Tipperary entered their Intermediate team in the Munster Council sponsored Jim Kennedy Cup ladies football tournament (equivalent of the McGrath Cup in men’s football) for the first time this year.
Tipperary drew Cork senior team, last year’s winners,as their first round opponents, and won 4-12 to 1-4.
Tipperary started well and had four points on the score board thanks to two from Gillian O’Brien, Jane Clancy and Sheelagh Carew one each before Gillian and Sheelagh each found the back of the Cork net. It was hard to recognise any of the faces on this Cork team and not many of their
All-Ireland winning team were to be seen.
Gillian O’Brien added another 1—2 before half time with more points coming from Patrica Hickey, Ashling McCarthy and Jennifer Grant to leave the half
time score Tipperary 3-9 Cork 0-1.
The second half was a much more even affair with both teams scoring 1-4 each. Tipperary scores came from Shauna Ryan 1-1 Gillian O’Brien 0-1 and Ashling McCarthy 0-1.
That all Tipperary scores came from play gives a fair indication as to how much Tipperary dominated this game with only 0-2 points of Cork’s score coming from play and 1-2 from frees.
Tipperary - Helan Kennedy (Cappawhite), Cathriona Walsh (Moycarkey), Samantha Lambert (Ardfinnan), Sinead Delahunty (Foxrock/Cabintelly), Ann O’Dwyer (Cappawhite), Mairead Morrissey (Brian Borus), Babara Ryan (Moyle Rovers), Jennifer Grant (Brian Borus), Aoife Ryan (Cappawhite), Jane Clancy
(Cappawhite), Sheelagh Carew (Cappawhite), Ashling McCarthy (Cahir), Patricia Hickey (Brian Borus), Gillian O’Brien (Moyle Rovers), Shauna Ryan (Ballymacarbry). Subs used Aine Staunton (Aherlow), Brid Condon (Aherlow), Mary O’Dwyer(Cappawhite), Niamh Lonergan (Moyle Rovers),
Thersa McGrath (Ballymacabry), Ciannait Walsh (Boherlahan), Orlaigh Walsh (Boherlahan), Sinead Kennedy (Brian Borus) and Jackie O’Gorman sub goal keeper not used.
Scorers Gillian O’Brien 2-5,Sheelagh Carew 1-1, Shauna Ryan 1-1, Ashling McCarthy 0-2, Patrica Hickey 0-1, Jane Clanccy 0-1
and Jennifer Grant 0-1.
This win puts Tipperary into the semi-final which will be played next Sunday at 2 o clock in Mary I college against Mary I. Best of luck to team and management.