Five wins recorded over the long weekend for Dublin teams in our Paddy’s weekend results round up
Friday, March 17th 2023
Donegal 0-06 Dublin 2-13
LIDL National Football League Division 1
Hannah Tyrrell and Orlagh Nolan both found the net as Dublin dominated proceedings in Letterkenny on St. Patrick’s Day to hand Donegal a heavy defeat by 2-13 to 0-06.
Dublin scored 1-11 with no reply from the home side in the first half, with Tyrrell’s goal coming from the penalty spot in the 24th minute. Donegal welcomed Niamh McLoughlin back from injury and her introduction at half time lifted the home side. But Dublin had laid a solid foundation in the opening half an hour, making it difficult for Doengal to break through.
Nolan mirrored Tyrrell’s first half penalty late in the game to taek the game well out of Donegal’s reach to give Dublin a vital win on the Division 1 campaign.
Saturday March 18th 2023
Dublin 4-12 Limerick 0-04
Very National Camogie League Division 3B
Jimmy Greville’s Intermediate Camogie Panel made it two wins from two games on Saturday with a comprehensive 4-12 to 0-04 victory over Limerick at Abbotstown. This followed their 4-21 to 0-01 win over Offaly in the opening round. They now share the top spot in Division 3B with Antrim and Clare.
A dominant opening half set the tone for Dublin and four second half goals made it an uphill task for the visiting Limerick side who only managed a solitary point in the opening half hour. Grainne Skelton hit two of Dublin’s goals, one from the penalty spot and a second dropping into the net from a free. Aoife Deegan and Lynn McMahon Keenan were responsible for the other two green flags.
The girls in blue will face their toughest tests on the road in their final two games against Clare and Antrim but have put themselves in a very strong position with a stronger score diference onver their final two opponents.
Galway 1-14 Dublin 0-09
Very National Camogie League Division 1A
Gerry McQuaids Dublin Seniors left Duggan Park on Saturday on the end of a 1-14 to 0-09 defeat at the hands of reigning league champions Galway. Despite the result credit must go to Dublin as they continue to grow under their new manager.
Galway hit the first 0-05 of the game before Gaby Couch got Dublin on the scoreboard, their only scorer outside of Aisling Maher. Carrie Dolan hit Galway’s goal in the opening quarter and Dublin trailed by 1-10 to 0-05 at the half time break.
The sides played out a tied second session both registering four points a piece with Dublin more improved on the restart in a very defensive half.
Dublin 5-05 Kildare 1-08
Leinster U16A Ladies Football Championship
Dublin remain unbeaten in the Leinster U16 Ladies Football Championship following their nine-point victory over Kildare. The score line did not reflect the contest that took place on the field of play with Dublin having to work hard to shrug off a tenacious Kildare outfit.
The game was played in difficult weather conditions with the players having to contend with a strong swirling wind and intermittent blustery showers. Nonetheless it was an entertaining contest with a high level of skill and athleticism on display by both teams.
Dublin were 3-04 to 0-04 the better of Kildare at the half time break. Orla Keighran, Charlie Murphy and Rebecca McEvoy raising the green flag for the reigning Leinster champions. Kildare brought the game to Dublin and the Dubs had to dig deep. That they did with Ciara Brogan and Gemma Connolly adding to their teams tally of goals.
Meath 1-11 Dublin 2-19
Allianz National Football League Division 2
Dessie Farrell’s senior footballers took another step toward promotion to Division 1 with a solid win over Meath yesterday at Pairc Tailteann. Killian O’Gara made his full league debut for the Dubs scoring 1-03 and received the player of the match award in the process.
A win over old rivals Meath is always very pleasing but this was significant with Dublin virtually assured promotion to the top flight with one game to go against Louth in the final round in Division 2.
Dublin lead by 0-11 at half time with O’Gara’s goal coming right near the whistle. Cormac Costello hit Dublin’s second bringing his tally to 1-04 for the afternoon picking up free taking duties with the absence of Dean Rock.
Dublin 1-29 Laois 0-20
Allianz National Hurling League Division 1
Micheál Donoghue’s first league campaign as Dublin Senior Hurling Manager ended on a high with the home side seeing off Laois this afternoon by 1-29 to 0-20 at Parnell Park. Again spearheaded by Na Fianna’s Donal Burke Dublin made hard work of the result in places, going 15 minutes in the second half without a score.
This was a total contrast to the first half, which saw almost every member of the forward line put something over. Burke did not miss a single free and Alex Considine raised a green flag after shooting from close range. This justified a strong start that would have had a bigger lead for Dublin if not for the heroics of Laois goalkeeper Enda Rowland, who pulled off three excellent saves in quick succession.
Dublin 0-05 Tipperary 2-17
Electric Ireland Minor Camogie Championship
Two games down and Dublin’s Minor Camogie Panel are still in search of their first win after suffering a 2-17 to 0-05 defeat to Tipperary this afternoon at Abbotstown. This followed a heavy defeat to Cork in their opening All ireland last weekend. And while that game was all but done at half time today was slightly different with the Dubs only training by 0-03 at the half time break.
But that all changed on the restart when Emer Dwan hit the net from the first passage of play and before the game enetered the last quarter Lucy Purcell had raised another green flag for the visiting Tipperary side to give them a 10 point advantage that only grew as the game entered the final stages.
The positives from today’s game were great performances from Zara Thorne, Sibeal Cherry and Aoibheann Stokes. And with three games to play against Galway, Waterford and Kilkenny, Dublin can still make a dent in this competition, but they’ll need to regroup before their next home game next weekend.