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2023 VERY Camogie League Div 1 – R4: Galway v Dublin

2023 VERY National Camogie Division 1: Round 4

Galway v Dublin
Date: 18 Mar, 2pm
Venue: Duggan Park
Referee: Andy Larkin

Match Day Mascot: Leah Wynne, Annaghdown Camogie Club

Half time u12 game: Mullagh Kiktormer v Cappataggle

FT Score: Galway 1-14, Dublin 0-9


By Sarah Gaughran (Galway Camogie PRO)
The Galway Senior Camogie team made it three wins from four in the Very Ireland Division 1A Camogie league on Saturday in Dugan Park in Ballinasloe when they overcame Dublin in their round 4 clash. Galway who made 2 changes from the side that overcame Clare in the 3rd round fixture once again finished the first half strongly but struggled to get scores on the board for the second half, relying mainly on free taker Carrie Dolan to get the bulk of the scores.

It was Dolan who opened the scoring in the game with a with a free and a 45 inside the opening six minutes. Laura Kelly, Ailish O’Reilly and Jennifer Hughes all added points for Galway between the 7th and 9th minutes to leave it Galway 0-5 Dublin 0-0. Gaby Couch and Aisling Maher got Dublin’s opening scores on the 10th and 11th minutes with two well taken points from play while Dolan replied with her 3rd of the day from play to leave four between the sides. Maher and Dolan exchanged frees on the 14th and 15th minutes before Dolan busted through the Dublin defence on the 16th minute to get Galway’s only goal of the game to leave it Galway 1-7 Dublin 0-3, midway through the half. O’Reilly replied with her second of the day on the 21st minute while Maher registered Dublin’s first score in 11 minutes with a free on the 25th minute. Dolan added two more frees to get tally before the end of the half while Maher added one to leave it Galway 1-10 Dublin 0-5 heading into the half time break.

It was a low scoring affair in the second half with both sides only managing to register 4 points a piece in the second half. Galway on the other hand did manage to get some game time into players who have not seen too much game time throughout the league. Dolan again opened the scoring in the second with two frees in the opening 11 minutes. Maher replied for Dublin with one from play and one through a free to leave eight between the sides with 15 minutes left to play. Dolan through two frees and Maher with two from play for Dublin both exchanged scores before the end of the contest to leave it Galway 1-14 Dublin 0-9.

Galway will now need the win against Cork next weekend in order to be in with any chance for the league final. While Galway have recorded three good wins the last three games, they will need to look at getting more scorers on the cards in the second half as their preparations intensify towards the championship.

F Ryan, S Healy (C), R Black, D Higgins, R Hanniffy, E Helebert, K.A Porter, A Donohue, J Hughes (0-1), C Dolan (1-10, 0-8F, 0-1 45), S Rabbitte, A Keane, N Niland, A O’Reilly (0-2), L Kelly (0-1)
Subs: N McPeake for N Niland 40 mins, O Rabbitte for J Hughes 40 mins, C Starr for R Hanniffy 50 mins, A Kelly for KA Porter 56 mins, T Canning for S Rabbitte 56 mins, L Casserly for A Keane 60 mins, K Manning for E Helebert 60 mins.

M Moynihan, A Ryan, A Heffernan, C Shanahan, C Gannon, L Butler, M Kelleher, Z Couch, G Couch (0-1), E Jamieson Murphy, A O’Neill, A Gannon, J O’Flynn, A Maher (0-4, 0-4F), N Comerford
Subs: J Moore for J O’Flynn HT, E Baker for N Comerford HT, A Rafter for A Heffernan 48 mins, A Dillon for A Gannon 51 mins, L Robinson for L Butler 56 mins.


Cappataggle & Mullagh U12 camogie teams form guard of honour for the senior teams.
Photo credit: Cappataggle Camogie Club




Leah Wynne, Annaghdown Camogie Club

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