Thrilling Draw In Parnell Park Sees Both Dublin And Tipperary Into All Ireland Quarters
The Dublin Senior Camogie Squad are through to the All Ireland quarter finals after a thrilling draw with Tipperary this afternoon in Parnell Park.
The large crowd that gathered at the Donnycarney venue were kept on the edge of their seats right up to the final whistle as both sides went hammer and tongs for the win and both sets of supporters had to settle for the draw.
This current crop of Dublin players set high standards and demands on themselves and although they had grabbed a share of the spoils there was palpable disappointment among the Dublin players that they hadn’t claimed the win.
There certainly would have been no complaints if they had prevailed on the day such was the display they produced, but given the effort from both teams it would of been cruel on either side to have lost.
Looking back on the game Dublin will rue a number of chances they missed at the end of either half which may have tipped the game in their favour, but Tipperary will feel the same as they also missed a number chances in either half.
Both sides though when the dust settles on the game should be proud of the efforts today and the part they played in a thrilling draw that was a great advertisement for the game.
Dublin started the game quickly and were two in front inside the opening five minutes with points from Eimear McCarthy and Niamh Gannon.
Tipperary grabbed their first of the game in the eighth minute from a converted 45’ from Cait Devane. Another dead ball strike from Devane three minutes later brought the sides level.
The game in the searing heat was played at a frantic pace and Tipp got their noses in front with a point from Caoimhe Maher.
The sides were back level in the 18th minute as Siobhan Kehoe swung over a lovely point. A Cait Devane converted free and point from open play from Grace O’Brien gave Tipperary a two point advantage with seven minutes to go to the break.
Dublin though dominated till the short whistle and points from Eimear McCarthy, Orla Beagan from a free and Siobhan Kehoe put the girls in blue up by a point.
It could have been even better for the Dubs as they continued to boss possession and create chances, but three efforts in first half injury time just tailed wide and David Herity’s side had to be content with a one point lead at the break with score 0-06 to 0-05.
Dublin started the second half on fire and four unanswered points from Siobhan Kehoe, Mairi Moynihan, Emma Flanagan and Eimear McCarthy put five between the teams.
A combination of the mounting pressure and some excellent defending from the Dublin defence forced Tipperary forwards into a couple of wayward shots.
But a point from Miriam Campion in the 43rd minute settled the Tipperary nerves and they reeled off three points in quick succession, two from Cait Devane and the other from Eibhlis McDonnell to once again leave just one between the sides.
Dublin’s Alex Griffin hit a fine effort to stretch the lead back to two with 15 minutes remaining. But Tipp hit the next three scores to put their noses in front with the points coming from Orla O’Dwyer, Cait Devane and Miriam Campion.
Back came Herity’s side and an Orla Beagan converted free was quickly followed with a great point from Alex Griffin and once again Dublin were back in front.
In the final minute of normal time Tipperary were awarded a free and Cait Devane made no mistake to level the game once more.
But just as they had done in the first half Dublin dominated the closing stages and had three chances at the end to snatch the win but unfortunately all three efforts narrowly went the wrong side of the post and they had to settle for a thrilling draw.
Dublin will now face Galway in the All Ireland quarter finals in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday the 4th of August.
Eimear McCarthy 0-03
Siobhan Kehoe 0-03
Orla Beagan 0-02 (2f)
Alex Griffin 0-02
Niamh Gannon 0-01
Mairi Moynihan 0-01
Emma Flanagan 0-01
Cait Devane 0-07 (4f)
Miriam Campion 0-02
Orla O Dwyer 0-01
Caoimhe Maher 0-01
Grace O Brien 0-01
Eibhlis Mc Donnell 0-01
1. Faye McCarthy
2. Martha O’Donoghue
3. Aisling Carolan
4. Niamh Gannon
5. Hannah Hegarty
6. Laura Twomey
7. Miriam Twomey
8. Roisin Baker
9. Eimear McCarthy
10. Grainne Quinn
11. Ali Twomey
12. Siobhan Kehoe
13. Emma Flanagan
14. Doireann Mullany
15. Orla Beagan
27. Emma O’Byrne For 7. Miriam Twomey (3rd Min)
20. Mairi Moynihan For 10. Grainne Quinn (22nd Min)
22. Alex Griffin For 11. Ali Twomey (41st Min)
16. Sile Nic Coitir For 8. Roisin Baker (44th Min)
21. Leah Butler For 13. Emma Flanagan (54th Min)
1. Caoimhe Bourke
2. Julieann Bourke
3. Gemma Grace
4. Clodagh Quirke
5. Caroline Mullaney
6. Mary Ryan
19. Ciardha Maher
8. Karen Kennedy
9. Laura Loughnane
10. Roisin Cahill
11. Caoimhe Maher
12. Orla O’Dwyer
13. Grace O’Brien
14 Cait Devane
21. Eimer Loughman
23. Eibhlis Mc Donnell For 10. Roisin Cahill (36th Min)
18. Miriam Campion For 21. Eimer Loughman (37th Min)
17. Megan Ryan For 11. Caoimhe Maher (60th Min)