Weekend Reports: Tullaroan and Rower Inistioge must do it all again, while Carrickshock win Junior in thrilling final
by PRO on the 14th of October 2015
St Canices Kilkenny Credit Union Intermediate County Final
Rower Inistioge 2-12 Tullaroan 1-15 A.E.T.
Rower Inistioge and Tullaroan must do it all again after playing out a thrilling draw in the intermediate county final in Ballyhale on Sunday.
It was Tullaroan who started the game the brighter and raced into a two points to no score lead. Niamh Dowling started the run with a free in the opening minute from twenty one meters when Miriam Walsh was fouled. Miriam Walsh then tapped over a point a minute later. Rower inistioge bounced back with two Aine Gannon frees in as many minutes. The first in the fifth minute after Christine Lyng was fouled from sixty meters and the second a minute later when Catriona Ryan was fouled from fifty five meters to equalise the game. Claire Lyng then got in for the first goal of the game in the twelfth minute for Rower Inistioge when she latched onto a long dropping ball into the Tullaroan square to tap home. Aine Gannon then tapped over a further free after Lizzie Lyng was fouled to put her side 1-03 to 0-02 ahead. Miriam Walsh responded with a point for Tullaroan in the seventeenth minute. Rower Inistioge hit back with two points on the trot. Rachel Dwyer started the run with a point in the nineteenth minute with an excellent point from play before Aine Gannon tapped over a further free from thirty meters after Lizzie Lyng was fouled in the twenty first minute. Miriam Walsh closed out the first half scoring with a point from thirty five meters on the stroke of half time to make it 1-05 to 0-04 at the break.
Rower Inistioge made a whirlwind start to the new half when a long range Aine Gannon shot from fifty meters went straight to the Tullaroan net, it didn’t look like anyone got a flick to it in the thirty third minute to put her side 2-05 to 0-04 ahead. Tullaroan hit back with two Niamh Dowling frees. The first in the thirty fifth minute from twenty one meters and the second in the thirty eight minute after Breda O’Neill was fouled from twenty one meters to make it 2-05 to 0-06 and Tullaroan were not out of this contest one bit. Lizzie Lyng responded with a point for Rower Inistioge from twenty one meters in the forty first minute. Tullaroan then got the next four points in the game. Niamh Dowling started the run with a free from forty five meters after Noelle Maher was fouled in the forty third minute. Grace Walsh then tapped over a well taken point from play in the forty seventh minute. Niamh Dowling then tapped over two further frees in the forty ninth and fifty third minute to cut the gap to two points 2-06 to 0-10. Aine Gannon stopped the rot with a free from twenty one meters in the fifty fifth minute to put her side three points ahead again 2-07 to 0-10 with just four minutes remaining. They were one further twist to the tail as Miriam Walsh got in for a goal to equalise the tie when she latched onto a breaking ball on the twenty one to blast the slitotar to the net to equalise the tie in the fifty seventh minute at 2-07 to 1-10. Try as they might neither side could get the winning score and extra time beckon for Rower Inistioge the third week in succession.
In extra time it was Rower Inistioge who started the brighter and got two quick points. Catriona Ryan started the run with a point from forty five meters in the opening minute. Sarah Ryan then chipped in with a point in the sixty fourth minute from thirty five meters to make it 2-09 to 1-10. Tullaroan responded with two points on the bounce through a Niamh Dowling free in the sixty fifth minute from twenty one meters and a Breda O’Neill point from play in the sixty seventh minute to equalise the tie again at 2-09 to 1-12. Sarah Ryan tapped over a point for Rower Inistioge in the seventy first minute before Niamh Dowling tapped over a free for Tullaroan thirty seconds later to see the sides tied at half time in extra time at 2-10 to 1-13.
Miriam Walsh opening the scoring in the second period of extra time when she tapped over a point from thirty five meters in the seventy eight minute. Aine Gannon responded with a forty five for Rower Inistioge in the eightieth minute. Niamh Dowling tapped over a free for Tullaroan in the eighty first minute and it looked like this may be the winning score, but they were further twist as Aine Gannon sealed a draw for Rower Inistioge with a free from thirty five meters after Debbie O’Mahoney was fouled to see the side draw at 2-12 to 1-15. They must do it all again next weekend time and venue to be confirmed.
In other camogie news Carrickshock are the Junior A champions after defeating Young Irelands 2-11 to 0-15 points. Carrickshock stated the game the brighter and went 1-01 to 0-02 points ahead after twelve minutes with the goal coming through player of the match Mairead Power. Young Irelands bounce back to see them lead at half time 0-07 points to 1-02. Carrickshock made a bright start to the second half and got a second goal through Fiona Phelan but Young Irelands didn’t bow down and kept tapping over points to see the two sides drawing after normal time 2-06 to 0-12 and extra time was needed. Both sides were cancelling each other out in extra time but two later points for Carrickshock sealed the victory and they ran out 2-11 to 0-15 point victors and can look forward to Intermediate camogie next year.
Meanwhile Young Irelands are the U16 Roinn B League champions after they proved too strong for a brave St Fiachras side as they ran out 3-04 to 1-06 to do the double for 2015.
Scorers-–Tullaroan- Miriam Walsh 1-05, Niamh Dowling 0-08 (8f), Grace Walsh 0-01, Breda O’Neill 0-01. Rower Inistioge- Aine Gannon 1-07 (6f, 1-45), Claire Lyng 1-00, Sarah Ryan 0-02, Lizzie Lyng 0-01, Rachel Dwyer 0-01, Catriona Ryan 0-01.
Rower Inistioge – Emma Kavanangh, Aideen Foskin, Eimear Lyng, Michelle Murphy, Aisling Kelly, Aoife Lyng, Ciara Lyng, Aine Gannon, Catriona Ryan, Debbie O’Mahony, Lizzie Lyng, Christine Lyng, Ciara Foskin, Sarah O’Mahoney, Claire Lyng.
Subs- Rachel Dwyer, Sarah Ryan, Fiona Carroll, Lisa Gannon, Ruth kavanagh, Sarah Grace, Aoife Bolger, Grace Malone, Joanna Galavan, Sinead Kelly, Jane Cullen, Tara Kennedy, Kelly Hamilton.
Tullaroan- Aideen Kenny, Marlise Walsh, Anna Marie Young, Jenny Maher, Claire Walshe, Aine Fahey, Rachel Dowling (vice-capt), Danika Sweeney, Niamh Dowling, Aisling Pollard (capt), Miriam Walsh, Ailish Langton, Noelle Maher, Ella Moore, Catherine Maher.
Subs- Noreen Delaney, Leandra Pollard, Grace Walsh, Rachel Buckley, Lorraine Maher, Emer Lanigan, Evelyn Walsh, Aine Lanigan.
Referee- Liz Dempsey.
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