Minors lose to Limerick as intermediates prepare for league semi-final against Armagh

Ladies Football

Ladies Football

Tipperary Ladies Football play Armagh in the Tesco Homegrown National Football League Division 3 Semi-Final this Sunday April 28 in St. Loman’s, Mullingar at 2pm.

They have already met Armagh in the League in Silverbridge, Armagh on March 31 with only a point separating the teams on that day Armagh 1-10 Tipperary 2-6. All support on the day for the girls would be welcome.

County Minor Team

Tipperary 2-6 Limerick 3-5

Tipperary Minors met Limerick in the final round of the Munster Championship in Lattin Cullen on Sunday. Limerick were the first to register a score with a point in the second minute. Tipperary were next to add to the scoreboard with a point by Aisling McCarthy from a free taken by Kirsty Downey. Limerick added a further two points to the scoreboard before Jackie O’Gorman scored a goal from a free taken by Kirsty Downey. At the end of the first quarter Tipperary were leading by a point.

In the 19th minute Maeve O’Gorman got the ball and after a lovely solo run down the field passed the ball to Laura Dillon who effortlessly scored a point to put Tipperary two points up. Niamh O’Brien added another point to this in the 25th minute. Limerick while not having scored from the twelfth minute were not to be kept down and scored two quick goals in the 29th and 30th minutes to go in at half time three points up. Tipperary 1-3 Limerick 2-3

Tipperary came out in the second half stronger and within the first ten minutes had scored three points to level the game. Limerick took back the lead in the 42nd minute with a point but Tipperary were still fighting hard and in the 49th minute, Sarah Everard scored a goal to give Tipperary back the lead by two points.

In the 52nd minute Niamh McCarthy (Limerick) was shown a yellow card and sin binned. Limerick were unsettled for a few minutes but reduced the arrears to just a single point thanks to a 57th minute pointed free. Tipperary tried their best to hold on but Limerick added a goal moments later to put them in front for good. With time almost up Tipperary’s Aisling McCarthy was to join Niamh McCarthy in the sin bin as she got a yellow card. Limerick maintained their lead for the last minute or so to claim the victory.

Tipperary: Keeley Halpin (Cahir), Maureen Murphy (Brian Borus), Emma Buckley (Cahir), Lorna McInery (Cahir), Gemma O’Dwyer (Moyle Rovers), Niamh Mackey (Clonmel Commercials), Brid Condon (Aherlow), Aisling McCarthy (Cahir), Laura Dillon (Ardfinnan), Maeve O’Gorman (Aherlow), Kirsty Downey (Cahir), Sarah Everard (Moyle Rovers), Eimear Everard (Moyne Templetuohy), Jackie O’Gorman (Brian Borus), Niamh O’Brien (St. Ailbe’s)

Subs Used: Niamh O’Brien (St. Ailbe’s), Maura Condon (Aherlow)

Tipperary Scorers: Jackie O Gorman (1-0), Sarah Everard (1-0), Laura Dillon (0-3), Aisling McCarthy (0-2), Niamh O Brien (0-1).

Tipperary Under 16 Championship

Moycarkey Borris defeated Clonmel Commercials in the quarter final of the Under 16 Group B on April 20 in Littleton to earn themselves a place in the semi-final against Cappawhite which will be played on April 24 in Cappawhite at 7pm.

In Templemore Garda Pitch, Templemore played Aherlow in the Under 16 Group A semi-final. Winners Templemore will play the winners of Cahir v Moyle Rovers in the Final on Monday May 6. In the U16 Group C semi-final Arravale Rovers played Brian Borus in Sean Treacy Park on Sunday April 21. This game ended in a draw and the replay is to be confirmed. Check www.tipperaryladiesfootball.ie for fixture details.

Information concerning Ladies Football will appear in these notes. If you wish to include any item of interest, please contact us at ladiesfootballtipperary@gmail.com before 8pm on Sunday. Visit the Tipperary Ladies Football web site at www.tipperaryladiesfootball.ie keep up to date with all the latest news in Tipperary Ladies Football.