GAA: Adams solo show sees Ulster excel
Published 31/10/2007 | 09:15
Antrim camogie ace Jane Adams has taken a decisive step nearer an Allstar award following her stunning solo show when Ulster slammed both Munster and Leinster to lift the Gael Linn (Inter-provincial) trophy for the first time in 40 years.
Ulster beat Munster by 4-9 to 2-10 before overcoming Leinster by 2-12 to 3-8 with the superb Adams scoring 2-5 in the latter contest.
They may have had only a one-point margin of victory in their second game but it was enough to ensure that Ulster took the trophy home with them.
It was a particularly sweet success for the province and chairperson Catherine O'Hara hailed the spirit and skill shown by all the players.
" We were clearly the underdogs going into the competition but the players showed just what they were capable of. This is a huge boost for camogie in Ulster," said Catherine.
Sinead Cassidy, Katie McAuley, Fionnuala Carr and Moya Maginn were other key players in a side that grew in confidence as the competition unfurled.
But if Ulster reigned supreme at senior level, they were outgunned in the junior sector. They fell heavily to Munster (5-23 to 1-7) but in turn Leinster proved too strong for Munster winning by 3-16 to 0-11.
"Our juniors nonetheless showed plenty of spirit although they may have lacked experience. But there is certainly plenty of cause for optimism," adds Catherine O'Hara.