Lismore 4-12 De La Salle 0-07
On Saturday evening last September 23rd all roads lead to Kill GAA Grounds as the Lismore Senior team were eagerly awaiting the County Semi-Final V De La Salle. Having drawn with Cappoquin in the last round robin of the championship, the girls were to play in the semi-final to qualify them for the County Final V Gaultier set for the weekend of October 7th/8th.
Throw in for this game was set for 5.30pm and Lismore played with a very strong blustery wind in the first half. It was De La Salles Beth Carton opened the scoring in the first three minutes with a point. It was on the 6th minute when the speedy Caithriona McGlone ran through the De La Salle defense and landed the sliotar to the back of the net. Two minutes later Beth Carton found herself one on one with Goalkeeper Tanya Morrissey and a certain goal was deflected over the bar by the brave Lismore girl (A save that Waterfords Steven O Keeffe would be proud of).At this stage one point separated the sides but this save by Tanya seemed to be the turning point of the game for the Lismore girls and drove them on for the remaining 24 minutes of the half, with some great play form the Lismore backs feeding some well placed balls into their forward line thus setting up some very fine scores. Lismore held De La Salle scoreless to Lismores 2-6 for these 20 minutes ending the half on a score line of Lismore 3-7 De La Salle 0-2.
The second half began with the weather to turn very nasty with very heavy wind and rain making play very difficult for both teams.As in the first half it was De La Salles Beth Carton opened the scoring and indeed had three points scored before Aoife Hannon scoring Lismores first point on the 40th minute from a free. Playing conditions at this stage were very tough but both sides played with great determination. Even tho' the Lismore girls were playing against the wind they seemed to be handling the situation very well and held De La Salle on a score line of 0-5 to 1-5 in this half leaving the full time score Lismore 4-12 De La Salle 0-07.
The Lismore girls are now qualified for the Senior County Final V Gaultier, which is set for the weekend of October7th/8th at a time and venue to be confirmed. Pleease watch this space on next weeks papers and the Lismore Camogie Facebook page for updates.
Panel;T.Morrissey, S. Coughlan,S. Prendergast, E. Curran, M.Russell, S. Kiernan, A.Houlihan, S. Curran(0-1),S. Williams, G. Kenneally, A.Hannon(1-7),N.Morrissey Cpt.(0-1),R. Geoghegan, C.McGlone(2-3),J.Houlihan,
Sustitutions; C.Walsh for S.Williams, S.Bennett For A.Hannon, R.Roche for R.Geoghegan, I. Markiwiech for E.Curran, B.McGlone for J.Houlihan
Remainder of Panel;E.Heneghan,E.Power,J.Russell,L.Foley,S.O'Keeffe, A.Russell, S.Walsh.
Trainer; Brendan Landers
Selectors; Geraldine Barry and Kate Heneghan
Physical Trainer;Mark McConnell,Physio; Colin Walsh
First Aid; Eilish McGlone
Water/Hurley Carriers; Dylan Conway,Clodagh Landers and Laura Buckley