Dublin Minor Camogie player in a sky blue jersey, navy Skort and maroon and white helmet battles for the ball with two Galway Minors In white jerseys and maroon skorts

 

Dublin 0-04

Galway 3-11

 

Dublin’s minor camogie squad had no answers to stem a free scoring and classy Galway minor team this afternoon in Parnells GAA club in Coolock.

The Galway minors centre forward Niamh McPeake proved to hot to handle and helped herself to a hat-trick of goals two in the first half and one in the second to steer her side to victory.

Galway’s backline were particularly strong and clear cut chances were at a premium for Dublin throughout the game. The girls in blue got very few looks at the Galway goal and even when they did there was always a Galway player to get in a hook or block or flick the ball away.

Dublin opened the scoring with a pointed free from Cliodhna Nicoletti in the opening minute. But by the midway point of the half Galway were in complete control thanks to points from Cora Kenny and a brace from Aine Keane and two goals from Niamh McPeake.

 

 

A second pointed free from Cliodhna Nicoletti was the sum of scoring from Dublin in the half and Galway stretched their lead with points from Cora Kenny, Niamh McPeake and two from Niamh Niland to lead at halftime by 2-07 to 0-02.

The Galway minors wrapped up the game as a contest inside the opening minute of the second half. Cora Kenny swung over a nice point and seconds later Niamh McPeake completes her hat-trick with a clinical finish to the net.

In fairness to Dublin they battled till the end but just couldn’t get any change out of a Scrooge like Galway defence.

Two Gaby Couch points in the fourth and the 29th minute were all Dublin could add to their total. In between those points Galway hit four wides in a row before finding their range again down the home straight And adding three points to their total from Niamh Niland, Alannah Kelly and Rachel Murray to run out comfortable winners by 16 points.

 

Dublin Scorers:

 

13. Cliodhna Nicoletti 0-02 (2f)

12. Gaby Couch 0-02

 

Galway Scorers:

 

14. Niamh McPeake 3-01

15. Cora Kenny 0-03

10. Niamh Niland 0-03 (1f)

11. Aine Keane 0-02 (1f)

6. Alannah Kelly 0-01

12. Rachel Murray 0-01

 

Dublin Minors:

 

1. Georgia Plowman

2. Emma Parker

3. Ellen Dunphy

4. Kerry Milne

5. Issy Davis

6. Ciara Clohessy

7. Celine Atanico

8. Caitlin Coffey

9. Niamh Gannon

10. Jody Couch

11. Katie McDonald

12. Gaby Couch

13. Cliodhna Nicoletti

14. Niamh Comerford

15. Elyse J Murphy

 

Dublin Substitutes:

 

19. Niamh McCormack for 11. Katie McDonald (21)

24. Erica Tobin for 14. Niamh Comerford (HT)

20. Lauren Robinson for 3. Ellen Dunphy (40)

22. Olivia Meagher for 8. Caitlin Coffey (49)

 

Galway Minors:

 

1. Fiona Ryan

2. Sarah McCartin

3. Pearl Finnerty

4. Joanne Daly

5. Katie Manning

6. Alannah Kelly

7. Rachel Burke

8. Tegan Canning

9. Niamh Horan

10. Niamh Niland

11. Aine Keane

12. Rachel Murray

13. Chloe Reilly

14. Niamh McPeake

15. Cora Kenny

 

Galway Substitutes:

 

16. Tara Holland for 9. Niamh Horan (40)

20. Sinead Coleman for 8. Tegan Canning (44)

19. Aoife Ni Dhonnacha for 13. Chloe Reilly (50)

21. Laura Kelly for 4. Joanne Daly (52)

27. Maeve Muldoon for 10. Niamh Niland (55)