Friday 23 June 2017

Walsh blast helps Tipp see off Wexford

Borris-Ileigh sharpshooter Nicole Walsh showed impressive composure to supply the definitive strike. Photo: Sportsfile (stock image)
Borris-Ileigh sharpshooter Nicole Walsh showed impressive composure to supply the definitive strike. Photo: Sportsfile (stock image)

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The stand-out tie in this weekend's Division 1 League saw Wexford and Tipperary face off in Enniscorthy in a repeat of last year's thrilling All-Ireland quarter-final, where the Premier had their more fancied opponents on the rack only to be reeled in at the death.

They were denied then by a stoppage-time point from Kate Kelly but this time around it was their turn to strike the dagger blow in the added period and record a 1-9 to 0-11 win.

It was high drama as Tipperary trailed by two points when they were awarded a penalty in the third minute of injury time after Miriam Campion was fouled and Nicole Walsh stepped up to take it.

The Borris-Ileigh sharpshooter had blazed wide from an earlier penalty but she showed impressive composure to supply the definitive strike.

The home team were heavily reliant on Linda Bolger, who scored 10 points. Walsh provided 1-6 for Tipperary, who were trailed by 0-6 to 0-4 at the break.

Elsewhere, former Kilkenny goalkeeper David Herity brought his Dublin team to Kilmanagh but it wasn't a homecoming to remember as first-half goals from Davina Tobin and Katie Power set up a 2-14 to 0-4 win.

Irish Independent

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