Siobhan O’Leary helped out greatly from midfield.  The forwards kept the scoreboard ticking over throughout the game with Caoimhe Donovan and Ava Ronan working hard to get these scores.  Unfortunately Bantry scored a goal and a few points late into the second half and despite Eve Cummins’ great goalkeeping the team couldn’t keep up and lost by 4 points.  A well fought battle, well done to all involved.   (Article written by Caoimhe O’Sullivan and Molly McKirgan – 4th Year)




On Thursday, 20th September the St. Mary's Senior Camogie team competed in their first match this year.

Conditions were very, very wet on the day but the St. Mary's girls braved the elements to contest a well fought battle against their opponents, Crosshaven.

Crosshaven finished winners on the day.


Well done to our very young Camogie Team for putting in a great effort.  Well done also to their trainers Mrs. Kelleher, Mr. Leane and Liam Slattery.






On the 11th  February, two teams from St Mary’s travelled to the Mardyke Arena in Cork City to compete in the Murray Cup. The Murray Cup is in its second year and is named after Donal Murray to commemorate his large contribution to the development of Ultimate Frisbee among secondary schools in Cork. Without his hard work and dedication the tournament wouldn’t have been possible. There was a large turnout for this year’s tournament. There was eight teams competing in the women’s division, including two teams from Dublin, while in the open men’s division there were six teams.


Both teams played outstandingly well in the group stages, with both teams managing to pick up victories against some difficult opposition. After the group stages, one of our teams had reached the semi-final of the tournament where they came across John Scottus Secondary School from Dublin. Despite a valiant effort from all the team, St Mary’s eventually succumbed to an 8-2 defeat to their much more experienced opposition. After being desperately unlucky to miss out on the semi-finals, our other team met St Angela’s from Cork in the 5th place play-off.  The team managed to finish the tournament on a high note as they earned a comprehensive 10-3 victory. After a long and enjoyable day, St Mary’s teams finished 3rd and 5th overall in the women’s division. This is a great achievement for both teams and is a testament to the hard work the students and their teacher Mrs Brid Kelleher put into preparing for the tournament.


St Marys’ Ultimate Frisbee : Kate Brady, Lydia Costello, Molly Cronin, Michelle Crowley, Karena Curtin, Aoife Doyle, Leah Hartnett, Maeve Kelleher, Louise Lynch, Eimhín O’Mahony, Lynn O’Riordan, Karla O’Shea, Layla Sharkey, Sarah Sweeney, Flora Lynch, Riona O’Connor, Eimear O’Leary.





The PE department recently organised a training session from the Munster Ladies Football Council to promote and develop Ladies Football in our school and locality.  Twenty Fourth Year students took part in a full day football coaching course to further improve their own coaching skills.  The course comprised of a mixture of classroom based theory and practical application in the sports hall.









Hard luck to our Senior footballers who have unfortunately exited this year's Senior Football Competition following defeat to Carrigaline Community School played in Ovens on Tuesday last. The girls tried their utmost for the hour and fought hard until the end. Many thanks to the Senior girls who played their last game with the school and for the many games played in the St. Mary's jersey over the years. Our Junior footballers are still involved in the championship when they face Bantry C.S in the coming weeks.  



Our Senior footballers began their championship campaign on Friday last against St. Brigid’s Killarney. Despite the girl’s best efforts and some great scores, St. Brigid’s proved too strong and ran out winners on a score line of 4-16 to 4-9. The group is still all to play with games against Carrigaline Community School and Boherbue Comprehensive School in the coming weeks.  Hard luck to our U-14 ½ footballers who were beaten by a very strong Coláiste na Toirbhirte, Bandon. The game was played in Kilmurry on Thursday 13th October. The girls tried hard until the end but unfortunately came out on the wrong side of the result. We now face Sacred Heart Clonakilty in our final group game.




A second year Basketball match against Colaiste Mhuire, Crosshaven, was held on Monday last 30th January.  A great display by the girls especially Erika O’Shea and Caoimhe Donovan gave them a fantastic win of 37-15.  It is the first game of their competition. The very best of luck to them in their next round which will see them play Ballincollig Community School.  


The St. Mary’s Basketball teams have been training hard every Wednesday and have had a number of competitive games recently.  The U-16 team had a fine win in Neptune stadium over their counterparts from St. Aloysius.  Unfortunately the 1st year team were not so successful against St. Aloysius loosing narrowly in a closely fought game.  Following this, both the U-16 and U-19 teams suffered heavy home defeats to very strong opposition from Ballincollig.  Training continues with Coach Paul Keohane in preparation for the remaining pool games and we are hopeful of further successes in the next round.





