Munster Intermediate Club Camogie Final 'Trixie Toomey Memorial Cup'
Newmarket-on-Fergus (Clare) v Lismore (Waterford)
This is an historic final in many ways. The first ever Intermediate
Club final to be played, the cup donated by a family from County Clare,
the Toomey family in memory of their late husband and father after the
many years he served to both club and county camogie as selector and
trainer. Trixie was a Newmarket man and now his native club are in the
final with his daughter Carol playing in goal. It is sure to be an
emotional day for the family whatever the outcome.
These two clubs will never have met but as county champions both are
looking to go one step further. A close contest is expected as both had
convincing wins over their semi-final opponents of Templemore and
The Newmarket team has strong family links throughout the field with
the Kaisers all having played for the Clare county teams from Captain
Ruth right down to 15year old Niki at corner forward. Also the McMahons
and O'Learys. Aimee McInerney, Aine O'Brien, Aoife Griffin, Erica
Minogue and Joanne Walsh also have county experience and saying this
they are a young team with average age of 20 years.
This Lismore team bases its roots in Feile na nGael 1999 as they have
represented the county for the last eleven years. This is the first
Senior county championship for this club in nine years and they have
worked hard to get to this level. Shauna Kiernan, Maire Russell, Rachel
Whelan, Grainne Kenneally, team captain Aisling O'Brien, Shona Curran
and Niamh Ryan have all county experience over the last number of years
and with Grainne Kenneally having captained U.C.C. to the Ashbourne
final last year.
This lays all the markers for a tight game going all the way to the
Newmarket-on-Fergus(Clare): C Toomey, A Griffin, J O'Leary, C O'Leary, A
McInerney, R McMahon, C Kaiser, R Kaiser(C), J Walsh, S McMahon, E
Minogue, A O'Brien, D Cassidy, I Kaiser, N Kaiser
Lismore(Waterford): A O' Brien(C), J Houlihan, N Ryan, L Buckley, J
Hannon, S Curran, S Fenton, M Russell, R Whelan, G Kenneally, A Hannon,
S Kiernan, K Heneghan, C Ormonde, T Morrissey