Tipperary Ladies Gaelic Football Notes

Munster Ladies Football Intermediate Championship

Early scoring blitz from Tipperary Ladies as Intermediates score huge win over Limerick, by Paudie Everard, Moyle Rovers

The Tipperary Ladies Intermediate football team opened their championship in fine style in Sean Treacy Park, Tipperary Town on Saturday with a huge win over Limerick. Tipperary had the opening point from Aoibhe O’Shea followed by goals from Evrena and then Sarah Everard. Mairead Morrissey added a point before our attacking half backs, Brid Condon and Laura Dillon scored further points. With less than five minutes played, this early blitz had established a ten point lead. Tipperary were playing exceptionally well with good support play from centre field and the half back line. There was very good movement and selfless passing within the forwards that created the scoring chances. Limerick responded with two points but another goal from Roisin Howard effectively ended the game as a contest and the result never looked in doubt from here to the end. Further goals from Laura Dillon and Roisin Howard as Tipperary scored freely to lead at half time by 5-10 to 0-2.

Tipperary Ladies Gaelic Football Notes

Tipperary Ladies Gaelic Football team photo from Munster Championship. Photo courtesy of Sports Action Photography.

With the slight breeze to aid them Tipperary picked up where they left off in the first half. On the restart Mairead Morrissey scored a goal followed soon by a Catriona Walsh goal. Tipperary introduced five substitutes while adding to their score tally.  The last score of the game fell to Roisin Howard who rounded off a very good performance with a hat trick goal. Tipperary had a number of players making their championship debut on Saturday and they can be all pleased with their performances. This was always going to a difficult assignment for Limerick. Forced to make three changes before the start they met a well-oiled machine in this Tipperary team which is playing very well on all fronts. Fresh from their League success they completely outplayed Limerick and bought their unbeaten run in competition to eleven games. Despite the big score difference the game was played in a very sporting manner all through.  From here Tipperary will hope to retain their Munster Crown when they play Clare in the Munster Final, scheduled for July 8th and we wish all involved the best of luck.

Final score Tipperary 8-16 Limerick 1-3.

Tipperary Team: Patricia Hickey; Rachael O’Donnell, Maria Curley, Elaine Kelly; Brid Condon (0-1), Samantha Lambert (C), Laura Dillon (1-1); Niamh Lonergan, Jennifer Grant, Sarah Everard (1-2), Catriona Walsh (1-4,1f), Evrena Everard (1-0); Aoibhe O’Shea (0-3), Mairead Morrissey (1-3), Roisin Howard (3-2).

Subs used: Anna Carey for Aoibhe O’Shea (H/T), Aine Fitzgerald for Evrena Everard (H/T), Emma Buckley for Samantha Lambert (40th), Alison Lonergan for Jennifer Grant (42nd), Aoife Corcoran for Elaine Kelly (47th).

Panel: Lauren Fitzpatrick, Gillian O’Brien, Siobhan Condon, Aisling McCarthy, Caoimhe Condon, Aishling Moloney, Orla O’Dwyer, Nicola Loughnane, Maire Condon.

Manager: Shane Ronayne. Mentors: Alan O’Connor, Elaine Harte, Tony Smith, Physio: Marie Aherne.

Limerick Team: Meabh McCarthy; Emma McGuire, Olivia Giltinane, Sarah Ryan; Stephanie Nunan (0-1), Áine McGrath (1-0), Siobhán Moloney; Cathy Mee, Loretta Hanley; Caroline Hickey, Kristine Reidy (0-2), Jenni O’Malley; Niamh Holland, Ingrid Laffan, Cliodhna Ní Chellaigh.

Subs used: Kate Kennedy for Jenni O’Malley (25th), Shelly Walsh for Sarah Ryan (47th), Kate Ryan for Siobhán Moloney (47th), Ashley Creamer for Cliodhna Ní Chellaigh (56th).

Referee: AJ Cronin (Cork).

Primary School Blitz

Best wishes to all Tipperary Primary Schools who will play in the Tipperary Ladies Football Primary Blitzes to be held this week. The first blitz is on Wednesday, June 7th in Dolla and on Friday, June 9th Moyle Rovers GAA Club will host the second blitz. Both blitzes will start at 10am.

Club 7-a-side Competitions

Enda McDonnell Tournament

The Enda McDonnell 7-a-side Ladies Gaelic Football Tournament will take place again this Summer in conjunction with the Thurles Festival of Sport on Saturday, June 24th in Thurles Sarsfields GAA Club. It welcomes teams of Junior A and Intermediate level. Closing date for entries and entry forms are available on www.tipperaryladiesfootball.ie

Munster

The 2017 Munster Ladies Gaelic Football Association Club 7’s competition will take place on Sunday, June 25th. The venue will be the Mallow GAA Complex, Carrigoon. Closing date for entries is Wednesday, June 14th and entry forms are available at www.tipperaryladiesfootball.ie

All Ireland

Ladies Gaelic Football will host their Annual All-Ireland Club 7-a-Side competitions on Saturday the 23rd of September. The Junior, Intermediate and Senior All Ireland Sevens will be held in St. Sylvester’s GAA Club and Naomh Mearnóg GAA Clubs.  Clubs from all Counties are invited to enter this tournament. Entry forms should be sent to Lyn Savage, Ladies Gaelic Football Association, Croke Park, Dublin 3 no later than Friday 4th August 2017 and are available at www.tipperaryladiesfootball.ie

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