Camross boys and girls make semi-finals at Feile na nGael

Camross boys and girls made the semi-finals of their national hurling Feile divisions in Limerick at the weekend.

Camross boys and girls made the semi-finals of their national hurling Feile divisions in Limerick at the weekend.

The boys were placed in a tricky group in Division 2, but got off to a great start against Newcastlewest with a 1-7 to 0-5 win. The next game out the drew 2-4 to 1-7 with Deel Rangers, before suffering a heavy defeat at the hands of O’Donovan Rossa from Antrim.

Nevertheless, their earlier results got them through to the semi-finals, where they were drawn against a strong St Rynagh’s team from Offaly. Despite the best efforts of everyone involved, St Rynagh’s ran out 4-10 to 0-6 winners.

The girls were also competing in Division 2, and they went through their group stage unbeaten. That run started with a 1-5 to 2-2 draw against Ballyagran, before they really hit form after that. Templeglantine were disposed of by 4-9 to 0-1, and then they beat Keady, from Armagh, by 5-7 to 0-3.

The semi-final would pit them against Portaferry, from Down, and after a closely fought encounter the northern girls won out by 2-3 to 1-2.