Galway v Tipperary: Division 2B Round 4

2024 National Camogie League Division 2B – Round 4

Galway v Tipperary
Date: 2 March, 2pm
Venue: The Ragg, E41 DE72 
Referee: Shane Foley

FT: Galway 0-6 Tipperary 0-10

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Match Report

By Sarah Gaughran (Galway Camogie PRO)
The Galway Intermediate Camogie team suffered their second defeat in the Very Camogie Division 2B League to Tipperary on Saturday. In tough and testing conditions, Galway really struggled to manifest scoring opportunities as they only scored one point from play throughout the contest.

The Ragg is always a difficult place to go and secure a victory and conditions were very testing on Saturday with a strong wind and heavy downpours of rain throughout the contest. It was the host who got off to the best start with a brace of Jenny Grace frees and one point from play while Anna Fahie got her name on the scorecard to leave it 0-4 to 0-0 after 16 minutes. Galway were playing against a stiff breeze in the opening half and it was difficult to get the ball up into the inside full forward line. Aoibheann Barry recorded Galway’s first score of the game on the 18th minute with a point through a free. Jill Anne Quirke struck a well taken point from play on the 18th minute while Grace got her third free of the day on the 20th minute to leave five between the sides. Barry got her second free of the day a minute later while Grainne Fox got her name on the scorecard for Tipperary on the 29th minute as Tipperary went in 0-7 to 0-2 ahead at half time.

Galway were playing with the breeze in the second half and in order to secure the victory, they needed to get some early scores in at the start of the half. Barry and Grace exchanged frees on the 33rd and 39th minutes. Both sides struggled to get scores. After a period of no score for eight minutes, Galway hit three points in a row through two Barry frees and a point from play from their captain Ava Lynskey. This brought Galway right back into the game with five minutes of normal time remaining. Tipperary however, kept the pressure on the Galway defence winning two frees which Grace, who was very accurate throughout the contest, made no mistake in slotting them over the bar to leave it Tipperary 0-10 Galway 0-6.

Galway now sit in the middle of the table with two wins and two losses. Galway will learn lots from the contest and there are plenty of teaching points that they can take from the game and improve on for the championship. Galway are away to Wexford on Saturday for their final group game of the league. They will be hoping for a victory that will help them in laying the foundation for their championship preparations.

Galway: C Hickey; S Kelly, S Lyons, R Kelly; C Allen, R McPhilibin, J Daly; L Burke, L Nic Dhonncha; K
Donohoe, K Madden, C Dolan; ALynskey (0-1), A Barry (0-5f), A Kelly.
Subs used: G O’Neill for Kelly (21); P Finnerty for Allen (27); N Spellman for Dolan (46); C O’Meara for
Donohue (46).
Tipperary: L Leenane; L Ryan, M Murphy, T Hoare; L Shinners, G Fox (0-1), L Fahey; C Shanahan, C
Brennan; J Grace (0-7,0-6f), J A Quirke (0-1), O O’Brien; A Fahey (0-1), A Quinlisk, E Flanagan. 
Subs used: C Ryan for L Ryan (HT); M Connolly for Hoare (HT); S McGrarth for Quinlisk (40); E O’Dwyer
for Flanagan (57).