Wednesday 17 January 2018

GAME AT A GLANCE - Galway v Limerick

Player of the match

Daragh O Conchuir

Orlaith McGrath (Galway)

Rebecca Hennelly and Sarah Noone were excellent, but McGrath continues to deliver on the promise she showed with last year's All-Ireland-winning minor team. Four points from play was a match-winning contribution.

TURNING POINT

It was more the three points from the 39th to the 42nd minutes that Galway scored rather than one moment. In the context of a tight game, that was a blitz.

TALKING POINT

The breeding that prevails, with Orlaith McGrath, the daughter of 'Hopper,' Maria Cooney the daughter of Joe, and Sarah Carey, the daughter of Ciaran.

MAGIC MOMENT

Rebecca Hennelly lofted a point from more than 45 metres out while moving away from goal – that was sublime.

REF WATCH

By and large, Aiden O'Brien had a good day at the office and neither team had cause for complaint with the Wexford official's handling of the game.

WHAT THEY SAID

TONY WARD (GALWAY):

"THE GIRLS WORKED VERY HARD AND THIS WAS A GREAT REWARD FOR THEM."

JOE QUAID (LIMERICK):

"A FEW DECISIONS WENT AGAINST US, BUT I'M NOT GOING TO GO INTO THE 'SMALL FISH' SPEECH. THOSE THINGS BALANCE OUT AT THE END OF THE DAY."

MATCH STATISTICS

WIDES

GALWAY 6 (2)

LIMERICK 4 (2)

FREES

GALWAY 14 (8)

LIMERICK 19 (8)

YELLOW CARDS

GALWAY 0

LIMERICK 0

RED CARDS

GALWAY 0

LIMERICK 0

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