The Dublin U16 Ladies Football panel, the only side to record a win in this week’s Inter County Results
Saturday March 4th 2023
Dublin 0-11 Kilkenny 0-17
Very National Camogie League Division 1
Parnell Park, Dublin
In a game where both sides really needed a win to get up and running in Division 1 of this year’s National Camogie League, it was Kilkenny who left Parnell Park with the points.
With 6 minutes of normal time remaining there was only 3 points seperating the sides with Aisling Maher hitting a score to give Dublin a chance to finish strong But Kilkenny finished strong to extend the lead to 6 points.
Maher was on form again but will rue some wayward shooting that could have made for a much tighter affair. But teh introduction of Aisling O’Neill from the bench gave the Dubs another scoring option as she added 0-02 to Maher’s 0-09. The absence of a goal threat from Dublin was evident and it could have made for a more interesting contest. Likewise Kilkenny were happy to take point opportunities as Dublin’s defence for the most part was water tight.
Dublin 4-09 Meath 5-05
Leinster U16A Ladies Football Championship
TU Dublin, Blanchardstown
Dublin boss, Declan Patton will be thrilled with the spirit and resilience shown by his young U16 chargers as they staged an late injury time comeback to defeat Meath by a single point. The visitors thought they had the game won when full forward Poppy Byrne struck for the royals 5th goal of the game just as the clock struck sixty minutes.
Byrne’s goal pushed her side two points clear of the reigning champions with the game gone into added time. From the resultant kick out the Dubs worked the ball up the field at pace. As the ball moved through the lines Ali Henry found herself on the end of the final pass to score the games winning goal much to the delight of her team mates and management.
Meath had led at the interval by 3-04 (13) to 1-05 (8). To their credit Dublin upped their game on the restart reducing the scoring deficit. The final quarter of the game rained goals – five in total. But it was Henry’s late goal that sealed a great comeback for the Dubs who now look forward to their second round fixture versus Kildare on March 18th next.
Derry 1-11 Dublin 0-13
Allianz National Football League Division 2
Celtic Park, Derry
Despite putting in one fo their better performances of the season, it wasn’t to be for Dessie Farrell’s Senior Footballers. Derry steal the points with the last kick of the game, but there are definite signs of the attacking and holding Dublin side we’ve become used to. And with players still to fully return, the signs are good for the summer.
Though their winning streak was derailed by a very competitive Derry side, there’s nothing to suggest that Dublin won’t be taking one of the two promotion slots to Division with Meath and Louth to play.
Derry brought their current unbeaten run to nine wins after seing off a huge test from Dublin. The Dubs lead by 0-05 at the break and to be fair it looked like that ascendancy would continue on the restart. But credit to Derry, who are likely playing their full hand in the league, they never let up. A Niall Toner goal started an incredible comeback for the Derry men, finished by a late Brendan Rogers score to eek out a one point victory.
Sunday March 5th 2023
Dublin 1-12 Kilkenny 3-15
Leinster Minor A Camogie Championship Final
National Sports Campus, Abbotstown
Disappointment for Dublin’s Minor A Camogie Panel, but there are certainly a lot of positives that the back room team can take into this year’s All Ireland Series. And that series begins a week from today with an opening fixture against Cork.
The girls in blue trailed Kilkenny by only 2 points at half time. A goal midway through the first half proved priceless for teh eventual winners. Dublin hit the first score of the second half and within 5 minutes had levelled the game at 0-10 to 1-07. Kilkenny reeled off 0-05 across a 6 minute period before Dublin found the back of the net to make this a 2 point game.
Another Dublin goal could have span the tie in their favour. But it was Kilkenny who hit a second goal on 47 minutes to extend their lead. Dublin answered with the next 2 scores to keep themselves in the game but they would be their last scores with 6 or more minutes remaining on the game clock. Kilkenny finished the game out scoring another 1-03 to take their wininng margin to 9 points and secure the Leinster Minor A Camogie Title.