Tipp triumph with comprehensive win over Limerick

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January 01, 1970

All Ireland Senior All-Ireland Camogie Championship

Tipperary 2-20  Limerick 1-08

Tipperary saw off a 3rd quarter surge from Limerick to earn a well-deserved victory and book their place in the knockout stages of the championship with one group game remaining. Next weekend they will face Wexford to decide who finishes first and second in the group. With 3 groups in total a draw will decide which two group winners will go straight into a semi-final while one group winner and the three second place teams will play a quarter final.

In scorching heat in Nenagh Tipperary always looked in control and despite some sloppy play at times and very poor wides manager Bill Mullaney will be happy with the professional nature of the win. The winning margin could have been more than 12 points if it wasn’t for the heroic performances of Laura O’Neill in the Limerick goal who made point blank saves from Orla O’Dwyer in the first half and Roisin Howard in the second while also coming close to blocking a Cait Devane penalty on the 34th minute. Cait Devane and Caoimhe Costelleo exchanged early scorers but with Aoife McGrath, Karen Kennedy and Mairead Eviston excellent in defence Limerick were finding it very difficult to create scoring opportunities from play.

It was the opposite for Tipp with some great movement and team play they created lots of scoring opportunities with Clodagh McIntyre, Nicole Walsh, Roisin Howard, Eimear McGrath and Orla O’Dwyer all getting on the scoresheet. Grace O’Brien was enjoying her new role in midfield and excelled on her home pitch linking up well with the attack to add to Tipp’s tally. Tipp continued to dominate the first half limiting Limerick to just 3 points while extending their lead with further scores from Cait Devane, Ereena Fryday and Orla O’Dwyer. At half time the score read Tipperay 0-12 Limerick 0-03.

Four minutes into the second half Orla O’Dwyer was fouled while baring down on goals and Cait Devane stepped up to take the penalty. O’Neill managed to get her hurley to it but there was too much power on it to keep it out. The result was beyond doubt at this stage with Tipperary enjoying a 13 point winning margin. Tipperary then hit a rocky patch after the second half water break with Limerick hitting 1-03 without reply and finally starting to play like their championship depended on it with Sophie O’Callaghan bagging the goal from close range. This limerick surge seem to unsettle Tipperary and they were guilty of some very poor wides before Cait Devane showed real leadership by steadying the ship once again with a brace of scores. Subsitutes Karin Blair and Miriam Campion both got in on the scoring with Karin pointing before Miriam finished off a great move by Orla O’Dwyer on the stroke of full time to raise a green flag. In the end it was job done for the Premier girls with two comprehensive wins from two but with sterner tests to come they know there is still plenty to work on.

Team and scorers: Caoimhe Bourke, Julieanne Bourke, Mary Ryan, Eimear Loughman, Mairead Eviston, Karen Kennedy, Aoife McGrath, Grace O’Brien (0-01), Ereena Fryday (0-01) Clodagh McIntyre (0-01) Rosin Howard (0-02), Nicole Walsh (0-3) Orla O’Dwyer (0-02) Cait Devane (1-08) Eimear McGrath (0-01)

Subsitutions: Karin Blair (0-01) for Eimear McGrath, Miriam Campion (1-0) for Grace O’Brien, Niamh Treacy for Ereena Fryday, Eimear Heffernan for Nicole Walsh.

Tesco All Ireland Minor Round 1 Tipperary v Galway.

The Tipperary panel has been announced for the upcoming Minor Championship. This Championship mis usually played between February and April before Leaving Cert exams but due to the pandemic restrictions it has changed on the calendar to a late summer start. Tipperary are in a 3-team group with Galway and Dublin. Galway have had a lot of success at both U16A and Minor in the past decade and Tipperary face the ‘Tribeswomen’ on August 1st in a Galway venue. In last year’s Under 16 clash, Galway pipped Tipperary by just 2 points so Tipperary will not fear the Galway outfit. On weekend of August 8th, Tipperary will face Dublin at ‘home’ , hopefully in the Ragg Camogie Grounds which has ongoing improvement works currently.

