Sixmilebridge had all the damage done in the first half of this encounter when they were playing with the wind. They had totalled 3-12 for the half against Tulla/Bodyke’s single point, which came from an Anne Marie Fitzgerald free. Sixmilebridge’s scores of the half came from Naomi Carroll (2-7, 0-1f), Chloe Morey (0-4) and Orla Fitzgerald (1-0).
Tulla-Bodyke created more chances in the second-half, scoring 1-4 and holding Sixmilebridge to 0-10. All of the amalgamation’s scores came from Anne Marie Fitzgerald. Edel O’Grady did well in the losers’ goal as she pulled off a number of saves. Sixmilebridge’s second-half scores came from Rachel O’Halloran (0-3), Chloe Morey (0-3, 0-2f), Jean Chaplin (0-2), Orla Fitzgerald and Aiveen O’Shea.
Sixmilebridge are sure of a semi-final spot now and their remaining game against Newmarket will determine who tops the group.
Sixmilebridge: Niamh McInerney; Sinéad Crowe, Máire McGrath, Orla Chaplin; Ciara Whelan, Aiveen O’Shea, Katie Connors; Niamh Corry, Sinead Costelloe; Rachel O’Halloran, Chloe Morey, Mairéad Hyland; Orla Fitzgerald, Jean Chaplin and Naomi Carroll.
Subs: Ann Sweeney for McGrath; Laura Whelan for Corry and Sinéad Hyland for Carroll.
Tulla-Bodyke: Edel O’Grady; Aoife Stack, Catherine McNamara, Lorna Power; Aisling Fitzgerald, Siobhán Torpey, Ashling McNamara; Rachel McNamara, Rachel Grogan; Sinead McNamara, Anne Marie Fitzgerald, Aine Dinan; Grainne McNamara, Claire Madden and Sheena McGrath.
Sub: Katie McInerney for A McNamara.
Referee: Andrew Monaghan, Tubber
After Kilkishen’s sprited draw with Clooney-Quin in round one, much was expected but they disappointed when they came up against Scariff-Ogonnelloe.
The amalgamation never looked in danger and dominated all over the field. But for the determination of the Kilkishen full-back line and the numerous saves from Claire Baker in the Kilkishen goal, the winning margin would have been much greater.
Mairéad Scanlon opened the scoring for the winners as Maire Collins answered quickly. Three points in the next 10 minutes from Sarah O’Donnell, Róisín O’Brien and an Ashling Corbett free opened the gap that would not be closed. Sarah Donnellan pointed a free for Kilkishen and Norah Murphy had a 21m free saved on the line by Louise Jones in the 25th minute. This would have brought Kilkishen right back into the game but instead Scariff-Ogonnelloe finished the half with two points from Sarah O’Donnell and Ashling Corbett.
Sarah O’Donnell scored 1-1 for the winners in the second half while Sarah Donnellan was to record all of Kilkishen’s scores of the half. The winners will now play Clooney-Quin and a win here would see them into the semi-finals.
Scariff-Ogonnelloe: Louise Jones; Leanne Horan, Marian O’Brien, Mairead Vaughan; Maria Brody, Sarah Skelly, Geraldine O’Brien; Róisín O’Brien, Susan Vaughan; Sarah Madden, Sarah O’Donnell, Mairead Scanlon; Ashling Corbett Aine O’Brien and Megan Bradley.
Sub Kate Collins for G O’Brien (inj).
Kilkishen: Claire Baker; Michelle Moroney, Nollaig Baker, Marie Nash; Monica Moroney, Cushla Hehir, Sorcha Loughnane; Lisa Loughnane, Sarah Donnellan; Leah O’Keeffe, Caroline Sheedy, Noelle McNamara; Claire McGrath, Norah Murphy and Marie Colins.
Subs: Laura McNamara for M Collins and Marie Collins for L McNamara.
Referee: Aidan Ryan, Parteen
Clooney-Quin started very brightly in this game and looked to be causing trouble for the champions. Deirdre Murphy, lining out at full-forward, had three points on the board in the first seven minutes. Aisling Darcy replied with a point for Kilmaley but Clooney were defending well and creating space in the forward line. Jessica O’Neill pointed before Deirdre Murphy goaled for Clooney and Murphy added two further points from frees before the end of the half, while Shónagh Enright pointed from play for Kilmaley. Clooney-Quin had played with a strong wind and should have had more on the scoreboard.
Kilmaley piled on the pressure on the resumption but Clooney were holding out in defence and they held the Kilmaley attack scoreless for the first 18 minutes of the half.
Kilmaley piled on the pressure, which eventually gave way when Claire McMahon converted a 45. Deirdre Murphy had a free converted two minutes later but then Kilmaley got the first of three goals. A long, cutting run from Ailish Considine set up Claire McMahon for the first with 51 minutes gone, Considine goaled herself a minute later and Clarie McMahon goaled again on the 54th minute. This four-minute spell that yielded three goals proved decisive. Emma O’Driscoll pointed and the only reply from the Clooney-Quin side was a converted free from Deirdre Murphy.
Clooney will rue missed chances in the first half and are now in a winner-take-all clash with Scariff-Ogonnelloe while Kilmaley have topped the group and are sure of a semi-final spot yet again.
Kilmaley: Edel Griffey; Lorna Higgins, Denise Lynch, Lisa Kennedy; Sinead O’Halloran, Sarah Reidy, Helen McMahon; Siobhan Maher, Aida Griffey; Shónagh Enright, Emma O’Driscoll, Aisling O’Halloran; Katie Cahill, Aisling Darcy and Ailish Considine.
Subs: Eimear Considine for S Maher; Claire McMahon for L Kennedy and Emer O’Connor for A O’Halloran.
Clooney-Quin: Sheelagh Daffy; Christine Colleran, Amy Colleran, Edwina McCarthy; Triona Gallagher, Kelly MacLean, Imelda Colleran; Claire Ryan, Ashling Hannon; Karen O’Riordan, Mary Clune, Ashling Corbett; Jessica ONeill, Deirdre Murphy and Siobhán Lee.
Referee: Noel McInerney, Newmarket-on-Fergus
Wolfe Tones 1-0
Newmarket recorded their second win of the campaign when they easily accounted for Wolfe Tones to add to their win over Tulla-Bodyke. They will now play Sixmilebridge in their final game to decide top spot in the group.