Galway v Kerry: 2022 Glen Dimplex All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Championship, Round 5
Venue: Kenny Park, Athenry
Date: 2 Jul 2022, 2pm
Referee: Aaron Hogg
FT: Galway 2-17 Kerry 0-06
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MATCH PHOTOS: Galway v Kerry
By Sarah Gaughran in Kenny Park, Athenry
Galway overcame Kerry in the third round of the Glen Dimplex Intermediate Championship in Kenny Park Athenry on Saturday to top the group and book their place in the Semi Final stages of the championship. Galway, who lined out with 4 changes from their last victory over Dublin were on top throughout the contest and were ruthless throughout the contest to ensure they nailed their spot in the semi-final stages of the championship.
It was Kerry who started the brightest when Caoimhe Spillane slotted over a point for the Kingdom. Galway responded with well taken points from captain Lisa Casserly, Tegan Canning and Niamh McPeake. Amy O’Sullivan, who was accurate on the frees throughout the contest, replied with a point through a free on the 8th minute to leave one between the teams. Canning and O’Sullivan exchanged scores on the 8th and 13th minutes to leave it Galway 0-4 Kerry 0-3 at the midway point of the half. Galway responded with points from Katie Gilchrist, through a free, and Canning. On the 19th minute, Olwen Rabbitte, who made her first start for the Intermediate team, made no mistake in sticking the ball in the back of the net. O’Sullivan replied with a free for the Kingdom but Gilchrist, through a free, Rabbitte and Laura Loughnane all replied with scores for Galway to help extend their lead. O’Sullivan, who was Kerry’s top scorer for the contest and Canning exchanged scores at the end of the half to leave it Galway 1-10 Kerry 0-5 at half time.
Cora Kenny opened Galway’s scoring in the second half with a point inside the opening 30 seconds. Sarah Lawlor replied 7 minutes later with Kerry’s only score of the half. The Galway onslaught continued for Kerry with substitute Niamh McInerny (3), Canning and Kenny (2) all adding points to Galway’s tally while Kenny also added Galway’s second major of the game on the 53rd minute to leave it Galway 2-17 Kerry 0-6.
Galway will be delighted to have booked their spot in the semi-final stages and they will be delighted to get some more game time into players like Siobhan Divilly, Olwen Rabbitte and Caoimhe Reidy. Galway were clinical throughout the field while Kerry must be commended in the backs for denying Galway some goal chances in the second half. Some of Galway’s top performers were, Caoimhe Reidy, Ciara Donohue, Tegan Canning, Olwen Rabbitte, Niamh McPeake and Cora Kenny while for Kerry, Sara Murphy, Patrice Diggin, Amy O’Sullivan, Caoimhe Spillane and Sarah Lawor all worked hard. Up next for Galway is an All Ireland Semi-final on the 23rd of July.
GALWAY: 1. Fiona Ryan, 2. Caoimhe Reidy, 3. Sarah Lyons, 4. Ciara Hickey, 5. Ciara Donohue, 6. Lisa Casserly (c) (0-1), 7. Katie Manning, 8. Jennifer Hughes, 9. Tegan Canning (vc) (0-5), 10. Olwen Rabbitte (1-1), 11. Siobhan Divilly, 12. Laura Loughnane (0-1), 13. Cora Kenny (1-3, 0-1F), 14. Niamh McPeake (0-1), 15. Katie Gilchrist (0-2, 0-2F). Substitutes: Alannah Kelly for J Hughes, Niamh McInerny (0-3) for L Loughnane, Shannon Corcoran for K Gilchrist, Laura Kelly for O Rabbitte, Katie Anna Porter for C Hickey.
KERRY: 1. Emma Lawlor, 2. Elaine Ryall, 3. Sara Murphy, 4. Michelle Costello, 5. Aine O’Connor, 6. Patrice Diggin, 7. Rachel McCarthy (captain), 8. Aoife Behan, 9. Ellen O’Donoghue, 10. Amy O’Sullivan (0-4F), 11. Caoimhe Spillane (0-1), 18. Sarah Lawlor (0-1), 13. Kate Lynch, 14. Jullianne O’Keeffe, 15. Edel Slattery. Substitutes: Katie O Dwyer for J O’Keefe, Ciara Cullen for C Spillane, Caoimhe Spillane for M Costello, Ciara Moloney for K Lynch, Jullianne O’Keeffe for A O’Connor.
- Galway secure place in semi-finals thanks to big win over Kerry – Connacht Tribune (print edition)
- Galway intermediate camogie players show ruthless streak – Galway Advertiser
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2022 All-Ireland Intermediate Championship – Results to date
Galway’s results in the 2022 Glen Dimplex All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie championship, to date:
Played: 3, Won: 3
- Round 1: Laois 0-12 Galway 0-20
- Round 2: Galway 5-22 Carlow 0-07
- Round 3: Westmeath 0-11 Galway 1-15
- Round 4: Galway 3-23 Dublin 0-05
Kerry’s results in the 2022 Glen Dimplex All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie championship, to date:
Played: 4, Won: 3, Lost: 1
- Round 1: Kerry 2-15 Laois 1-13
- Round 2: Carlow 2-06 Kerry 0-14
- Round 3: Kerry 0-11 Dublin 1-07
- Round 4: Kerry 0-07 Westmeath 2-06
Group 1 Table:
The Glen Dimplex All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Championship – Group 1 table standings after Round 4: