Kilkenny and Dublin play out exciting Leinster Championship Draw

by on the 10th of April 2019

Kilkenny 1-14

Dublin 2-11

Kilkenny and Dublin U16A’s played out a very entertaining Leinster Camogie Championship match in O’Toole Park in Crumlin on Sunday which ended in a draw

Both sides provided plenty of entertainment with no shortage of skills and the hosts were fortunate to be awarded an injury time free to level the game that neither team deserved to lose

Dublin were first off the mark when Ellie Young cracked home a goal in the 4th minute. The game was played at an unbelievable pace with play moving from end to end with both sides registering two points a-piece through Sarah Barcoe & Keara Ryan for Kilkenny and Annabelle Timothy & Ashling Gannon replying for Dublin to leave the score at 1-2 to 0-2 by the 12th minute

Then the visitors hit a purple patch when scoring four unanswered points with Leah Brett (2), Hannah Cooney and Keara Ryan one each

The home side bounced back however with Ellie Young and Ashling Gannon firing over a point a-piece before Emma Diamond shot a second goal to see the Dubs leading by four points with five minutes to the interval whistle

Kilkenny closed the half with Kiera Ryan shooting two points to leave the half time score at 2-4 to 0-8 in favour of the hosts

Within a minute of the restart the Dubs went ahead by four points when Emma Diamond and Ellie Young scored a point each

Kate Lyng (KK) and Ellie Young (Dub) traded points before Cria Langton scored a fine goal for Kilkenny on the 37th minute mark

Kilkenny appeared to take control when Kiera Ryan, Sarah Barcoe and Leah Brett scoring a point each to put them in front by two points with eight minutes remaining

Ellie Young (Dub) and Kiera Ryan (KK) swapped points and with time running out the visitors conceded two frees to allow the home side level with Ellie Young firing over the two points by the 60th minute

In injury time, Kiera Ryan put Kilkenny ahead when she shot over the bar only to see the home side level the match with a point through Ellie Young to end a very exciting game with the score Kilkenny 1-14 Dublin 2-11

Kilkenny Scorers: Keara Ryan 0-7 (4f), Leah Brett 0-3, Cria Langton 1-0, Sarah Barcoe 0-2, Hannah Cooney 0-1, Kate Lyng 0-1

Dublin Scorers: Ellie Young 1-7 (6f), Emma Diamond 1-1, Ashling Gannon 0-2, Annabelle Timothy 0-1

Kilkenny – Alisson Donnelly, Niamh Phelan, Hannah Larkin, Aine Kirwan, Ellie Peters, Patsy Kenny, Kate McCluskey (Capt), Sarah Barcoe, Sontae Jackson, Bri O’Donoghue, Anna Doheny, Keara Ryan, Roisin Ahern, Hannah Cooney, Leah Brett

Subs – Cria Langton for Roisin Ahearne, Kate Lyng for Anna Doheny, Marie Clare O’Dwyer for Bri O’Donoghue, Cliodhna O’Shea for Hannah Cooney, Eva Collins, Amy Lehane, Aine Doyle

Dublin – Laura Grendon, Robyn Buckley, Sinéad Rogers, Lily Rooney, Caitriona McMahon, Claire Gannon, Millie Reid, Lauren Dawson, Phoebe Shannon, Lucy Quinn, Ashling Gannon, Annabelle Timothy, Ellie Kane, Ellie Young, Emma Diamond

Subs – Aisling O’Neill for Ellie Kane, Niamh Crowley for Robyn Buckley, Eile O’Ceallaigh for Emma Diamond, Eillie O’Connor for Sinéad Rogers, Róisín Ní Chathasaigh for Phoebe Shannon

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