Weekend Reports- Cork and Kildare edge out brave Kilkenny sides
by PRO on the 18th of March 2016
Irish Daily Star National League Division 1 Group 2 Round 3
Kilkenny 0-11 Cork 1-09
A 59th minute Katelynn Hickey point was the difference as All Ireland Champions Cork defeated Kilkenny 1-09 to 0-11 points in Piltown on Sunday.
It was the victors who started the game the brighter and opened the scoring after forty seconds from an Orla Cotter free after she was fouled from forty five meters. Kilkenny responded brightly and got two points on the spin. Sarah Ann Quinlan started the run with a forty five in the second minute. Aoife Neary put Kilkenny into the lead with a well taken point from forty five meters in the fifth minute. Orla Cronin equalised the tie for Cork when she pointed from thirty five meters in the seventh minute. Denise Gaule put Kilkenny into the lead again in the ninth minute from a massive free from sixty five meters after Miriam Frisby was fouled. Sarah Ann Quinlan put Kilkenny two ahead with a free from twenty one meters in the twelfth minute to make it 0-04 points to 0-02. Cork then went on a scoring burst getting 1-02 on the spin. Orla Cotter started the run with a free from forty meters in the thirteenth minute. Cork then got in for the opening goal of the game in the nineteenth minute, a goal Kilkenny were very unlucky to concede. Katriona Mackey gained possession forty meters from goal she cut through the Kilkenny defence, she shot for goal from the edge of the small square but Emma Kavanagh pulled off a terrific save the rebound hit off Mackey’s shin and found its way to the Kilkenny net to put her side 1-03 to 0-4 points ahead. Finola Neville then tapped over a point in the twentieth minute from thirty five meters to put her side three points clear. Kilkenny bounced back brilliantly and got four points on the trot. Sarah Ann Quinlan started the run with a free from thirty meters in the twenty second minute. Julieann Malone then tapped over a well taken point from twenty one meters out near the sideline to cut the gap to a point 0-06 points to 1-04. Kate McDonald equalised the tie after she pointed from twenty one meters in the twenty six minute. Denise Gaule put Kilkenny into the lead 0-08 points to 1-04 with a point from forty five meters in the twenty seventh minute. Katriona Mackey stopped the rot for Cork with point from thirty meters in the twenty eight minute to ensure her side went in level at the break 0-08 points to 1-05.
Cork raced out of the traps at the start of the new half and got three points on the trot through Orla Cotter. She started the run with free form forty five meters in the thirty first minute. She followed this up with a well taken point on the run from forty meters in the forty seventh minute, before she tapped over a further free from thirty five meters in the forty first minute. Kilkenny bounced back again with three points on the spin. Meg Farrell started the run with an excellent point from forty five meters in the forty sixth minute. Anna Farrell then cut the deficit to a point from thirty five meters in the fiftieth minute. Sarah Ann Quinlan then tapped over the equaliser from a free after Anna Farrell was fouled from thirty meters in the fifty seventh minute. They were a sting left in the Cork tail and they popped up for the winner in the fifty ninth minute when Katelyn Hickey tapped over from twenty one meters. Kilkenny tried there utmost to get the equaliser but Cork held firm and ran out 1-09 to 0-11 points victors. Next up for Kilkenny is an away game to Limerick on Easter Sunday where a victory would guarantee a league semi final spot.
Scorers – Kilkenny: Sarah Ann Quinlan 0-04 (0-03f), Denise Gaule 0-02 (0-01f), Aoife Neary 0-01, Julieann Malone 0-01, Kate McDonald 0-01, Meg Farrell 0-01, Anna Farrell 0-01. Cork: Orla Cotter 0-05 (0-04f), Katriona Mackey 1-01, Orla Cronin 0-01, Finola Neville 0-01, Katelynn Hickey 0-01.
Kilkenny: Emma Kavanagh, Sarah Kent, Davina Tobin, Sarah Crowley, Jacqui Frisby, Stacey Quirke, Meg Farrell, Miriam Frisby, Aoife Neary, Michelle Quilty, Sarah Ann Quinlan, Denise Gaule, Julieann Malone, Kate McDonald, Anna Farrell.
Sub: Ann Marie Lennon, Collette Dormer, Kellyann Doyle, Ann Dalton, Edwina Keane, Aine Gannon, Murphy, Grace Walsh, Miriam Walsh, Katie Power, Shelly Farrell.
Cork: Lynsley Condell, Ellen Murphy, Rena Buckley, Leanne O’Sullivan, Hannah Looney, Pam Mackey, Meabh Cahalane, Orla Cotter, Breige Corkery, Katelyn Hickey, Orla Cronin, Amy O’Connor, Katriona Mackey, Linda Collins, Finola Neville.
Subs – Amy Lee, Niamh O’Keeffe, Sarah Buckley, Rebecca Walsh, Sarah Fahy, Jennifer Hosford, Lisa Lynch, Eimear O’Sullivan, Leah Weste.
