Weekend Reports- Galway edge senior to make Semis, while Under 16s prove too strong for Limerick
by PRO on the 20th of July 2016
All Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Group 2
Kilkenny 0-10 Galway 1-12
A gallant second half performance by Galway led by an Ailish O Reilly goal was the difference as the Tribeswomen claimed the points to finish top of the group ahead of Kilkenny on a 1-12 to 0-10 points score line in Freshford on Saturday.
In a low scoring first half it was the hosts who opened the scoring through a Denise Gaule free from twenty-one meters after thirty seconds. Galway responded with a brace of points through Niamh McGrath frees. The first from forty-five meters in the second minute and the second from twenty-one meters in the seventh minute after Orlaith McGrath was fouled. Kilkenny hit back with three points on the spin. Denise Gaule started the run with a brace of points. The first a massive score from sixty meters in the eight minute before she tapped over a free from forty-five meters in the fifteenth minute. They were a baron patch in the contest but Miriam Walsh broke the deadlock when she tapped over a point from forty-five meters in the twenty-eight minute to make it 0-04 points to 0-02. Shauna Healy responded just before the break for Galway when she tapped over a point from twenty-one meters in the twenty-ninth to cut the deficit at the break to a point 0-04 points to 0-03. Kilkenny would of being disappointed not to of being further ahead at the break after having some good chances in the contest.
Kilkenny began the second half well and got in for the opening score through a well taken point from play through Anna Farrell in the opening minute. Galway responded brilliantly and got 1-02 without reply. Niamh McGrath started the run with a free from twenty-five meters in the thirty fourth minute. Ailish O’Reilly then got in for the game’s only goal in the thirty-eight minute when she gained possession forty-five meters from goal cut through the Kilkenny cover to hand pass home from the edge of the small square. Niamh Kilkenny then tapped over a well taken point from forty-five meters thirty seconds later to see Galway lead by a goal 1-05 to 0-05. Kilkenny fought back brilliantly through three Denise Gaule frees. The first in the forty first minute from thirty-five meters, she followed this up with a free in the forty fourth minute from thirty meters, before she equalised the contest with a free from thirty meters in the forty fifth minute at 0-08 points to 1-05. Galway hit back with five points on the spin. Galway were awarded a penalty in the forty sixth minute, in which Rebecca Hennelly stood up to take, but her effort was brilliantly saved on the line by Kilkenny net minder Emma Kavanagh and went out for a forty-five in which Niamh McGrath tapped over to edge Galway ahead 1-06 to 0-08. She followed this up with a well taken point from thirty meters in the forty-eight minute before Ann Marie Starr got herself on the scoreboard with a point from forty meters in the fiftieth minute. Orlaith McGrath then tapped over from twenty-one meters in the fifty second minute before goal scorer Ailish O’Reilly tapped over a point from twenty-one meters a minute later to make it 1-10 to 0-08. Denise Gaule stopped the rot for Kilkenny with a well taken free from thirty-five meters in the fifty fifth minute. Galway clench the victory with a further brace of points. Noreen Coen started the run with a point from thirty-five meters in the fifty sixth minute before Niamh McGrath hit over her sixth point of the afternoon from thirty-five meters in the fifty ninth minute. Denise Gaule closed out the games scoring with free for Kilkenny in the first minute of injury time but it was too little too late as Galway held out for the five minutes of injury time to claim victory on a 1-12 to 0-10 points score line. Galway as a result of this win tops the group ahead of Kilkenny and progresses through to the All-Ireland semi-finals along with Cork in a months’ time. Kilkenny who finished second in the group will now face Offaly on July 30th with Tipperary and Wexford making up the other quarter final. Time and venue to be confirmed.
Scorers- Kilkenny- Denise Gaule 0-08 (7fs), Miriam Walsh 0-01, Anna Farrell 0-01. Galway – Niamh McGrath 0-06 (4f), Ailish O Reilly 1-01, Shauna Healy 0-01, Niamh Kilkenny 0-01, Ann Marie Starr 0-01, Orlaith McGrath 0-01, Noreen Coen 0-01.