Two first year teams travelled to Mallow on Wednesday last to play in a Football Blitz.  One of the teams got to the final but were beaten by Colaiste Choilm on the day.  They were presented with their runner-up medals by Dan O’Mahony, Chairman of the Munster Council.





We would like to congratulate our first year basketball team and their coach Paul Keohane who put in great performances at the All Ireland play-offs in Wexford on Tuesday, 19 April week. The girls travelled to Bridgetown in Wexford to compete against a team from Kilrush, Co. Clare, Knocklyon, Co. Dublin, and the host school in Bridgetown. The girls missed out on the win in their first game having been defeated by a tough Kilrush side that went on to win the play-offs and progress to the All Ireland semi finals.


In their second match, the girls missed out by a point against a very tactical team from St. Colmcille’s, Dublin. This game was a nail biting watch as the girls on both sides battled until the very end. St. Mary’s finished on a high though with a win in the last game of the day. The girls beat Bridgetown Vocational School comfortably and left the tournament on a high. Having won seven games to qualify for the play-offs the girls did the school proud and we wish them the very best for the rest of their training this year.





Caoimhe Creedon and Ella Curtin accepting gear bags for the St. Mary’s Secondary School Football team,  kindly sponsored by John Condon of Macroom Hardwood Floors & Tiles.





The First year Basketball team won the Cork Regional Final against Bandon on Wednesday 16th March.







This week the first years took part in a gymnastics competition at St. Mary’s Secondary School. Ten teams battled it out for the top prize. The girls performed routines that they had prepared during their PE classes and were judged on their timing, costumes, skill executions, balances and form. The girls performed really well on the day and their principal Mr. Cooke was the judge. The winning team performed a creative performance to Justin Beiber’s Sorry and consisted of the following students: Aoife Clancy, Kate Moynihan, Maria Cronin, Emma O’Leary, Andrea Cotter & Martyna Byrdziak. Second place was awarded to Ellie O’Riordan, Aoibhinn Murphy, Maeve Murphy & Erika O’Shea. Joint third place went to Emma Deasy, Karolina Florek, Sarah Spillane, Ella Dobbie & Zuzanna Kozakiewicz (1A2) and Aoife Twomey, Caoimhe Donovan, Shauna O’Leary and Saoirse O’Brien (1A1).






On Thursday the 11th February the second year girls at St. Mary’s Secondary School, Macroom took to the stage for a Valentine’s Dance-Off competition as part of their dance strand in P.E.  Seven teams competed against each other in the hope of being chosen as the winners by the three judges on the day (teacher at St. Mary’s). The groups all had a unique identity and theme that guided their dance routine and as well as this, each group had a costume and individual song to which they performed. 


The Cowgirls in action.



Each group demonstrated great skills such as teamwork, communication and creativity throughout their dance strand as they all took on different roles and responsibilities. This was highlighted at the event. In the end The Cowgirls were crowned the champions. Overall it was a great success and well done to all the second year girls who competed.






On Wednesday, January 27th two teams from St. Mary’s competed on an Ultimate Frisbee tournament held in the Mardyke Arena, UCC.  This was an inaugural tournament for secondary school students in Cork.  St. Mary’s students were introduced to this game as part of their PE programme in 4th Year. It was a great opportunity for the students to apply skills learned in a competitive setting.  They also experienced the true sport of the game which emphasises fair play and fair mindedness.  An enjoyable and fun-packed day was had by all students.





Our 1st & 2nd year basketball teams played against Kanturk at home on Tuesday 23rd February.  Both teams won their matches.  Their next outing is a home playoff, opponents yet to be decided.






St. Mary’s had two students, Aisling Kelleher and Mairéad O’Sullivan selected as members of the Post Primary School’s Munster Ladies Football Team.  They competed in the Interprovincial Blitz which was held in Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath on Saturday, 23 January.


Munster won all of their first three matches, beating Ulster, Connacht and Leinster.  They played Connacht in the final - a  repeat of the 2015 final, but it was Munster who were victorious on this occasion.  Final score was 2 – 7 to 0 – 5.  This was a very successful outing for the Munster Team. 





Michael McCarthy of Glenview Motors, Macroom presenting St. Mary's with a new set of Football Jerseys.




