Weekend Report’s- Senior’s record extra time victory over Galway to secure Cork showdown, while Galway prove too strong for brave U16s
by PRO on the 17th of August 2016
All Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Semi Final
Kilkenny 3-15 Galway 1-19 A.E.T.
An Ann Dalton goal straight from a sideline cut in the first period of extra time was the difference as the Kilkenny senior camogie team progressed through to the All-Ireland final against Cork for the first time since 2014 after edging Galway in Thurles on a Sunday 3-15 to 1-19.
It was Galway who started the game the brighter and opened the scoring from an Ailish O’Reilly free in the first minute from twenty-one meters. Kilkenny responded brilliantly and got in for the games opening goal in the second minute when Shelly Farrell latched onto an Anna Farrell pass to hand pass home from the edge of the small square. Denise Gaule then tapped over a free from forty-five meters a minute later after Shelly Farrell was fouled. Galway responded with an Aoife Donoghue point from twenty-one meters after latching onto an Orlaith McGrath pass to make it 1-01 to 0-02 points. Michelle Quilty responded for Kilkenny with a point from thirty-five meters after latching onto an Anna Farrell pass in the eight minute. Aoife Donoghue responded for Galway with a point from forty meters in the ninth minute to make it 1-02 to 0-03 points. Denise Gaule responded for Kilkenny with a pointed free from sixty-five meters after Michelle Quilty was fouled a minute later. Anna Farrell then tapped over a point for Kilkenny from thirty-five meters after latching onto a Katie Power pass in the eighteenth minute to make it 1-04 to 0-03. Niamh McGrath responded with a free for Galway from twenty-one meters after Aoife Donoghue was fouled on the twenty-one out near the sideline to narrow the gap to a goal 1-04 to 0-04 points in the nineteenth minute. Denise Gaule responded for the victors with a excellent long range free from sixty-five meters after Katie Power was fouled in the twenty first minute. Noreen Coen responded for Galway a minute later with point from twenty one meters after she latched onto a breaking ball. Kilkenny then had two goal chances in the twenty fourth minute. Shelly Farrell was almost in for a goal when she gained possession on the fourteen meter line turned her marker but her shot was brilliantly saved by Susan Earner in the Galway goal, from the rebound Michelle Quilty latched onto it but her ground puck was brilliantly saved and Galway cleared there lines. Ailish O’Reilly narrowed the deficit for the Tribeswomen to two points with a point from twenty one meters after latching onto an Orlatih McGrath pass to make it 1-05 to 0-06.
Michelle Quilty put a bit of daylight between the sides when she got in for Kilkenny’s second goal in the twenty ninth minute when she latched onto the end of a brilliant forward move that saw Jacqui Frisby passing to Miriam Walsh on the half way line, Walsh to Anna Farrell on the sixty five meter line, Farrell then passed to Katie Power who cut through the Galway rear guard to lay off to Quilty to brilliant ground puck the sliotar from just inside the twenty one to the roof of the Galway net to make it 2-05 to 0-06. Niamh McGrath responded for Galway with a free from twenty one meters after Aoife Donoghue was fouled in the thirtieth minute. Orlaith McGrath followed this up with a point from twenty one meters in the thirty first minute after latching onto a Niamh Kilkenny pass. Kilkenny responded with brace of points through Megan Farrell from thirty five meters in the thirty second minute after latching onto a Michelle Quilty pass. Miriam Walsh followed this up with a point from thirty five meters after latching onto a Shelly Farrell pass to make it 2-07 to 0-08. Oralith McGrath got the last score of the half with a point from thirty meters in the thirty third minute to make it 2-07 to 0-09 points at the break.
