Kilkenny prove too stong for Derry

by on the 18th of March 2015

Denise Gaule finished with 2-08 as Kilkenny bounced back from their opening round defeat to Cork with an emphatic 20 point win over Derry 4-17 to 0-09 points in Castlecomer on Sunday.

Derry started the game well and opened the scoring in the second minute from a Karen Kielt point.  Kilkenny responded with a 1-06 scoring burst. Edel Maher started the run with a point in the third minute. Denise Gaule then tapped over a point in the fifth minute before she got a rasper of a goal from a free from fifty five meters out, an excellent score to put Kilkenny 1-02 to 0-01 point up after seven minutes. Ann Dalton then got in on the act with a point in the eight minute. Denise Gaule then got two points on the trot. The first came from a free from fifty meters in the eleventh before she tapped over a point from play in the fourteenth minute. Ann Dalton then tapped over a massive score from forty meters to see Kilkenny 1-06 to 0-01 clear after fifteen minutes. Derry responded with two Karen Kielt frees, the first from forty five meters in the eighteen minute. She followed this up with a free from twenty one meters to make it 1-06 to 0-03 after twenty three minutes. Kilkenny bounced back with two points of their own. Denise Gaule was on target with a massive free from sixty five meters in the twenty seventh minute, before Ann Dalton who was in terrific form in centre field tapped over a monster point to see Kilkenny 1-08 to 0-03 points clear at the break. Fintan Deegan would of being very happy at the interval with the way his team dealt with the early Derry pressure to go a scoring burst that ensured they led by eight points at the break.

Derry began the new half well and opening the scoring within thirty seconds with a Karen Kielt point. Similar to the first half Kilkenny went on a devastating scoring burst. Ann Dalton started the run with a point in the thirty second minute, Aoife Neary then tapped over a point a minute later, before Edel Maher who put in an impressive performance got Kilkenny’s second goal when she latched onto a Michelle Quilty pass to tap home from close range. Denise Gaule finished the run with an excellent long range free to see Kilkenny 2-11 to 0-04 points ahead. Karen Kielt stopped the rot with a point in the forty third minute. The teams then traded points. Denise Gaule tapped over a further free in the forty fourth minute. Karen Kielt then tapped over a forty five after Siobhan Murphy was adjudged to of stepping outside the small square from a puck out. Aoife Neary then got Kilkenny’s third goal after latching onto an Edel Maher pass to tap home from fourteen meters. Karen Keilt then tapped over a free in the forty eight minute before Ann Dalton tapped over her fifth point from play to see Kilkenny 3-13 to 0-07 points ahead going into the final ten minutes.  Kilkenny then got two on the trot from an excellent Michelle Quilty point in the fifty second minute before Denise Gaule tapped over a well taken free from an awkward angle twenty one meters out a minute later. Karen Kielt then got two on the trot for Derry in the fifty six and seventh minutes. Kilkenny closed out the game with 1-02 without reply. Denise Gaule got her second and Kilkenny’s fourth goal when she blasted home from thirty five meters. Edel Maher then tapped over a point in the sixtieth minute before Denise Gaule tapped over a point from forty five meters to see Kilkenny home on a 4-17 to 0-09 point score line. Kilkenny will face Dublin at a Kilkenny venue next weekend.

In other Camogie news the Kilkenny intermediate team made it three from three when they impressively saw off Down in Danesfort on a 3-10 to 0-10 points score line to ensure they top the table. They will face Waterford in an away game next weekend.

Scorers – Kilkenny: Denise Gaule 2-08 (1-05f), Edel Maher 1-02,  Ann Dalton 0-05, Aoife Neary 1-01, Michelle Quilty 0-01. Derry:  Karen Kelt 0-09 (0-03F 1-45)

Kilkenny: Siobhan Murphy, Catherine Foley, Edwina Keane, Jacqui Frisby, Davina Tobin, Colette Dormer, Kate McDonald (Capt), Meighean Farrell, Ann Dalton, Denise Gaule,
Edel Maher, Aisling Dunphy, Anna Farrell, Aoife Neary, Michelle Quilty.

Sub: Emma Kavanagh, Mairead Power, Shelly Farrell, Miriam Walsh, Stacey Quirke, Catherine Doherty, Katie Power, Aine Connery.

Derry:  Niamh McQuillian, Maria Mooney, Aoife Ni Chaiside, Grainne O’Kane, Bronagh Ni Chaiside, Meabh McGoldrick, Grainne McNicholl, Maureen Heneghan, Megan Kerr, Eimear Mullan, Karen Kielt, Aine McAllister, Teresa McElroy, Eimear McGuigan, Louise Duggan.

Subs – Josie McMullan, Aoife Quinn, Mairead McNicholl, Cara Cassidy, Roisin Cassidy, Catherine McColgan, Danielle McCrystal, Eilis McNamee, Ciara McNabb, Aoife Shaw, Roseanne McAleese, Aine Kelly.

Referee: Cathal Egan

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