St. Mary’s Senior Football team played Pobalscoil Chorcha Dhuibhne  in Killarney on Tuesday 1st December in the Munster quarter final.  It was a very close exciting encounter with the Macroom girls coming out on top on a score line of 4-10 to 7-10. They are now through to the Munster Semi-Final.  The girls lined out in their new jerseys which were generously sponsored by Glenview Motors, Macroom.  A big thank you to Michael and Nora McCarthy.





The Leaving Certificate L.C.V.P. class organised their enterprise activity on Tuesday, 15
th September – a Sports Day for junior classes.  The motto for the day was Healthy Body,Healthy Mind.  Lots of competitions were held and prizes given. A great day was had by all.



St Mary’s Senior football team played Colaiste Choilm in Ballincolling on Wednesday 4th November, and won on a score line of 4 -14 to 1 -3.  Well done girls.




Our Junior footballers began their championship campaign on Friday 25th September against St. Mary’s Secondary School Mallow. Despite the girl’s best efforts, Mallow proved too strong and ran out convincing winners.


We wish to extend our congratulations to our past pupils Briege Corkery, Vera Foley, Marie Ambrose and Mairéad Corkery who won the All-Ireland Senior football title for a 10th time in 11 years against Dublin on Sunday last. Comhgáirdeachas ó chroí daoibh.



Our Senior & U16 teams played Carrigtwohill on Wednesday 18th, while our girls played very well, both teams were defeated on this occasion.



On Monday, 28th September, the U16 and Senior Teams played Davis College, Mallow in Macroom.  St. Mary's Senior Team won and the U16 Team were defeated.  On Tuesday, 6th October, the 1st Year and U16 teams played North Pres. at Neptune Stadium and both teams won.






Meabh O'Riordan who came third in the South Munster Schools Junior Discus competition on 6th May, 2015.







Two St. Mary’s students - Mairead Corkery and Aisling Kelleher, were members of the Munster Schools Ladies' Football Team which competed in Inter-provincial Blitz in Mullingar recently.  The Munster team reached the final, which was a very close and exciting contest.  They lost by only a single point to Connacht. It was a great honour for these St. Mary's Students to be selected as members of this very successful Munster team.





Congratulations to Margaret O’Leary from 2A1 who won gold at the All Ireland Judo Open Competitions held in Galway on Saturday March 7th.

She will be training in Paris with the Muskerry Judo club from the 19th to 23rd of March.


Bon Chance!





St Mary’s basketball teams have had a busy start to the year. They have trained consistently every week under the watchful eye of their coach, Paul Keohane.  The U-16 team had a difficult start in the Cork Schools competition, losing in a tough match to a strong Davis College team.  Form improved since then and the girls had straight wins against teams from St.Als, Charleville and Kanturk.  The Senior team got off to a great start in their defeat of a resilient Davis College team.  This was quickly followed with wins over St.Als and Charleville placing them in a very strong position. However, they failed to overcome a dogged Kanturk team despite playing very well and only losing by a few points at the final whistle.  Both teams have however made it through to the quarter final stage of their respective competitions and are looking forward to finding out who their opponents will be and representing the school with pride again in the near future. Good luck girls.











On the 19th September the St. Mary’s Link Modules class held their enterprise activity, an annual ‘Junior Sports Day’.  This year they added their own twist giving each class group a specific colour to distinguish teams.  The Link Modules class incorporated the theme of healthy eating.  This involved huge cross curricular links with Home Economics, Science, P.E. and Maths.  The L.C.V.P. students greatly improved on their teamwork, organisational and leadership skills.  Overall the day was a huge success and was enjoyed by all!




 St. Mary’s Secondary School students participating in the Gladiator challenge on the High Ropes at the Glen Resource Centre.



On Friday, 10th October, all 2nd year students from St. Mary’s Macroom travelled to the Glen Resource Centre, Cork to partake in some outdoor activities. These included roller races, a crate stack on high ropes, a Gladiator challenge on the high ropes as well as some ground based team activities.  Excellent weather conditions on the day ensured a thoroughly enjoyable and challenging day for all. 





 St. Mary’s Junior football team had a successful day out a in Killarney recently with an resounding 4 – 11 to 3 – 4 win over Colaist Ide agus Iosef, Abbeyfeale.  St Mary’s were quick off the mark scoring a goal and 4 points without reply.  Abbeyfeale did manage to respond with a goal but the half was dominated by St. Mary’s who went in at the break with 2 goals and nine points to Abbeyfeales solitary goal.  The second half was a much more even affair with Abbeyfeale scoring 2 goals and 4 points and St. Mary’s managing 2 - 2 in reply.  St. Mary’s are now set for a quarter final showdown against Christ the King, Cork.  Best of luck girls!





