June 16th, 2021

In the Down Camogie Dean Davis league division 2b, Ballycran hosted Kilclief Ben Derg on another breezy summer evening.  Playing with the breeze in the first half, which was coming up from the Rubane road end of the pitch, Ballycran failed to cash in the advantage and walked off at half time with a 2 point deficit, Ballycran 1-1 Kilclief 1-3.

In the second half, Ballycran put in their best performance of the night and walked off at the second water break 3-5 to 2-4 thanks to another scorching goal from Mary-Doll Gilmore.

In the last quarter of the match, Kilclief came out with a determination to up the work rate and having pegged Ballycran on the scoreboard, inched past with another four points to steal the match by one point.

Here are a few of the best pics from the game.

Ballycran supporters take in the Camogie game (KBD-1)

Sophie McGrath runs for space to maintain possession (KBD-2)

Delicately handled by Mary-Doll Gilmore, then smashed into the net (KBD-3)

Fiona (Hughes) Savage and Aoife Bell close down a Kilclief attack (KBD-4)

A text book block by Aoife Bell (KBD-5)

Aislinn Wilson hand passes to clear the back line of any threat (KBD – 6)

Aoife Bell calmly progresses the sliotar up the field (KBD-7)

Sophie McGrath loads up for the unleash (KBD-8)

Under pressure, Alaidh Nic Gabhann scoops up the sliotar into her hand (KBD-9)

Aine Breen skilfully takes the Sliotar in full flight (KBD-10)

Kilclief players close in on Mary (Hughes) Murray (KBD-11)

Ciara Gilmore with one last attempt to secure a draw (KBD-12)