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2023 VERY Camogie League Div 2 – R3: Galway v Cork

2023 VERY National Camogie Division 2: Round 3

Galway v Cork
Date: 18 Mar, 2pm
Venue: Cork Camogie Grounds
Referee: Mike Ryan (Tipperary)

FT Score: Galway 3-9, Cork 2-15



By Sarah Gaughran (Galway Camogie PRO)
The Galway Intermediate Camogie Team suffered a third defeat in the Very Ireland Division 2B after they lost out to Cork in their round 3 game in the Cork Camogie Grounds on Saturday. While the team have suffered three losses in their campaign, the team are improving. This contest was a repeat of last year’s Glen Dimplex All Ireland Intermediate final however, the Galway side were without any of the players who would have played any part in winning that All Ireland for Galway.

Mairead Dillion got Galway’s opening score in the opening minute with a well worked team score as the forwards kept the pressure on the Cork backs. Lucy Allen ran through the heart of the Galway defence to receive the pass to get Corks opening score and to bring the sides level. Cliona Dooley from play added to Cork’s tally while Chloe Broderick added a well taken point from the sideline for Galway by the 12th minute the sides deadlocked. Dooley replied with her second from play but then came a purple patch for Galway as they scored 2-1 without reply. Goal from Mairead Dillion and Caoimhe Lynskey on the 16th and 17th minutes and a free from Broderick on the 18th left Galway 2-3 to 0-3 ahead. Rachel Harty, through a free and Lauren Homan from play stopped Galway’s scoring spree when they added points on the 20th and 21st to Cork’s tally while Broderick added another score for Galway on the 22nd minute to leave five between the sides. Fiona Neligan got Cork’s first major of the game on the 24th to reduce the deficit to two. Cliona O’Leary followed up with her first point of the day through a free while Ava Lynskey replied with her first before the half time break to leave it Galway 2-5 Cork 1-6.

Galway knew that they would need a big second half performance in order to secure the victory, but Cork got a scoring streak against them at the start of the second half. Points from Neligan (0-2), Allen, Cliona O’Callaghan and O’Leary within the first 11 minutes of the half to leave Cork three points to the good as they neared closer to the half way point of the half. Dillion registered Galway’s first score in 20 minutes when she got her first point of the day on the 46th minute while substitute Chloe Reilly one between the sides on the 47th minute with a point from play. Homan through a free and from play, put Cork into extended Cork’s lead between the 51st and 55th minutes. The game played out a with a very exciting final 9 minutes. Dillion hit the net for Galway on the 56th minute bring the sides level again. Cork did not lie down however and registered a point through O’Callaghan and a goal from Allen, to give Cork the lead back. Reilly and Broderick, through a free, registered points in injury time for Galway while Homan added one through a free for Cork to ensure they held if to be 3-point winners on a score line of Cork 2-15 Galway 3-9.

It was a much-improved Galway performance again this week up against a strong Cork team. While the girls haven’t registered a victory, for a new side, they are improving week on week. With changes being made each week within the starting 15, the girls are getting more used to playing with each other. Caoimhe Hickey pulled off a lot of fantastic saves throughout the game while Reitseal Kelly, Ria McPhilbin, Keisha Coleman, Chloe Broderick, Ava Lynskey and Mairead Dillion all preformed well for Galway while Niamh O’ Leary, Fiona Neilgan, Cliona O’Leary, Rachael Harty and Lauren Homan shined for Cork.

C Higgins, R Kelly, R McPhilbin, L Burke, C Lawless, K Mannion, J Daly, K Coleman, M Gannon, C Broderick (0-4, 0-2F), A Lynskey (JC)(0-1), S McGinley, C Dolan, C Lynskey (1-0), M Dillion (2-2)
Substitutes: K Somers for Lawless, C Reilly (0-2) for McGinley, R Hughes for Gannon

C Buckley, A Walsh, N O’Leary, E O’Donovan, A O’Callaghan, A Doyle, L O’Sullivan, R Harty (0-1f), A Cashman, R Murphy, L Allen (1-2), C O’Leary (0-2), L Homan (0-3, 0-2F), F
Neilgan (1-3), C Dooley (0-2)
Substitutes: M Ring for Doyle, T McCarty for Walsh, L Hallihan for O’Callaghan, C O’Callaghan (0-2) for Dooley, E Flanagan for C O’Leary.


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