Nicole Owens hits 1-02 as Dublin secured place in All Ireland quarters


Nicole Owens goal against Tipperary was her third goal of the championship

Dublin’s Nicole Owens who scored 1-02 against Tipperary today as Dublin booked their place in the All Ireland quarter finals.
Nicole Owens scored 1-02 against Tipperary today to help Dublin qualify for the All Ireland quarter finals.

Dublin 1-11

Tipperary 0-06


By Aisling Clery


Nicole Owens hit 1-2 as Dublin qualified for the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship quarter-finals following their win over Tipperary at Templetuohy.

Dublin were three ahead, thanks to Owens’ goal in the opening half, and while they found the stringent Tipperary defence difficult to deal with, their patience and dominance in possession ensured victory.

Dublin were on top in the opening half but scores were at a premium. The game’s opening point came through a Carla Rowe free on five minutes before an Emma Morrissey free levelled the scoreboard.

Owens added her third goal in two games on eight minutes when she dispossessed the Tipperary defence and broke through to go one-on-one with Lauren Fitzpatrick, the St Sylvesters player made no mistake with her finish.

Twelve minutes passed before Niamh Hetherton pushed Dublin into a five-point lead with her first score. The Leinster champions should have been further ahead, Rowe’s goal effort was their best chance but it was turned around the post by Fitzpatrick. Jennifer Dunne and Owens also saw their efforts go wide.

Tipperary ended the half strongly and an Angela McGuigan point on 28 minutes reduced the gap to four. They also added a free from Morrissey to leave three between the sides at half-time.

On the resumption, Jodi Egan swapped points with Morrissey before Hetherton pushed the gap to four with her second score.

Tipperary continued to press and were rewarded with points from Clara English and Sarah Ryan to make it a two-point game.

As both teams made their changes, the introduction of Hannah Tyrrell proved fruitful as her free from distance extended the Dublin lead.

And despite Tipperary’s dominance of the third quarter, Dublin finished strongly. Owens hit her second point from play to push the lead to five.

In the final five minutes, Dublin hit a flurry of scores to seal it; Siobhan Woods, Tyrrell, Natalia Hyland and Hetherton all scored to secure Dublin’s place in the knockout stages with a big game against Mayo looming.


Dublin Scorers


10. Nicole Owens 1-02

11. Niamh Hetherton 0-03

22. Hannah Tyrrell 0-02 (1f)

13. Carla Rowe 0-01 (1f)

15. Jodi Egan 0-01 (1f)

6. Siobhan Woods 0-01

18. Natalia Hyland 0-01


Tipperary Scorers


15. Emma Morrissey 0-03 (3f)

26. Angela McGuigan 0-01

9. Clara English 0-01

23. Sarah Ryan 0-01




1. Abby Shiels

2. Tammy Quinn Corbally

3. Niamh Collins

4. Hannah Leahy

5. Orlagh Nolan

6. Siobhan Woods

7. Ellen Gribben

8. Lauren Magee

9. Jennifer Dunne

10. Nicole Owens

11. Niamh Hetherton

12. Sinead Wylde

13. Carla Rowe

19. Siobhan Killeen

15. Jodi Egan


Dublin Substitutions


18. Natalia Hyland for Carla Rowe (HT)

22. Hannah Tyrrell for Siobhan Killeen (41)

20. Caoimhe O’Connor for Sinead Wylde (41)

24. Kate McDaid for Jennifer Dunne (43)

27. Martha Byrne for Orlagh Nolan (45)




1. Lauren Fitzpatrick

20. Aoibhe O’Shea

3. Maria Curley

4. Emma Cronin

5. Lucy Spillane

6. Niamh Martin

7. Maureen Murphy

8. Cliona O’Dwyer

9. Clara English

10. Nora Martin

11. Marie Creedon

12. Elaine Kelly

13. Casey Hennessy

26. Angela McGuigan

15. Emma Morrissey


Tipperary Substitutions


14. Lorraine O’Shea for Casey Hennessy (13)

23. Sarah Ryan for Maria Curley(23)

25. Rosanna Kiely for Lorraine O’Shea (47)

30. Grace Moloney for Maureen Murphy (52)

22. Shauna Quirke for Aoibhe O’Shea(55)