Dominant End To Both Half’s By Dublin Camogie U16A’s Secured Win
A late scoring surge sealed the Dublin Camogie U16A’s their place in the All Ireland Semi Final last Sunday in O’Toole Park.
The second game in the Crumlin venue last weekend involved the Dublin and Kilkenny U16A’s with a semi final place at stake.
The game was extremely competitive throughout and there was little between the sides as the game entered the final ten minutes.
But Dublin powered to the finish and scored an unanswered 1-02 to secure the win with the all important goal scored by Phoebe Shannon.
Kilkenny Got The Perfect Start Scoring The Opening Goal
Kilkenny got off to the perfect start raising the first green flag of the game in the fifth minute scored by Marlise Flynn.
Dublin were awarded a penalty in the tenth minute but the well struck shot by Ciara Clohessy just whistled inches the wrong side of the post.
Dublin finally got on the scoreboard in the 14th minute with a fine point from Meadbh Hicks.
Moments later another point arrived from Ciara Clohessy to leave just a point between the sides.
The Kilkenny lead was back out to two in the 17th minute with an excellent effort from Grace Mullhall.
Kilkenny almost pushed five ahead in their next attack, but a goal bound shot from Therese Donnelly was brilliantly saved by Dublin keeper Ciara Jones.
Consequently that was to be Kilkenny’s last scoring chance as Dublin finished the half on top hitting four unanswered points.
A superb point from Katie McDonald was followed by three pinpoint accurate converted frees by Anna Sullivan to give Dublin a two point halftime lead with the score 0-06 to 1-01.
Dublin’s Phoebe Shannon Hits Vital Late Goal
Dublin’s lead increased to six inside the opening nine minutes of the second half with a point each from open play by Ciara Clohessy and Caitlin Coffey.
Either side of those points Anna Sullivan converted a 45’ and a free as Dublin threatened to pull away from Kilkenny.
But the girls in black and amber weren’t finished yet and a quick 1-01 in the space of a minute by Grace Mullhall left just two points again between the teams.
Dublin’s Anna Sullivan and Kilkenny’s Grace Mullhall swapped dead ball strikes and with ten minutes left the game was still there to be won by either side.
Similarly though to the first half it was Dublin who ended the half strongest and another scoring surge followed.
A successful effort from a free in the 50th minute by Anna Sullivan pushed the lead out to three points.
In the 53rd minute that was doubled as Phoebe Shannon scored a priceless goal and a minute later the lead was seven thanks to Katie McDonald who hit an excellent strike right over the black spot.
Neither side added to their tally in the final six plus minutes and Dublin secured their place in the All Ireland semi finals with a hard fought win.
Anna Sullivan 0-07 (7f)
Phoebe Shannon 1-00
Ciara Clohessy 0-02
Katie McDonald 0-02
Meadbh Hicks 0-01
Caitlin Coffey 0-01
Grace Mullhall 1-03 (3f)
Marlise Flynn 1-00
1. Ciara Jones
2. Ellen Dunphy
3. Kerri Milne
4. Elyse Jamieson-Murphy
5. Ali Dunne
6. Rachel Seery
7. Rachel Dolan
8. Isabelle Davis
9. Caitlin Coffey
10. Katie McDonald
11. Cara Feeney
12. Meadbh Hicks
13. Anna Sullivan
14. Ciara Clohessy
22. Aoife Coffey
23. Phoebe Shannon for 22. Aoife Coffey (HT)
21. Aoife Deegan for 11. Cara Feeney (54th Min Blood Sub)
11. Cara Feeney for 21. Aoife Deegan (56th Min Blood Replace)
16. Eirin Kennedy for 4. Elyse Jamieson-Murphy (61st Min)
1. Sinead Farrell
2. Shannon Conroy
3. Ellen Delaney
4. Danielle Quigley
5. Mikaela Ryan
6. Tiffany Fitzgerald
7. Missey Rochford
8. Emily Kavanagh
9. Aishling Prendergast
10. Roisin O’Keeffe
11. Ciara O’Keeffe
12. Marlise Flynn
16. Hannah Dunphy
14. Grace Mullhall
15. Therese Donnelly
13. Tara Ronan for 16. Hannah Dunphy (HT)
24. Hazel Moore for 9. Aishling Prendergast (49th Min)
23. Miriam Brennan for 4. Danielle Quigley (56th Min)