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Limerick Juniors See Their Way Into The All Ireland Semi Final

posted 2 Jul 2014, 09:39 by Kevin Holmes

Limerick 7-18 Meath 2-5

Liberty Insurance All Ireland Junior A Camogie Championship Round 2
Venue: Drumree
Time: Sunday 29th June 2.30

Limerick completed their group stage matches and secured a place in the All-Ireland semi-final with a 7-18 to 2-5 win over Meath in Drumree.

Limerick made the 2 hour trip to Drumree on Sunday morning looking to follow up on the win last week against Offaly in Ballybrown. No soon was the ball thrown in the sliotar made its way to Full Forward Sarah Collins who immediately got the umpires working with a fantastic taken point within 20 seconds. Meath equalised on the 3rd minute with a point from corner forward Sinead Began. A free awarded on the 7th minute put Caitrin De Bhal on the scoreboard. Rebecca Noonan after receiving a hand pass from Sarah Collins hit the back of the net. Within seconds Meath answered with a point from Sinead Began getting her second and final point of the day. Meath again slotted home a point from Full forward Lynn Winters. A free awarded on the 16th minute on the 21 yard line saw Rebecca Noonan pointing with great accuracy. Limerick were really getting their stride now with 2 goal from Sarah Collins within minutes of each other. Limerick again proved to be the stronger team today slotted over another point from Muireann Creamer. Nothing can go wrong for Limerick who in flying form struck the back of the net from Midfield Sinead McNamara. Meath was not giving up that easy with a strong run from no 8 Amy Crosbie putting the ball over the bar bringing their score in the first half to 0-4. Limerick again came on the attack again with a point from Rebecca Noonan on the 30th Minute. Referee Louise Smith blew the half time whistle giving a score line of Limerick 4-5 Meath 0-4.

2nd Half saw Katie Hennessy replacing an injured Muireann Creamer. Limerick really dominated the start of the second half with 2-6 unanswered scores with Brid Hannon starting with a goal on the 2nd minute and Sarah Collins getting her hat-trick on the 3rd minute. Limerick made a few changes to the team bringing in Catherine Fitzgerald into Goals after Laura O Neill receiving a shoulder injury, Margaret Lynch replaced Caitrin De Bhal, Lisa Scanlon replacing Marguerita McCarthy and Sarah Crotty replacing Niamh Curtin. Limerick were scoring points from all directions with points from Margaret Lynch, Sarah Collins bringing her tally today to 3-2, Lisa Scanlon and Rosemary Rae. Meath responded with their first point of the second half from full forward Lynn Winters. Following this an injury to Brid Hannon finger posed an upset to limerick as all their substitutions were used but that didn’t stop Brid from playing on when she came onto a ball and struck it to the back of the net cringing in pain Brid continued to play. Meath came on the attack again and Meath finally found the net converted by Full Forward Lynn Winters. Limerick wasn’t going to let that goal get them down and responded well with 5 points coming from the sticks of Rebecca Noonan from a placed ball, 2 more points from Brid Hannon bringing her tally to 2-2 (1-2 with a suspected broken finger but with the game over at this stage the management of Ger Curtin, Teresa Noonan, Patsy Hall, Adrian O Sullivan and Joe Quaid had no choice but to go down to 14 players with 10 minutes on the clock of normal time bringing off an injured Brid Hannon, the physio / first aid Sara Fitzgerald was on the go all during the match with three girls coming off the field with slings. With 5 minutes left to go in the match the Score line at this stage was Limerick 7-13 Meath 1-5. Limerick really dominated the second half with Sinead McNamara and Rebecca Noonan adding a further 2 points to the scoreboard. Meath again eventhough the match was over never lost hope keep digging away when a final attempt hitting a final goal by Lynn Winters bringing her tally today to 2-2 out of 2-5. The ball headed down to the Meath defence with Donna Mulcahy stealing home the final two points of the match. Final score in Drumree Limerick 7-18 Meath 2-5.

Next encounter for the Juniors will be the Semi Final on the 20th of July.
Limerick Scorers
Sarah Collins – 3-2
Caitrin De Bhal – 0-1
Rebecca Noonan – 1-4
Muireann Creamer – 0-1
Sinead McNamara – 1-2
Brid Hannon – 2-2
Donna Mulcahy – 0-3
Margaret Lynch – 0-1
Lisa Scanlon – 0-1
Rosemary Rae – 0-1
Subs Used
Katie Hennessy replaces Muireann Creamer
Margaret Lynch replaces Caitrin De Bhal
Catherine Fitzgerald replaces Laura O Neill
Lisa Scanlon replaces Marguerita McCarthy
Sarah Crotty replaces Neamh Curtin
Junior Team 1.Laura O Neill Na Piarsaigh 2.Leanne Browne Newcastle West 3.Noreen Barry Killeedy Capt 4.Catriona Neville Croagh Kilfinny 5.Marguerita McCarthy Ahane
6.Tara Fitzgibbon Ballyagran 7.Neamh Curtin Ballybrown 8.Sinead McNamara Na Piarsaigh 9.Donna Mulcahy Killeedy 10.Muireann Creamer Cappamore 11.Rosemary Rea Ballyagran 12.Caitrin De Bhal Feenagh Kilmeedy 13.Kristy Carroll Galbally 14.Sarah Collins Ballyagran 15.Brid Hannan Croagh Kilfinny 
16.Catherine Fitzgerald Adare 17.Rebecca Noonan Granagh Ballingarry 18.Emer Hickey Granagh Ballingarry 19.Sarah Crotty Ahane 20.Margaret Lynch Granagh Ballingarry 21.Mairead Clancy Ballybrown 22.Marie Danagher Ballyagran 23.Sarah Shanahan Killeedy 24.Lisa Scanlon Killeedy 25.Katie Hennessy Ballyagran 26.Shauna tobin Newcastle West 27.Emma Quaid Croagh Kilfinny 28.Grace Lee Newcastle West 29.Shannyn Sheehan Templeglantine

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