Friday 15 December 2017

Moloney does the trick for Tipp


Tipperary ladies footballer Aisling Moloney. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile
Tipperary ladies footballer Aisling Moloney. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile newsdesk

Aisling Moloney fired a hat-trick of goals as Tipperary maintained their 100pc Lidl Ladies NFL record in 2017 and also progressed to a Division 3 final against Wexford.

Tipperary hammered Offaly by 7-16 to 2-6 in Clane, as Wexford, with former Kerry captain Bernie Breen in their ranks, overcame Roscommon by 5-8 to 0-9 at the same venue in a double-header.

Tipp played with the breeze in the opening half and by the interval the Premier County had established a 5-10 to 2-1 lead.

Moloney scored two of her three goals in that opening half, while Orla O'Dwyer, Caoimhe Condon and Mairéad Morrissey also raised green flags.

Morrissey netted again early in the second-half before Moloney completed her treble.

Meanwhile, Fiona Rowe registered a brace of goals in Wexford's victory, with Aisling Murphy, Clara Donnelly and Niamh Butler also netting for the Slaneysiders. Wexford were 2-4 to 0-4 clear at half-time, Rowe on target with her opening goal after intercepting a short kick-out.

The Division 3 decider is fixed for April 30 and the Division 4 final between Wicklow and Longford will also take place on the same day.

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