Dublin downed by dominant second half showing from Kildare


Dublin led at the break but Kildare dominated second half to claim semi final win and place in Leinster final

Kildare and Dublin captains pictured before their Leinster Intermediate Camogie Championship semi final.

Dublin 0-12

Kildare 0-16

A dominant second half display from Kildare where they outscored Dublin eight points to three secured the Lilywhites a place in next weekends Leinster Intermediate final.

Dublin led by a point at half time in a keenly and evenly contested opening half, but Kildare’s domination of possession, crisper passing and ability to find players in scoring position told in the end.

Kildare opened the scoring in the opening minute with a point from Niamh Hegarty. That lead was doubled a minute later with a converted free from Emer Reilly.

Dublin got off the mark in the fifth minute with an excellent point from Ellen Dunphy. Kildare though increased their lead with two fine points from play from Aoife Stynes and Deirbhile Byrne.

There was just a point between the teams midway through the half courtesy of two points from midfielder Niamh Comerford, the first from a free and the second a good effort that split the posts.

A pointed free from Kildare’s Emer Reilly but two again between the teams, but points from Siobhan Kehoe and Ciara Holland brought the sides level with nine minutes to the break.

Kildare though were causing plenty of problems for the Dublin defence particularly the ball carrying and pace of Deirbhile Byrne.

Byrne added a fine point in the 24th minute and a converted free from Emer Reilly again gave Kildare a two point lead.

But Dublin ended the half strongly, a Niamh Comerford free sandwiched between two Aoibhe Dillion points from play gave Dublin the lead for the first time in game.

Deep in injury time an Emergency Reilly pointed free brought parity again, but an excellent point from Ellen Dunphy insured Dublin went into the break a point up with the score 0-09 to 0-08.

Kildare though came out after the break and dominated the half. Another successful free attempt from Emer Reilly made the game all square.

A brilliant long range effort from Siobhan Kehoe went straight over the black spot to regain the lead for Dublin and looked like it was going to be another close half.

But between the 36th and 50th minute Kildare scored five unanswered points from Niamh Hegarty, Deirbhile Byrne, Ciara Egan and Roisin Forde and a free Emer Reilly to take control of the semi final.

Aoibhe Dillion pulled one back for Dublin but two more converted frees from Emer Reilly sealed the deal for Kildare.

Five minutes into injury time Dublin substitute Dara Cooke scored the last point of the game.


Dublin Scorers


8. Niamh Comerford 0-03 (2f)

11. Aoibhe Dillon 0-03

10. Ellen Dunphy 0-02

26. Siobhan Keogh 0-02

15. Ciara Holland 0-01

16. Dara Cooke 0-01


Kildare Scorers


12. Emer Reilly 0-08 (8f)

13. Deirbhile Byrne 0-03

15. Niamh Hegarty 0-02

10. Aoife Stynes 0-01

11. Ciara Egan 0-01

8. Roisin Forde 0-01




1. Sophie Brennan

2. Rachel Seery

3. Lauran Robinson

4. Emma Parker

5. Ellen Baker

6. Ciara Clohessy

7. Lucy Quinn

8. Niamh Comerford

9. Chloe O’Connor

10. Ellen Dunphy

11. Aoibhe Dillon

22. Eirinn Kennedy

26. Siobhan Kehoe

14. Aoife Deegan

15. Ciara Holland


Dublin Substitutions


24. Cara Feeney for 2. Rachel Seery (44)

13. Emma Straape for 14. Aoife Deegan (48)

12. Sarah Fenlon for 11. Aoibhe Dillon (57)

16. Dara Cooke for 9. Chloe O’Connor (60)




1. Eimear Stirling

2. Grainne Noone

3. Maria Doyle

4. Kelly Perkins

5. Shauna Mulligan

6. Emma Barry

7. Nicole Malcolmson

8. Roisin Forde

9. Ema Kielty

10. Aoife Stynes

11. Ciara Egan

12. Emer Reilly

13. Deirbhile Byrne

14. Gillian Keegan

15. Niamh Hegarty


Kildare Substitutions


19. Ally Morgan for 14. Gillian Keegan (HT)

20. Aoife McDermott for 15. Niamh Hegarty (63)