Convent of Mercy Roscommon have reached an All Ireland colleges camógie final after a nail biting victory in a thrilling semi final played in Kilanerin in Co Wexford last Saturday.
After turning around a five point deficit at half time the Roscommon girls had to hold out for eight minutes of extra time as the Wexford side looked for the goal that would win the game for them.
But the Roscommon girls held out to win and now they will face Munster opposition in the All Ireland final on the weekend of March the 12th.
This semi final was played in windy conditions and with the aid of the elements, the Wexford girls were on top in the first half and at half time they led by 1-5 to 0-3. But Roscommon played well in the second half.
Ciara Owens scored an early goal to set them on their way and then after 43 minutes Ciara Owens was on hand to grab and all-important second goal for the Roscommon team.
Deirdre Regan scored the final point of the game with 12 minutes to go in normal time and then there was eight minutes of injury time as both sides tried desperately to get the scores that would win the game a however the Convent girls held out for a thrilling win.
Manager of the Roscommon team Teresa Hession told the Roscommon People in the preview here last week that she was confident that her charges would have the skill and determination to win the game and so it proved. All eyes will now be on the All Ireland final, which will take place at a neutral venue on the weekend of March 12th next.
Convent of Mercy Roscommon: Honor Ennis, Anne Marie Lambert, Aisling Rogerson, Orla Gately, Aisling Byrne, Maeve Brennan, Ciara Kelly, Edel Treacy, Deirdre Regan, Shauna Keenan, Cathy Dervan, Lorna Dowd, Ciara Owens, Caroline Gunning, Ciara Ryan, Marie Carty, Emma Gavin, Aisling Connaughton, Laura Doyle, Laura Kelly, Nuala Gunning, Niamh Egan, Aisling Feely, Brona Lowry, Miriam Hastings, Shauna Mulry, Áine McCormack, Amy Gacquin, Amy King.