Tipperary Panel: Minor Panel 2021: Niamh Costigan - Cahir, Ellen Cunneen – Silvermines, Niamh Cunneen – Silvermines, Caitlin Downey – Cashel King Cormacs, Caoimhe Doyle – Holycross, Anna Fahey – Cashel King Cormacs, Lilly Fahey – Cashel King Cormacs, Katie Fitzgerald - Borrisoleigh, Eimear Fogarty – Shannon Rovers, Ellen Gantley – Annacarty, Aoibhe Gayson Molloy – Cashel King Cormacs, Cora Heffernan – Annacarty, Leah Kavanagh – Boherlahan, Laura Leenane – Shannon Rovers, Abbie Lenihan – Newport Ballinahinch, Caoimhe McCormack – Knockavilla Kickhams, Grace Moloney – Cashel King Cormacs, Miriam Murphy – Silvermines, Kacey Meehan – Brian Borus, Orla O’Brien – Annacarty, Lisa O’Connor - Boherlahan, Gráinne O’Donnell – Moyle Rovers, Aoife O’Dwyer – Thurles Sarsfields, Ella O’Dwyer – Cashel King Cormacs, Eva O’Dwyer - Annacarty, Alison O’Mahony – Brian Borus, Emma O’Sullivan – Moycarkey, Aine Ryan – Fethard, Lorna Ryan – Clonoulty, Caroline Shanahan – Drom-Inch, Nell Spillane – Fethard

ALL Ireland Intermediate Championship- Game 1 

Kerry 1-11 Tipperary 0-11

(Details courtesy of Mortimer Murphy, Kerry Camogie)

A ‘home win’ by Kerry saw them get their All-Ireland Intermediate Championship campaign off to the best possible start with a hard earned victory of Tipperary on the beautifully manicured surface at Hermitage Park Lixnaw in brilliant sunshine on Saturday evening. It was also the second time they had beaten Tipperary this season and it’s not often a Kerry hurling or camogie team beats the Premier county once but to do it twice is historic and as the old saying goes “ What is seldom is wonderful”.

Kerry keeper Aoife Fitzgerald was coolness personifiedwhen making two excellent saves, especially when she denied Jill Anne Quirke from point blank range. Elaine Ryall and Aoife Fitzgerald got their calls mixed up  when Tipperary were pressing for the equalizing goal in the 62nd minute, but Ryall caught a magnificent ball to kill off any late hopes of a Tipperary late goal.

Kerry made a nervous start to the game with Tipperary making the early running but the Kerry defence was defiant and conceded precious few scores.

Sinead Meagher opened the scoring for Tipperary inside the opening minute and then mounted a couple of unsuccessful attacks. Then in the 4th minute when Kate Lynch was fouled, Patrice Diggin was just off target. Meagher almost got through for a goal and then it took a great piece of Niamh Leen defending to deny Caroline Browne a goal with Leen winning a free out instead.

Kerry needed a score to settle the nerves as they were under the cosh and Patrice Diggin was fouled and converted the free herself. Then Tipperary broke through down the right wing and Jill Anne Quirke took aim from point blank range but Aoife Fitzgerald came to Kerry’s rescue as she batted the ball out and though Claire Hogan soon had Tipperary 0-2 to 0-1 in front, Kerry suddenly began to play and they for the final twenty minutes of the opening half they had more possession and were the dominant side.

Three wides followed and in the 17th minute Jackie Horgan created an opening but it appeared that Aoife Behan had her shot taken off the line so Tipperary survived a scare. Then shortly after the water break, Anne Marie Leen leveled the contest with a fine point and a minute later Kerry took the lead via a Patrice free. Kerry then shot three wides in quick succession as the Kerry inside line moved out with the result there was no target to aim at inside. Midfield became a crowded zone but Kerry were winning all the 50/50 rucks. Meanwhile Niamh Leen was patrolling her domain and nothing was getting through though Jenny Grace levelled from a free in the 25th minute.

