Terrific Tara start with a bang in All Britain senior camogie championship winning 6-08 to 1-04 against John Mitchels
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Terrific Tara start with a bang in All Britain senior camogie championship winning 6-08 to 1-04 against John Mitchels

TARA got off to a great start in the All Britain senior camogie championship, comprehensively beating John Mitchels of Birmingham at the weekend. 

The London side came out all guns blazing, and in the first 15 mins there were fabulous scores from Laura Connolly and Emma Hogan to ensure a comfortable lead at the first water break in Scrubs.

Scores from Eilish O’Neill and captain Tessa Crowley meant Tara were leading at half time 4-7 to 0-2 and the Midlands outfit were clearly in for a long afternoon.

To their credit, Mitchels came out strong in the second half and notched up 1-1 in the first 5 mins after the restart.

But fantastic defending by the Tara backs Claire Enright and Lucy Hawkes ensured they found it hard to forge a way back into the contest.

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Aoife Caroll - who led the line with distinction - ultimately helped Tara finish comfortably with a winning margin of 6-8 to 1-4.

The final score looked emphatic but there was much to admire from Mitchels - who were playing their first ever game at senior level and acquitted themselves well against a top notch side.

Tara are playing Croydon this Sunday in Mitcham at 11am.