Intermediates have emphatic victory over Antrim

by on the 23rd of June 2018

Kilkenny 3-14

Antrim 0-6

In Group 2 of the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Championship, Kilkenny beat Antrim by 17 points at John Lockes Park, Callan

Kilkenny flew out of the starting blocks as Edel Coonan pointed from play in the first minute. Edel then added another 1-1 in the 4th & 5th minute. Ciara Phelan put Kilkenny further ahead with a point in the 6th minute

Then in the 9th minute, Mary O’Connell (KK) scored a fortuitous goal, when she took a shot, the sliotar bounced in front of the Antrim goalie and flew over her head into the net, leaving the score Kilkenny 2-3 Antrim 0-0

Katie McAleese got Antrim off the mark with a point in the 14th minute from a 21metre free. Eileen Fitzpatrick, Rachel Kelly (KK) and Katie McAleese (2f) traded points. Mary O’Connell extended the lead scoring another two points as half time approached, to leave the score Kilkenny 2-7 Antrim 0-3 at the break

On the resumption, the home side stretched their lead with three points through Ciara Phelan, Edel Coonan & Rachel Kelly (45’). Chloe Drain & Katie McAleese (f) narrowed the gap somewhat with two points. Mary O’Connell & Lucia McNaughton swapped points

Kilkenny put the icing on the cake, with the last three scores of the match with Rachel Kelly scoring a point and Edel Coonan firing home a rasper of a shot past the visitors keeper and then added a point from a free to leave the final score 3-14 to 0-6


Scorers – Kilkenny – Edel Coonan (2-4, 0-1f), Mary O’Connell (1-3), Rachel Kelly (0-3, 2f), Ciara Phelan (0-2), Eileen Fitzpatrick, Michaela Kenneally (0-1 each)

Antrim – Katie McAleese (0-4, 4f), Chloe Drain, Lucia McNaughton (0-1 each)

Kilkenny – Aoife Norris, Laura Hegarty, Roisin Phelan, Lydia Phelan, Niamh Leahy, Katie Nolan, Aisling O’Farrell, Aisling Nolan, Ciara Phelan, Mary O’Connell, Eileen Fitzpatrick, Edel Coonan, Maria Doheny (Capt), Michaela Kenneally, Rachel Kelly

Subs – Lydia Fitzpatrick for Marie Doheny, Niamh Deely for Eileen Fitzpatrick, Sophie O’Dwyer for Rachel Kelly, Hannah Kelly for Mary O’Connell, Cliona Murphy, Jennifer Norris, Ciara Murphy, Helen Hoynes, Marguarite Hoynes, Aoife Cantwell, Shauna Treacy, Saoirse Davis, Lucinda Gahan, Hannah Scott, Margaret Purcell

Antrim – Noeleen Cosgrove, Maria Lynn, Kathryn Donnelly, Colleen Patterson, Chloe Drain, Aileen McManus, Amy Boyle, Niamh Donnelly, Laoise McKenna, Lucia McNaughton, Katie McAleese, Caoimhe McAleenan, Orla O’Hara, Christine Laverty, Aine Donnelly

Subs – Charley McCarry for Aine Donnelly, Kathryn Mullan for Caoimhe McAleenan, Aine Mulholland, Catriona Graham

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