SIX days after coming on as a sub for Gailltír in their agonising one-point All-Ireland Intermediate Club Final defeat to Clonduff at Croke Park, Aoife Fitzgerald scored two goals and three points in the Masita All-Ireland Post-Primary Schools' Senior A Final at Donaghmore Ashbourne.
SHE may have been player of the match for a second year in a row but a shivering Tina Hannon, glad to have escaped the heavy snowfall outside, quite rightly emphasised the collective culture as Slaughtneil of Derry claimed a famous third AIB All-Ireland Senior Camogie title in succession and sealed a stunning Ulster double, after Down side Clonduff's earlier Intermediate success.
TINA HANNON scored a goal and six points and was named player of the match for the second year in succession as Slaughtneil completed a remarkable AIB All-Ireland Senior Club Championship three-in-a-row while the snow fell at Croke Park.
Neither Derry nor Wexford are challenging for top-flight glory but such is the beauty of the AIB All-Ireland Club Championship that the power rankings at intercounty level do not always translate directly.
It isn't only because it gives them something else to talk about that the people of Hilltown have become completely caught up in Clonduff's impending appearance in the AIB All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Club Championship Final at Croke Park.
Kilkenny will resume their rivalry with Cork and Galway will take on Limerick in the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League Division 1 Semi-Finals as a result of the last round of group action, while Offaly must do battle with Wexford to determine who makes the drop to the second tier.
AILISH O'REILLY hit a goal and three points while Carrie Dolan slotted eight points from placed balls as Galway assured themselves of a place in the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League Division 1 Semi-Finals when getting the better of Waterford by 1-14 to 1-6 at Carriganore.
MALLOW GAA Complex is the venue for the 104th Ashbourne Cup Festival, the culmination of an intense programme of games that has left us with the cream of the third level crop vying for the Ashbourne, Purcell, Fr Meachair and Ó Maolagáin Cups.
A SOPHIE O'CALLAGHAN goal and five points from Niamh Mulcahy enabled Limerick to chisel out a five-point victory, 1-14 to 0-10 over neighbours Clare in their Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League Division 1 Group 2 clash at the Gaelic Grounds.
The GAA has announced that it has reached agreement with eir sport and RTÉ that will see four Allianz League games being simulcast by the two broadcasters this spring while RTÉ will also begin broadcasting games from the AIB Club Championships. T
"It's actually curtailing goal opportunities, about eight or nine different times in the match it curtailed good movement, good flowing moves. Is that improving the game of football? I think it's a waste of time and I've said it all along."