Weekend Reports: Dicksboro stage gallant comeback to secure minor title over Piltown in classic final

by on the 30th of September 2015

St. Canices Kilkenny Credit Union Minor A County Final

 Dicksboro 3-07     Piltown 2-07

A gallant second half comeback by Dicksboro where they outscored Piltown 3-02 to 0-02 points in the final quarter secured them the Minor A title on a 3-07 to 2-07 score line in Palmerstown on Sunday

It was Piltown who began the game the brighter and opened the scoring after twenty seconds through Chloe Blackmore. Jenny Clifford responded for Dicksboro with a point from twenty one meters on the minute mark. Kellyann Doyle responded with two points on the bounce. The first came from a massive free in the second minute from fifty meters. She then tapped over an excellent on the run point from play from forty meters. Caoimhe Dowling responded with a forty five in the eleventh minute to make it 0-03 points to 0-02. Piltown closed out the remainder of the half with two goals on the trot.  Lisa McCarthy got in for Piltown’s first goal in the seventeenth minute when she latched onto a long dropping ball to kick home from close range. Chloe Blackmore then got in for Piltown’s second goal in the twenty third minute she latched onto a rebound when her initial effort was brilliantly saved by Kirsty Maher to tap home from close range. This made it 2-03 to 0-02 points at the break.

Dicksboro started the second half well and opened the scoring through Jenny Clifford in the thirty third minute from thirty meters. Kellyann Doyle responded with an excellent free from forty meters right out on the sideline. Caoimhe Dowling responded with a well taken point from play from forty five meters in the thirty ninth minute to make it 2-04 to 0-04.  Chloe Holden responded for Piltown with a point from twenty one meters in the forty fourth minute.  Dicksboro then sprung to life and got 1-02 on the spin. Caoimhe Dowling started the run with a free from twenty one meters in the forty fifth minute. She then got in for a goal in the forty seventh minute when she gained possession on the twenty one to blast home. Grainne Hennessey then pointed from twenty one meters in the fifty second minute to cut the gap to four points 2-05 to 1-06. Chloe Holden stopped the rot for Piltown with a point from twenty one meters in the fifty third minute.  Dicksboro then got two goals on the trot. Aisling Morrissey got in for the first of the two when she latched onto a breaking ball to tap home from close range. Ciara Phelan then goaled a minute later when she gained possession twenty one meters from goal , she cut through the Piltown defence to hand pass home from close range to put Dicksboro ahead for the first time 3-06 to 2-06. Kellyann Doyle responded with a free for Piltown in the fifty eight minute from forty meters to cut the gap to two points. Caoimhe Dowling secured victory for Dicksboro with a free from fifty meters in the sixty first minute. Try as they might Piltown couldn’t get the crucial goal and Dicksboro held on to record a 3-07 to 2-07 victory and secure the minor title.

In other camogie news, in the Senior Camogie Championship Thomastown and Mullinavat will clash in the senior Final for the third year in succession next Sunday when they both came through there semi finals on Sunday.  Thomastown made no mistake and recovered brilliantly from there league final disappointment when they defeated St.Lachtains/Lisdowney 1-16 to 1-06. In the other semi final league  champions Mullinavat proved too strong for Windgap on a 3-16 to 1-14 score line to set up a mouth watering final.  Both intermediate semi finals needed extra time with Tullaroan proving too strong for Clara on a 5-17 to 3-06 score line. Tullaroan will have to wait and see who they play in the final as the St Brigids, Rower Inistioge tie will need to go to a replay after both sides drew in extra time with the final score being St Brigids 0-11 Rower Inistioge 1-08. In the junior championship Carrickshock proved too strong Emeralds with goals in either half from Mairead Power proving the difference as the shock women emerged victorious on a 2-10 to 1-08 score line to set up a semi final bout against Conahy Shamrocks next weekend.  In the junior semi final Young Ireland’s continued there good run when they prove too strong for a brave O Loughlin Gaels on a 1-12 to 1-06 score line. They must now await the semi final between Carrickshock and Conahy to see who they play in the final. In the Junior A All County League final, goals were the key as the aforementioned Conahy Shamrock proved too strong for a battling Mooncoin on a 5-08 to 1-01 score line.

Scorers- Dicksboro – Caoimhe Dowling 1-04 (2f, 1-45), Aisling Morrissey 1-00, Cíara Phelan 1-00, Jenny Clifford 0-02, Gráinne Hennessey 0-01.  Piltown – Chloe Blackmore 1-01, Kellyann Doyle 0-04 (3f), Lisa McCarthy 1-00, Chloe Holden 0-02.

Dicksboro– Kirsty Maher, Eadaoin Doheny, Emma Bawle, Ciara O’Shea, Sorcha Ryan, Aobha O’ Gorman, Bronagh Doheny, Elaine Cullinane, Annie O’Connor, Caoimhe Dowling, Ciara Phelan, Tara Clifford, Gráinne Hennessy, Jenny Clifford (Capt), Aisling Morrissey.

Subs: Alex Lawless (inj), Aine Fennelly, Hannah Lacey, Ciara O’Connor, Issey Carroll (inj), Leah Raggett, Orlaith Moore, Catriona Gough, Ciara McPhillips

Piltown – Aoife Norris, Shauna Coady, Emily McCarthy, Fiona Long, Alanna Gallagher, Aoife Doyle, Stacey O Brien, Kellyann Doyle (Jnt Capt), Emer Long, Aine Power, Heather Phelan, Chloe Holden, Lisa McCarthy, Nicola Phelan, Chloe Blackmore (Jnt Capt).

Subs- Caoimhe O Callaghan, Sophie Holden, Maire Beth Kirby, Aoife Culleton, Lisa Norris, Sinead Walsh.

Referee- Julian O Dwyer

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