But Kerry were now bringing that required intensity to the game and points from Patrice (free) and Aoife Behan after a great block by Kate Lynch earlier in the move saw Kerry move 0-5 to 0-3 in front. But just before half time Sinead Meagher closed the gap to a point as Kerry retired 0-5 to 0-4 in front after a low scoring first half.

It was clear that this was going to be a battle right down to the wire in the second half and considering the sweltering conditions substitutes were going to be key factors in deciding the game, as would the side who could grab a goal.

Tipperary introduced Andrea Loughnane for the second half and she was made a huge impact firing over three points from play.

She was denied an early goal by a vigilant Aoife Fitzgerald before Kate Lynch grabbed a great ball at midfield and galloped through the Tipperary defense to fire over a superb point. Kerry had another wide before a Caoimhe Spillane run created a goal chance but the ball was cleared.

Tipperary rallied and Andrea Loughnane fired over two superb points from distance and in quick succession and it suddenly game on, at 0-6 apiece 38 minutes into the contest.

Then when Kerry needed inspiration Jackie Horgan stepped up to the plate in the 41st minute to provide it. Rachel McCarthy cleared a ball to Kate Lynch at midfield and she found Patrice Diggin raiding on her right. Diggin was being hounded but she sent over a high cross that saw Jackie Horgan soar into the air , catch it before landing and then she unleashed an unstoppable shot to the Tipperary net.

When Jenny Grace missed a free at the other end suddenly Kerry were tightening their grip on proceedings as Amy O’Sullivan and Anne Marie Leen fired over superb points after excellent work at the back by Leen and McCarthy and suddenly Kerry led 1-8 to 0-6 midway through the half.

But Tipperary were not throwing in the towel and two Grace frees left just a goal in it with thirteen minutes left. But by the 50th minute Kerry were five in front again with points from Aoife Behan and Jackie Horgan (free).

It was now a ding dong battle down the finishing stretch with Grace (free) and Andrea Loughnane closing the gap to three with seven left.

Patrice Diggin then steadied the Kerry ship with a difficult free as Edel Slattery, Amy O’Sullivan and Stacey Leahy began to play major roles off the bench. Niamh Leen and Sara Murphy won crucial balls at the back as Tipperary went in search of that goal as Grace pointed a free but then missed one with two minutes plus injury time left.

Patrice struck a long range free that Tipperary managed to clear and then with time almost up Tipperary launched one final assault on the Kerry defence and sent a high ball down their right flank looking for Loughnane. Kerry had hung on for a deserved win after a titanic struggle and credit both sides on such a hot afternoon for providing spectators with such a thrilling contest full of honest endeavour.

Teams and Scorers:

KERRY: Aoife Fitzgerald; Elaine Ryall, Niamh Leen, Rachel McCarthy; Sara Murphy, Patrice Diggin (0-4 frees), Áine O'Connor; Aoife Behan (0-2), Kate Lynch (0-1); Ann Marie Leen (0-2), Laura Collins , Jessica Fitzell; Bríd Horan , Jackie Horgan (1-1,1 free), Caoimhe Spillane.

Subs: Amy O’Sullivan (0-1) for Bríd Horan (36), Edel Slattery for Jessica Fitzell (46), Stacey Leahy for Aoife Behan (51).

TIPPERARY: Sarah Quigley; Niamh Long , Christina Brennan, Margaret Quigley; Ciara Ryan , Gemma Fox, Emma Carey; Courtney Ryan, Jill Anne Quirke; Nicola Loughnane, Jenny Grace (0-5 frees), Mary Burke; Caroline Browne, Sinead Meagher ( 0-2), Clare Hogan ( 0-1) .


