Galway v Wexford: 2024 All Ireland Intermediate Championship – Round 1

2024 Glen Dimplex All Ireland Intermediate Championship – Round 1

Galway v Wexford
Date: 1 Jun 2024, 2pm
Venue: Carnmore GAA (Eircode H91 T383)
Referee: Joseph Mullins

FT: Galway 0-21 Wexford 1-6

Galway Intermediate team

Photo credits: Don Soules Photography

Match Report

The Galway Intermediate team started their championship like the way they finished their league campaign with a twelve point win over Wexford in Carnmore on Saturday. The youthful Galway side looked sharp as they welcomed the addition of some of the minor players such as Caoimhe Kelly, Michelle Gately and Ava Bloomer into their team for the championship.

It was the tribeswomen who started well out of the blocks with points from Chloe Allen, Aoibhe Joyce, Ava Bloomer and Caoimhe Kelly. Nora Higgins reduced Wexford’s deficit to two by the 7th minute with two points through placed balls. Aoibheann Barry and Higgins swapped frees on the 8th and 10th minutes while Galway went on another scoring spree with three Barry points, one through a free and one through Kelly to leave it 0-9 to 0-3 in favour of Galway on the 23rd minute. Sarah Doyle got Wexford’s only point from play on the 24th minute but two more Barry points through frees and another one from young star Kelly were key to extending Galway’s lead. Higgins did hit back with two frees before the end of the half as Galway went in 0-12 to 0-6 ahead at the break.

Galway got another brace of scores in the opening ten minutes of the second half as Joanne Daly, Kelly, Bloomer and a free from Barry put Galway ten points in front of the model county. Doyle did manage to break down the Galway defence as she struck the ball into the Galway net on the midway point of the half. This would be Wexford’s only score of the half. Galway finished off the half the strongest with points from Bloomer, Kelly, captain, Ava Lynskey and two Barry frees as they ran out 0-21 to 1-6 winners on the day.

Galway will be delighted with their perfect start in the campaign. It is already a massive positive on last years championship when they failed to register a victory in the contest. With players missing due to leaving cert exams and injuries, Galway will be hoping to go from strength to strength as the championship progresses. They will face Clare next Saturday in Pearse Stadium as part of a double
header with the Galway v Down senior game.


Match Photos

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Photo credit: Don Soules Photography

Match Preview

The Galway Intermediate camogie team are beginning their Glen Dimplex All Ireland Intermediate campaign with a game at home to Wexford at 2PM on Saturday in Carnmore. Galway are in a difficult group with 2019 All Ireland Intermediate champions Westmeath, Cork, Wexford, Clare and Offaly. They open their campaign against Wexford. The sides met in the last round of the Very Camogie league when Galway got the upper hand of Wexford on the day however Wexford got the better of Galway in the championship last year in Kilbeacanty. A win on Sunday is vital as the girls look to get progress in the contest. Galway failed to register a victory in the competition last year. With tests against Offaly and Westmeath’s first teams to come in the championship, victories against Cork, Wexford and Clare are vital if Galway are keen to book a place in the knock-out part of the championship.

Galway, led by their captain for the second year, Ava Lynskey will be hoping that their preparation, under the guidance of their manager Conor Dolan, will see them over the line against Wexford and that it will set them off on the right track for the season ahead.


Intermediate Team

Captain – Ava Lynskey

All Ireland Intermediate Championship Group 1: Results to Date

  • Round 1: 1 Jun – Galway v Wexford
  • Round 2: 8 Jun – Galway v Clare
  • Round 3: 22 Jun – Galway v Westmeath
  • Round 4: 29 Jun – Offaly v Galway
  • Round 5: 6 Jul – Cork v Galway