Mooncoin blitz Ballyhale in big win

by on the 14th of October 2023

Mooncoin 2-11

Ballyhale 2-3

By Aoife Lanigan, PRO

Mooncoin qualified for the Shaws Department Stores Intermediate Championship Semi Final after defeating Ballyhale in Grennan, Thomastown last Sunday morning

Mooncoin got off to the perfect start, when Deirdre Walsh’s shot from a 45m free over at the sideline deceived the Ballyhale defence and flew into the back of the net

Bri O’Donoghue scored Ballyhale’s first point from play after a free out from defence

Mooncoin scored the next four points through Deirdre Walsh (2), Lauren Comerford and Laura Wall

Jacqui Frisby and Laura Wall traded points. Then Ballyhale’s Jacqui Frisby took a 50m free towards the Mooncoin goal, Keeva Fennelly reacted quickest to the short ball and flicked it past the Mooncoin goalie to leave the score 1-5 to 1-2

Mooncoin didn’t panic and scored the last two points before half time through Laura Wall & Deirdre Walsh (f). The score was 1-7 to 1-2 at the interval

When Referee Seamus Quigley restarted the second half, Mooncoin were quickest out of the blocks again

The sliotar was played upfield from the throw in and Laura Wall scored a fine point. From the puck out, Lauren Comerford took a shot towards the Ballyhale goal, the keeper saved it and as she was coming out with the sliotar on her hurl, Niamh Crowley flicked if off her hurl and into the net to put Mooncoin nine points ahead

Lauren Comerford and Jacqui Frisby traded points. Deirdre Walsh added two points for Mooncoin. Over the next nine minutes, no scores were added to either tallies until Ballyhale cleared a ball upfield and found Mags Fennelly unmarked and she hit a rasper of a shot past the Mooncoin goalie

This was the last score of the match, leaving the final score 2-11 to 2-3 in favour of Mooncoin


Scores – Mooncoin – Deirdre Walsh 1-5 (1-3f), Laura Wall 0-4, Niamh Crowley 1-0, Lauren Comerford 0-2

Ballyhale – Keeva Fennelly, Mags Fennelly 1-0 each, Jacqui Frisby 0-2 (2f), Bri O’Donoghue 0-1


Mooncoin – Ellen Crowley, Marianne Walsh, Niamh Madden (Capt), Mairead Corcoran, Eimear Quilty, Sarah Crowley, Emily Crowley, Laura Dillon Dunphy, Muireann Gannon, Sarah Hayes, Roisin Crowley, Deirdre Walsh, Niamh Crowley, Laura Wall, Lauren Comerford

Subs – Hannah Cooney for Sarah Hayes, Lorraine Delahunty, Shauna Walsh, Kate Kearns, Evelyn Hayes, Caitriona Bowe, Aine Aylward, Jessica Roche, Catherine Connelly, Eva Aylward, Aoife Purcell, Jean O’Hanlon, Lisa Hayes, Aoife Roche, Ellen O’Keeffe

Ballyhale – Sarah Walsh, Emily Dwyer, Clodagh Corcoran, Alanah Cody, Shanelle Mullen, Keira Kinahan (Capt), Marita Butler, Edel Frisby, Leah Aylward, Sinead Fitzpatrick, Ava Shefflin, Keeva Fennelly, Jacqui Frisby, Mags Fennelly, Bri O’Donoghue

Subs – Louise Hearne for Sinead Fitzpatrick, Shauna Cody for Alanah Cody, Grace Walsh for Leah Aylward, Katie Phelan, Caroline Brennan, Alex Murphy, Maeve Kenneally, Ciara Walsh, Emma Denny, Emily Shortall, Sarah O’Mahony, Chloe Lowry, Emilie Dermody


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