Kilkenny go second after Dublin win

by on the 25th of March 2015

Kilkenny 1-12 Dublin 1-05

The Kilkenny senior camogie team made it two wins on the trot when they recorded a 1-12 to 1-05 victory over Dublin in Danesfort on Sunday.

Dublin made a dream start to the contest when they got in for the opening goal of the game in the third minute, when Emma Flanagan got her hurl to the silotar after a scramble in the Kilkenny square. Kilkenny bounced back brilliantly scoring 1-04 without reply. Michelle Quilty started the run with a point from twenty one meters in the fifth minute. Denise Gaule followed this up with three points in a row. She tapped over a free from forty five meters in the sixth minute to cut the gap to a point. She followed this up with a well taken point from play in the eleventh minute before she tapped over a further free in the sixteenth minute from forty five meters. Michelle Quilty then got in for a Kilkenny goal a minute later after she latched onto an Aisling Dunphy pass to blast home from twenty one meters for a brilliant goal to push Kilkenny 1-04 to 1-00 ahead after seventeen minutes. Dublin bounced back to this concession with a point from Muireann O’Gorman from twenty one meters.  Denise Gaule closed out the half with well taken point from play after latching onto a Davina Tobin pass from thirty five metres to make it 1-05 to 1-01 ahead at half time. The Kilkenny management team would of being happy with the way the team bounced back after the early concession of the goal.

Kilkenny began the second half with two points in a row from Ann Dalton. The first came in the thirty third minute from twenty five meters, she followed this up with a massive point from sixty five meters in the thirty fourth minute to push Kilkenny six clear 1-07 to 1-01. Dublin then got three points in a row. Emma Flanagan started the run with a point from twenty one meters in the thirty fifth minute. Alison Maguire then tapped over two frees in the thirty sixth and forty second minute to cut the gap to three points 1-07 to 1-04.  Kilkenny responded with a further Ann Dalton point from fifty meters in the forty sixth minute. Dublin were given a lifeline in the forty ninth minute when they were awarded a penalty. Louise O’Hara stood up to take it, but decided to tap it over the bar to cut the gap to a goal 1-08 to 1-05 after forty nine minutes. This was Dublin’s last score of the game as Kilkenny closed out the contest with four points without reply from Denise Gaule. The run was started with a free from forty five meters in the fifty first minute. She followed this up with a forty five a minute later to make it 1-10 to 1-05 before she tapped over a further free from fifty five meters in the fifty fifth minute. She got the last score of the game after latching on to a brilliant pass from Catherine Foley to tap over from twenty one meters to see Kilkenny record their second win of the campaign on a 1-12 to 1-05 score line.
Kilkenny will need to record a victory over Clare  in their final league game on Easter Sunday to secure safe passage to the league semi finals.

In other camogie news the Kilkenny intermediate team suffered their first loss of the campaign when Waterford defeated them on a 2-13 to 1-06 score line in Carriganore on Sunday. The county under 16 teams were also in action on Sunday with the A side recording a brilliant 4-14 to 2-05 victory over Wexford to bounce back from their opening round defeat to Dublin. The B side also had an excellent away win over Meath on a 5-09 to 4-07 score line to make it two wins on the trot.

Scorers – Kilkenny: Denise Gaule 0-09 (4f, 1-45), Michelle Quilty 1-01, Ann Dalton 0-02.
Dublin:  Emma Flanagan 1-01, Alison Maguire 0-02 (2f), Muireann O’Gorman 0-01, Louise O’Hara 0-01 (1f.

Kilkenny: Emma Kavanagh, Kate McDonald (Capt), Edwina Keane, Jacqui Frisby, Stacey Quirke, Colette Dormer, Mairead Power, Davina Tobin,  Ann Dalton, Edel Maher, Anna Farrell, Aisling Dunphy, Aoife Neary, Denise Gaule, Meighean Farrell,

Sub: Siobhan Murphy, Catherine Foley, Michelle Quilty, Katie Power, Catherine Doherty, Miriam Walsh, Shelly Farrell, Aine Connery.

Dublin:  Sile Nic Coitir, Catriona Power, Rose Collins, Deirdre Johnstone, Miriam Twomey, Alison Maguire, Laura Twomeny, Aisling Carolan, Martha O’Donoghue, Ali Twomey, Sarah O’Donovan, Louise O’Hara, Emma Flanagan, Grainne Quinn, Aisling Maher.

Subs – Aine Fanning, Aoife Bulger, Claire Rigney, Elaine O’Meara, Helen Cosgrave, jane Tully, Kate Whyte, Laoise Quinn, Leah Butler, Mairi Moynihan, mary Croinin, Muireann O’Gorman, Orlaith Durkan, Rebecca Doherty, Siobhan Kehoe.

Referee: Peter Dowd (Meath)

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