Weekend Round Up: Quilty shines as Mullinavat prove too stong for Thomastown
by PRO on the 7th of October 2015
St.Canices Kilkenny Credit Union Senior County Final
Mullinavat 5-17 Thomastown 1-10
Michelle Quilty finished with 3-10 as a goal hungry Mullinavat regained the senior crown over a brave Thomastown in Ballyhale on Sunday.
It was the victors who began the game the brighter and opened the scoring through a Miriam Frisby point in the opening minute from twenty one meters. Thomastown responded with two Anna Farrell points. The first from a free in the third minute from twenty one meters and the second from play in the sixth minute from twenty one meters after latching onto a Meighan Farrell pass. Mullinavat hit back with three Michelle Quilty points in a three minute spell. The first came from a forty five in the eight minute, she followed this up with a two frees. The first from twenty one meters after Jessica Dunphy was fouled in the ninth minute and a further free in the tenth minute from thirty five meters to put her side 0-04 points to 0-02 ahead. Thomastown bounced back brilliantly and got the the next five points. Eimear Donnelly started the run with a point from twenty meters from an awkward angle in the eleventh minute. Anna Farrell followed this up with a free from twenty one meters after she was fouled a minute later. Anna Farrell then popped over a further free in the sixteenth minute after Aoife Farrell was fouled. Shelly Farrell then got in on the act with a point from fifty meters in the seventeenth minute, before Kate McDonald tapped over a well taken point from play from fifty meters in the eighteenth minute. Julie Ann Malone stopped the rot with a point in the nineteenth minute to cut the gap to two points 0-07 points to 0-05. Mullinavat then stuck Thomastown with two hammer blows when Aine Kinsella got in for their first goal in the twenty second minute when she latched onto an Elaine Aylward pass to tap home from the edge of the small square. They followed this up with their second goal through Angela Kenneally when she handpassed home from the edge of the small square after latching onto a Michelle Quilty pass to put her side 2-05 to 0-07 ahead. Anna Farrell pulled a point back with a well taken score in the twenty seventh minute. Mullinavat closed out the half with 1-02 without reply. Aine Kinsella started the run with a point from twenty one meters after latching onto a Michelle Quilty pass in the twenty eight minute. Michelle Quilty then tapped over a free from thirty meters a minute later, before she got in for her sides third goal in the first minute of injury time when she gained possession on the twenty one cut through the Thomastown cover to hand pass over the Thomastown keeper form the edge of the small square to see her side lead 3-07 to 0-08 points at half time.
Anna Farrell opened the second half scoring with a point in the thirty third minute from a forty five for Thomastown. Mullinavat hit a further hammer blow to the defending champions in the thirty fourth minute when Michelle Quilty got in for her second and Mullinavat’s fourth goal a minute later after latching onto a long dropping ball to flick the ball over the Thomastown keeper from close range to make it 4-07 to 0-10. She followed this up with a free in the fortieth minute before getting in for her third goal a minute later she brilliantly block down a Thomastown clearance rounded her marker to tap home from close range. Miriam Frisby followed this up with a point from twenty one meters in the forty seventh minute before Julie Ann Malone tapped over a point in the forty ninth minute. Great credit is due to Thomastown they kept plugging away in the game and their efforts were rewarded when Shelly Farrell got in for a goal in the fiftieth minute, she gained possession twenty one meters out cut through the Mullinavat cover to tap home from close range to make it 5-10 to 1-10. It was to be Mullinavats day as they close out the game with seven points without reply. Player of the match Michelle Quilty started the run with four points on the trot in the fifty second, fifty fourth, fifty fifth and fifty sixth minute before Miriam Frisby tapped over a point in the fifty eight minute from thirty five meters. Jessica Dunphy then got in for a point after latching on to a Michelle Quilty pass from twenty one meters. Michelle Quilty who was in inspirational form all afternoon closed out the scoring with a forty five in the first minute to seal a comprehensive 5-17 to 1-10 victory over a brave Thomastown to seal the senior crown. They will now face the Dublin champions away on the 25 October in the Leinster Senior Club Championship.
Scorers- Mullinavat – Michelle Quilty 3-10 (4f, 2-45), Aine Kinsella 1-01, Miriam Frisby 0-03, Julie-Ann Malone 0-02, Angela Kenneally 1-00, Jessica Dunphy0-01. Thomastown – Anna Farrell 0-06 (3f, 1-45), Shelly Farrell 1-01, Eimear Donnelly 0-01, Katie McDonald 0-01, Jenny Reddy0-01.
