Dublin’s Premier Junior Camogie Squad Book All Ireland Semi-Final Place
Dublin 2-14 Roscommon 1-07
Dublin booked their Semi Final berth in this year’s Liberty Insurance Junior Premier All Ireland Semi-Final with a comfortable win over Roscommon in Oran.
Dublin were first out of the blocks when Georgina Kelly fired over the first free of the afternoon, and Elanie Gallery followed it up with a score from play, firing over from fifty yards.
Dublin settled, but Roscommon battled, and threw an extra player into the middle to try and stop Dublin advancing. The game entered a scrappy period, where Roscoomon upped the ante in the middle third, and began winning frees which kept them ticking over in the game, putting four points on the board leading up to half-time.
Roisin Collins, continued Dublin’s scoring with a couple of lovely scores and Emma Flanagan scored a breathtaking point from an acute angle.
Elaine Galley added a point to her early tally and Georgina Kelly was in top form from the placed ball and guided Dublin to a half-time lead of eight points to six.
In the second half Dublin dominated, and rattled off three scores from Elaine Gallery, Siobhan Keogh and Georgina Kelly forty five.
In midfield Georgina Kelly and Siobhan Kehoe dominated, while the half back line of Deirdre Johnston, Grainne Smyth and Michelle Kelly, couldn’t be breached, and any ball that miraculously got by them was easily dealt with by Grainne Free, Grainne Ryan and Jackie Elbert.
With Dublin controlling the game they then turned up the heat and from a Sile Nic Cotter puck out, the impressive Ali McGrath won the ball and hit an exquisite pass to ever dangerous Emma Flanagan, who turned her marker and again from a acute angle buried the ball into the the back of the net to raise the green flag.
Minutes later the lively Shivers Kehoe won the ball, and with dazzling pace and agilty skipped through the Rossie defence before feeding Flanagan to score her second goal.
What little fight the home team had was now totally gone and they began to give away numerous frees as their discipline evaporated, and Georgina Kelly glady picked them off.
In injury time the home team scored a free, before another free on the 21 metre line led to their goal to give some respectability to the scoreline.
It was a fine overall performance by Dublin in a game that was never going to away from them, but the Dubs know they still have a lot to do, and although the semi final place is now secured, they will be back training on Monday night to improve things