St. Mary’s Macroom 4-5     Loreto Fermoy 2-11



St. Mary’s Macroom played their last group stage game against Loreto Fermoy on Tuesday last in the Castle Grounds. An understrength home team started as underdogs but blasted home three first half goals, corner forward Nicola Dennehy scoring two and full forward Claire Murphy scoring one. Loreto kept in touch with a flurry of points before half time but still trailed by five points at half time. Fermoy came out all guns blazing after half time and scored two early goals and a number of well worked points, and were soon five points to the good. Fortunately for St. Mary’s with ten minutes to go they found their second wind and a brilliantly taken goal by Rachel Hurley put the home team back in the game. Síofra Burgoyne chipped in with a point and with only seconds to go in the game Mid-Fielder Mairéad Corkery slotted over a pointed free to level matters. St. Mary’s now await the draw for the Munster Semi-Final which will be played in the next two weeks. Scoil Mhuire Abú!!!!






St. Mary’s Macroom recently won the Cork Post Primary Ladies Football First Year Blitz in Donoughmore.  It was the first time the school won the competition and they put in some tremendous performances during the four games. Two teams were entered from the school and the second team were very unlucky not to make it through to the final of their competition after a powerful second half display in their semi-final against Schull Community College.  They were behind at the break but put in a superb display in the second half and in the end lost by just three points.



The first team lost to Loreto of Fermoy in the first group game but won their next two games by big scores to qualify for the final against the same opposition. In an outstanding display for underage football in the County, St. Marys came out on top by five points. It was very close throughout with both defences really dominating in an exciting first half that ended 2 points to 1 in favour of the Macroom School. In the second half, the St. Mary’s school took control of the game eventually winning on a score line of 9 points to 4 points in what was an energy sapping encounter.  Well done to both teams, they were a credit to themselves and the school.












Under 14 Munster and All-Ireland Football Cups

Under 16 Munster and All-Ireland Football Cups

Under 16 Munster and All-Ireland Camogie Cups



St. Mary’s senior basketball team recently qualified for the All Ireland Play-Offs in Salthill Upper, Galway on the 1st February.  After a long and tiring journey up, they were successful in their first of three matches against Donegal, 43points-27points. Unfortunately, losing out to Killorglin, Co. Kerry by 12 points and St. Edna’s, Co. Galway by 2 points later on in the tournament. The overall standard of basketball was very high on the day.


The girls put their best effort into all of the matches, with several three-pointers from sisters Yvonne and Siofra, with Michelle and Mairead adding one a piece each. They had a tough, but successful season in order to reach the All-Ireland play-offs, winning every match along the way both home and away. These school teams included: Mount St. Michael’s, Rosscarbery-won by 12 points, Colaiste Phobal, Bantry- won by 10 points, Colaiste Choilm, Ballincollig- won by 10 points also.


The Quarter Finals were held in Neptune Stadium in Cork where St. Mary’s girls beat Scoil Mhuire Kanturk by 11 points. The Semi-Finals were also held in Neptune Stadium where Macroom beat St. Marys Midleton by 1 point and beat St. Aloysius, Cork by 8 points.



Senior Team Members: Yvonne Burgoyne (Capt.), Michelle McCarthy (Capt.), Siofra Burgoyne, Sarah-Beth O’Mullane,  Mairead O’Sullivan, Shauna Buckley, Michaela O’Keeffe, Suzanne Barry, Shannon Lucey, Erika Cuntapay, Kate Ciganova, Lily Healy, Sinead Plunkett.



Michelle McCarthy and Yvonne Burgoyne, joint Captains of St. Mary’s Senior Basketball Team with their Trophy for Senior Winners in the Regional Final 2013.




Congratulations to St. Mary’s Senior Basketball Team who won the ‘Basketball Ireland’ Regional Final following a comfortable win over Carrigtwohill at Neptune Stadium on 10th December.  We wish the girls the very best as they move onto the All-Ireland stage of the competition.  St. Mary’s team:  Yvonne Burgoyne, Michelle Mc Carthy, Sarah Beth O’Mullane, Siofra Burgoyne, Mairead O’Sullivan, Lily Healy, Catriona Grainger, Shauna Buckley, Kataryna Pilarska, Natalia Juszczck, Sinead Plunkett, Micheala O’Keeffe, Erica Cuntapay and Kate Ciganova.





