Tipperary Ladies Gaelic Football Notes

Lidl National Football League

By Paudie Everard

Tipperary Intermediate Ladies Football team travelled to Roscommon on Sunday and came away with a convincing and comprehensive win. This gives their league campaign the best possible start with two away victories. The difference between the two sides was Tipp’s greater economic use of the ball upfront while Roscommon were extremely wasteful and shot fourteen wides during the game. Tipperary showed great determination and commitment for the full sixty minutes and looked very impressive as they kicked tremendous points from play.

Tipperary Ladies Gaelic Football Notes

Tipperary Intermediate Ladies Football Team

Roscommon started well and Lauren Fitzpatrick had to make some timely interventions and saves to keep Tipperary from conceding some early scores. However Tipperary settled and began to clock up the points. Aisling McCarthy opened the scoring followed by two points from Shauna Quirke. Tipperary had a disallowed goal indicating their superiority at this stage. Gillian O’Brien then fired over three quick points in as many minutes. Further points from Aisling McCarthy and Edith Carroll and a dominant Tipp were leading by ten points to one. Roscommon then had a good spell for the last ten minutes of the half which yielded them four points. Another disallowed goal for Tipperary saw them leave the field for half time leading 0-12 to 0-5.


There could be no room for complacency in the second half as Roscommon were always lively on the ball but either wayward shooting or close attention of Tipperary backs did not allow them convert their chances. Aishling Moloney and Roisin McGrath were introduced at half time and the second half took on a very similar pattern to the first. Some great defending from Tipperary, some well taken scores from play and again wasted opportunities by Roscommon. Tipperary maintained their seven point cushion while Roscommon relied mainly on frees. Halfway through the second half Samantha Lambert was rather harshly judged to have fouled in the small parallelogram. Roscommon converted the penalty while the Tipperary player was sin binned. Great credit to the management who swiftly and effectively reorganised the team to cope with the Roscommon extra player. Tipperary defended well and broke quickly during this time and held Roscommon scoreless while extending their own lead thanks to two Aisling McCarthy points.


Tipperary closed out safely and will be very pleased with the win. The team showed great determination and grit all through. They competed fiercely and honestly at all times and all sectors of the team; goalie, backs, midfield and forwards played well and combined very effectively all through. Next up is Down at a home venue in two weeks’ time.  Final score Tipperary 0-21 Roscommon 1-10.


Team: Lauren Fitzpatrick; Brid Condon, Emma Buckley, Elaine Kelly; Maria Curley, Samantha Lambert (C), Elaine Fitzpatrick; Jennifer Grant, Gillian O’Brien (0-4); Caoimhe Condon, Mairead Morrissey (0-1), Shauna Quirke (0-4); Sarah Everard, Aisling McCarthy (0-10, 5f), Edith Carroll (0-2).

Subs: Aishling Moloney for Maria Curley (h/t), Roisin McGrath for Caoimhe Condon (h/t), Catherina Walsh for Shauna Quirke (45th min), Alison Lonergan for Aisling McCarthy (50th min), Patricia Hickey for Edith Carroll (58th min).

Panel: Eimear Myles, Nicola Loughnane, Louise Cadell, Roisin Howard, Marie Condon, Rachael O’Donnell

Manager: Shane Ronayne Mentors: Alan O’Connor, Elaine Harte, Tony Smith, Tomás Mac an tSaoire


Lidl Munster PPS Competitions

Presentation Thurles overcame Carrigaline CC in the Senior C Semi Final on Wednesday, last and now look forward to a Munster Final against Col an Phiarsaigh at a future date. Their Junior team however, were defeated by St Angela’s Waterford in the Junior B Semi Final.


Junior A Final

Congratulations to John the Baptist School, Hospital who overcame Loreto School, Clonmel in the Lidl Munster PPS Junior A Final on Tuesday last, they now have become double Champions having won the Senior A Final in January. The John the Baptist Community School panel includes Aherlow players Aisling Ryan, Emma Morrissey, Anna Rose Kennedy (Captain) and Caitlin Kennedy and Lattin/Emly players Gillian Kemp.



Gaelic4Girls Programme

Congratulations to Cahir Ladies Football Club who have been accepted to participate in the Ladies Football Gaelic4Girls Programme. Gaelic4Girls is a programme that encourages the introduction of Ladies Gaelic Football to areas in which the sport is not already present or where it is particularly weak. It is a key programme for the development of the game and has proven to be a great success in helping clubs that have been struggling for numbers and has also succeeded in inspiring new clubs to be set up as a result of being in host areas.





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