Mullinavat – Valerie Law Joanne Quinn, 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: Michelle O’Connor, Eimear Brennan, Vivienne Law, Ciara Walsh, Grace Kent, Michelle McDonald, Sinead Brennan, Laura Maher, Niamh Jones.
Thomastown – Niamh Bolger, Niamh Quigley, Chloe Corrway, Eimear Corr, Ciara Farrell, Ailish Butler, Sally Teehan, Meighan Farrell, Jenny Reddy, Katie McDonald, Anna Farrell (Capt), Sinead Brennan, Aoife Farrell, Shelly Farrell, Eimear Donnelly.
Subs- Nicole Corrway, Maeve O’Connor, Sarah Walsh, Aoife Holden, Laura Tennyson, Catherine Walsh, Jessie Carroll, Alice Carey, Niamh Donnelly, Lisa Carey, Niamh O’Shea , Amy Maher, Claire Murphy.
Referee- Eugene Ryan
St.Canices Kilkenny Credit Union U16B County Final
Young Ireland’s 6-07 St.Fiachras 0-06
Goals were the key as Young Ireland’s overcame a brave St. Fiachras side to claim the U16 B county final in Clara on Saturday.
It was the victors who began the game well and opened the scoring through a Steffi Fitzgerald forty five in the opening minute. St. Fiachras responded with two points on the spin through Denise Byrne in the seventh and eighth minutes to put them 0-02 points to 0-01 ahead. Young Irelands bounced back with a goal through Maddy Lawson after she latched onto a breaking ball after St. Fiachras keeper Sophie Phelan pulled off a great save to tap home from close range. Eimear O’Shea responded for St. Fiachras with a point from twenty one meters in the sixteenth minute. Young Ireland’s closed out the half with three points on the trot. Amy Lennon started the run with a point from thirty meters in the eighteenth minute before Steffi Fitzgerald tapped over two free in a row in the twenty second and twenty fifth minutes to see her side lead 1-04 to 0-03 points at the break.
Young Ireland’s began the new half the brighter and got 4-02 without reply. Maddy Lawson got in for their second goal in the thirty fourth minute when she gained possession thirty five meters from goal cut through the St. Fiachras defence to hit home from twenty one meters. Steffi Fitzgerald then tapped over a point from thirty five meters in the thirty fifth minute. Ciara O’Keeffe then tapped over a point a minute later from twenty one meters to make it 2-06 to 0-03 points. Maddy Lawson then got in for Young Ireland’s third goal in the thirty eight minute when she latched on to a breaking ball to tap home from close range. Kate Drennan then got in for a goal when she latched onto a breaking ball on the edge of the small square to tap home, before she got in for her second of the game in the forty seventh minute when she latched onto a Ciara O’Keeffe pass to tapped the sliotar home from twenty one minutes to make it 5-06 to 0-03. Great credit is due to St. Fiachras as they kept fighting in the game and got the next two points through Darcy Bolger from a forty five in the forty ninth minute and a free from thirty five meters in the fifty fourth minute. Young Ireland’s responded with a goal through Kate Drennan after she latched onto a Maddy Lawson pass to tap home from the edge of the small square. Megan O’Grady responded with a point in the fifty eight minute from twenty one meters. Young Ireland’s closed out the scoring in the fifty ninth minute when Maddy Lawson tapped over a point from twenty one meters to seal the victory on a 6-07 to 0-06 point score line over a brave St. Fiachras outfit to claim the Under 16 B title.
Scorers- Young Irelands – Maddy Lawson 3-01, Kate Drennan 3-00, Steffi Fitzgerald 0-04 (3f, 1-45), Amy Lennon 0-01, Ciara O’Keeffe 0-01. St.Fiachras – Denise Byrne 0-02, Darcy Bolger 0-02 (1f, 1-45), Eimear O’Shea 0-01, Megan O’Grady 0-01.
Young Irelands – Hannah Brennan, Laura Nevin, Caithlin Simpson, Aine Smith, Eimear Naddy, Nicole Carter, Aoife Farrell, Rebecca Nevin, Rachel Doyle, Rachel Dreeling, Steffi Fitzgerald, Amy Lennon, Ciara O’Keeffe, Kate Drennan (capt), Maddy Lawson.
