Dowling double does the job for ‘Boro.
by PRO on the 18th of October 2023
River Court Kilkenny Junior Champ 1/4 Final.
Carrickshock GAA Sunday 15 Oct 23.
By Jason O’Brien, Piltown PRO
A second half pair of Kate Dowling goals paved the way for Dicksboro to overcome the challenge of Piltown on a super sunny Sunday in Hugginstown, home of Carrickshock GAA.
It was a very close game until that time Dowling got her double in the 41st and 49th minute, with the steady free taking of Chloe Holden matching the exploits of the equally steady Sinead Carroll from Dicksboro.
Dicksboro had opened the scoring in the 5th minute through the impressive Rose Kelly as she put the ball over Maire Beth Kirby’s crossbar from out on the right hand side of the pitch. Edel Long hit the reply for Piltown as she went down the right wing and put the ball over the bar at the scoreboard end.
It was a running game as the ball was worked between the lines, a lot of ball to hand, and low ball into the forward lines, but both back lines were on top and scoring opportunities were scarce, but Piltown forward Chloe Holden got free on the left hand side and hit a fine point over the bar.
Rose Kelly was creating trouble with her running on and off the ball and kept Rachel OShea and Fiona Downey busy, Kelly did score her second point in the 21st minute to level the game again.
Chances were scarce, and when they arose they had to be taken, and when Sinead Carroll got the chance from two frees, she took them to put the Boro two points ahead approaching half time. Piltown then got a chance from a free right on half time through Chloe Holden and she took it and left the score at half time Piltown 0-03 Dicksboro 0-04
Ref Paul Hunston restarted the game and Dicksboro attacked coming down their right side as Emer Phelan got past Sophie Long and then Lisa Norris to put the ball over the bar. Piltown tried to call with surging runs forward from Eden Long, Ciara Dunne and Leah Cooney as they tried to turn the game in their favour.
Angela Carroll and Danielle Kenny stood tall in the Boro defence though and restricted the scoring in the second half to one pointed free from Chloe Holden. Kate Dowling then took over the scoring as she grabbed goals in the 41st and 49th minutes to put the team in maroon ahead, and she finished it off with a point on the stroke of full time.
It was a pity for Piltown to be missing a few key players due to the Senior game the previous day, but the girls that lined out put on a good performance
Final Score Piltown 0-04 Dicksboro 2-06
Dicksboro – Rachael Egan, Bronagh Doheny, Danielle Kenny, Issey Carroll, Becky Peters, Angela Carroll, Orlaith Moore, Sarah O’Gorman, Caoimhe Carroll, Sinead Carroll, Rose Kelly, Isabel Roberts, Emer Phelan, Niamh O’Donoghue, Isabelle Fahy
Subs – Kate Dowling, Isabelle Egan, Naomi Trait, Kate O’Neill, Eva Healy, Cara Duggan, Aobhinn Deegan, Eilis Doherty, Libby Carroll
Piltown – M.B. Kirby, Katelynn Phelan, Chloe Power, Sophie Long, Sarah Norris, Lorna O’Shea, Lisa Norris, Alice Talbot, Rachel O’Shea, Ciara Dunne, Edel Long, Aoife O’Shea, Chloe Holden, Leah Cooney, Nicola Phelan
Subs – Siobhan Dermody, Fiona Downey, Lia O’Brien, Sarah Tobin, Emma O’Shea, Shauna Coady
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