We end a massively busy weekend with the results from seven Inter County games over Saturday and Sunday
Saturday February 25th
Dublin 4-21 Offaly 0-01
Very National Camogie League Division 3B
Jimmy Greville’s Dublin Inters got off to a storming start to this year’s National Camogie League campaign with a massive 4-21 to 0-01 win over Offaly.
Offaly seemed no match for Dublin’s fire power at TU Dublin’s Grangegorman campus yesterday afternoon. We’ll bring you more news on this game.
The girls in blue are now on an extended break and will face Limerick on March 18th on home soil. They were due to play Down in their next fixture but Down are no longer in the competition.
Dublin 1-06 Tipperary 2-13
Very National Camogie League Division 1A
Tipp followed up their opening round victory over Galway with a routine triumph over Dublin, who did show improvement from their tough first-day experience to Cork.
This was a far better showing at Parnell Park, particularly in the first half, when Gerry McQuaid’s charges went toe-to-toe with the visitors but second-half goals from Caoimhe Maher and the excellent Casey Hennessy enabled Tipp to pull away for a 2-13 to 1-6 success.
Dublin 2-11 Mayo 2-07
LIDL National Football League Division 1
Kate Sullivan and Caoimhe O’Connor both found the net at DCU St Clare’s as Dublin produced a remarkable second half turnaround to defeat Mayo in their Lidl NFL Division 1 clash.
Six points behind after Sinéad Walsh had bagged goals either side of the interval, Mick Bohan’s side were staring down the barrel of a third defeat in just five games. However, they dug deep and with Sullivan and O’Connor scoring during a dramatic finale, they ultimately came out on top.
Dublin 0-24 Tipperary 2-23
Allianz National Hurling League Division
Second half goals from Conor Bowe and Jason Forde did the trick for Tipperary who eased beyond the Dublin hurlers at Croke Park to extend their perfect Allianz League record under new manager Liam Cahill.
Tipp were good value for the five-point win with Forde, fresh off a terrific 1-15 against Kilkenny, adding another 1-10 to help secure his team’s third straight Division 1 success.
Substitute Bowe netted too for the Premier shortly after coming on at half-time while Alan Tynan, Mark Kehoe and Seamus Kennedy picked off some tidy points in cool conditions.
Credit must go to Dublin, in particular sharp shooter Donal Burke who kept Dublin nipping at Tipp’s heels for the majority of the game. Alex Considine was again on form with only hampered by the stopping prowess of Bryan O’Mara
Dublin 0-16 Clare 1-12
Allianz National Football League Division 2
Cormac Costello was Dublin‘s saviour with a dramatic 75th minute match-winning point at Croke Park, nudging them a step closer to a return to Division 1 of the Allianz Football League.
Trailing by six points with only 12 minutes remaining, Dessie Farrell’s side looked in real danger of a humbling defeat to a Clare side fresh off back-to-back defeats.
But seven points in a row from that stage onwards helped rescue a vital win with Costello fisting over the winner in the dying moments of a memorable encounter.
Sunday February 26th
Dublin 1-05 Wexford 2-10
Leinster U16A Camogie Championship
Laois 0-03 Dublin 8-07
Leinster U16B Camogie Championship
Mixed fortunes this afternoon at the beginning of this year’s Leinster U16 Camogie Championships. The U16A panel took on Wexford at Abbotstown for their opener. And while they may have come away defeated the girls in blue showed great determination in the second half under pressure from a very solid Wexford side.
Layla Stafford and Emma McCarthy were the standout player for the visiting side, both baggin goals. For Dublin, Charlie Murphy and Chloe O’Shea were in form with the latter snatching Dublin’s first half goal that saw the teams level at the half time mark. Elsewhere Orla Keighran put in a solid shift in the middle of the park. Rachel Peters, despite conceding 2 goals looked very confident between the sticks for the girls in blue.
At the same time in Durrow, Dublin’s U16B panel secured a massive 8-07 to 0-03 win over Laois in their opening game of the campaign.
Both sides will be out again for Round 2 on March 12th.