Kilkenny- Emma Kavanagh, Jacqui Frisby, Davina Tobin, Colette Dormer, Claire Phelan, Edwina Keane, Grace Walsh, Anna Farrell, Meighan Farrell, Denise Gaule, Julieann Malone, Ann Dalton, Michelle Quilty (capt), Katie Power, Miriam Walsh.
Subs- Ann Marie Lennon, Shelly Farrell, Miriam Frisby, Sarah Ann Quinlan, Kelly Ann Doyle, Aine Gannon, Stacey Quirke, Sarah Kent, Maureen Walsh, Laura Murphy, Kate McDonald, Sarah Crowley, Aisling Dunphy, Niamh Deely, Michelle Teehan, Aoife O’Carroll.
Galway: Susan Earner, Tara Kenny, Sarah Dervan, Heather Cooney, Clodagh McGrath, Rebecca Hennelly, Lorraine Ryan, Ann Marie Starr, Niamh Kilkenny (capt), Aoife Donoghue, Niamh McGrath, Shauna Healy, Orlaith McGrath, Ailish O Reilly, Noreen Coen.
Subs: Shauna Burke, Molly Dunne, Emma Helebert, Siobhan Coen, Finola Keeley, Ciara Murphy, Niamh Hanniffy, Laura Mitchell, Elaine Burke, Laura Loughnane, Jessica Gill, Siobhan Gardiner, Roisin Black, Carrie Dolan, Susan Keane Killimor, Denise Starr, Aoife Callanan, Ava Lynskey.
Referee: Owen Elliott (Antrim).
All Ireland U16A Camogie Championship Group 1
Kilkenny 4-18 Limerick 0-07
The Kilkenny under 16 team made it two wins from two games when they put in an impressive display to overcome Limerick 4-18 to 0-07 in John Locke Park Callan on Sunday.
It was the victors who began the game well and raced into a 0-05 points to no score lead. Danielle Morrissey started the run with a trio of points, the first from twenty-one meters after thirty seconds. She followed this up with a free from twenty-one meters in the fourth minute, before tapping over a well taking free from thirty-five meters in the seventh minute. Katie Brennan continued Kilkenny’s good run with a point from twenty-one meters in the eleventh minute before Caoimhe Dowling tapped over a well taken point from play from forty-five meters a minute later to make it 0-05 to no score. Limerick bounced back brightly and got three points on the spin. Aoife Curtin started the run with a well taken free from thirty-five meters in the fourteenth minute. Roisin Ambrose then tapped over a brace of points. She started the run with a point from twenty-one meters in the seventeenth minute and followed this up with a well taken point from the same distance a minute later to cut the deficit to two points at 0-05 points to 0-03. Kilkenny hit back with two points on the spin. Eimear Farrell started the run with a point from fourteen meters in the twenty second minute. Danielle Morrissey followed this up with a well taken point from twenty-one meters in the twenty fourth minute. Aoife Curtin responded with a free from thirty-five meters in the twenty fourth minute. Kilkenny responded with two points on the spin. Eimear Farrell started the run with a point from forty meters in the twenty fifth minute, before Danielle Morrissey hit over a point from twenty-one meters a minute later, but it could so easily of being a goal as her effort only barely scrapped the crossbar. The teams then traded points to close out the half. Aoife Curtin responded with a point for Limerick from forty meters in the twenty-eight minute, before Eimear Farrell closed out the first half scoring with a point for Kilkenny from twenty-one meters in the twenty ninth minute to see Kilkenny go in at the break double scores ahead 0-10 points to 0-05.
