Dublin Ozo Senior B Camogie Semi-Final - St Vincents vs Ballinteer St Johns

September 24, 2012

Ballinteer Saint Johns travelled out to Pairc Naomh Uinseann to play St Vincents in the Dublin Senior B Camogie Semi Final in what proved to be an entertaining encounter despite the overcast morning in Dublin. The visitors got off to the perfect start with an opening salvo from a placed ball by Ballinteer's county woman Fiona Hayes. Hayes would be the star performer for Johns yet the player of the match for Vincents, full forward Ursula Hussey, immediately settled her side with a fine early goal. With just five minutes on the clock Ballinteer were rewarded with a goal of their own  following some adept forward play from no. 10 Niamh Leahy; the sliotar rattled the net in fortuitous fashion as corner forward Brenda Sorohan  profited from a scramble on front of the sticks. However the home side's prolific corner forward Elaine O'Leary soon set the sides level with a nice point from play.

O' Leary doubled her tally for the day with another score from play and initiated a period of dominance by Vinnies that saw two further points, a free from Hussey followed by an excellent point from half forward Sarah Murray. Despite a number of wides from the visitors Ballinteer managed to claw things back with two pointed frees from Hayes to go in at half time trailing by a point. HT: St Vincents: 1-4 Ballinteer St Johns 1-3

The second half started with high drama with Vincents laying on the pressure leading to a fine solo run and point by Murray. Johns looked like they had a mountain to climb when Hussey did  just enough with a speculative high ball into the Johns box to ensure the sliotar found the net. However the goal was disallowed as Hussey was adjudicated to have been in the square at the time and when another Vincents attack hit the Johns post it seemed that the home side might rue failing to capitalise on this purple patch. Another wide followed for Vincents before Fiona Hayes created a point from nothing to close the gap to a single point. Hayes' solo run took in a third of the pitch and led to a placed ball effort that she duly converted. Vincents responded with another nice point from play, this time from the stick of Ailish O'Neill, before Hayes again knocked a point over from a placed ball to keep Johns in the chase.

Vincents began to pull away in the final 10 minutes of the second half with some well taken points in succession that began to stretch out the lead.Substitute Mary Cronin made an immediate impact with a well taken point in front of the Johns goal and soon followed up on this score by earning a free for Hussey to convert.  With the score sitting at 1-9 to 1-5 Johns were dealt a body blow with a calamitous goal that originated from a Hussey shot from the left hand corner of the pitch. FT: St Vincents 2-10 Ballinteer St Johns 1-6

Saint Vincents Team

1. Emma Gillen

2. Clara Keane

3. Niamh Kelly

4. Niamh Clinton

5. Fiona Fogarty

6. Louise Harney

7. Gillian Smyth

8. Lara Smyth

9. Sarah Flynn

10. Sarah Murray

11. Patrice Ryan

12. Louise Walsh

13. Ailish O'Neill

14. Ursula Hussey

15. Elaine O'Leary

Subs:

16. Terri O'Boyle

17. Nicole O'Dwyer

18. Niamh Witter

19. Una O'Neill

20. Mary Cronin

22. Aine Woods

Ballinteer Saint Johns team

1. Roisin Nash

2. Emma Lane

3. Olive Sorohan

4. Jillian Pounch

5. Roisin Kiernan

6. Fiona Hayes

7. Roisin Nic Uileagoid

8. Siobhan McIntyre

9. Niamh McKennedy

10. Niamh Leahy

11. Eilish McCarthy

12. Susan Mitchell

13. Brenda Sorohan

14. Kathy Whyte

15. Jane Tully

Subs:

16. Anna Miles

17. Emily Jennings

18. Kerry McCabe

20. Emily Gaughan

21. Sarah Flynn

22. Sinead Collins

23. Annie Hynes

 


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