Referee: Owen Elliott (Antrim)
Irish Daily Star National League Division 2 Group 2 Round 3
Kilkenny 1-06. Kildare 0-14
Susie O’Carroll finished with 0-08 points as Kildare proved too strong for a brave Kilkenny Intermediate team in Piltown on Sunday.
Chanice Corcoran opened the scoring for the victors with a point from thirty five meters in the fourth minute. Kilkenny responded through a massive Aine Fahy free from fifty meters in the eight minute. Susie O’Carroll put Kildare 0-02 points to 0-01 ahead with a free from twenty one meters in the twelfth minute. Kildare were getting more into the contest and were creating goal chances only Kilkenny net minder Kirsty Maher pulled off some brilliant point blank saves. Kildare were awarded a penalty in the fourteenth minute when Deirbhille Byrne was fouled on her passage on goal. Melissa Lyons stood up to take the resulting penalty but Kirsty Maher pulled off a terrific save and Kilkenny cleared there lines. Susie O’Carroll put Kildare two points ahead with a free from twenty one meters in the twenty first minute. Melissa Lyons then continued the Lilywhites good run with a point from thirty meters in the twenty second minute to make it 0-04 points to 0-01. Kilkenny bounced back brilliantly and got 1-02 on the trot. Keeva Fennelly started the run with a free from thirty five meters in the twenty third minute. Noelle Maher put Kilkenny into the lead when she got in for a Kilkenny goal in the twenty fifth minute when she brilliant dispossessed a Kildare clearance attempt to flick the sliotar to the net to make it 1-02 to 0-04. Keeva Fennelly then tapped over a free from thirty five meters in the twenty sixth minute to continue Kilkenny’s good run. Kildare bounced back with three Susie O’Carroll frees in the twenty ninth, thirtieth, and thirty first minute to put her side ahead by a point at the break 0-07 points to 1-03.
Kilkenny began the new half well and equalised the tie through a Keeva Fennelly free from twenty one meters after Jenny Clifford was fouled in the thirty fourth minute. Susie O’Carroll responded for Kildare with a free from twenty one meters in the fortieth minute. Keeva Fennelly equalised the tie with a further free from thirty five meters in the forty fifth minute. Kildare then got three points on the spin. Susie O’Carroll started the run with a point from thirty meters in the forty sixth minute. She followed this up with a free from forty five meters in the fifty first minute. Cliodhna MacSweeney put Kildare three ahead with a point from twenty one meters in the fifty second minute. Keeva Fennelly stopped the rot for Kilkenny with a free from twenty one meters after Noelle Maher was fouled. Kildare closed out the game with three points on the spin. Emer Reilly started the run with a massive point from sixty meters in the sixtieth minute. Ciara Egan then tapped over a point in the sixty third minute from thirty five meters before Leah Sutton sealed the Kildare victory in the sixty fourth minute to see Kildare record a 0-14 point to 1-06 victory. Next up for Kilkenny is an away assignment to Wexford on Sunday next.
Scorers – Kilkenny: Keeva Fennelly 0-05 (0-05f), Noelle Maher 1-00, Aine Fahy 0-01 (0-01f). Kildare: Susie O’Carroll 0-08 (0-07f), Chanice Corcoran 0-01, Melissa Lyons 0-01, Cliodhna
MacSweeney 0-01, Emer Reilly 0-01, Ciara Egan 0-01, Leah Sutton 0-01.
Kilkenny: Kirsty Maher, Katie Nolan, Eimear Corr, Miriam Bambrick, Laura Greene, Aine Fahey (C), Ciara Murphy, Edel Frisby, Noelle Maher, Niamh Leahy, Keeva Fennelly, Angela Kenneally, Edel Coonan, Margaurite Hoynes, Jenny Clifford.
Sub: Roisin Breen, Jennifer Norris, Lydia Phelan, Sabrina Walsh, Catherine Walsh, Aisling O Farrell, Niamh Bambrick, Niamh Nolan, Megan Walsh, Roisin Kenneally, Jenny O Neill, Elaine
Holden, Sarah Walsh, Eilish Regan.
Kildare: Tanya Johnson, Clodagh Flanagan, Aoife Trant, Fiona Trant, Sarah Cribben, Carol Nolan,
Angela Lyons, Emer Reilly, Louise Keatley, Susie O’Carroll, Regina Gorman, Noelle Earley, Cliodhna McSweeney, Melissa Lyons, Deirbhille Byrne.
Subs: Roisin O’Connell, Aine Conway, Chanice Corcoran, Hannah McDonnell, Erica Dempsey, Sinead Gormley, Leah Sutton, Niamh Hegarty, Sinead Healy, Ciara Egan, Emma Barry, Lorna Murray, Mary Murtagh.
Referee: John McDonagh (Galway)
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