South Munster Schools Cross Country Championships


The event was held on Friday, 24 January in Curraheen.  Athletes who competed were as follows:


Minor Girls (1,500m)                  Karena Curtin, Kate Brady and Lorraine Dromey


Junior Girls (2,000m)                  Mairéad O'Sullivan


Well done girls on completing a very tough course on the day!




Congratulations to the following Senior players who were selected as members of the Post Primary Schools Munster Team:


Marie Ambrose (Munster Captain)

Angela Crowley

Clare Byrne

 Mairéad Corkery 


They competed in the Schools Interprovincial blitz which was held in Mullingar on Saturday, 25 January. 



On Wednesday, 9th October a number of athletes from St. Mary's Macroom competed in the West Muskerry Schools Cross Country Championships held in the Tom Creedon Park, Macroom.

Prize winners were as follows:

U-13 Race            3rd Eimear O'Dea

                               5th Meabh O'Riordan

                               6th Kate Brady

U-15 Race            2nd  Maeve Kelleher

                               5th Karina Curtin

                               6th Leah Hartnett







On Thursday, 16th May, St Mary's had the chance to honour its double winning All-Ireland teams.  Captains of both teams were first given a Civic Reception in Macroom Town Hall which was attended by Mayor Owen McCarthy and the Councillors who represent Macroom Town.  Both Captains Jean O'Sullivan and Aileen Corkery were presented with Certificates of Recognition by Mayor McCarthy.  Ciarán Cooke, St. Mary's Principal and team trainers Seán Ó Cuill and Joe Carroll were also in attendance.  Having received their certificates of recognition the Two Captains made their way to the Castle Hotel where the school held their own presentation night. Both Senior and Junior Football panels attended the presentations accompanied by parents and staff from St. Mary's on a very proud night for all involved. Cork Senior Ladies' Bainisteoir, Eamonn Ryan along with players Breige Corkery and Bríd Stack presented the girls with their Munster and All-Ireland Medals and also offered the girls some very wise words of wisdom for the future.  The Girls also received beautiful jackets which had been sponsored by Macroom Businesses and Gear bags which had been sponsored by the very generous Michael and Nora McCarthy of Glenview Motors.  A most memorable occasion was had and enjoyed by all in attendance.

Michael McCarthy of Glenview Motors presenting gear bags to the team captains - Jean O'Sullivan and Aileen Corkery




County Camogie Final



Congratulations to St. Mary's Senior Camogie team who defeated Glanmire in the county final on Friday April 12th. The St. Mary's girls worked very hard throughout the game against a very strong and physical Glanmire side.

The scoring of the game was opened up with a point from St. Mary's Annemarie Ryan. Another point soon followed after tireless work from Rachel Hurley. St. Mary's seemed to being going strong now with points from Ella Curtin and Becky Hennigan, with great passages of play from the backline through to the forwards. However, Glanmire were charging at the St. Mary's backline with strong force and after many great saves from goalkeeper, Yvonne Burgoyne, Glanmire finally found the back of the net. Two points followed the goal and Glanmire led by a point. Great defending by Aisling Kelleher saw a long ball down to the forward line where Becky Hennigan was able to finish off a well worked goal. The St. Mary's back line was outstanding throughout and another point for the St. Mary's girls saw them lead by three points at the break, with the scoreboard reading 1-5 to 1-2.

Glanmire came out in the second half even stronger. They goaled within the first five minutes with the St. Mary's girls off the mark since the break. St. Mary's then responded with a long range point from Becky Hennigan. Glanmire then got three unanswered points from play which saw them take the lead for only the second time in the game, by just one point. However, our girls responded very well with three more points, two from placed balls, taken excellently by Annemarie Ryan. With just less than five minutes to go, Sarah Byrne found the back of the net to finish off a great sporting game of Camogie. The final score finished up 2-9 to 2-5 in favour of the Macroom girls. Well done to all the girls involved and all their trainers and mentors.

