Seniors and Minors record good wins

Post date: Feb 23, 2016 9:57:43 PM

Limerick 1-11 (0-7) Cork 0-9 (0-3)

Irish Daily Star National League Division 1

Sunday 21st February 2016 at 2pm

Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale

Limerick got their Camogie League campaign off to the best possible start with an impressive 1-11 to 0-9 win over All-Ireland champions Cork in Rathkeale on Sunday. The game was entertaining with a high standard on display from both sides despite the wet and windy conditions.

Both sides had their share of new faces as John Tuohy's reign as manager got off to a flying start. Limerick, led by captain Lorraine McCarthy of Bruff, looked the more focussed side from the throw-in and opened the scoring immediately with a Niamh Mulcahy free. With Sarah Carey strong in midfield and a new look half-back combination defending well Cork found it hard to get out of their own half in the opening quarter. Strong pressure in this period allowed Limerick to go seven points clear though scores from Niamh Mulcahy and Caoimhe Costelloe.

Cork began to settle as half time approached and finally got on the scoreboard through a free converted by captain Orla Cotter on the 18th minute. Orla and Katriona Mackey followed up with a point each from play to close the gap to four at the break.

Limerick started the second half as they had the first with Caoimhe Costelloe getting her second point from play inside the first minute. Cork responded with an Orla Cotter free and a point from play from corner forward Linda Collins to close the gap to three.

Limerick were playing into the breeze now and a free from Niamh Mulcahy dropped short into the goal mouth to be batted down by Cork goalie Amy Lee. It was Na Piarsaigh's Sinéad McNamara who reacted quickest to kick the ball into the back of the net to give Limerick a 1-8 to 0-5 lead 10 minutes into the second half.

Cork responded with a second point from Katriona Mackey but Limerick were defending well and scores were going to be hard to come by.

A brace of frees from Niamh Mulcahy extended Limerick's lead to seven on the quarter hour mark.

Cork piled on the pressure as they were forced to look for a goal. However the Limerick defence held firm and Cork could only add two more scores from Orla Cotter frees while Niamh Mulcahy responded with one for Limerick to leave the score at the final whistle Limerick 1-11 Cork 0-9.

It was a well deserved victory for the Limerick girls who lead throughout and a great start to the year. Limerick have a bye next week and will regroup for an away trip to Waterford in Round 3 on 13th March. This will be followed by a trip to Derry before they host Kilkenny in the final round on 27th March.

Limerick Scorers: Niamh Mulcahy 0-8 (6 frees), Caoimhe Costelloe 0-3 (1 free), Sinéad McNamara 1-0

Cork Scorers: Orla Cotter 0-6 (5 frees), Katriona Mackey 0-2, Linda Collins 0-1

Limerick Team:

Claire Keating (Cappamore), Noreen Barry (Killeedy), Lorraine McCarthy (Bruff – capt.), Judith Mulcahy (Ahane), Rebecca Delee (Newcastle West), Fiona Hickey (Granagh Ballingarry), Niamh Richardson (Murroe Boher), Sarah Carey (Granagh Ballingarry), Karen O'Leary (Newcastle West), Siobhán Enright (Granagh Ballingarry), Clíona Lane (Adare), Niamh Mulcahy (Ahane), Mary O'Callaghan (Bruff), Caoimhe Costelloe (Adare), Sinéad McNamara (Na Piarsaigh)

Subs: 40 mins Marguerite McCarthy (Ahane) for Noreen Barry, 42 mins Muireann Creamer (Cappamore) for Clíona Lane, 57 mins Deborah Murphy (Knockaderry) for Sinéad McNamara

Subs not used: Síle Moynihan (Ahane), Leanne Browne (Newcastle West), Rebecca Noonan (Granagh Ballingarry), Donna Mulcahy (Killeedy), Katie Hennessey (Ballyagran), Sinéad Madden (Mungret St Pauls), Sarah Crotty (Ahane), Laura O'Neill (Na Piarsaigh), Aisling Ryan (Granagh Ballingarry), Deirdre Ward (Murroe Boher)

Management Team: John Tuohy (Manager/Coach), Shirley Balfry (Selector), James Brown (Stats), Sarah Fitzgerald (Physio), Declan Nash (Strength/Conditioner)

Limerick 3-12 (3-4) Wexford 2-5 (1-3)

Minor A Camogie Championship

Saturday 20th February 2016 at 2pm

St Martin's GAA, Piercestown, Co. Wexford

A strong first half performance from Limerick's minor team gave them the start needed to press on for a great away win over Wexford in Piercestown on Saturday. A brace of goals from Monaleen's Caoimhe Lyons and one from Na Piarsaigh's Rachael Considine were the foundation but it was the freetaking of Newcastle West's Liz Carmody that caught the eye as she came away with an impressive ten point haul. But it was a strong team performance that sealed the win with the whole team battling hard in tough conditions to set up a second round clash with Cork on Saturday in LIT.

Limerick Scorers:

Liz Carmody 0-10, Caoimhe Lyons 2-1, Rachael Considine 1-0, Róisín O'Mara 0-1

Limerick Team:

Aoife Barry (Murroe Boher), Saoirse Barry (Murroe Boher), Caoimhe O'Brien (Bruff), Connie Sheehan (Templeglantine), Siobhán Tangney (Croagh Kilfinny), Marian Quaid (Bruff), Ellanna Mulcahy (Killeedy – capt.), Áine Reynolds (Ahane), Gráinne Regan (Galbally), Chloe O'Brien (Ballyagran), Laura Stack (Milford), Leah Riordan (Ballyagran), Róisín O'Mara (Ahane), Caoimhe Lyons (Monaleen), Rachel Considine (Na Piarsaigh),


Emma Herbert (Newcastle West), Áine Tangney (Croagh Kilfinny), Emily Rose Mulcahy (Killeedy), Caileigh O'Reilly (Ballybrown), Emma Barry (Patrickswell), Tanya McNamara (Ballyagran), Dearbhla Egan (Crecora), Sophie O'Callaghan (Adare), Liz Carmody (Newcastle West), Alice O'Connor (Newcastle West), Orla Ryan (Crecora), Stacey Flynn (Templeglantine), Aoife Coughlan (Crecora), Grainne Ryan (Galbally)

Manager - Michelle Casey

Selector/Coach - Elaine Foley and Colm O'Brien.

Strength and conditioning coach - Damien Quaid