Weekend Reports- Mullinavat claim senior league title and Young Ireland claim Junior league title in busy weekend of action.
by PRO on the 23rd of September 2015
St.Canices Kilkenny Credit Union Senior League Final
Mullinavat 2-10 Thomastown 1-10
A late Jessica Dunphy goal seven minutes from time was the difference as Mullinavat staged a gallant second half come back to edge out Thomastown to claim the Senior league title in a wintery Ballyhale on Sunday.
It was Thomastown who began the game the brighter and raced into a 1-07 to no score lead. Anna Farrell started the run with a point from twenty one meters after thirty seconds. She then tapped over two frees in the seventh and eighth minute to put them three points to no score ahead. Niamh Donnelly continued Thomastown’s good run with a point from twenty one meters in the ninth minute. Anna Farrell then got in for the opening goal of the game in the twelfth minute when she latched onto a Jenny Reddy past to blast the sliotar home from close range. She then tapped over a free in the fourteenth minute from forty meters to put Thomastown 1-05 to no score ahead. Meighan Farrell then tapped over a point from twenty one meters in the sixteenth minute before Anna Farrell tapped over a further free in the nineteenth minute to put her side 1-07 to no score ahead. Elaine Aylward opened Mullinavat’s account from a free in the twentieth minute from fifty meters, before Anna Farrell tapped over a further free for Thomastown in the twenty second minute. Michelle Quilty responded with a free for Mullinavat from forty meters to cut the gap at the break to nine points 1-08 to 0-02 points. Mullinavat were facing an uphill battle against the 2014 county champions.
Whatever was said to Mullinavat at the break worked as they came out a completely different side for the second half and the term a game of two halves came to mind as they scored 1-07 without reply. Michelle Quilty started the run with a free thirty seconds into the new half from twenty one meters. Claire Aylward almost got in for a goal a minute later but her effort was brilliantly deflected over the crossbar by Niamh Bolger. Michelle Quilty then tapped over a further free in the thirty fourth minute after Aine Kinsella was fouled from twenty one meters. Claire Aylward then tapped over a well taken point in the thirty fifth minute to make it 1-08 to 0-06. From the resulting puck out Mullinavat gained possession and played the ball in quickly to Julie Ann Malone who dually dispatched the sliotar to the back of the Thomastown net from twenty one meters and cut the gap to two points 1-08 to 1-06. Michelle Quilty then tapped over her fourth free of the afternoon a minute later, before Jessica Dunphy tapped over the equalising point from twenty one meters in the thirty eight minute. Michelle Quilty then tapped over a free from twenty one meters in the thirty ninth minute to put her side ahead for the first time in the contest. Anna Farrell stopped the rot for Thomastown with a well taken point from play in the fortieth minute from twenty one meters. Michelle Quilty edged Mullinavat ahead in the forty fourth minute with a free before Meighan Farrell equalised the tie for the third time with a point from forty meters in the fiftieth minute. The decisive score in the contest came in the fifty third minute when Jessica Dunphy latched onto a long dropping ball into the Thomastown square to brilliantly flick past Niamh Bolger in the Thomastown goal to put her side ahead 2-10 to 1-10. Try as they might Thomastown couldn’t get a goal to equalise the contest and Mullinavat held on to claim the Senior League title on a 2-10 to 1-10 score line.
Scorers- Mullinavat –Michelle Quilty0-06 (6f), Jessica Dunphy 1-01, Julie-Ann Malone 1-00, Claire Aylward 0-02, Elaine Aylward 0-01 (1f). Thomastown – Anna Farrell 1-07 (5f), Meighan Farrell 0-02, Niamh Donnelly 0-01.
Mullinavat – Valerie Law Michelle O’Connor, Sinead Aylward, Rebecca Haberlin, Ciara Phelan, Amy Butler, Claire Aylward, Miriam Frisby (capt), Aine Kinsella, Angela Kenneally, Elaine Aylward, Julie-Ann Malone, Jessica Dunphy, Michelle Quilty, Nieve Walsh.
Subs:, Joanne Quinn, Michelle McDonald, Vivienne Law, Eimear Brennan, Sinead Brennan, Niamh Jones , Grace Kent, Ciara Walsh.
Thomastown – Niamh Bolger, Chloe Corrway, Niamh Quigley, Eimear Corr, Ciara Farrell, Ailish Butler, Sally Teehan, Meighan Farrell, Maeve O’Connor, Eimear Donnelly, Jenny Reddy, Sinead Brennan, Aoife Farrell, Anna Farrell (Capt), Shellly Farrell.
Subs- Nicole Corrway, Catherine Walsh, Katie McDonald, Niamh Donnelly, Alice Carey, Sarah Walsh, Jessie Carroll, Aoife Holden, Claire Murphy, Amy Maher, Laura Tennyson, Niamh O’Shea.
Referee- Ray Byrne.
St.Canices Kilkenny Credit Union Junior League Final
Young Ireland’s 3-10 Emeralds 0-07
Sarah Ann Quinlan finished with 3-07 from play as Young Ireland’s proved to strong for Emeralds to claim the Junior league title in Danesfort on Saturday evening.
