St. Brigid’s, Loughrea have taken a slight advantage at half-time in the Connacht Post Primary Schools Camogie Final Replay in Ballinderreen.
Late points for Caoimhe Garvey and Michelle Prendergast overturned the deficit for the Loughrea school giving them the edge.
Sarah Healy opened with her first of five St. Brigid’s frees on four minutes but Presentation Athenry struck back within 60 seconds as Tara Stephens looked to get the touch for their goal.
Healy kept Loughrea in touch levelling with two more placed balls, before Presentation’s top scorer in the drawn encounter opened her account from play on 14 minutes.
Again, Healy restored parity leaving it 0-4 to 1-1 before herself and Niland again traded placed balls.
Both goalkeepers were called into stops as Athenry’s Nessa Kelly denied her namesake Aine Kelly while Katie Gilchrist blocked a Sabina Rabbitte ground stroke.
Garvey’s effort from the right put St. Brigid’s ahead on 27 minutes before Niland finished a Sarah McCartin delivery for the equaliser.
But with Tegan Canning involved, St. Thomas’ Michelle Prendergast got the score that gives St. Brigid’s Loughrea the half-time lead.
St. Brigid’s Loughrea – Sarah Healy 0-5, Caoimhe Garvey 0-1, Michelle Prendergast 0-1
Presentation Athenry – Tara Stephens 1-0, Niamh Niland 0-3