Weekend Report- Thomastown Senior County Champs after overcoming brave Mullinavat
by PRO on the 19th of October 2016
Marble City Travel Senior County Final
Thomastown 2-14 Mullinavat 1-10
Thomastown are double champions for 2016 after overcoming Mullinavat on Sunday afternoon last to claim the senior county championship title for the first time since 2014 on a 2-14 to 1-10 score line to add it to the league title secured earlier in the month.
It was Mullinavat who started the game the brighter and opened the scoring through a Michelle Quilty free in the opening minute after Julieann Malone was fouled from twenty one meters. Thomastown responded brilliantly and got a devastating 1-07 on the trot. Niamh Donnelly started the run with a free from twenty one meters after she was fouled in the second minute. Jenny Reddy followed this up with a goal in the third minute after her effort from fifty meters deceived the Mullinavat defence and went straight to the roof of the net. Niamh Donnelly continued the good run with a point from twenty one meters in the fifth minute. Niamh Donnelly then tapped over a point in the sixth minute from twenty one meters after latching onto a Sarah Walsh pass. Jenny Reddy put Thomastown 1-04 to 0-01 clear in the ninth minute with a massive point from fifty meters. Niamh Donnelly then tapped over a point from thirty meters a minute later after latching onto a Shelly Farrell pass before Niamh Donnelly tapped over a point from twenty one meters in the eleventh minute. Shelly Farrell followed this up with a point in the thirteenth minute after latching onto a Sarah Walsh pass to put her side 1-07 to 0-01 points clear. Mullinavat responded with a brace of Michelle Quilty frees. She started the run with a free from twenty one meters in the fourteenth minute after Ciara Phelan was fouled. She followed this up with her third point of the contest with a further free from forty meters in the seventeenth minute to make it 1-07 to 0-03. Mullinavat were almost in for a goal a minute later after a scramble in the Thomastown square but Mullinavat could get the decisive touch and Thomastown cleared there lines. Sinead Brennan replied for the victors with a point from thirty meters before Michelle Quilty tapped over a free for Mullinavat in the twenty third minute. The victors closed out the half strongly and got the final four scores of the half. Shelly Farrell started the run with a point from thirty meters in the twenty fourth minute before Niamh Donnelly tapped over a point from twenty one meters after latching onto a Shelly Farrell pass. She followed this up with a further point from twenty one meters in the twenty seventh minute. Anna Farrell closed out the first half scoring with a well taken point from thirty five meters in the thirtieth minute to see her side lead at the break 1-12 to 0-04.
Thomastown continued their good run at the start of the second half when they got in for 1-01 on the spin. Niamh Donnelly started the run with a point from thirty meters in the thirty second minute from a free after Shelly Farrell was fouled. Shelly Farrell continued the good run by getting in for her sides second goal in the thirty fourth minute after latching onto a long dropping ball into the Mullinavat square to tap home from close range to make it 2-13 to 0-04. Mullinavat responded brightly and got 1-05 on the spin. Michelle Quilty started the run with a pointed free from twenty one meters in the thirty seventh minute before Angela Kennelly got in for a goal when she blasted the sliotar home from twenty one meters after latching onto an Elaine Aylward pass. Michelle Quilty followed this up with a free from twenty one meters after she was fouled to make it 2-13 to 1-06. Angela Kennelly then tapped over a massive point in the forty third minute from sixty meters. Michelle Quilty then tapped over a free from twenty one meters in the forty seventh minute. She followed this up with a further free from fifty meters in the fifty seventh minute to cut the deficit to seven points 2-13 to 1-09. Shelly Farrell replied for Thomastown with a point from thirty five meters in the fifty eight minute. Michelle Quilty closed out the games scoring in the sixtieth minute, but it was Thomastown’s day as they claimed the title for the first time since 2014 on a 2-14 to 1-10 score line. Next up for the Champions is a Leinster semi final clash against Oulart-the-Ballagh of Wexford on October 30th in Thomastown at 2pm.
In other camogie news Glenmore’s Leinster title bid ended on Saturday as a late Ciara Quirke goal was the difference between the sides as the Carlow champions Myshall won out on a 3-08 to 2-08 score line. Trailing at half time 2-05 to 2-02. Glenmore came back into the contest strongly and levelled the game going into the final moments at 2-08 apiece. They were drama at the end as Ciara Quirke latched onto the sliotar close to goal to tap home from close range to break Glenmore hearts as her side progressed through on a 3-08 to 2-08 score line.
Scorers- Thomastown – Niamh Donnelly 0-06 (2 frees(, Shelly Farrell 1-03, Jenny Reddy 1-01, Aoife Farrell 0-02, Sinead Brennan 0-01, Anna Farrell 0-01. Mullinavat – Michelle Quilty 0-09 (8 frees), Angela Kenneally 1-01.
Thomastown – Niamh Bolger, Eimear Corr, Ailish Butler, Aoife Holden, Ciara Farrell, Meighan Farrell, Sally Teehan (Capt), Anna Farrell, Jenny Reddy, Sarah Walsh, Sinead Brennan, Eimear Donnelly, Aoife Farrell, Shelly Farrell, Niamh Donnelly.
Subs- Blathnaid Galway, Nicole Corrway, Niamh Quigley, Eimear Farrell, Joanne Fitzpatrick, Aine Lennon, Catherine Walsh, Ailish O’Shea, Niamh O’Shea, Maeve O’Connor, Claire Murphy, Laura Tennyson, Laura Quigley, Jenny McGuinness, Tara O’Neill, Caoimhe Mullins, Caroline Atkins.
Mullinavat – Valerie Law, Joanne Quinn, Sinead Aylward, Michelle O’Connor, Amy Butler, Elaine Aylward, Claire Aylward, Aine Kinsella(Capt), Miriam Frisby, Angela Kenneally, Ciara Holden, Jessica Dunphy, Julieann Malone, Michelle Quilty, Ciara Phelan.
Subs: Rebecca Haberlin, Vivienne Law, Nieve Walsh, Eimear Brennan, Alison Foskin, Ciara Walsh, Sinead Brennan, Niamh Jones.
Referee: Eugene Ryan
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