Bad day at the of­fice

Wick­low out­classed by dom­i­nant Dubs

Bray People - - SPORT -


WICK­LOW and Dublin lined out in a sun-drenched Balt­in­glass on Satur­day last, in the Lib­erty In­surance Pre­mier Ju­nior All-Ire­land Camo­gie Cham­pi­onship.

Blue seemed to be the theme for the day, as both team donned blue jer­sey’s, along with the ref­eree. Emer Keenan had the first real goal at­tempt in the open­ing minute but Bernie Byrne saved well and cleared it.

Laoise Quinn had the Dublin ladies open­ing point in the third minute.

Laura Man­ley lev­elled the game from a free af­ter Sile Whe­lan was fouled in the fifth minute.

Wickow were dealt an early blow, when Sinead Wylde fired in a pow­er­ful goal af­ter a great pass from Keenan to the top cor­ner.

Dublin’s Deirdre John­ston, at cen­tre-back seemed to be in the right place ev­ery time for the Wick­low puck-outs, win­ning pos­ses­sion and find­ing her for­wards with some sub­lime passes.

Kel­lie Byrne and Nora O’Neill bat­tled hard, but it there was no let up. Dublin added two more points.

Kelly O’Neill was bear­ing down on the Dublin goal but was fouled in her tracks. Laura Man­ley pointed the re­sul­tant free for Wick­low in the 19th minute.

Six min­utes elapsed be­fore Dublin reg­is­tered an­other score with Sinead Wylde adding an­other ma­jor. Aoife Doo­ley for Dublin was hav­ing an in­spi­ra­tional game, sup­ply­ing team-mates with inch per­fect passes.

Bat­tle hard as they could, the Wick­low girls could not cope with the pres­sure be­ing ap­plied by a ram­pant Dublin side.

Roisin Baker af­ter a great solo run off­loaded to Laoise Quinn who goaled on the stroke of half-time.

Laura Man­ley was un­lucky to see her ef­fort de­flect wide off the up­right. Dublin closed out the half with two points in ad­di­tional time to leave the half-time score 0-02 to 3-07 for Dublin.

Dublin started the sec­ond-half where they left off and reg­is­tered six unan­swered points be­fore Wick­low knew where they were, within the open­ing six min­utes.

Dublin pow­ered on from here with some fine point shoot­ing from their for­ward line. Even goalie Ais­ling Spil­lane got on the score­board with a point from a 55-me­tre free.

Dublin were so dom­i­nant with their link up play and their com­po­sure with the slio­tar at all times. Aoife Doo­ley and Eve­lyn Twomey were in fan­tas­tic form spray­ing passes all into their full-for­ward line.

Vic­tory was as­sured when Emer Keenan and Emma Young each goaled to kill off the game. Wick­low had a few chances to get scores through Laura Man­ley and Aoife Weir, but af­ter some tena­cious tack­ling by the Dublin backs they cleared their lines.

Dublin fin­ished out the game with no let up as the full time whis­tle sounded.

In fair­ness our ladies bat­tled hard, but met a far su­pe­rior Dublin team on the day, who blew our side away.

Dublin scor­ers: Na­dine Mur­phy 2-03, Sinead Wylde 2- 03, Emer Keenan 1-03, Emma Young 1-00, Laoise Quinn 1-00, Roisin Baker 0-02, Aoife Doo­ley 0-02, Eve­lyn Twomey 0-01, Roisin Dro­han 0-01, Ais­ling Spil­lane 0-01.

Wick­low scor­ers: Laura Man­ley 0-02.

Kil­coole, who took part in a re­cent camo­gie blitz.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Ireland

© PressReader. All rights reserved.