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2014 NWP Recycling Ulster Camogie Championship Finals

July 17th, 2014

CamogiePairc Esler played host to the 2014 NWP Recycling Ulster Camogie Championship Finals at the beginning of June. Derry were aiming to complete their first ever three in a row against a resurgent host side of Down in the Senior Championship while Tyrone were seeking to secure the Intermediate Championship after a couple of years of Finals heartache.

On the back of very strong league form Down defeated Antrim in the NWP Recycling Ulster Senior Championship Semi-Final in Portglenone with captain Niamh Mallon excellent for Down with a return to form following a cruciate ligament injury. This set up a decider against reigning champions Derry. In a very tense encounter Karen Kielt inspired Derry to a 2-08 to 0-11 victory that went right down to the wire.

In the NWP Recycling Ulster Intermediate Championship it took replays in each of their Semi-Finals and Finals to secure the Intermediate Championship after defeats in the two previous finals. Tyrone defeated Down’s second string at the second attempt in Ballyholland to set up a final against Cavan. This game was a fantastic game and with both sides scoring points in injury time it could have went either way.

In the replay Tyrone stepped up a gear with Niamh Gavin’s return from injury crucial as they ran out winners in Madden on a scoreline of Tyrone 2-11 Cavan 1-06.

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