Weekend Reports- Goals the key as St Vincent’s defeat Mullinavat, while Tullaroan secure final date with Myshall after impressive display
by PRO on the 25th of October 2015
St Vincent’s (Dublin) 4-14 Mullinavat 2-09
A goal hungry St Vincent’s side ended a brave Mullinavat’s interest in the Leinster Club Championship when they ran out 4-14 to 2-09 victors in Dublin on Sunday.
It was St Vincent’s who began the game the brighter and raced into a 1-06 to no score lead in the opening twelve minutes. Sarah O’ Donovan started the run with a point in the opening minute. Aisling Maher continue Vincent’s good run with a goal in the third minute. Dublin star Alison Maguire then tapped over a point in the third minute to make it 1-02 to no score. Aisling Maher then tapped over a point in the seventh minute before Alison Maguire tapped over her second point of the afternoon a minute later. Eimear McCarthy then got in on the act with a point in the ten minute before Alison Maguire tapped over her third point in the twelfth minute to put her side 1-06 to no score ahead. Michelle Quilty stopped the rot for Mullinavat with a well taken point in the fourteenth minute. St Vincent’s responded with two further Alison Maguire points in the sixteenth and twentieth minutes before disaster struck Mullinavat for the second time when Kate McCarry got in for Vincent’s second goal in the twenty second minute to put her side 2-08 to a point ahead. Mullinavat bounced back brilliantly with a Julie Ann Malone goal in the twenty fifth minute to narrow the gap to ten points. Michelle Quilty then got her second point for the afternoon in the twenty ninth minute before Jessica Dunphy got in for Mullinavat’s second goal just on the stroke of half time to make it 2-08 to 2-03 at half time and it was game on again.
Mullinavat began the second half well and got in for the opening score in the opening minute through an Elaine Aylward point to cut the gap to four points. Michelle Quilty then got two quick points in the thirty second and thirty third minutes to cut the gap to two points 2-08 to 2-06. Sarah O’Donovan then tapped over a points in the thirty fifth minute before St Vincent’s got in for their third goal in the thirty ninth minute to go six points ahead again in the blink of an eye 3-09 to 2-06. Alison Maguire extended St Vincent’s advantage further with a further Alison Maguire point in the fortieth minute. Michelle Quilty responded with a point for Mullinavat in the forty second minute before Elaine Aylward tapped over her second point of the afternoon a minute later to cut the gap to five points 3-10 to 2-08. Aoife Cullen responded with a point for St Vincent’s in the forty seventh minute before Eimerar McCarthy tapped over a point in the fiftieth minute. Aisling Maher continued St Vincent’s good period of possession with a point in the fifty third minute to make it 3-13 to 2-08. It got better for the Dublin side when Kate McCarry got in for St Vincent’s fourth goal in the fifty fifth minute. Miriam Frisby responded with a point for Mullinavat in the fifty seventh minute to make it 4-13 to 2-09 but it was an uphill battle for the Kilkenny champions. Sarah O’Donovan then pointed for St Vincent’s on the stroke of full time to see her side home on a 4-14 to 2-09 score line to end Mullinavat’s interest in the Leinster club championship for 2015.
In the intermediate Leinster semi final Tullaroan made no mistake in defeating Ballyboden St Enda’s in an impressive second half display saw the Kilkenny champions progress through to the Leinster final on a 3-11 to 1-03 score line.
It was the Dublin champions who began the game well and raced into a 1-01 to 0-02 point lead in the opening five minutes. Tullaroan bounced back brilliantly to lead by 1-03 to 1-02 at half time.
Tullaroan made a strong start to the second half and lead by 2-07 to 1-02 after forty four minute. Ballyboden did come back in to the contest in final ten minutes but it was Tullaroan’s day as they ran out 3-11 to 1-03 victors to set up a Leinster final spot against Myshall of Carlow who defeated Camross of Laois in controversial circumstances as a late Camross goal was adjudged to be a point and the Carlow side progressed through on a 1-07 to 1-06 score line.
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