All Ireland Camogie Championships Reports- Seniors make it three from three with Tipperary victory, while Intermediates turn on the style to defeat Tipperary.
by PRO on the 6th of July 2016
All Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Group 2
Kilkenny 1-21 Tipperary 0-11
The Kilkenny senior team made it three wins from three when they proved too strong for Tipperary 1-21 to 0-11 points in Semple Stadium on Saturday.
It was the victors who began the game the brighter and opened the scoring through an Ann Dalton point from twenty-one meters in the second minute. Nicole Walsh responded for Tipperary with a pointed free from forty-five meters in the fourth minute. Kilkenny then went on a devastating scoring burst getting 1-05 on the spin. Julieann Malone started the run with a point from thirty-five meters in the seventh minute. Ann Dalton continued Kilkenny’s good run when she got in for the game’s only goal thirty seconds later when she gained possession forty-five meters out tore through the Tipperary rear-guard to coolly dispatch the sliotar home from the edge of the small square. Michelle Quilty then tapped over a point from twenty-one meters in the eight minute before Katie Power tapped over a point from thirty meters. Ann Dalton then tapped over a free from twenty-one meters out on the side-line in the twelfth minute, before Denise Gaule tapped over a well taken point from forty-five meters in the fourteenth minute to make it 1-06 to 0-01. Nicole Walsh stopped the rot for Tipperary with a point from twenty-one meters in the sixteenth minute. Kilkenny hit back with a brace of points. Denise Gaule started the run with point from forty-five meters in the eighteenth minute after latching onto a Katie Power pass. Michelle Quilty then chipped over a well taken point from twenty-one meters a minute later. Credit to Tipperary they never gave up and hit back with four points on the spin. Sarah Fryday started the run with a point from forty meters in the twentieth minute. Nicole Walsh then hit over a brace of frees, the first from forty meters in the twenty first minute and the second from forty-five meters in the twenty third minute. Sarah Fryday then chipped in with her second point of the afternoon from thirty-five meters a minute later. Kilkenny responded with two points on the spin. Katie Power started the run with a point from fourteenth meters when she reacted quickest to an Ann Dalton free that was saved by Tipperary keeper Sabrina Larkin. Denise Gaule then tapped over a free from forty-five meters in the thirtieth minute. Tipperary closed out the first half scoring with an excellent long range Nicole Walsh point from fifty-five meters in the thirty second minute to cut the deficit at the break for the Premier to six points 1-10 to 0-07.
Kilkenny continued there good run at the start of the second half and reeled off four points on the trot. Denise Gaule started the burst with an excellent long range free from sixty-five meters in the opening minute. Katie Power then tapped over a point from thirty-five meters a minute later. Julieann Malone then tapped over a point from forty-five meters in the thirty fourth minute. Denise Gaule then tapped over a free from thirty meters in the thirty ninth minute to put Kilkenny 1-14 to 0-07 points ahead. Tipperary bounced back from this onslaught and got three points on the spin. Nicole Walsh started the run with a free from twenty-one meters in the forty second minute. Orla O’Dwyer then tapped over a point from thirty meters in the forty third minute. Miriam Campion then tapped over a well taken point from twenty-one meters in the forty seventh minute. The Tipperary fight back was short lived as Kilkenny outscored Tipperary seven points to one in the final twelve minutes. Denise Gaule started the run with a free from twenty-one meters in the forty-eight minute. Katie Power then tapped over her fourth point of the contest in the fiftieth minute. Ann Dalton then tapped over a point from twenty-one meters in the fifty second minute. Shelly Farrell then got in on the scoring act with a point from twenty-one meters in the fifty fourth minute. Ann Dalton who finished as deserved player of the match then chipped over her fourth point of the contest when she latched onto a Michelle Quilty pass from twenty-one meters in the fifty seventh minute. Denise Gaule then tapped over her seventh point of the afternoon in the fifty ninth minute from a free from thirty meters. Michelle Quilty then tapped over a well taken point in the sixty first minute from twenty-one meters. Nicole Walsh closed out the games scoring for Tipperary in the sixty third minute with a free from twenty-one meters. It was Kilkenny’s day as they recorded their third victory of the All Ireland series with a 1-21 to 0-11-point victory to sit proudly at the top of the table ahead of Galway in second place with a top of the table clash coming up for Kilkenny against the Tribeswomen on July 16th with the victors of that clash securing an All-Ireland semi-final place.
In other camogie news the Kilkenny Intermediate team began there All Ireland series with an impressive 5-18 to 0-11-point victory over Tipperary in Danesfort also on Saturday afternoon.
The victors raced out of the traps in the first half and enjoyed a 3-08 to 0-06-point half time lead with Jenny Clifford, Angela Kenneally and team captain Aine Fahy all finding the net in the opening half.
Kilkenny didn’t take the foot off the pedal in the second half and found the net twice more with Angela Kenneally getting Kilkenny fourth goal an absolute bullet to the roof of the net from twenty meters before Sarah Walsh got in for Kilkenny’s fifth goal to see Kilkenny ease home on a 5-18 to 0-11 score line with a tricky away assignment coming up next Saturday to Antrim.
Also on Sunday afternoon the Kilkenny under 15 A and B sides recorded victories in the Kilkenny under 15 blitz in James Stephen’s ground on the Kells road. The Kilkenny A side secured the title after they proved too strong for Wexford on a 2-08 to 1-01 score line. While the B side enjoyed a 1-02 to 0-02-point victory after a tight tussle with Laois to secure the title.
Scorers- Kilkenny- Ann Dalton 1-04 (1f), Denise Gaule 0-07 (5f), Katie Power 0-04, Michelle Quilty 0-03, Julieann Malone 0-02, Shelly Farrell 0-01. Tipperary – Nicole Walsh 0-07 (5f), Sarah Fryday 0-02, Orla O’Dwyer 0-01, Miriam Campion 0-01.
Kilkenny- Emma Kavanagh, Sarah Crowley, Davina Tobin, Colette Dormer, Claire Phelan, Edwina Keane, Jacqui Frisby, Anna Farrell, Meighan Farrell, Denise Gaule, Julieann Malone, Ann Dalton, Michelle Quilty (capt), Katie Power, Shelly Farrell.
Subs- Ann Marie Lennon, Miriam Frisby, Sarah Ann Quinlan, Kelly Ann Doyle, Aine Gannon, Stacey Quirke, Sarah Kent, Maureen Walsh, Laura Murphy, Kate McDonald, Grace Walsh, Miriam Walsh, Aisling Dunphy, Niamh Deely, Michelle Teehan, Aoife O’Carroll.
Tipperary- Sabrina Larkin, Julie Ann Burke, Mairead Teehan, Ciannait Walsh, Aoife McGrath, Caoimhe Maher, Gemma Grace, Teresa Ryan, Ereena Fryday. Nicole Walsh, Mary Ryan (capt), Megan Ryan, Sarah Fryday, Jenny Grace, Orla O’Dwyer.
Subs – Orla McEniry, Roisin Cahill, Miriam Campion, Mairead Eviston, Roisin Howard, Andrea Loughnane, Laura Loughnane, Aoife Moloughney, Clodagh Quirke, Shauna Quirke.
Referee: John Dolan (Clare).
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