Subs- Ashleigh Boote, Ellen O’Donnell, Leah Brennan, Heidi Sheridan, Tiffanie Fitzgerald, Laura Langton, Eva O’Donnell, Miriam Brennan, Aisling Rudkins.
St. Fiachras – Sophie Phelan, Aine Ryan, Diane Foley, Erin Barcoe, Georgia Barcoe, Darcy Bolger, Ellen Delaney, Aoife Moore, Sinead Nolan, Hannah Moran, Sinead Lanigan, Aisling Prendergast, Eimear O’Shea, Denise Byrne, Megan O’Grady.
Subs- Kate Drennan, Gemma Dunne, Ciara Dowling, Elise Holden, Lauren Maher, Roisin Moran, Ciara Lyng.
Referee- Paul Hunston.
In other camogie news, Rower Inistioge will face Tullaroan in the Intermediate county final next weekend after they overcame St Brigid’s after a thrilling semi final that went to extra time for the second weekend in a row on a 3-10 to 3-08 score line. It was the victors who began the game the brighter and raced into a 1-03 to 0-01 point lead after fourteen minute with three points from Lizzy Lyng and the goal coming through Christine Lyng. St Brigid’s stormed back into the contest with goals through Amy O’Connor and Eadaon Murphy to go in at the break 2-03 to 1-03 ahead.
St Brigid’s began the new half well and got 1-01 in the opening two minutes through Bronagh Neary to race 3-04 to 1-03 ahead. Rower Inistioge stormed back into the game with points from Aine Gannon free, Lizzy Lyng (two), Christine Lyng to pull the game back to 3-04 to 1-07. Eadaoin Murphy pointed for St Brigid’s to put them 3-05 to 2-07 ahead with fifteen to play. Claire Lyng pulled it back to a point when she got Rower Inistioge second goal in the forty fifth minute to make it 3-05 to 2-07. St Brigid’s pushed further ahead with points from Laureen Murphy and Bronagh Neary to push their side a goal ahead 3-07 to 2-07 ahead. Sarah O’Mahoney ensured a thrilling finished when she tied the game for Rower Inistioge when she goaled in the fifty sixth minute at 3-07 apiece. Marie Doheny thought she sealed the win for St Brigid’s when she pointed in the fifty seventh minute but a late Aine Gannon free from sixty five meters in the last minute of normal time ensured extra time was need after they tied at 3-08 apiece. Rower Inistioge proved the stronger in extra time and points through an Aine Gannon free in the seventy first minute and a Rachel Dwyer point from play in the seventy seventh minute seal the victory on a 3-10 to 3-08 score line.
In the Junior Camogie Championship Carrickshock will face Young Ireland’s in the Junior County final after they defeated Conahy Shamrocks in Ballyhale on Sunday.
In a low scoring first half it was Conahy Shamrocks who began the game the brighter and opened the scoring through Noelle Corrigan in the sixth minute. Carrickshock hit back with two Lisa Millea frees in the fifteenth and eighteenth minutes. Conahy then got 1-01 without reply though a Miriam O’Keeffe point in the twenty fifth minute before Noelle Corrigan got in for a Conahy goal after dispossessing the Carrickshock backline to tap home from twenty one meters to put her side 1-02 to 0-02 ahead. Fiona Phelan got a goal back for Carrickshock in the twenty ninth minute when she brilliantly batted home a dropping Mairead Power pass to the back of the Conahy net to equalised the game at 1-02 apiece. Noelle Corrigan closed out the first half scoring with a free in the thirty fourth minute to see her side lead at the break 1-03 to 1-02.
Carrickshock were awarded a penalty in the opening minutes of the second half but Lisa Millea effort was brilliantly save by the Conahy Shamrocks keeper. She opened the scoring in the thirty third minute with a free from twenty one meters to equalise the tie at 1-03 apiece. Mairead Power then got in for Carrickshock’s second goal in the thirty fifth minute when she latched onto a breaking ball on the edge of the small square to tap home. She closed out the scoring in the fifty fourth minute with a point from thirty meters in the fifty fourth minute. Carrickshock held on to recorded a famous 2-04 to 1-03 victory to seal a place in the junior final.
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