Galway draw ends Cats Dream

by on the 7th of August 2019

Kilkenny 1-10

Galway 1-10

Despite drawing with the Group 1 leaders in a tough encounter the Kilkenny Intermediate Camogie team were unfortunate to lose out for a semi-final spot.

When dark horses Westmeath defeated reigning champions Cork that finished the Cats.

The match in John Lockes Park on Saturday was played in cloudy conditions. The home side got off the mark in the 2nd minute when Katie Nolan fired over a 25 metre free


The sides were level when Rachael Monaghan replied but within seconds Mairead Dillon had the visitors in front with a well taken point from play. Again the Cats drew level when Laura Murphy pointed

The Westerners dominated proceedings for the remainder of the half. They added five points through Rachael Monaghan (4 frees) and Tara Ruttledge from play

In time added on Katie Nolan replied with a point for the home side to leave the half time score Kilkenny 0-3 Galway 0-8

On the resumption of play Kilkenny reduced the arrears when Katie Nolan had a point from a free.  Galway were awarded a Penalty but Rachael Monaghan’s shot raised a white flag which could easily have been green

Laura Murphy (KK) added a point from play in the 41st minute but Galway had an immediate reply when Elisha Broderick blasted to the net to widen the gap. Kilkenny started to get on top at this stage and Laura Murphy had her 3rd point from play on the 43rd minute mark


Shortly after Sarah Ann Quinlan shot to the net to leave just three points between the sides. Entering the final quarter the scoreboard read Kilkenny 1-6 Galway 1-9

The visitors had their last score on 46 minutes when Elisha Broderick shot a neat point from play. The home side worked hard and were rewarded as Lydia Fitzpatrick pointed from play and Katie Nolan had the final say as she slotted over 3 points. It just wasn’t enough

Scorers – Kilkenny – Katie Nolan (0-6, 4f, 2 45), Laura Murphy (0-3), Lydia Fitzpatrick (0-1)

Galway – Rachael Monaghan (0-7, 5f, 1 45, 1 penalty), Elisha Broderick (1-1), Mairead Dillon, Tara Ruttledge (0-1 each)

Kilkenny – Aoife Walsh, Nicole Carter, Ciara O’Shea, Niamh Sweeney, Niamh Leahy, Aoife Prendergast, Aobha O’Gorman, Aisling Curtis, Hannah Scott, Laura Murphy, Katie Nolan, Ciara Phelan, Marie Doheny, Lydia Fitzpatrick, Laura Greene

Subs – Kelly Hamilton for Laura Greene, inj, Sarah Ann Quinlan for Hannah Scott, Elizabeth Phelan, Aisling Carey (Captain), Afton Grace, Eimear Naddy, Christine Lyng, Caoimhe Dowling, Margaret Purcell, Claire Nolan, Gillian Costello, Jenni O’Dea, Darcy Bolger, Rebecca Cleere

Galway – Laura Glynn, Ciara Donohoe, Laura Ward (Captain), Louise Brennan, Niamh Murphy, Lorraine Coen, Dervla Higgins, Lisa Casserly, Molly Mannion, Karen Kennedy, Ava Lynskey, Tara Ruttledge, Elisha Broderick, Mairead Dillon, Rachael Monaghan

Subs – Kate Screene for Niamh Murphy, inj, Niamh Horan for Karen Kennedy, Fiona Ryan, Rachel Hanniffy, Caitriona Lee, Chloe Broderick, Becky Gilchreest, Niamh Black, Dearbhaile Walshe, Ciara Helebert, Leanne Helebert, Eimear Porter, Leona Rabbitte, Grace Finnerty, Leah Burke

**Pic Credit: Billy Culleton Photography**

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