Tipperary 2.7 Limerick 0.8
This match, played in the camogie grounds, saw Tipperary U16A team play newly promoted Limerick on a day when the weather was awful with driving rain and gale- force winds. Limerick played with the wind in the first half and had the Tipperary backline working very hard as the wind made it very difficult to get any distance to their clearances. Limerick scored first with a 45’ but Tipperary replied almost immediately with a goal. Limerick then responded with a point and a free before Tipperary found the net again with a great goal by Niamh Treacy. Limerick used the wind to their advantage and Tipperary conceded a lot of frees. The score at half time was Tipperary 2-0 - Limerick 0-6.
Playing with the wind in the second half, Tipperary put a very good Limerick side under a lot of pressure with Cliodhna Ryan and Jenny Grace both playing extremely well. Cliodhna Ryan scored two quick points and they were followed by another excellent point by Mairead Teehan. Limerick managed a well worked point before Jenny Grace was tripped up in the penalty area and Cliodhna Ryan stepped up to put the ball over the bar. Jenny Grave scored a fine point while Cliodhna Ryan scoped a further two points to wrap up the game.
Considering the conditions both teams put on a fine display of camogie. Congratulations to the Tipperary under 16A Camogie who are now in the Championship A final.
Tipperary 1.5 - Cork 2.10
On a wild and windy day at the Tipperary Camogie Grounds, the Ragg, Tipperary played Cork in the U16B Munster Camogie semi-final. Playing against the wind in the first Cork’s Chelsea Campbell pointed after 3 minutes. Tipperary’s Nicola Rafter replied in style with a pointed free before Erin McElhinney restored Cork’s lead. it was nip and tuck for the first 15 minutes before Cork started to pull away.
In a goalmouth scramble, Cork’s Rachel O’Shea managed to slip the ball in to the back of the net putting Cork into a comfortable lead. Cork goalie, Katie Ward, had an outstanding game and in the first half stopped two fine efforts by Tipperary before 3 points in 3 minutes by Cork saw them start to pull away. These points were crucial in the game as Cork were well ahead until both teams scored points, Niamh Treacy for Tipperary and Cathy O’Mahony for Cork. This left the score Tipperary 0.4 - Cork 1.6 at half time.
In the second half, against the wind, Tipperary came out all guns blazing with a goal in the first couple of minutes by Saoirse McGrath. This was followed quickly by a point by Eimear O’Brien to leave just one between the teams. Unfortunately, Tipp were unable to score again, as Cork playing with the wind, dominated the rest of the match. Erin McElhinney scored three points for Cork with Rachel O’Shea adding a further point. Another scramble at the goalmouth allowed Cork’s Haley Ryan to score a second goal for Cork in what was to be the final score of the game. All in all, Cork won well in dreadful conditions and we wish them will in the final.
MUNSTER MINOR FINAL
The Munster minor camogie final due to be played last week-end was cancelled because of the weather. The re-arranged fixture will now take place this coming Sunday May 6 at the Staker Wallace GAA field, Martinstown, Near Kilmalock at 7pm.
All support greatly appreciated
GO GAMES: CAMAN TO CROKER
Tipperary have been honoured with three teams having been picked to play in Croke Park this Saturday at the National Go Games. The teams are: Brian Borus, Ballylooby; Burgess / Duharra; and Portroe. This is the new under 12 years format for camogie and it is a great experience for the girls and their mentors.