Team list:

1. Yvonne Burgoyne  2. Aisling Buckley  3. Aisling Kelleher  4. Niamh McCarthy  5. Marie Ambrose  6. Aileen Corkery  7. Angela Crowley  8. Mairéad Corkery  9. Alice Dunne  10. Ella Curtin  11. Becky Hennigan  12. Claire Byrne  13. Sarah Byrne  14. Rachel Hurley  15. Annemarie Ryan  16. Nicola Dennehy  17. Ali Jones  18. Grace Buckley  19. Deirdre Galvin  20. Siofra Burgoyne  21. Helen Dunne  22. Maeve Kelleher  23. Karina Curtin  24. Kate Brady  25. Klaudia Sanatre.


Mairéad Corkery is Player of the Month

Congratulations to St. Mary's Transition Year student Mairéad Corkery, who has been selected as player of the month by the Ladies Gaelic Football Association. Mairead was chosen for all Inter-County and club matches that took place in Ireland during the month of March. She will travel to Dublin on Tuesday 16 April to receive her award from the Association. Well done, Mairéad  on a great sporting achievement!


St Mary's Senior Football Team are All-Ireland Champions!

St. Mary's Senior Football All-Ireland winners pictured with their coaches Joe Carroll and Seán Ó Cuill.

St. Mary's won their first ever Senior B Post Primary Football All-Ireland, Saturday last at Freshford, Co. Kilkenny. The game was played at a high pace throughout and the crowd were treated to a fantastic game of Football.

The game started at lightening pace with the Macroom side racing into a four point lead with scores from Aoife Plunkett, Mairéad Corkery and two from Claire Byrne. St. Joseph's then replied with two pointed frees and a point from play from the impressive Lesley Buchanan who was their scorer in chief for the remainder of the game. St. Joseph's were finding it hard to break out of their own half as St. Mary's mid-field and half back line were rock solid. As a result of this St. Joseph's suffered as the defence splitting, strong running of Mairéad Corkery and Niamh Duggan paid dividends for St. Mary's on the score board. The Cork team closed out the half well with scores from the hard working Rachel Hurley and a pointed free from Aoife Plunkett. The score at half time stood at St. Mary's ten points, St. Joseph's five points.

The Second half began as the first had finished with St. Mary's tapping over a free. The second team had both teams receive Yellow cards in what was a well natured match throughout. This resulted in Macroom having to play twenty of the thirty minutes of the second half with only fourteen players. St. Joseph's stormed back into the game with a goal from Aoibheann Leahy and the Meath team had St. Mary's in real trouble when a second goal was scored with less than ten minutes to play leaving St. Mary's ahead by one single point. It was then St. Mary's took the game by the scruff of the neck playing some fantastic football around the middle of the field and in defence with players such as Marie Ambrose, Claire Murphy and Anne-Marie Ryan really putting the shoulder to the wheel. Corner forward Aoife Plunkett scored two points to keep St. Mary's ahead and it should be noted that her accuracy from frees was pinpoint. St. Josephs missed a number of good scoring chances throughout the second half and never managed to draw level with St. Mary's. Claire Byrne completed the St. Mary's scoring with two classy points to close out the victory in the last five minutes of the game.

A jubilant Jean O'Sullivan accepted the cup on behalf of an ecstatic St Mary's. Mairéad Corkery was named Player of the Match and deservedly so having worked tirelessly throughout the game and also having chipping in with two clinical scores.


St. Mary's: Claire Byrne 0-7 Aoife Plunkett 0-5 Mairéad Corkery 0-2 Rachel Hurley 0-1

St. Josephs: Aoibheann Leahy 1-0 Lesley Buchanan 1-6 Amy Gilsenan 0-1

St. Mary's, Macroom: 1. Jean O'Sullivan 2. Annemarie Ryan 3. Marie Ambrose 4. Yvonne Burgoyne 5. Angela Crowley 6. Aisling Kelleher 7. Aileen Corkery 8. Mairead Corkery 9. Becky Hanigan 10. Niamh Duggan 11. Claire Byrne 12. Katie O'Connell 13. Rachel Hurley 14. Claire Murphy 15. Aoife Plunkett
Subs: S.B. O'Mullane for K. O'Connell, G. Twomey for R. Hurley

St. Joseph's: 1. Sarah Powderly 2. Caoimhe Lynch 3. Aisling Sheridan 4. Shannon Connolly 5. Seanaidh Hickey 6. Niamh Sheridan 7. Ellen Hennelly 8. Megan Collins 9. Ailbhe Rooney 10. Aoibheann Leahy 11. Lesley Buchanan 12. Linda Smyth 13. Amy Gilsenan 14. Ruth Sheridan 15. Rosanna Irwin

Referee: James Flood (Wexford)



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