The Senior Camogie league kicked off on Saturday 10th and our first game as holders was away against Croydon at Mitcham. Tara played against the wind first half and lead at the half time mark 2-4 to 3 points, thanks to the experience of Helen Murphy at centre back, midfielder Caroline Kelly dictating much of the play and our wing backs of Anna Nyham and Sinead Darcy feeding great ball into the forwards.
For the second half Tara management of Alan Smyth and David Dowd made a few switches and substitutions moving Caroline Kelly back to full back to give her a bit of a rest before doing a marathon Saturday evening. Fiona Morrissey and Joanne Hamilton found great space to run at Croydon backs and nippy Eilis O Neill was always a thorn in Croydons side with a personal tally of 2-2 for the game. Well done to Emma Dunlea on her Tara debut and scoring a point in the second half.
Full time score of 4 10 to 1 3.
Tara scorers: Eilish o Neill (2-2), Fiona Morrisey (2-3), Emma Dunlea (0-1), Joanna Hamilton 0-3, Caroline Kelly 0-1. Croydon scorers: Keeling ni Neill (0-1), Angela Kerr (0-1), Lauren Lee (1-1)
Tara: Denise Gilligan, Sinead Darcy, Emer Kelly, Sheila Fernandes, Dearbhail O Rourke, Helen Murphy, Anna Nyham, Caroline Kelly, Lisa Creamer, Noreen O Keeffe, Fiona Morrissey, Mary Fenton, Emma Dunlea, Eilis O Neill, Joanne Hamilton. Sub Juli Crowley, Mairead Conlon.