Laois 2-9 Carlow 0-7
Leinster Camogie Intermediate Championship Semi Final
Ballacolla was the venue on a very wet Saturday evening for the Leinster Intermediate Semi-Final. Both teams met previously in the Littlewoods National League, where Carlow came out winners in a low scoring game.
Laois started off well from the throw in putting pressure on Carlow. Three early frees converted by Sarah Ann Fitzgerald seen Laois after 15 minutes leading before Carlow got on the score sheet with a converted free.
Fitzgerald continued to convert frees awarded to Laois before a pass from Linda Keyes into Captain Rosemaire Bermingham hand passed ball into the net for Laois’s first goal of the game. A point from play for Carlow had half time score Laois 1-4 Carlow 0-3
Niamh Dollard was introduced at the start of the second half for J. Dollard and made an impact straight off with a quick ball into Linda Keyes to earn Laois’s second goal two minutes in.
Frees and one from play converted by Fitzgerald and points from sub Louise Mahony and Niamh Dollard left Carlow a tough battle to come back from.
Carlow kept the pressure up until the final whistle and credit due to outstanding Aisling Burke and Laois’s backline for keeping Carlow from scoring in the last few minutes to earn Laois a Leinster Intermediate Final place against Kilkenny or Westmeath Sunday, May 28.
LAOIS: Laura Dunne; Aoife Collier, Niamh Coss, Aoife Hyland; Maggie Hogan, Aisling Burke, Sarah Creagh; Alison McEvoy, Sarah Anne Fitzgerald (0-7); Casey Conroy, Rosemarie Bermingham (1-0) Eimear Guidrea; Linda Keyes (1-0), Joan Dollard, Aisling O’Dea. Subs; Niamh Dollard (0-1) for Joan Dollard Rebecca Williams for L.Keyes, Roisin Kilmartin for M.Hogan, Louise Mahony (0-1) for Eimear Guidrea, Holly Kilcare for Aisling O’Dea