Kilkenny Intermediates round off group stages with another win
by PRO on the 15th of June 2023
Glen Dimplex Intermediate All Ireland Championship 3rd Round
By Aoife Lanigan, PRO
The Kilkenny intermediates are sitting top of group one of the Glen Dimplex Intermediate All-Ireland championship after beating Galway in Kenny Park, Athenry.
Emma Manogue opened the scoring for Kilkenny with a fine point within the first minute of the match before Sarah Barcoe then added another point for Kilkenny.
Katie Mannion had Galway’s first point in the fourth minute from play.
Afton Grace scored a 50m free for Kilkenny and Mairead Dillon and Katie Mannion tagged on points for Galway to equalise the match 0-3 a piece after 10 minutes.
Kilkenny then hit three points through Afton Grace (free), Sarah Barcoe and Laura Greene while Chloe Broderick scored a 40m free for Galway.
In the 22nd minute Kilkenny defender Niamh Phelan intercepted a Galway puckout and she raced down the stand sideline before hitting a fantastic point for the visitors.
Heading towards the half time whistle, Aoibheann Barry and Chloe Broderick (free) pointed for Galway and this left the interval score 0-7 to 0-6 in favour of the Cats.
On the resumption of play, Galway scored two quick points through Rachel Hughes and Sorcha McGinley to go a point ahead.
Kilkenny didn’t panic however as Afton Grace equalised with a pointed free. Emma Manogue then scored three points (two frees) for Kilkenny. Aoibheann Barry replied with a point for Galway to narrow the gap to two points.
Kilkenny hit six points without reply over the next 14 minutes through Laura Greene and then Hannah Scott hit a long ball from the Stand side towards goal.
The Galway goalie batted the sliotar down, Afton Grace was the quickest to react and doubled on the sliotar, but the goalie came off her line and it flew over the bar after deflecting off her hurl.
In the 46th minute, Kilkenny played the sliotar into the corner, Ellen Gunner passed it out to Afton Grace on the terrace sideline, who hit a pinpoint pass to an unmarked Emma Manogue who slotted it over the bar.
Sarah Barcoe, Afton Grace (free) and Aoife Cantwell added the other three points.
Chloe Broderick stopped the rot with a pointed free for Galway in the 54th minute.
Ellen Gunner and Danielle Quigley tacked on points for Kilkenny before Chloe Broderick closed out the scoring with a pointed free for Galway to leave the full-time score Kilkenny 0-19 Galway 0-11, sealing a place in the knockout stages of the championship for the Cats.
Scorers –– Kilkenny – Emma Manogue 0-5 (2f), Afton Grace 0-5 (0-4f), Sarah Barcoe 0-3, Laura Greene 0-2, Niamh Phelan, Aoife Cantwell, Danielle Quigley 0-1 each, Ellen Gunner 0-1 (1f)
Galway – Chloe Broderick 0-4 (4f), Katie Mannion, Aoibheann Barry 0-2 each, Mairead Dillon, Rachel Hughes, Sorcha McGinley 0-1 each
Kilkenny: Cliona Murphy, Niamh Leahy, Jenni O’Dea, Jane Cass, Niamh Phelan, Roisin Phelan, Hannah Scott (Capt), Mairead Kennedy, Aoife Cantwell, Laura Greene, Sarah Barcoe, Danielle Quigley, Emma Manogue, Therese Donnelly, Afton Grace
Subs: Ellen Gunner for Mairead Kennedy, Eimear Leahy for Afton Grace, Keara Ryan for Sarah Barcoe, Katie Byrne for Niamh Leahy, Sinead Farrell, Emma Mulhall, Rachel Whelan, Kate McCluskey, Vivienne Holmes, Ava Shefflin, Hannah Larkin, Anna Doheny
Galway: Caoimhe Hickey, Reitseal Kelly, Leah Burke, Ellen Burke, Sheila Forde, Joanne Daly, Keisha Coleman, Chloe Broderick, Rachel Hughes, Katie Donohue, Ava Lynskey, Aoibheann Barry, Katie Mannion, Sorcha McGinley, Mairead Dillon
Subs: Pearl Finnerty for Keisha Coleman, Chloe Reilly for Rachel Hughes, Ava Crowe for Sheila Forde, Niamh Spellman for Sorcha McGinley, Caoimhe Higgins, Ciara McClearn, Ria McPhillips, Karen Somers, Caroline Lawless, Sinead Coleman, Aisling Donnellan, Maresa Howley, Aisling Rock, Caoimhe Lynskey, Niamh Horan, Kayla Madden, Leana Nic Dhonncha, Siofra Kelly, Karen Kennedy, Megan Gannon, Ciara Dolan, Zoe Rodgers, Katie Scully, Clodagh O’Meara, Aoibhe Carr
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