Tipperary recorded their fourth win of the Tesco Homegrown National Football League, with victory over Longford 0-15 to 1-7, in the home club of captain Barbara Ryan, Moyle Rovers.
From the throw in both teams were intent on the victory but Tipperary’s Lorraine O’Shea was first to score a point. Longford’s Aisling Reynolds quickly followed with a point of her own in the second minute.
In the fifth and seventh minute Lorraine O’Shea got two more points to put Tipperary into a lead they held for the rest of the game.
Gillian O’Brien added to this in the tenth minute before Longford’s Claire Greene reduced the margin to two with a point. For the next nine minutes the ball flowed from end to end until in the 19th minute Longford’s Aisling Reynolds scored the first point of the second quarter.
Then Tipperary hit a purple patch and the next four points were theirs. Longford’s Gemma Kenny got the last point of the half in the 28th minute reducing the deficit to four points, 0-8 to 0-4.
Gillian O’Brien had Tipp’s first point of the second half and Mairead Morrissey and O’Brien again added another point each. Tipperary looked to be in control leading by seven points but Longford had other ideas and got back in to the game with a Claire Greene goal followed by a point to leave just three points between the teams heading in the last quarter.
Alison Lonergan steadied the game again with the next point. Claire Mullins pointed the ball in the 49th minute just before Claire Carroll scored her first point of the second half. The last score for Tipperary was by Claire Mullins extending the lead again to seven points. Longford never gave up fighting and were rewarded in the final five minutes of the game with two more points from Aisling Reynolds.
Tipperary are third in the League Table with Leitrim fourth. The match next week away to Leitrim will determine whether they hold their position and who they will meet in the Semi Finals. The fixture has not yet been confirmed but check www.tipperaryladiesfootball.ie later in the week.
As always Moyle Rovers GAA had a big welcome for Tipperary Ladies Football at their Monroe headquarters and we would like to thank Pat O’Connor and all involved with Moyle Rovers GAA for the use of their grounds and excellent facilities.
Tipperary - Lauren Fitzpatrick (Ardfinnan); Samantha Lambert (Ardfinnan), Siobhan Condon (Aherlow), Sinead Delahunty (Foxrock/Cabinteely); Rachel Kenneally (Aherlow), Barbara Ryan (Moyle Rovers - Captain), Niamh Lonergan (Moyle Rovers); Jennifer Grant (Brian Borus), Claire Mullins (Aherlow); Lorraine O’Shea (Mullinahone), Claire Carroll (Galtee Rovers), Edith Carroll (Galtee Rovers); Gillian O’Brien (Moyle Rovers), Mairead Morrissey (Brian Borus), Alison Lonergan (Galtee Rovers)
Subs used – Aimee Pollard for Sinead Delahunty, Caoimhe Boles for Alison Lonergan, Brid Condon for Rachel Kenneally.
Scorers – Mairead Morrissey 0-3 (0-2 frees), Lorraine O’Shea 0-3, Gillian O’Brien 0-3, Claire Mullins 0-2, Claire Carroll 0-2, Jennifer Grant 0-1, Alison Lonergan 0-1
Tipperary Ladies Under 16 Team will start their Munster Championship next weekend. They will play Limerick in Round 1 in Lattin Cullen GAA on Sunday April 6th at 2.00pm. We wish them all the best.
A floodlit Fraher Field, Dungarvan was the venue for the Round 3 Munster Under 14 B Football Championship match on Wednesday last between Tipperary and Waterford. It was a game where the result would not change the Munster Championship Final permutations so Tipperary used the opportunity to give all players the experience of Inter County Football.
From the throw in Waterford had their scoring boots on and recorded three goals and a point in the first quarter. This unsteadied the Tipperary team and it would be the second quarter before they got to grips with the game. Once settled Tipperary scored a goal and a point while Waterford added a further goal and two points to their score line to leave the half-time score - Waterford 4-3 Tipperary 1-4.
Tipperary were first on the field for the second half and put in a much better performance. However they lacked the scoring ability despite having a number of chances and only managed three points in this half. Waterford on the other hand found it tougher to breakdown Tipperary and only recorded five points. Waterford 4-8 Tipperary 1-4
Tipperary - Amy Norris (Moyle Rovers), Sadhbh Leahy (Thurles Sarsfields), Katie Cunningham (Lattin Cullen), Louise Norris (Moyle Rovers), Muireann O’Connell (Fethard), Caoimhe Comerford (Arravale Rovers), Emma Cronin (Moyle Rovers), Saoirse O’Meara (Moycarkey Borris), Sarah Delaney (Boherlahan), Marie Creedon (Thurles Sarsfields), Anna-Rose Kennedy (Aherlow), Emma Murphy (Clonmel Og), Emma Morrissey (Aherlow), Niamh Keane (St. Patrick’s), Aine Fitzgerald (Moyle Rovers).
Scorers – Aine Fitzgerald 1-0, Maire Creedon 0-1, Emma Murphy 0-1, Sarah Delaney 0-1, Aine Hahessy 0-1.
Tipperary U12 Developmental Blitz
Tipperary Ladies Football will host a developmental blitz for Under 12’s in Moyle Rovers GAA Club on Saturday 12th April. Full details of the details are available on www.tipperaryladiesfootball.ie and all clubs are encouraged to send as many teams as they can.
TESCO HOMEGROWN PPS SEMI FINAL
Congratulations to Colaiste dun Iascaigh, Cahir who defeated Glenamaddy Community School in the Tesco Homegrown All Ireland Post Primary Schools (PPS) Junior A Semi Final in Birr on Saturday last on a score line of 8-9 to 3-02.
Congratulations to Scoil Mhuire Carrick on Suir who beat Presentation College, Tuam in the Tesco Homegrown All Ireland PPS Junior C Semi Final on Saturday last in St. Brendan’s Park, Birr - Scoil Mhuire Carrick on Suir 1-12 Presentation College, Tuam 2-2.
Commiserations to Loreto, Clonmel who lost to Ballinamore Secondary School, Leitrim in the Tesco Homegrown All Ireland PPS Junior B Semi Final on Wednesday last.
Colaiste dun Iascaigh, Cahir and Scoil Mhuire Carrick on Suir are now looking forward to two All Ireland PPS Finals each - in Senior and in Junior. Follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/tippladiesfootball for fixture details.