Heavy defeats for Wicklow county sides
WICKLOW slumped to a comprehensive defeat at the hands of the Paul Garrigan-trained Meath side on a score of 4-19 to 0-10 in the Ladies All-Ireland IFC at Ashbourne last weekend.
Meath were ahead by 2-13 to 0-3 at the interval and despite playing against a strong second-half wind were always comfortable although they misssed some good chances.
Wicklow showed significant improvement in the second half, adding another seven points to their tally.
Having drawn with Longford the previous week, James Kelly’s side needed a win desperately but alas it wasn’t to be and they now welcome table toppers and All-Ireland contenders Tipperary to Dulavin this Sunday at 1pm for the last of the round robin games in the competition.
Garrigan’s Meath have held a stranglehold over the Garden County side this season with the victory for the Royals in the Leinster semi-final the most recent. Meath went on to lose the provincial decider to Wexford.
The Wicklow team on Sunday were: Kim Connors; Erin Horan, Sarah Jane Winders, Aoife Gillen; Lorna Fusciardi, Aimee Maher, Tara Dowling Costello; Aoife Gorman, Sarah Delahunt; Jackie Kinch, Laurie Ahern, Meadhbh Deeney; Marie Kealy, Laura Hogan, Sarah Miley.
There was also a heavy defeat suffered by the Wicklow camogie team in the Liberty Insurance Premier Junior Championship Group 2 when they crashed to a 3-31 to 0-0 drubbing at the hands of Waterford in Walsh Park.
They welcome Limerick to Dunbur Park this Saturday at 3.30pm for what should be a tough game.