Weekend Reports- Intermediates and Under 16s record double over Wexford
by PRO on the 25th of March 2016
Irish Daily Star National League Division 2 Group 2 Round 4
Kilkenny 2-10 Wexford 0-03
The Kilkenny Intermediate team claimed their first victory of the league campaign when they emerged victorious over Wexford on a 2-10 to 0-03 score line in Piercestown on Sunday.
Kilkenny began the game brightly and went into a two points to no score lead. Aine Fahy opened the scoring with a free from thirty meters in the sixth minute. Jenny Clifford doubled Kilkenny’s advantage with a well taken point from thirty five meters in the eight minute. Wexford bounced back with a
Ellen Roche free in the twelfth minute from thirty five meters. Kilkenny hit back with three points on the spin. Keeva Fennelly started the run with a well taken point from forty five meters in the eighteenth minute. Margaurite Hoynes then tapped over a point from thirty meters in the fifteenth minute. Aine Fahy then tapped over her second free of the afternoon in the seventeenth minute after Sarah Walsh was fouled to make it 0-05 points to 0-01. Kilkenny were enjoying a good period of dominance in the game but were guilty of hitting wides nine in total in the opening half. Ellen Roche closed out the first half scoring for the Slaneysiders in the eighteenth minute to cut the deficit at the break to three points 0-05 points to two. Kilkenny would of being disappointed not to of being further ahead at the break after creating some good chances.
Kilkenny began the new half well and got 1-03 without reply. Aine Fahy tapped over her third point of the afternoon in the thirty third minute from forty five meters after she was fouled to make it 0-06 points to 0-02. They were a baron patch in the game, but similar to the first half Kilkenny were enjoying good periods of possession but just could capitalize on the chances created. Catherine Walsh broke the deadlock when she pointed for Kilkenny in the forty fourth minute from twenty one meters. Jenny Clifford pushed Kilkenny’s lead out to six points 0-08 points to 0-02 when she pointed from twenty one meters in the fiftieth minute and Kilkenny’s game clicked into gear. Aine Fahy put the game to bed for Kilkenny in the fifty first minute when she latched onto a Keeva Fennelly pass to hand pass to the net from the edge of the small square to push the lead out to nine points 1-08 to 0-02. Ellen Roche stopped the rot for Wexford with a free from thirty five meters in the fifty second minute, but this proved to be her sides last score of the game. Kilkenny were getting more and more into the game in the final stages and closed out the game brilliantly getting 1-02 without reply. Noelle Maher started the run with a well taken goal she latched onto a Aine Fahy pass on the edge of the small square to tap home, from close range to make it 2-08 to 0-03. She followed this up with a point from twenty one meters in the thirtieth minute. Keeva Fennelly closed out the games scoring with a brilliant point from out near the side from twenty one meters out to see Kilkenny home on a 2-10 to 0-03 point score line. Next up for Kilkenny is an away game to Laois in the final game of the league on Sunday next, time and venue to be
Scorers – Kilkenny: Aine Fahy 1-03 (0-03f), Noelle Maher 1-01, Jenny Clifford 0-02, Keeva Fennelly 0-02, Margaurite Hoynes 0-01, Catherine Walsh 0-01. Wexford: Ellen Roche 0-03 (0-02f).
Kilkenny: Kirsty Maher, Eimear Corr, Jennifer Norris, Katie Nolan, Laura Greene, Aine Fahey (C), Ciara Murphy, Edel Frisby, Eilish Regan, Sarah Walsh,
Keeva Fennelly, Catherine Walsh, Margaurite Hoynes, Angela Kenneally, Jenny Clifford.
Sub: Roisin Breen, Miriam Bambrick, Lydia Phelan, Sabrina Walsh, Noelle Maher, Aisling O Farrell, Niamh Bambrick, Niamh Nolan, Megan Walsh, Edel Coonan,Jenny O Neill, Roisin Kenneally, Elaine Holden, Niamh Leahy.
Wexford: Kerrie Daly, Nancy Dunphy, Shauna Redmond, Farren Byrne, Katie O’Connor, Niamh Walsh, Michelle Harding, Patrice O’Gorman, Anna Whitty, Bridin Redmond, Deirdre McMahon, Michelle Martin, Ellen Roche, Louise Stafford, Amy Ryan.
Subs: Amy Eustace, Sarah Eustace, Ciara Mythen, Michelle Kehoe, Aisling Higgins, Kerri O’Brien, Aine Barron, Aideen Brennan.
Referee: Ger Browne
Leinster U16 A Championship
Kilkenny 5-14 Wexford 1-05
The Kilkenny under 16 teams dream of claiming back to back Leinster titles is firmly on track after they made it two wins from two when they easily defeated Wexford 5-14 to 1-05 in Piercestown on Sunday.
