Defeat A Setback To Dublin’s Hopes Of Qualifying For Knock-Out Stages Of Senior Camogie All Ireland Championship

Dublin Camogie Players making their way onto the pitch for the Senior Camogie All Ireland Championship

Waterford 1-11

Dublin 1-05

Niamh Rockett supplied a captain’s performance in a 1-11 to 1-05 triumph over Dublin at Walsh Park today in the Liberty Insurance Senior All Ireland Camogie Championship.

Rockett’s aerial prowess was a feature of this game, allied with a goal and two points from play, while Beth Carton shot eight points and Trish Jackman was imperious.

Rockett raced onto a delivery from Jackman directly from the throw-in and pointed from tight to the left sideline after just 16 seconds. Orla Hickey and Carton also found the target to give the hosts a three-point lead in under two and a half minutes.

The scoring rate slowed considerably as Dublin got to grips with the Déise attack.

Aisling Maher got them off the mark from a ninth-minute free and when Kerrie Finnegan goaled in the 24th minute, Frank Browne’s crew held a 1-2 to 0-4 half-time advantage.

Waterford did have the benefit of a breeze in the second half but though Carton split the posts four times, Dublin remained in contention and a converted free by Maher restored parity, which is how it remained until Rockett made the definitive strike in the 52nd minute.

It came from a brilliant sideline by Jackman that Ciara Tierney batted away and the onrushing Rockett sent the sliotar to the roof of the net on the half-volley.

It was all Waterford from there to the end, three points from Carton ensuring the verdict for Donal O’Rourke’s unit.

Dublin:

1. Ciara Tierney

Na Fianna

2. Deirdre Johnstone

Naomh Uinsionn

3. Eve O’Brien

Na Fianna

4. Orla Gray

Na Fianna

5. Emma O’Byrne

Good Counsel

6. Gráinne Quinn

Naomh Uinsionn

7. Róisín Baker

Na Fianna

8. Laura Twomey

Naomh Mearnóg

9. Aisling Carolan

St Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh

10. Ali Twomey

Lucan Sarsfields

11. Aisling Maher

Naomh Uinsionn

12. Ellen McGovern

Naomh Uinsionn

13. Sinéad Wylde

Cuala

14. Kerrie Finnegan

Faughs Celtic

15. Orla Beagan

Lucan Sarsfields

 

Dublin Panel:

16. Dara Cooke

Crumlin

17. Alex Griffin

Na Fianna

18. Ali Maguire

Naomh Uinsionn

19. Aoibhe Dillon

Naomh Mearnóg

20. Ciara Carolan

St. Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh

21. Emma Flanagan

Lucan Sarsfields

22. Emma Gray

Na Fianna

23. Martha O’Donoghue

Ballyboden St Endas

24. Niamh Rock

Na Fianna

25. Siobhan Kehoe

Naomh Fionnbarra

26. Niamh Gannon

Naomh Jude

27. Faye McCarthy

Naomh Jude

28. Miriam Twomey

Naomh Mearnóg