It was the Emeralds who began the game the brighter and opened the scoring after six minutes through a Siobhan Fahy point from twenty one meters. Young Ireland’s responded well and got the next six points. Sarah Ann Quinlan started the run with a point from play in the seventh minute from twenty one meters. She then tapped over a point a minute later from twenty one meters after latching onto a Katie Quinlan pass. Emma Comerford continued her sides good run with a free form forty five meters in the ninth minute to make it 0-03 points to 0-01. Sarah Ann Quinlan who was in terrific form then tapped over two points from play in the tenth and eleventh minute to push her side 0-05 points to 0-01 ahead. Emma Comerford then tapped over a free from forty five meters after Sarah Ann Quinlan was fouled to make it 0-06 points to 0-01. Laura Kavanagh stopped the rot for the Emeralds with a free from twenty one meters in the twenty sixth minute. Young Ireland’s closed out the half with two further points. Sarah Ann Quinlan started the run with a point in the twenty sixth minute when she brilliantly rounded two Emeralds defenders to tap over from forty five meters. Emma Comerford closed out the first half scoring with a free from forty five meters after Sarah Ann Quinlan was fouled to make it 0-08 points to 0-02 at the break.
Young Ireland’s continued where they left off in the first half and opened there second half account through a Sarah Ann Quinlan point in the thirty second minute from forty five meters. Jessie Ryan responded with a point for the Emeralds a minute later from thirty meters. Sarah Ann Quinlan then got in for Young Ireland’s first goal in the thirty fourth minute when she latched onto a Elizabeth Byrne pass to blast home from twenty meters to make it 1-09 to 0-03 points. Emeralds bounced back brightly with the next three points. Laura Kavanagh started the run with a free from thirty meters in the thirty sixth minute. Siobhan Fahy then tapped over a well taken point from play in the thirty eight minute before Davina Tobin who was switched from half back to half forward tapped over a point from twenty one meters in the forty first minute to make it 1-09 to 0-06 points. Sarah Ann Quinlan extended Young Ireland’s lead with a point from twenty one meters in the forty ninth minute. Hayley Costello got one back for the Emeralds with a point from twenty one meters in the fiftieth minute. Sarah Ann Quinlan put the game to bed when she got two goals in as many minutes. She started the brace in the fifty third minute when she latched onto a Laura Fennelly pass to blast home from close range. She got her hat trick in the fifty fourth minute when she latched onto an Elizabeth Byrne pass to blast home from twenty meters a minute later to seal the Junior league title for her side on a 3-10 to 0-07 point score line.
Scorers- Young Irelands – Sarah Ann Quinlan 3-07, Emma Comerford 0-03 (3f). Emeralds- Siobhan Fahey 0-02, Laura Kavanagh0-02 (1f), Jessie Ryan 0-01, Davina Tobin 0-01, Hayley Costello0-01.
Emeralds- Clodagh Cleere, Shona Power, Molly Kavanagh, Sara Kavanagh, Orla Gleeson Davina Tobin, Danielle Martin, Niamh Leahy, Klara Martin, Hayley Costello, Siobhan Fahey, Sinead Costello, Jessie Ryan, Laura Kavanagh, Ciara Phelan.
Subs- Shonagh Aherne, Megan Ryan, Trese Gleeson, Eliza Walsh, Aine Leahy, Briana Norton.
Young Irelands– Aoife Connolly, Sharon Quinlan, Kelly Treacy, Elaine Rudkins, Aisling Carey, Margaret Simpson, Janet Hutchinson, Emma Comerford, Ruth Loughlin, Aoife Naddy, Laura Fennelly, Elizabeth Byrne, Paula Farrell (capt), Sarah Ann Quinlan, Katie Quinlan.
Subs- Ann Marie Byrne, Eibhlin Fogarty, Fionnaula Quinlan, Bonnie Comerford, Katie O’Neill, Kay Drea, Anne Drea, Orlaith Byrne, Ava Comerford, Mairead Fogarty, Sinead Naddy, Niamh Walsh, Roisin Bollard, Sarah Delahunty, Ciara Byrne, Amy O’Neill.
In other camogie news the senior camogie championship continued on Sunday when Windgap and St.Lachtains/Lisdowney secured passage through to the county semi finals against Mullinavat and Thomastown next weekend. A late point from Ann Marie Phelan was the difference as Windgap edged out Piltown 0-15 points to 1-11. While St.Lachtains/Lisdowney staged a gallant second half comeback when they found themselves 3-05 to 0-05 points down at the break to run out 4-07 to 3-08 victors. In the senior relegation final Ballyhale Shamrock’s and St Martin’s clashed to see who will remain in the top flight in 2016. A goal just before half time for St Martin’s was the difference between the sides as they ran out 1-06 to 0-07 point victors.
In the intermediate championship they were quarter final victories for Rower Inistioge who defeated St Annes 3-10 to 2-3 and Clara beat Glenmore 3-9 to 2-10. The semi final parings next weekend are Tullaroan vs Clara and St Brigids vs Rower Inistioge, both games fixed for Sunday next.
On Sunday morning Thomastown claimed the Junior B County final when they defeated Blacks & Whites in Thomastown on a 2-12 to 2-06 score line.
They were also finals in the under 16 championship. On Tuesday night last in the under 16 B shield St. Martins defeated O’Loughlin Gaels 3-07 to 2-07. On Friday evening last they were two under 16 finals down for decision. In the under 16 A final Dicksboro defeated Conahy Shamrocks 0-15 to 1-3, while in the Under 16 C final a late Kiah Dwyer free for Mullinavat / Carrickshock ensured her side and Rower Inistioge must do it all again as they drew 2-07 apiece.
- Triumphant 'Town take the title
- Celebration time for Conahy as county silverware is secured
- Junior joy for Village as pain of final defeat is washed away
- Dalton leads team to final
- Thomastown race through the gears and deliver scoring burst to reach county final