Tipperary Ladies Football Notes

Lidl National Football League Final

Following their defeat against Offaly in the Lidl National Football League Division 3 Semi Final Tipperary earned themselves a return trip to Clane GAA, Co. Kildare to compete against Wexford in the Final. The two teams met in their first round game of the League in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Wexford had a great start and were eight points the better at half time but two late goals from Tipperary sealed the victory for them on a score line Tipperary 4-10 Wexford 2-10. Both teams finished top of the table in the League and supporters were in doubt that there would be a thrilling Final.

Tipperary Ladies Football Notes

Tipperary team who competed in the Lidl National Football League Div 3 Final

Wexford’s Aisling Murphy opened the scoring in the first minute when she defeated Lauren Fitzpatrick and raised the green flag for her team. In the fourth minute Brid Condon successfully denied Wexford another goal chance but in reply Aisling Murphy, Wexford added a point to the score line in the next minute. Tipperary were unsettled and a high tackle by Aisling McCarthy meant a sinbin for her in the ninth minute. In the thirteenth minute Tipperary were awarded a free and Aishling Moloney pointed for their first score of game. This settled the team and Aishling Moloney pointed another four minutes later. Just as the sinbin was due to finish Aisling Murphy netted for Wexford, the final score of their half while Tipperary continued with two further points from Mairead Morrissey and Aisling McCarthy. Another high tackle from Tipperary meant a sinbin for Jennifer Grant. The final point of the half went to Aishling Moloney leaving the half time score Wexford 2-1 Tipperary 0-5.

 

In the second half from the throw in Aishling Moloney pointed for Tipperary and the margin was a single point. In the following minute Fiona Rochford pointed a free for Wexford but Aisling McCarthy replied with a pointed free for Tipperary. With very little between the teams points were traded by Fiona Rochford and Aishling Moloney again. Tensions were high and a high tackle on Orla O’Dwyer meant Marica Cullen, Wexford saw the line for ten minutes in the thirty sixth minute. Two minutes later Jennifer Grant returned to the field. Tipperary were held scoreless for the next ten minutes but in the forty eighth minute they were awarded a free which Aisling McCarthy pointed to equalise the game. In the fifty third minute, points were traded again and separating the teams was proving very difficult. Aisling McCarthy swapped points again with Chantelle Martin, Wexford before Aisling McCarthy pointed a free again in the dying minutes of the game. In the final minute Tipperary were awarded a free but denied the opportunity to take it when the referee deemed that they took too long to take it and awarded it to Wexford, Fiona Rochford made no mistake and the game finished level, Tipperary 0-12 Wexford 2-6.

 

There will be a replay on the weekend of 13th/14th May at a venue and time to be confirmed. Tipperary will have a sense of déjà vu as last year’s League Final also went to a replay.

Scorers for Tipperary – Aisling McCarthy 0-7 (5 frees), Aishling Moloney 0-4 (1 free), Mairead Morrissey 0-1.

Scorers for Wexford – Aisling Murphy 2-1, Fiona Rochford 0-3 (2 frees), Ellen O’Brien 0-1, Chantelle Martin 0-1.

 

Tipperary team – Lauren Fitzpatrick; Brid Condon, Siobhan Condon, Elaine Kelly; Maria Curley, Samantha Lambert, Elaine Buckley; Elaine Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Grant; Orla O’Dwyer, Aisling McCarthy, Gillan O’Brien; Caoimhe Condon, Aishling Moloney, Mairead Morrissey.

Tipperary Subs – Niamh Lonergan for Elaine Kelly (38th), Catriona Walsh for Elaine Fitzpatrick (53rd), Eimear Myles for Orla O’Dwyer (58th).

 

Wexford team – Mary Rose Kelly; Sarah Harding-Kenny, Marica Cullen, Marguerite Doyle; Clara Donnelly, Roisin Murphy, Georgina Hearne; Bernie Breen, Kellie Kearney; Niamh Butler, Catriona Murray, Ellen O’Brien; Aisling Murphy, Fiona Rochford, Niamh Mernagh.

Wexford Subs – Chantelle Martin for Niamh Butler (49th), Siobhan Cloake for llen O’Brien (57th).

 

Referee – J Niland (Sligo)

 

 

County Feile Skills Final 

Tipperary Ladies Football are asking that clubs nominate one player to go forward to the County Feile Skills Final in Tipperary which will be held on Sunday, May 7th at a venue to be confirmed. Nominations can be emailed to secretary.tipperary@lgfa.ie. The successful candidate will represent Tipperary at All Ireland Finals on June 10th.

Post Primary Blitz

Due to a number of school commitments Tipperary Ladies Football have rescheduled the Post Primary Schools Blitz to Wednesday, May 10th in Rockwell College at 10am.

 

 

Tipperary Ladies Football Club/School Link Programme

Tipperary Ladies Football have reopened their Club/School Link Programme. This is a programme whereby clubs can apply for support to develop sustainable club school links with their local primary schools. Each club will be provided with a maximum of €150 towards the development of a sustainable club school link with one or more of the Primary Schools in their Club Catchment Area (CCA). The programme must comprise of a minimum of 10 x 1hr coaching sessions and the club should utilise their club equipment to assist in the delivery of this programme. The club will also be required to supply funding of €150 for the programme. Application forms are available on www.tipperaryladiesfootball.ie

 

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