Dublin’s Junior Premier Camogie Squad Continue Winning Ways On Challenge Circuit In Build Up To All Ireland Semi-Final.
Dublin 2-13 Limerick 1-09
The Dublin Junior Premier Camogie squad made the long trip down to Limerick today to take on the women from the treaty county. It was a very competitive and entertaining encounter with both sides getting stuck in from the start.
Both sides are fine tuning their game in preparation for big matches next weekend. Dublin will take on Laois in the All Ireland Semi’s next Sunday and today’s game was Dublin’s third straight challenge game win in two weeks with the team really looking sharp and full of confidence.
Dublin imposed their game plan on Limerick with great success to come out on top in all sectors of the pitch in the first thirty minutes and were leading at the break by 1-08 to 1-04 and the gap could have been wider if they had got a bit of luck in front of goal.
Dublin made wholesale changes for the second half and this disturbed the fluid play they had displayed in the first half but once they settled into the second period their slick passing and hunger for the ball and ferocious work rate seen them back in the ascendency.
One of the big positives from today’s game for Dublin was the good spread of scores throughout the team today with no fewer than eight players getting themselves on the scoreboard. The cream of the crop were the two cracking goals provided by corner forward Emer Keenan and also from Michelle Kelly who was switched from the halfback line into the full forward position and looked like she had played there throughout her whole career bagging 1-01 including a classy finish for Dublin’s second goal of the game.
Another big aspect today was Dublin’s work rate which was relentless,they hunted the ball down at every opportunity and didn’t allow Limerick any time or space on the ball forcing turnovers or rushed passes and shots which time after time went astray.
So after today’s fine win Dublin will this week fine tune all the finer details of their game in preparation for what will be a cracking semi final next Sunday in Athy,Co Kildare against Laois with a place in the All Ireland Final in Croke Park at stake. -Nigel