Watters' team takes senior title as Kiltale also enjoy a memorable win
They did it again. Kilmessan found a way to win and claim their 15th Meath Senior Camogie Championship title since 2005.
Their astonishing rate of success was maintained in Trim today when they put down a spirited resistence by Na Fianna to win, 2-10 to 2-7.
Victory was finally secured for John Watters' team in injury time when Katie Ni Choileain scored the goal that proved so crucial in the end.
"I've won 15 county medals now but I've never scored a winning goal in a county final. Nobody wins a county title easy but I think this was the toughest final I ever played," said Ni Choileain afterwards.
Na Fianna were bitterly disappointed to lose as they led for much of the game. They scored two first-half goals from Erin Leddy and Maire Kirby and were in front 2-3 to 0-7 at the break.
However, Kilmessan couldn't be subdued and Kelly Gorman fired to the net for them on 42 minutes to give them real hope.
Aileen Donnelly hit five points for the winners, all frees. while Gorman, Ni Choileai, Carrie Doyle and Nadine Doyle also pointed. Donnelly also fired narrowly wide from a penalty.
In the curtain-raiser at Trim today Kiltale defeated Clann Na nGael 2-12 to 0-6 in the Senior B final with Aisling Butler hitting two goals for the winners while Cheyenne O'Brien fired over seven points, two frees, to help secure the win.
Player of the match Olivia O'Halloran also made a significant contribution with three points from play.
Roisin Heaney showed the way for Clann Na nGael but they couldn't make the inroads in the Kiltale defence they sought.
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