Freyne’s hat trick added to by Storey’s brace of goals were the killer blows for Athenry.
Despite the best endeavours of Noreen Coen and Jessica Gill,they failed to revive the Galwayside.
: Coláiste Bríde: M Freyne 3-1, C Storey 2-1, Siona Nolan 1-2, U Leacy 1-1, A Devereux 1-0, and Y Walsh 0-1. Athenry: N Coen 0-3, M Carr 0-1.
: V Murphy; Sara Nolan, J Breen, K Dunne; L O’Leary, S Cullen, L O’Connor; Siona Nolan, S Redmond; C Storey, U Leacy (capt), Y Walsh; M Freyne, A Devereux, C Garaghy.
Subs: K O’Connor for K Dunne, E O’Connor for A Devereux, J Fenlon for M Freyne, S Carr for C Garaghy, T Breen for Sara Nolan.
: M McDonagh; R Kelly, M Ward, M Carroll; R Waidron, J Gill, C Kennedy; D Ryan, L Callanan; M Carr, S O’Dwyer, N Coen; L Loughnane, L Walsh, A Healy.
SCARIFF CC claimed their first All-Ireland junior B triumph with a nine-point cushion over Kilkenny school, Castlecomer.
However, it was not all one-way traffic for the Clare team, as the Leinster champions ran them close soon after the restart when an Aideen Dwyer goal and a point from Marie Dargan left just three points between the sides.
But, good defensive work from centre back Marion O’Brien kept Castecomer at bay. And goals from Louise Hayes and substitute Ann Marie Fitzgerald made for a Scariff victory.
: Scariff: AM Fitzgerald 2-0, L Hayes, L Lynch and R O’Brien 1-0 each, C McDermott and M Dooley 0-1 each. Castecomer: A Dwyer 1-1, H Maher 0-3 and M Dargan 0-1.
: S Vaughan; S Myles, C O'Leary, C McNamara; S Durack, M O’Brien (capt), A Flaherty; A Treacy, L Hayes; C McDermott, M Dooley, R O’Brien; L Lynch, M Scanlon, L Brody.
Subs: AM Fitzgerald for L Lynch, S Flaherty for M Scanlon.
: M T O'Neill; C Haughney, M Dollard, E Cantwell; N O’Keeffe, M Nolan, S Shore; H Maher (capt), R Maher; S Murphy, A Dwyer, A M Walsh; M Bergin, M Dargan, M O'Keeffe. Subs: M Corrigan for M Bergin.