It was a mixed day results wise for the two Dublin Camogie adult teams yesterday afternoon in the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues.
While Waterford ended the Dublin Seniors Division 1 league ambitions with a 1-14 To 1-07 victory in WIT, the Dublin Premier Junior Squad got life in Division Two off to the perfect start with a hard fought win over Tipperary by 1-08 to 0-10 in The Ragg.
Heading into yesterday’s game the Dublin Seniors were very much in contention for a semi final spot and they got off to the perfect start against Waterford when in the third minute Siobhan Kehoe set up Zoe O’Donoghue for the games opening goal.
But Waterford soon got into their stride with Niamh Rocket and Beth Carton both impressing and by the break the Déise led by a solitary point on a scoreline of 0-09 to 1-05.
Disaster struck for David Herity’s side just two minutes after the restart when a poor short puck was fumbled and Beth Carton pounced to blast the ball to the net.
With their tails up and their sweeper system limiting the opportunities for the Sky Blue forwards, Dublin only managed to add two points in the entire second half.
At the other end Waterford continued to tag on the points to pull clear of the visitors and ran out seven point winners by 1-14 to 1-07.
The Dublin Seniors will look to finish off their league campaign on a positive note when they host Clare next weekend.
The newly promoted Dublin Premier Junior Squad got their Division 2 campaign up and running away from home yesterday as they faced Tipperary in The Ragg.
Stepping up a division sides sometimes need to find their feet at the higher level but the Premier Juniors took to it like a duck to water.
By half time they had built up a five point lead with the score 0-08 to 0-03 at the break.
With home advantage Tipperary threatened a fight back on two occasions they cut the lead to just two points just around the midway point of the second half.
But Dublin restored their five point advantage with a goal from Ciara Carolan but back came Tipperary again and the girls in blue had to scrap for every ball and stand tough in defence.
Tipperary managed to whittle the lead back down to one in the closing stages, but Dublin held firm to claim a deserving victory by 1-08 to 0-10.
Shane Plowman’s side face another away trip in their next game this coming Sunday against Kildare in Clane GAA club.