Galway began the second half well but were guilty of hitting some poor wides in the opening minute of the new half. It was the victors who opened the scoring through a Denise Gaule free from twenty one minute out near the sideline after Michelle Quilty was fouled. Niamh McGrath responded for Galway with a free from twenty one meters after Ailish O Reilly was fouled in the thirty seventh minute to make it 2-08 to 0-10 points. Michelle Quilty responded for Kilkenny with a point from thirty five meters after latching onto an Anna Farrell pass, who made a brilliant catch to lay off the pass in the thirty eight minute. Galway responded with four points on the spin. Niamh McGrath started the run with a point for Galway with a free from thirty meters in the forty fourth minute. Niamh Kilkenny followed this up with a further point for Galway in the forty sixth minute after latching onto a breaking ball. Molly Dunne then added a further point for Galway from twenty one meters after latching onto an Ailish O Reilly pass. Niamh McGrath then tapped over a free in the forty eight minute after Ann Marie Starr was fouled to make it 2-09 to 0-13. Denise Gaule stopped the rot for Kilkenny with a free from twenty one meters after Galway were penalised for handling the ball on the ground to make it 2-10 to 0-14. Niamh McGrath responded for Galway with a forty five in the fiftieth minute to narrow the gap to a point. Denise Gaule put two points in the contest again in the fifty fourth minute from a free after Miriam Walsh was fouled to make it 2-11 to 0-15 points. Kilkenny followed this up with two further points through Meighan Farrell from thirty meters in the fifty fifth minute after latching onto a breaking ball and fought off two challenges to tap over. Denise Gaule then tapped over a massive free from seventy meters in the fifty eight minute after Miriam Walsh was fouled to make it 2-13 to 0-15 points. They were a final charge in the Tribeswomen which resulting in them getting 1-01 on the spin to equalised the contest. Ailish O Reilly started the run with a point from twenty one meters in the sixtieth minute after latching onto a breaking ball. Galway secured extra time in the sixty second minute when Ailish O Reilly latched onto a breaking ball from a Rebecca Hennelly free that was dropped in on the twenty one to tap home to force extra time on a 2-13 to 1-16 score line and Kilkenny must of being wondering how this happened having looked in control with two minutes to go.
Galway began the first period of extra time well and opened the scoring in the sixty first minute through a Niamh McGrath free from thirty meters after goal scorer Ailish O Reilly was fouled. Kilkenny responded brilliantly and got in for their third goal in the sixty fifth minute from an Ann Dalton sideline puck from thirty five meters deceived the Galway defence and went straight to the corner of the Galway net to put the Cats ahead 3-13 to 1-17 ahead at half time in extra time.
Niamh McGrath opened the scoring in the second period of extra time with a free from thirty meters in theseventy first minute after Niamh Kilkenny was fouled. Kilkenny hit back with a brace of points through Denise Gaule, the first from thirty meters in the in theseventy third minute after Katie Power was fouled. She followed this up with a brilliant point from play in theseventy eight minute after exhibiting brilliant skills to gain control of the ball to make it 3-15 to 1-18.
Galway had an opportunity to narrow the gap further in the eightieth minute when they were awarded a forty five after a Rebecca Hennelly twenty one meter free was deflected over the end line. Rebecca Hennelly decided to tap the forty five over for a point to cut the deficit to two points 3-15 to 1-19 but time ran out for the Tribeswomen and Kilkenny held out to secure an All Ireland final date against Cork on the 11th September after the Rebels defeat Wexford also after extra time on a 0-19 points to 0-15 score line.
In other camogie news the Kilkenny Intermediate team who were already certain of a semi final spot next weekend against Kildare made it four wins from four when they recorded a 2-15 to 0-11 point victory over Laois in Tullaroan on Thursday last.
It was the victors who began the game well and raced into a 0-04 points to no score in the opening ten minutes with points through three Ciara Holden frees and a point through Keeva Fennelly. Laois responded with two Sarah Fitzgearld points, the first from play and followed this up with a free. Kilkenny hit back with 1-02 on the spin. Keeva Fennelly started the run with a brace of points before Jenny Clifford got in for the games opening goal in the twenty second minute to make it 1-06 to 0-02. Sarah Ann Fitzgerald responded for Laois with a free before Kilkenny got two further points through Sarah Walsh and Catherine Walsh. Sarah Ann Fitzgearld responded with a long range free for Laois from sixty meters. Ciara Holden closed out the first half scoring with a free for Kilkenny to see them lead at the break 1-09 to 0-04.
