Kilkenny too stong for banner to secure Galway date

by on the 8th of April 2015

Kilkenny 4-15     Clare 0-10

The Kilkenny Senior camogie team cruised to the league semi final when they easily accounted for Clare on a 4-15 to 0-10 point score line in |Clonlara on Sunday.

Kilkenny started the game well and were two points to the good in the opening three minutes. Katie Power opened the scoring in the second minute from twenty one meters. Denise Gaule doubled Kilkenny advantage with a free a minute later. \Chloe Morey opened Clare’s account with a free in the fifth minute to make it 0-02 points to 0-01. Ann Dalton responded for Kilkenny with a point from twenty one meters in the sixth minute. Chloe Morey then tapped over a free for the Banner County in the seventh minute to make to 0-03 points to 0-02. Denise Gaule put two points in it again when she tapped over from forty five metres in the eight minute. Clare then got two points on the trot from Niamh O’Dea in the tenth minute and a further Chloe Morey free to equalise the game. The teams then traded points. Aisling Dunphy tapped over a massive point from sixty meters for the victors before Naoimi Carroll responded for Clare in the fourteenth minute to level the contest for the second time. Kilkenny then went on a devastating scoring burst scoring 2-03 on the bounce. Denise Gaule started the run with a free from fifty five meters in the eighteenth minute. Michelle Quilty then got in for Kilkenny’s first goal in the twenty fourth minute when she latched on to a rebound to bat the ball to the net from close range in the twentieth minute. Shelly Farrell then pointed in the twenty second minute from twenty one meters to make it 1-07 to 0-05. Aisling Dunphy then tapped over a point in the twenty third minute before Michelle Quilty got in for Kilkenny’s second goal after she latched onto a rebound from a Katie Power effort on goal to bat to the net to end the game as a contest. Chloe Morey responded for Clare with a point in the twenty ninth minute to make it 2-08 to 0-06 at the break.

Kilkenny raced out of the traps and got there third goal through Ann Dalton in the thirty first minute when she took advantage of a lapse in the Clare defence. She followed this up with two points on the trot in the thirty fifth and ninth minute to push Kilkenny 3-10 to 0-07 points clear. Clare responded with two Chloe Morey’s frees in the forty third and sixth minute. Kilkenny then got 1-02 on the trot. Miriam Walsh started the run in the forty seventh minute when she tapped over from forty five meters. Meighean Farrell then got in for Kilkenny’s fourth goal in the fiftieth minute after latching onto an Anna Farrell pass to blast home from close range. Ann Dalton then pointed in the fifty first minute to make it 4-12 to 0-08. Chloe Morey responded with a point for Clare a minute later from twenty one meters. Kilkenny responded with two points from an excellent Shelly Farrell effort from twenty one meters from out near the sideline in the fifty third minute. Denise Gaule then tapped over a free in the fifty seventh minute. Chloe Morey responded for Clare with a point in the sixty third minute, before Denise Gaule pointed a minute later from forty five meters to seal a 4-15 to 0-10 point win to book Kilkenny’s place in the league semi finals in two weeks time.

The Kilkenny Intermediate team also booked there place in the league semi finals when they accounted for Cork on a 1-12 to 0-13 point score line in Mooncoin on Sunday. Trailing by a point going into injury time 0-13 points to 0-12, it looked like it may not be Kilkenny’s day, but Therese Muldowney had other things on her mind and goaled for Kilkenny in the fourth minute of injury time to seal the win and secured safe passage through to the league semi finals in a fortnight.

Scorers – Kilkenny: Ann Dalton 1-04, Michelle Quilty 2-00, Denise Gaule 0-05 (3f), Aisling Dunphy 0-02, Meighean Farrell 1-00, Shelly Farrell 0-02, Miriam Walsh 0-01, Katie Power 0-01. Clare: Chloe Morey 0-08 (5F), Niamh O’Dea 0-01, Naomi Carroll 0-01.

Kilkenny: Emma Kavanagh, Kate McDonald (Capt), Edwina Keane, Jacqui Frisby, Stacey Quirke, Mairead Power, Meighean Farrell,  Davina Tobin,  Aisling Dunphy, Denise Gaule, Anna Farrell, Ann Dalton, Shelly Farrell Katie Power, Michelle Quilty.

Sub: Siobhan Murphy, Catherine Foley, Colette Dormer Catherine Doherty, Aoife Neary, Miriam Walsh, Edel Maher, Aine Connery, Claire Phelan.

Clare:  Denise Lynch, Carol O’Leary, Laura Mcmahon, Aoife Griffin, Kathleen Horgan, Marie McGrath, Orlaith Duggan, Naomi Carroll, Niamh O’Dea, Ellen Horgan, Fiona Lafferty,  Emma O’Driscoll,  Aoife Keane, Chloe Morey, Ailish Considine.

Subs – Suzy O’Shea, Lisa Loughnane, Vera Loughnane, Helen McMahon, Michelle Caulfield, Katie O’Gorman, Zoe McInerney, Roisin McMahon,, Eimear Kelly, Naomi Carroll, Kate Lynch.

Referee: Mike O’Kelly



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