Hurling & Camogie

Dean Maguirc capture Casement Shield title

Castleblayney no match for Tyrone school

Dean Maguirc, Carrickmore Dean Maguirc, Carrickmore – winners of the Casement Shield

Danske Bank Casement Shield final

Dean Maguirc College, Carrickmore 5-12

Castleblayney College 0-10

AN individual tally of from full-forward Aidan Woods powered Dean Maguirc to a first Ulster schools’ senior hurling title with victory over Castleblayney College in Middletown.

Woods was the star, but he was well supported by a team that didn’t allow Castleblayney a single score from open play. Francie Hurson and Shea Munroe also caused problems for the Monaghan side.

Nathan McArdle was excellent at the heart of the Castleblayney defence, while his younger brother Tim was deadly accurate from frees.

The latter got the first of his 10 points in their first attack, but, after Shea Munroe found the net for Dean Maguirc, they began to dominate proceedings.

Kevin Cuddy and Finbar Donnelly added goals before the break as Carrickmore led 3-6 to 0-7.

Woods bagged his two goals in the second half and fired over some excellent points with Munroe and Conor McGlinchey closing out victory late in the second half.

Earlier in the day, goals from the Loughran sisters, Annie (two) and Eilís, made it a double for the school with a 3-4 to 0-3 victory over Our Lady’s, Castleblayney in the quarter-final of the Rosina McManus camogie shield.

Carrickmore, who beat Bailieborough CS to win Sciath Bhríde at junior level last month, now face the same opposition in the senior semi-finals.

Dean Maguirc, Carrickmore A Woods 2-7 (0-4f); S Munroe 1-3; K Cuddy & F Donnelly 1-0 each; F Hurson & C McGlinchey 0-1 each

Castleblayney T McArdle 0-10f