No joy for Kilkenny as Derry storm to a convincing victory

by on the 12th of July 2017

Kilkenny 1-7

Derry 1-13

The Kilkenny intermediate camogie team’s quest for their maiden win the All-Ireland series goes on as Derry fought their way to the top of the Group one table

A powerhouse display by Karen Kielt and Aimee Delvin laid the foundation for the Oak Leaf county to win this Second Round clash in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Intermediate Championship held last Saturday in Danesfort

From the start of the match, play went to and fro until the fifth minute, when Karen Kielt took a short free, which found Aine McAllister unmarked and she opened the scoring with a point. A minute later, Bridget Kilbane equalised for the homeside.

Derry moved up a gear and with points from Karen Kielt (2 frees), Mairead McNicholl and a great goal from Aimee Delvin. For Aimee’s goal, the ball was played into the corner and Mairead McNicholl hand passed to Aimee Delvin and as it bounced in front of her, she doubled on it and it flew into the roof of the net, giving Noelle Murphy in the Kilkenny goal no chance to stop it

Derry had pulled clear 1-4 to 0-1, even though Orla Hanrick did narrow the deficit with two well struck frees into the breeze. Kilkenny were creating chances, but weren’t availing of them

Eimear McGuigan (D) and Orla Hanrick (free) exchanged points to leave the score at the break 1-5 to 0-4

From the restart, Derry upped their gear again and scored five unanswered points through Mairead McNicholl, Eimear McGuigan, Aine McAllister, Grainne McNicholl & Aimee Delvin

It took Kilkenny until the 16th minute of the half to score through a Orla Hanrick 45 metre free, after both Eadaoin Murphy and Ella Moore had taken shots at the Derry goal. Karen Kielt (D) and Orla Hanrick (free) then traded points to leave the score 1-11 to 0-6

Orla Hanrick then hit another free to reduce the deficit, but Derry quickly responded with points through Karen Kielt (free) and Eimear McGuigan

At this stage Kilkenny needed goals and tried desperately to get them. Eadaoin Murphy tested the Oak Leaf goalie, but she parred it into the path of the in-rushing Niamh Bambrick, who shot into an open goal, after the goalie had come off her line

From the puck out, Kilkenny got a free and tried to test the goalie again but the effort was smothered by a swim of defenders. Derry got a free out and then the Referee blew the full-time whistle

Next up for the Kilkenny Intermediates in Kildare, this Saturday 1st July

Scores – Kilkenny – Orla Hanrick (0-6, 5 frees, 1 45), Niamh Bambrick (1-0), Brigid Kilbane (0-1)

Derry – Karen Kielt (0-4 frees), Aimee Delvin (1-1), Eimear McGuigan (0-3), Aine McAllister, Mairead McNicholl (0-2 each), Grainne McNicholl (0-1)

Kilkenny – Noelle Murphy, Ciara Murphy, Tara Clifford, Ailish Butler, Ciara O’Shea, Eilis Regan, Mairead Kennedy, Margaurite Hoynes, Aobha O’Gorman, Bridget Kilbane, Lydia Fitzpatrick, Orla Hanrick, Mags Fennelly, Eadaoin Murphy, Christine Lyng

Subs – Ella Moore for Lydia Fitzpatrick, Lydia Fitzpatrick for Margaurite Hoynes, Niamh Bambrick for Mags Fennelly, Danielle Kenny for Eilis Regan, Laura Wall for Christine Lyng, Aoife Norris, Niamh Madden, Vivienne Forristal, Maureen Walsh, Aisling Butler, Hannah Scott, Catherine Murphy, Emma Bergin, Cliona Murphy, Mary O’Connell, Jenny O’Neill

Derry – Niamh McMullan, Shawnee Donagh, Bronagh Ni Chaiside, Jane McGuickin, Grainne McNicholl, Aoife Ni Chaiside, Aileen McClusker, Aine McAllister, Karen Kielt, Aimee Delvin, Eimear McGuigan, Aine Kelly, Mairead McNicholl, Claire McAtamney, Dervla O’Kane

Subs – Eimear Mullan, Theresa Mellon

Referee – John Dermody, Westmeath

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