Under 16A Munster Semi / Under 16B Munster Final.

Tipperary Under 16A face Clare on Monday July 26th in Newport at 7pm seeking a place on Bank Holiday Monday’s final.

The Tipperary Under 16B squad play Cork in their Munster Final on Bank  Holiday Monday  August 2nd.


Senior Quarter final

Silvermines 2-15  Nenagh 1-10


Kilruane 3-11 Shannon Rovers 1-03

Borrisoleigh 3-11 Newport / Ballinahinch 4-17

Knockavilla v Cahir

Knockavilla 0-14  Shannon Rovers 2-05

Junior A (Group Game)

Brian Borus 10-15 Fethard 0-04

Junior A Quarter Finals 

Boherlahan 1-12 Kiladangan 4-09 (After extra time)

Brian Borus 9-15 Moneygall 1-04

Fethard conceded to Templemore

Ballina 4-12  Holycross 6-09

Junior B 

Moyle Rovers 0-05 Carrick Swan 2-10

Gortnahoe 1-11  Lorrha 0-05

Ballingarry 2-04  St Cronans 4-10

Junior B2 

Brian Borus v Anacarty

Cashel 4-13 Cahir 0-07

Toomevara 1-08 Burgess 2-04

Shannon Rovers 0-03 Holycross 1-13

Under 16 A / B 

Cashel 9-13 Knockavilla 0-02

Fethard 1-00 Moycarkey 2-11

Anacarty 7-10 Clonoulty 2-10

Holycross 1-05 Boherlahan 4-10

Under 16B2

Moneygall 3-08 Burgess 3-05


Moycarkey v Slieve Felim (Moycarkey conceded)

Rockwell 1-04 Moyle Rovers 0-09

Carrick Swan 2-06 Gortnahoe 5-11

Toomevara 1-02 Portroe 4-03

St Cronans 2-05 Nenagh 2-03

Kiladangan v Cahir

Under 14D 

Moycarkey 3-00 Holycross 1-03

Ballina 2-01 Rockwell 4-03

Moycarkey 2-00 Brian Borus 3-00

Holycross v Ballybacon

Newport / Ballinahinch 7-04 St Cronans 1-00

Rockwell v Ballybacon

Under 14C 

Slieve Felim Raparees

Mullinahine v Ballingarry

Lorrha v Gortnahoe

Carrick Swan v Templemore

St Pats v Gortnahoe

Slieve Felim 4-00 Lorrha 3-02

Carrick Swan 0-01 Moneygall 4-05

Mullinahone 2-04 Cahir 3-05

Ballingarry v Templemore

Under 14B2

Fethard 10-06 Portroe 0-00

Cashel 7-04 Shannon Rovers 1-03

Borrisoleigh 9-06 Drom 1-04

Clonoulty 5-09 Moyle Rovers 1-01

Portroe v Shannon rovers

Cashel v Fethard

Clonoulty v Borrisoleigh

Drom v Moyle Rovers


Junior A Semifinals

Brian Borus v Holycross in Sologhead GAA, 11am Sunday August 1st.

Templemore v Kiladangan in Kiladangan GAA, Puckane, Thursday July 29th 7.45pm.

Senior League Semifinals

Clonoulty v Anacarty in Clonoulty Monday July 26th

Silvermines v Drom in Dolla Tuesday July 27th

Senior League Final

(Winners of Annacarty v clonoulty) play (Winners of Drom v Silvermines) Saturday july 31st in Rockwell Rovers GAA, New Inn at 7.45pm.

Under 14 Re - Fixtures

Sunday August 1st at 12noon 

U14b r1.  Burgess v ballina

U14c r 5   Gortnahoe v Carrick swans

U14c r 4.  Moneygall v lorrha

U14c r 2   Ballingarry v st Pat's

U14d r 6  Rockwell rvrs v ballybacon

U14d r 3  Moycarkey v Newport