Limerick 3-8 (1-9) Dublin 1-12 (0-4)
Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Premier Junior Camogie Championship
Sunday 3rd July in Parnells GAA, Coolock
Limerick got back to winning ways with a hard fought 3-8 to 1-12 win over Dublin in the Liberty Insurance Premier Junior Camogie Championship at Parnells GAA Club in Coolock on Sunday. Crecora’s minor star Dearbhla Egan scored a hat-trick of goals on her way to an impressive personal tally of 3-5 across the sixty minutes.
Dublin took first blood on 2mins with a point from play from Aoife Walsh, one minute later Dearbhla Egan equalised for Limerick from a free. In a tough battle both teams traded punches and with 24mins gone in the first half the teams were level on 0-4 points each as Limerick’s Roisin O’Mara, Lisa Leonard and Dearbhla Egan again got on the scoreboard.
With 25mins gone Limerick struck their first big blow with a well taken goal after great work by Captain Una O’Connor and Laura Stack in the build-up. Both teams traded scores and went in at half time with Limerick leading 1-6 to Dublin’s 0-6.
The second half started in blistering fashion and Dublin had a point on the board within a minute but two minutes later Egan settled Limerick with a great run through the Dublin defence to bag her second goal, Limerick now led by 5 points. This sparked the Dublin team into action as they took a foothold in the game and scored 1-04 without reply, Dublin now led by two points with 15mins remaining.
With 20mins gone Limerick pegged back the deficit to one point but one minute later the decisive score arrived, when Egan pounced for her third goal of the day, Limerick now led by two points with 9mins left. The score of the game came on the 29th minute when Egan put through Laura Stack for an excellent point this was the score that would seal it for the Treaty girls.
Dublin tried their very best to get through the Limerick defence but could not break down the heroic efforts of the Limerick girls, they showed pride, passion and the willingness to put their body on the line to defend their precious lead and when the final whistle sounded after the 7mins of injury time there was great celebrations.
Ger Hickey’s Limerick side now move on with confidence to their next battle on Sunday versus last year’s beaten All Ireland finalists Roscommon.
Limerick Scorers: D. Egan 3-05, R.O’Mara 0-01, L.Leonard 0-01 and L.Stack 0-01.
Dublin Scorers: F.McCarthy 1-05, K.Farrell 0-04, E.Gallery 0-02 and A.Walsh 0-01
Limerick Team: Laura O’Neill, Sarah Crotty, Caitríona Neville, Sinead Madden, Shannyn Sheehan, Tara Fitzgibbon, Aoife Coughlan, Laura Stack, Lisa Barrett, Lisa Leonard, Úna O’Connor, Roisin O’Mara, Lizzy O’Dwyer, Dearbhla Egan, Grainne Regan, Aoife Barry, Mairéad Clancy, Caoimhe O’Brien, Sophie O’Callaghan, Sarah Finn, Saoirse Barry, Anna Kennedy, Siobhán Tangney, Marie Danaher, Leanne Browne and Michelle Barrett.
Limerick 1-5 (0-2) Dublin 4-10 (4-4)
All-Ireland U16A Camogie Championship:
Sunday 3rd July in Claughaun
Limerick made a disappointing start to their U16A championship campaign against Dublin in Claughaun falling to a 4-10 to 1-5 defeat. Limerick were very slow to get going and Dublin opened up a strong lead early on ultimately leading by 4-4 to 0-2 at half time.
The management made some changes at half time and came out stronger matching Dublin in this half. Geri Mai O’Kelly added a third free to her first half brace and substitute Aine Doyle of Monaleen scored a badly needed goal. Sophie Carroll and Shauna Foley got Limerick’s other scores but the damage had been done in opening half.
Limerick have a bye in the next round and management and team will take the two weeks to work on thr positives from the second half performance before travelling to Kilkenny for the next round on 17th July.
Limerick scorers: Aine Doyle 1-0, Geri-Mai O’Kelly 0-3 (3 frees), Sophie Carroll 0-1 and Shauna Foley 0-1.
Limerick Panel: Claire Mc Namara (Doon), Larissa Mc Carthy (Tournafulla), Katie Hayes (capt) (Cappamore), Eva Butler (Bruff), Ellen Murphy (Granagh Ballingarry), Noirin Lenihan (Croagh Kilfinny), Aisling Herbert (Ahane), Shauna Foley (Kilmallock), Roisín Ambrose (Newcastle West), Katie Heelan (Murroe Boher), Edel Cunningham (Murroe Boher), Geri Mai O’Kelly (Newcastle West), Karen Cunningham (Murroe Boher), Anna Rose Kennedy (Galbally), Aoife Curtin (Templeglantine), Leah O’Riordan (Patrickswell), Rachel Murray (vice capt) (Na Piarsaigh), Aine Doyle (Monaleen), Ciara O’Brien (Patrickswell), Katelyn Hayes (Newcastle West), Orla Lenihan (Granagh Ballingarry), Aisling Kennedy (Monaleen), Aisling McEnery (Newcastle West), Kate Ambrose (Newcastle West), Sophie Carroll (Crecora), Joanne Foley (Croagh Kilfinny) and Ciara Barry (Patrickswell).