Friday 30 September 2016

Dalton goal gets Kilkenny over the line

All-Ireland Camogie semi-final Kilkenny3-15 Galway 1-19

Published 15/08/2016 | 02:30

Heather Cooney of Galway tries to get past Kilkenny's Shelly Farrell. Photo: Sportsfile
Heather Cooney of Galway tries to get past Kilkenny's Shelly Farrell. Photo: Sportsfile
Aoife Donoghue of Galway in action against Meighan Farrell of Kilkenny. Photo: Sportsfile
Lorraine Ryan of Galway in action against Julie Anne Malone of Kilkenny. Photo: Sportsfile
Orlaith McGrath of Galway in action against Julie Anne Malone of Kilkenny. Photo: Sportsfile
Kilkenny players stand for the team photograph prior to the match. Photo: Sportsfile

(After extra-time)

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A GOAL direct from a sideline cut by Anne Dalton six minutes into the first half of extratime proved the difference as Kilkenny just edged past Galway on a drama-filled day of camogie at Semple Stadium.

Kilkenny will probably feel that they got their just deserts, as they were denied victory by a 73rd-minute goal from Ailish O’Reilly. O’Reilly opened the scoring for Galway after just 49 seconds and a few minutes later Shelly Farrell hand-passed beyond Susan Earner at the other end.

Michelle Quilty made no mistake to grab Kilkenny’s second goal and propel them into a 2-7 to 0-9 interval lead. Galway were resolute and O’Reilly pointed to leave a goal between the sides, before smashing home a low shot to make it 2-13 to 1-16 and send the game to extra-time.

Kilkenny then plundered the definitive goal, as Dalton’s sideline cut hopped past Earner and into the Galway net.

 

SCORERS – Kilkenny: D Gaule 0-9(8fs); M Quilty 1-2; S Farrell, A Dalton (sideline) 1-0, M Farrell 0-2; A Farrell, M Walsh 0-1 each Galway: N McGrath 0-8(7fs, 1 65); A O’Reilly 1-3; A Donohue, O McGrath 0-2 each; N Coen, N Kilkenny, M Dunne, R Hennelly (45) 0-1 each

KILKENNY – E Kavanagh, J Frisby, D Tobin, C Dormer, C Phelan, A Dalton, D Keane, D Gaule, M Farrell, A Farrell, M Walsh, K Power, M Quilty, JA Malone, M Farrell. Subs: G Walsh for Malone (43), KA Doyle for Power (60+3)

GALWAY – S Earner, T Kenny, S Dervan, H Cooney, C McGrath, R Hennelly, L Ryan, A Starr, N Kilkenny, A Donoghue, N McGrath, S Healy, O McGrath, A O’Reilly, N Coen. Subs: M Dunne for Coen (42), J McGill for O McGrath (60+1), A Callanan for Starr (78).

REF – R Kelly (Kildare)

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