DUBS SHOW TRUE GRIT TO CAPTURE DRAW.
Dublin 1-12 Galway 2-09
There was a major doubt that the TESCO Home Grown NFL Rd 2 meeting of Dublin and Galway would proceed this afternoon in Tuam as the Connacht venue was surrounded in a blanket of dense fog.
To their credit Galway and Dublin went on to produce a tremendous exciting game of football playing out a hard fought draw.
The penalty kick was awarded as Eabha Rutledge had been pulled down in the small square.
Roisin Leonard who had started as a late replacement for Lucy Hannon edged her team ahead in the 28th minute while Clarke pushed Galway further in front with a 29th minute free.
Gregory McGonigle’s side reacted superbly with a Carla Rowe converted free to leave a single point between the sides. As the game edged well into injury team up stepped Dublin midfielder Sarah McCaffrey to nail her second point of the day and clinch a well deserved draw for the travelling Dubs.
Dublin’s next game in the TESCO Home Grown NFL will be a home tie against Mayo on February 22nd.
1 Ciara Trant (St Brigids), 2 Muireann Ní Scanaill (St Margaret’s), 3 Sorcha Furlong (St Brigids), 4 Olwen Carey (Thomas Davis), 5 Sinead Goldrick (Foxrock Cabinteely), 6 Lucy Collins (Na Fianna), 7 Sinead Finnegan (Fingallians), 8 Amy Connolly (Foxrock Cabinteely), 9 Sarah McCaffrey (Clontarf), 10 Hannah Noonan (Foxrock Cabinteely), 11 Lyndsey Davey – Captain (Skerries Harps), 12 Carla Rowe (Clann Mhuire), 13 Eabha Rutledge (Kilmacud Crokes), 14 Niamh McEVoy (St Sylvester’s), 15 Kim Flood (Clanna Gael Fontenoy).
Nicole Owens for Noonan, Niamh Rickard for Flood, Leah Mullins for McEvoy
Carla Rowe 0-5 (4F), Niamh McEvoy 1-01, Sarah McCaffrey 0-2, Lyndsey Davey 0-1 (1f), Lucy Collins 0-1(1f), Sinead Finnegan, Nicole Owens 0-01 each
1 Johanna Connolly, 2 Fabienne Cooney, 3 Noelle Connolly, 4 Aine Seoighe, 5 Ger Conneally, 6 Emer Flaherty, 7 Sinead Burke, 8 Annette Clarke, 9 Maria Hoey, 10 Olivia Divilly, 11 Louise Ward, 12 Barbara Hannon, 13 Roisin Leonard, 14 Tracy Leonard, 15 Edel Concannon
Edel Concannon 2-00, Annette Clare 0-05(5f), Roisin Leonard 0-02, Maria Hoey, Tracy Leonard 0-1 each
Half time score Dublin 1-06 Galway 2-02
Referee: Gus Chapman (Sligo)