Galway v Tipperary: Minor A Championship Round 2

2024 Electric Ireland Minor A Championship – Round 2

Galway v Tipperary
Date: 10 March, 2pm
Venue: Loughrea
Referee: TBC

Mascot: Julie Hughes, Turloughmore

FT: Galway 1-10 Tipperary 0-18

Match Report

By Sarah Gaughran Galway Camogie PRO.
The Galway minor team suffered their first defeat in the Electric Ireland Minor A Championship on Sunday in St Brendan’s Park Loughrea. A strong second half showing from Tipperary was key to the success on the day in a windy conditions.

It was the visitors who started the brightest with Lucy Purcell splitting the posts inside the opening minute. Caoimhe Kelly and Leah O’Halloran opened the scoring for the tribeswomen with two well taken points from play. Tipperary’s top scorer on the day got two quick fire points on the 8th minute through a free and one from play. Galway were awarded a penalty on the 10th minute but Kelly’s shot was stopped brilliantly by Danielle Butler. Kelly got her second score of the day through a free on the 12th minute. At the halfway point of the half, Siobhán Carr was brought down in the square by Pamela Quirke and referee Ciaran Goff awarded a second penalty to Galway. Kelly made no mistake at the second time of asking and struck the ball in the back of the net to give Galway a three point lead. Stakeulm however brought the sides level by the 23rd minute as she struck three points, two from placed balls. Kelly added two more frees to her tally while Stakelum had the final say of the half as she pointed another free to leave Galway two points ahead at half time.

Kelly slotted over another free in the opening minute of the second half to give Galway a three point cushion. Tipperary replied with four points from play through Ciara Shelly, Danielle Ryan (2) and Lucy Heffernan to leave Tipperary a point ahead after the 35th minute. Kelly replied with a point while Ellen Birmingham got her first score of the day on the 46th minute to restore Galway’s lead. Tipperary got the next three scores with out reply. Two Stakelum points, one through a free and another Heffernan left Tipperary in the driving seat heading into the final nine minutes of normal time. Kelly and Stakelum swapped scores on the 55th and 56th minutes. Substitute, Leah Behan narrowed the deficit on the 58th minute but it was Tipperary who finished the strongest with three Stakelum frees as it finished Tipperary 0-18 Galway 1-10.

Galway will have to regroup over the next two weeks before they welcome Cork to Galway on the 24th of March. They will need to try and create some more scoring opportunities from play. Galway will be looking to learn from their mistakes and they will be hoping that they can push on and secure victories in their final three group games.

M Gately, A Donnellan, E Brogan, K Burke, A Bloomer, C McGrath, N Duffy, M Rodgers, E Bergin, C Callaghan, L O’Halloran (0-1), E Birmingham (0-1), C Kelly (1-7, 1-0 pen, 0-6F), S Carr, E Lawless
Subs: S Flynn for Bloomer, L Behan (0-1) for O’Halloran, L Murphy for Lawless, R Lohan for Bergin


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