Kilkenny raced out of the traps at the beginning of the new half when they got 1-04 without reply. Danielle Morrissey started the run with point from thirty meters in the opening minute. Clara Hendrick followed this up with a point from twenty-one meters in the thirty third minute. Suzie Aylward who was just introduced as a sub then chipped in with a well taken point a minute later from twenty-one meters to make it 0-13 points to 0-05. Danielle Morrissey then tapped over a point from twenty-one meters in the thirty seventh minute. Kym Ryan put the game to bed in the forty third minute when she got in for Kilkenny first goal and her first of a hat trick, when she latched onto a breaking ball after a scramble in the Limerick square to tap home from close range to make it 1-14 to 0-05. Credit to Limerick they bounced back from this concession with a brace a points. Roisin Ambrose started the run with a well taken point from thirty-five meters in the forty fourth minute. Ciara Barry followed this up with a point from twenty-one meters in the forty-eight minute in what was there last score of the contest to make it 1-14 to 0-07. Kilkenny finished the contest strongly and got 3-04 without reply. Danielle Morrissey started the run with her eight point of the contest with a free from twenty-one meters in the forty ninth minute. Rachel Kelly then taped over an excellent long range point from sixty meters in the fifty first minute. Suzie Aylward then got in for Kilkenny’s second goal in the fifty third minute when she gained possession twenty-one meters from goal, cut through the Limerick defence to hand pass home from the edge of the small square to make it 2-16 to 0-07. Kym Ryan then got in for a brace of goals to complete her hat trick in the space of a minute. She started the run with a goal in the fifty-eight minute when she gained possession on the end line cut in to hand pass home from the edge of the small parallelogram. She followed this up with her third goal a minute later when she latched onto a Suzie Aylward pass to blast home from the edge of the small square to make it 4-16 to 0-07 points. Rachel Kelly followed this up with a well taken point from forty-five meters in the sixtieth minute. Danielle Morrissey closed out the scoring with her ninth point of the afternoon in the sixty first minute from forty-five meters to see Kilkenny ease home to record their second victory of the campaign on a 4-18 to 0-07-point score line. Next up for Kilkenny is an away game to Dublin on Sunday next.
Scorers- Kilkenny- Danielle Morrissey 0-09 (4f), Kym Ryan 3-00, Suzie Aylward 1-01, Eimear Farrell 0-03, Rachel Kelly 0-02, Katie Brennan 0-01, Caoimhe Dowling 0-01, Clara Hendrick 0-01. Tipperary – Aoife Curtin 0-03 (3f), Roisin Ambrose 0-03, Ciara Barry 0-01.
Kilkenny- Rachel Kelly, Laura Quigley, Maria Brennan, Caroline Kennedy, Aoife Doyle, Ruth Kent, Nicole Carter, Caoimhe Dowling (Captain), Lisa Donnelly, Steffi Fitzgerald, Danielle Morrissey, Katie Brennan, Clara Hendrick, Eimear Farrell, Kym Ryan.
Subs- Leah Dunne (V. Capt), Eve Lacey, Eimear Leahy, Kate Kearns, Hannah Kelly, Laoise Prendiville, Emily Phelan, Dearbhail O’Keeffe, Lucy Power, Una Kinsella, Suzie Aylward, Emily Crowley, Alanna Gallagher.
Limerick: Claire McNamara, Katelyn Hayes Katie Hayes (Capt), Eva Butler, Kate Ambrose Noirin Lenihan Aisling Herbert, Larissa Mc Carthy, Edel Cunningham, Ciara Barry, Roisin Ambrose, Katie Heelan, Karen Cunningham, Aoife Curtin, Aine Doyle.
Subs: Leah O Carroll, Rachel Murray (V. Capt), Anna Rose Kennedy, Ciara O Brien, Ellen Murphy, Orla Lenihan, Leah O Carroll, Aisling Kennedy, Aishling McEnery, Shauna Foley, Sophie Carroll, Joanne Foley, Geri Mai O’Kelly.
Referee: John McDonagh (Galway)
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