Thursday 17 January 2019

Hannon the stand-out performer as Glanmire get better of Tourlestrane

Glanmire (Cork) 1-22 Tourlestrane (Sligo) 3-11

Ellen Murphy of Glanmire in action against Aisling Egan, right, and Shauna Henry of Tourlestrane. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Ellen Murphy of Glanmire in action against Aisling Egan, right, and Shauna Henry of Tourlestrane. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

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Kate Hannon scored 0-11 and scooped the Player of the Match award as Glanmire got the better of Tourlestrane in Ballinasloe.

It was all Hannon versus Katie Walsh in the first half and, although the Sligo county star hit 1-5, no other Tourlestrane player managed a score before the break and they trailed by 0-13 to 1-5 at half-time.

Sarah O'Brien of Glanmire in action against Laura Walsh of Tourlestrane. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Sarah O'Brien of Glanmire in action against Laura Walsh of Tourlestrane. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Hannon and Glanmire won the second half battle and with just two wides, and Niamh McAllen's 1-7, they ensured the junior crown remains in Cork, following victory for Aghada in 2017.

Glanmire, who had Cork's 10-time All-Ireland Senior medallist Geraldine O'Flynn working as coach, were in control and Walsh missed a good goal opportunity when she was blocked down by Ellen Baker.

Rachel Kelleher saw yellow late on but McAllen found the net for Glanmire and Molly Kennedy's goal was just a Tourlestrane consolation.

Niamh McAllen of Glanmire in action against Sinéad Mooney of Tourlestrane. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Niamh McAllen of Glanmire in action against Sinéad Mooney of Tourlestrane. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Scorers - Glanmire: K Hannon 0-11 (0-5f), N McAllen 1-7, A McCarthy, S Murphy, S O'Brien, A O'Mahony 0-1 each.

Tourlestrane: K Walsh 1-8 (0-3f), S Cunney 1-2, M Kennedy 1-0, G Carty 0-1.

Glanmire - A Carey; R Kelleher, A McNamara, A Turpin; A McCarthy, E Baker, L Cashman; R Crowley, A O'Mahony; N McAllen, S O'Brien, E Twomey; E Murphy, K Hannon, S Murphy. Subs: C Murphy for Turpin (38), K O'Connor for S Murphy (44).

Tourlestrane - C Walsh; S Brennan, L Walsh, S Mooney; E Meers, S Henry, C Marren; A Egan, N Brennan; A Corcoran, G Carty, T Walsh; L Surlis, K Walsh, S Cunney. Subs: M Kennedy for Meers (36), L Gaughan for Surlis (44), C Brennan for Mooney (63).

Sinéad Mooney of Tourlestrane is tackled by Ellen Murphy of Glanmire. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Sinéad Mooney of Tourlestrane is tackled by Ellen Murphy of Glanmire. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Ref - B Redmond (Wexford).

Shauna Murphy of Glanmire in action against Edel Meers of Tourlestrane. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile
Shauna Murphy of Glanmire in action against Edel Meers of Tourlestrane. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

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