The victors burst out of the traps and raced into a 1-05 to no score lead in the opening eight minutes. Suzie Aylward started the run with a point from forty five meters in the opening minute. Danielle Morrissey then tapped over a free a minute later from forty five meters. Eimear O’Farrell then tapped over a well taken point in the third minute from twenty one meters to make it 0-03 points to no score. Danielle Morrissey then tapped over a forty five in the sixth minute, before she got in for Kilkenny’s opening goal in the seventh minute when she gained possession twenty one meters out, cut through the Wexford defense to hand pass the sliotar to the net from the edge of the small square. She followed this up with a free from twenty one meters in the eight minute after Eimear O’ Farrell was fouled to make it 1-05 to no score. Wexford bounce back well to the early Kilkenny onslaught when they got in for a goal in the twelfth minute when Mikaela Lanigan latched onto a Nora Higgins free that dropped short to tap home from close range. This was just a slight hiccup on Kilkenny’s part as they hit back with four points on the spin. Danielle Morrissey started the run with a well taken point in the sixteenth minute. Eimear O’Farrell then tapped over a point from twenty one meters in the eighteenth minute before Danielle Morrissey tapped over a free from forty five meters after Eimear O’Farrell was fouled a minute later. Eimear O’Farrell then tapped over a point from thirty meters in the twentieth minute to make it 1-09 to a 1-00. Wexford responded with a Lettie Whelan point from thirty meters in the twenty first minute, but Wexford come back was short lived again when Eimear O’Farrell got in for Kilkenny second goal thirty seconds later when she latched onto a Lisa Donnelly pass to blast home from twenty one meters to make it 2-09 to 1-01. Wexford responded with a further Lettie Whelan free from forty five meters in the twenty third minute, but Kilkenny hit back with a devastating scoring burst getting 2-02 without reply in the halfs final seven minutes to put the game to bed. Kate Brennan started the run with Kilkenny’s third goal when she latched onto a breaking ball on the edge of the small square to tap home from close range. Eimear O’Farrell then got in for 1-01 in a thirty second spell. She started the run with a point from twenty one meters in the twenty eight minute before she got in for Kilkenny’s fourth goal thirty seconds later when she latched onto a breaking ball on the edge of the small square to tap home from close range. Danielle Morrissey closed out the first half scoring with a point from twenty one meters in the thirty second minute to see Kilkenny lead at the break 4-11 to 1-02.
They were a baron patch at the start of the second half with both sides’ defenses on top. Laoise Prenderville broke the deadlock when she got in for Kilkenny’s fifth goal in the forty first minute when she latched onto a breaking ball on the edge of the small square to kick the sliotar home. Lettie Whelan responded for Wexford with a free from twenty one meters in the forty sixth minute. Kilkenny hit back with three points on the spin. Danielle Morrissey started the run when she tapped over two points in as many minutes, the first from a free in the fiftieth minute from forty five meters before she tapped over a well taken point from play from forty five meters a minute later. Eimear O’Farrell then tapped over a point from thirty five meters to make it 5-14 to 1-03. Lettie Whelan closed out the scoring with two points from play for Wexford in the sixtieth minute from fifty meters and another from forty five meters in the sixty second minute, but it was too little too late as Kilkenny ran out comprehensive victors on a 5-14 to 1-05 score line after a inspiring display.
Scorers – Kilkenny: Danielle Morrissey 1-08. (4f, 1-45), Eimear O’ Farrell 2-05, Kate Brennan 1-00, Laoise Prenderville 1-00, Suzie Alyward 0-01. Wexford: Lettie Whelan 0-05 (2f), Mikaela Lanigan
Kilkenny: Leah Dunne, Laura Quigley, Lucy Power, Maria Brennan, Caroline Kennedy, Ruth Kent, Nicole Carter, Caoimhe Dowling (capt), Aoife Doyle, Lisa Donnelly, Danielle Morrissey, Suzie Aylward, Katie Brennan, Eimear Farrell, Ciara Hendrick.
Sub: Alannah Gallagher, Emily Crowley, Eimear Leahy, Laoise Prenderville, Eve Leacy, Kym Ryan, Una Kinsella, Emily Phelan, Kate Kearns, Steffi Fitzgerald,
Hannah Kelly, Rachel Kelly, Dearbhail O’Keeffe.
Wexford: Eimear Byrne, Allanah Davis, Lara Conran, Anna Mulligan, Kaitlyn Whelan Kinsella, Anna Hennessy, Cora Doyle, Molly Power, Ella O’Connor, Nora
Higgins, Lettie Whelan, Ciara O’Connor, Mikaela Lanigan, Kate Devereux, Emma Sweeney.
Subs: Hannah Quirke, Hannah Keating, Imogen Fanning, Naoimh Kehoe, Emma Sinnott, Oonagh Barden, Saoirse Dunne, Ciara Bridges, Orla Fitzgerald, Caitlin Carroll, Aisling Halligan, Maura O’Rourke, Sarah Harding Kenny, Orla Fortune, Anais Curran.
Referee: Peter Dowd
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