Tipperary Inflict Heavy Defeat To Dublin Camogie Minors


Tipperary handed Dublin their second straight heavy defeat in the All Ireland Minor Camogie Championship

Dublin Minor Camogie in a huddle before their All Ireland game against Tipperary

Dublin 0-05

Tipperary 2-17

The Dublin Minor Camogie team suffered their second straight heavy defeat in the All Ireland championship this afternoon at the hands of Tipperary in Abbotstown.

Dublin were well in the game at half-time but the concession of a goal seconds into the second half tipped the tide in favour of Tipperary and they relentlessly drove at the Sky Blues defence for the remainder of the second half dominating proceedings till the final whistle.

At half-time Dublin found themselves three points adrift but they should have been in front, the young Dubs though failed to capitalise on a ten minute spell where they created a number of scoring opportunities and squandered a score-able 1-04 and they were made to pay for that in the second half and Tipperary were full value for the win.

Tipperary opened the scoring in the first minute of the game with a fine point from Danielle Ryan. The teams were all square in the fifth minute with Aoibheann Stokes finding the target.

Dublin took the lead thanks to a nice point from play from Saoirse Behan, but the lead was short lived as Tipperary corner forward Emer Dwan pooped over the equaliser.

Between the tenth and twentieth minute Dublin had their best spell of the game but failed to capitalise on the creation of a number of scoring opportunities hitting four point attempts and a goal chance wide.

Tipperary took full advantage of the let-off and Celine Guinan converted three free attempts and Emer Dwan added another from play to give Tipp a four point lead.

In first half injury time Dublin’s Aoibheann Stokes slotted a free over from the right hand side of the pitch to leave the score at the break 0-06 to 0-03 and the game very much still in the melting pot.

The momentum in the game though fully turned in Tipperary’s favour seconds after the restart, Tipp won the restart, the ball was played to number ten Danielle Ryan who drove through the centre of the Dublin defence, ball was worked into corner forward Emer Dwan who buried the ball to the net and in the blink of an eye Tipperary led by six.

Tipp’s Celine added another point from a free to extend the lead. Dublin got their first score of the second half in the 42nd minute scored by second half substitute Kerri Austin from a 45’ after Tipperary goalkeeper Molly O’Dwyer tipped a Dublin goal attempt around the post.

That was as good as it got for Dublin as Tipperary dominated the rest of the game and scored an unanswered 1-09.

A converted free from Celine Guinan in the fourteenth minute was quickly followed by Tipperary’s second goal, once again a powerful run through the middle from Danielle Ryan set up the chance and the unmarked Lucy Purcell made no mistake when put in on goal.

Danielle Ryan then got in on the scoring act popping over three excellent points, the ever accurate Celine Guinan converted three more free attempts and Kate Ferncombe and Emer Dwan added a point each from play as Tipperary disappeared over the horizon.

Anna Simpson scored Dublin’s fifth point of the game in injury time, but Tipperary had the last say on the scoreboard with the impressive Danielle Ryan scoring her fourth point of the half to end proceedings.

Scorers -Dublin – Aoibheann Stokes 0-02 (1f), Saoirse Behan 0-01, Kerri Austin 0-01 (1 ‘45), Anna Simpson 0-01.

Tipperary – Celine Guinan 0-08 (8f), Emer Dwan 1-03, Danielle Ryan 0-04, Lucy Purcell 1-00, Kate Ferncombe 0-01, Danielle Ryan 0-01.

Dublin: Mia Farrell, Caoimhe Tierney, Sibeal Cherry, Aoife Byrne, Milly Hughes, Nicola Cotter, Nina Brennan, Zara Thorne, Aoife Kenny, Anna Thornton, Helen Reynolds, Saoirse Behan, Aoibheann Stokes, Sarah Power, Amy Carey.

Dublin Subs: Kerri Austin for Anna Thornton (34), Emily Fogarty for Saoirse Behan (34), Caoimhe French for Aoife Kenny (48), Anna Simpson for Amy Carey (48), Tara Brady for Zara Thorne (52), Mia Browne for Nina Brennan (59).

Tipperary: Molly O’Dwyer, Aoife Bourke, Alison Fitzgerald, Paula Quirke, Shauna Heffernan, Sarah Corcoran, Niamh Franks, Kate Ferncombe, Kate Ralph, Danielle Ryan, Celine Guinan, Hazel Brennan, Emer Dwan, Danielle Ryan, Lucy Purcell.

Tipperary Subs: Rebecca O’Mara for Niamh Franks (52), Ellen Browne for Danielle Ryan (57), Ali O’Kelly for Emer Dwan (58), Aoife Mellerick for Paula Quirke (58), Caithlyn Treacy for Kate Ferncombe (61), Áine Finn for Lucy Purcell (62), Ciara Shelly for Danielle Ryan (63).