GAME AT A GLANCE - Galway v Limerick
Player of the match
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.
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.
The breeding that prevails, with Orlaith McGrath, the daughter of 'Hopper,' Maria Cooney the daughter of Joe, and Sarah Carey, the daughter of Ciaran.
Rebecca Hennelly lofted a point from more than 45 metres out while moving away from goal – that was sublime.
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."
GALWAY 6 (2)
LIMERICK 4 (2)
GALWAY 14 (8)
LIMERICK 19 (8)