Galway v Limerick: 2022 Glen Dimplex All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship, Round 1
Venue: Pearse Stadium
Date: 21 May 2022, 3:30pm
Referee: Aaron Hogg
Final score: Galway 4-11 Limerick 1-07
Compiled by Daragh Ó Conchúir
Galway got the defence of their Glen Dimplex All-Ireland senior camogie title off to a relatively stress-free start as they cantered to a 4-11 to 1-6 victory over Limerick at Pearse Stadium.
John Lillis selected four debutants for the visitors and the Limerick boss must have been pleased with the way the Shannonsiders competed in the first half in particular. His counterpart, Cathal Murray will be glad to get the campaign under way as his side look to complete a two-in-a-row for the first time in Galway’s history.
Niamh Hanniffy sprinted clear of the cover to register Galway’s first goal in the 11th minute and Carrie Dolan finished brilliantly with a one-handed strike just before the interval to give the champions a 2-1 to 0-4 lead into the wind, Caoimhe Costelloe’s free-taking keeping Limerick in touch.
Orlaith Kelleher gave Lillis’s crew an early advantage but they had no answer as Hanniffy went through the gears to complete a hat-trick of goals, while Ailish O’Reilly finished with four points. Costelloe’s goal from a free brought her tally to 1-5 for Limerick.
Galway scorers: N Hanniffy 3-0, C Dolan 1-4 (0-4F), A O’Reilly 0-4, N Kilkenny 0-2, A Donohue 0-1.
- Camogie wrap: Galway begin defence with facile victory – RTE.ie
- Four-goal Galway begin All-Ireland defence with big win – The42.ie
- Four-Star Galway Get Off To Stress-Free Start – SportsDaz, Irish Examiner
- Galway 4-11 Limerick 1-7 (Glen Dimplex All-Ireland Senior Championship Report & Reaction) – GalwayBay FM
PANEL: Senior panel profiles
MANAGEMENT: Senior management team
- 18/05/2022: Defending All-Ireland Camogie Champions begin defence of their crown on Saturday – GalwayBay FM