Laois began the second half brighter and got the opening three scores through Sarah Ann Fitzgearld frees. Jenny Clifford responded for Kilkenny with a point and she was nearly in for a goal a minute later only her effort was brilliantly saved by Laois goalie Laura Dunne. Sarah Ann Fitzgearld responded with a forty five for Laois to make it 1-10 to 0-09 points. Kilkenny then got 1-03 on the spin. They started the run with point’s thorough Catherine Walsh, a Ciara Holden brace the first from free before she followed up with a point from play. Keeva Fennelly put the game to bed in the fifty sixth minute when she latched onto a Ciara Holden pass to kick home from close range to make it 2-13 to 0-09. Sarah Ann Fitzgearld responded with a free for Laois. Sarah Walsh then got a point for Kilkenny before Sharon Moylan pointed for Laois. . A good victory was rounded off in the sixty second minute when Megan Walsh (daughter of the late Michael Ducksie Walsh) latched onto a Jenny Clifford pass to tap over a point from twenty one meters to the cheer of the Kilkenny fans in attendance, a tribute to Megan who came back after a very difficult couple of weeks for the Walsh family. The referee then blew the full time whistle to see Kilkenny home on a 2-15 to 0-11 points score line.
Kilkenny will now progress through to the All Ireland semi final against Kildare on Saturday next. Time and venue to be confirmed.
Scorers- Kilkenny- Denise Gaule 0-09 (8 frees), Michelle Quilty 1-02, Shelly Farrell 1-00, Ann Dalton 1-00, Meighan Farrell 0-02, Anna Farrell 0-01, Miriam Walsh 0-01. Galway – Niamh McGrath 0-08 (7 frees, 1-45), Ailish O Reilly 1-03, Aoife Donoghue 0-02, Orlaith McGrath 0-02, Noreen Coen 0-01, Niamh Kilkenny 0-01, Molly Dunne 0-01, Rebecca Hennelly 0-01.
Kilkenny- Emma Kavanagh, Jacqui Frisby, Davina Tobin, Colette Dormer, Claire Phelan, Edwina Keane, Meighan Farrell, Anna Farrell, Ann Dalton, Denise Gaule, Julieann Malone, Katie Power, Michelle Quilty (capt), Miriam Walsh, Shelly Farrell,
Subs- Ann Marie Lennon, Kelly Ann Doyle, Sarah Kent, Stacey Quirke, Grace Walsh, Sarah Crowley, Aine Gannon, Aisling Dunphy, Miriam Frisby, Laura Murphy, Maureen Walsh, Michelle Teehan, Aoife O’Carroll, Niamh Deely, Sarah Ann Quinlan.
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, Aoife Callanan, Elaine Burke, Laura Loughnane, Jessica Gill, Siobhan Gardiner, Roisin Black, Carrie Dolan, Susan Keane.
Referee: Ray Kelly (Kildare).
All Ireland U16A Camogie Championship Group 1
Kilkenny 1-11 Galway 3-14
Kilkenny’s dream of claiming back the under 16 A All Ireland title ended on Sunday when reigning champions Galway edged a brave Kilkenny side on a 3-14 to 1-11 score line in Leixlip on Sunday.
It was Kilkenny who started the game well and raced into a 0-03 points to no score lead through three Danielle Morrissey points. She started the run with a free from twenty one meters after Clara Hendrick was fouled in the fourth minute. She followed this up with a further free from forty five meters after Lisa Donnelly was fouled in the fifth minute. She followed this up with a well taken point from play in the sixth minute. Galway responded with a Sarah Healy free from thirty five meters after Siobhan McGrath was fouled in the eight minute. Danielle Morrissey responded for Kilkenny with a forty five in the eleventh minute to make it 0-04 points to 0-01. Galway equalised the contest with a Chloe Quinn Reilly goal from thirty meters after her effort deceived the Kilkenny defence. Kilkenny bounced back to this concession with two points on the spin. Aoife Doyle started the run with a well taken point from thirty meters in the thirteenth minute. Danielle Morrissey followed this up with a well taken free from fifty meters in the fourteenth minute. Sarah Healy responded with a free for Galway from forty five meters in the fifteenth minute from forty five meters to narrow the deficit to a point 0-06 to 1-02. Caoimhe Dowling responded with a point from forty meters in the sixteenth minute after latching onto a Danielle Morrissey pass. Galway then went on a scoring spree getting 2-02 on the bounce. Niamh Horan started the run with a point from forty meters in the seventeenth minute. Siobhan McGrath then got in for Galway’s second goal when she latched onto a breaking ball on the twenty one to hit home to make it 2-03 to 0-07. Katie Mannion followed this up with a point from forty meters in the eighteenth minute. Chloe Quinn Reilly then got in for Galway’s third goal a minute later when she latched onto a breaking ball to tap home from close range to make it 3-04 to 0-07. Danielle Morrissey responded for Kilkenny to stop the rot with free from twenty one meters after she was fouled. She followed this up with long range free from fifty meters in the twenty third minute. Sarah Healy closed out the first half scoring with a free from twenty one meters after Claire Helebert was fouled to make it 3-05 to 0-09 points at the break.
They were a baron patch at the start of the second half with Galway hitting some wasteful wides. The Kilkenny defence will have to take great credit for the pressure they exerted on the Galway forwards. Galway opened the second half scoring with a free from twenty one meters in the thirty seventh minute after Siobhan McGrath was fouled. Siobhan McGrath then followed this up with a point from twenty one meters after latching onto a Katie Mannion pass . Sarah Healy followed this up with a free from twenty one meters in the forty first minute to make it 3-08 to 0-09. Kilkenny got right back into the contest in the forty third minute when Danielle Morrissey goaled from a penalty after Steffi Fitzgerald was fouled. She followed this up with a free from twenty one meters in the forty fourth minute to narrow the gap to four points 3-08 to 1-10. Aoife Doyle cut the deficit to three points when she pointed from twenty one meters in the fifty second minute. Galway hit back with the final six points of the contest. Sarah Healy started the run with a free from twenty one meters after Chloe Quinn Reilly was fouled. Siobhan McGrath then tapped over a point before Ciara Helebert pointed from thirty five meters in the fifty sixth minute. Siobhan McGrath then tapped over a free from twenty one meters from out on the sideline to make it 3-12 to 1-11. They continued the Kilkenny good run with a Mairead Dillion point from thirty five meters in the sixtieth minute. Siobhan McGrath then tapped over a point in the sixty second minute to seal victory from thirty five meters to seal the All Ireland crown for the second year in a row.
In other camogie news the Kilkenny under 15 Black and Amber squads are All Ireland champions after winning the All Ireland bliz in Kilkenny on Saturday. The Black squad defeated Antrim after a thrilling final while the Amber squad proved too strong for Limerick to claim the All Ireland crown.
Scorers- Kilkenny- Danielle Morrissey 1-08 (1-06), Aoife Doyle 0-02, Caoimhe Dowling 0-01. Galway: Siobhan McGrath 1-04 (1-03 frees), Sarah Healy 0-06 (6 frees), Chloe Quinn Reilly 2-00, Niamh Horan 0-01, Katie Mannion 0-01, Claire Helebert 0-01, Mairead Dillon 0-01.
Kilkenny- Leah Dunne (V. Capt), Alanna Gallagher, Maria Brennan, Caroline Kennedy, Lucy Power Ruth Kent, Nicole Carter, Caoimhe Dowling (Capt), Aoife Doyle, Danielle Morrissey, Katie Brennan, Suzie Aylward, Lisa Donnelly, Eimear Farrell, Clara Hendrick.
Subs- Steffi Fitzgerald, Eve Lacey, Kym Ryan, Laura Quigley, Kate Kearns, Emily Crowley, Dearbhail O’Keeffe, Una Kinsella, Rachel Kelly, Emily Phelan, Eimear Leahy, Laoise Prendiville, Hannah Kelly.
Galway: Yvonne Lyons, Sarah Slevin, Leah Burke, Sinead Cannon, Lauren Gilligan, Kate Screene, Erica Leslie, Muireann Flaherty, Niamh Horan, Katie Mannion, Ciara Helebert, Mairead Dillion, Siobhan McGrath (Capt), Sarah Healy, Chloe Quinn Reilly.
Subs: Amy Helebert, Saoirse Bourke, Ciara Lenihan, Emma Reynolds, Rachel Hanniffy, Rachel Helebert, Mary Larkin, Lauren Butler, Eabha Ni Chonlain, Ciara Gardiner, Rachel Murray, Aisling Harte, Niamh Black, Valerie Coleman, Aoife McSweeney.
Referee: John Dolan (Clare)
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