Laois 2-10 Wexford 1-9
All-Ireland Intermediate Championship Round 4
The Laois Camogie team kept their slim chance of a place in the All-Ireland Intermediate semi finals alive thanks to a four point win over Wexford in Mountrath yesterday evening.
Goals in either half from Amy Loughman and Aisling O’Dea did the trick for Laois as they put defeats against Down and Tipperary behind them to record their second win of the group phase.
In order for Laois to reach the semi finals though, they must defeat neighbours Carlow in two weeks time and hope that the two sides directly above them in the table, Down and Derry, slip up.
Derry face table toppers Tipperary in their final game while Laois will also need a favour from bottom side Wexford who take on Down in their final match.
The first half of this encounter was very even and it would end level with the sides at 1-3 apiece.
Laois led early on thanks to points from Alice Walsh and Jessie Quinlan along with a brilliant goal from Amy Loughman.
Wexford replied with a brace points from Ellen Roche and another via Jesse Harding before taking the lead after 28 minutes when Chloe Cashe crashed a close range free to Laura Dunne’s net.
Laois replied with a Jessie Quinlan point as the sides went in deadlocked 1-3 apiece at half time.
Wexford scored two points in the opening minute of the second half but Laois’s response was emphatic as Aisling O’Dea blasted through for their second goal.
Chloe Cashe almost had a second goal for Wexford moments later but keeper Laura Dunne did brilliantly to deny her in the Laois goal.
Wexford regained parity and then went ahead as we entered the final 15 minutes through Ellen Roche.
But Laois were not to be beaten and they put in a big performance in the final quarter to emerge victorious.
Laois grabbed the next three scores via Clodagh Tynan, Alice Walsh and Kirsten Keenan. Wexford hit back through Chloe Cashe but this was merely a brief respite as Laois immediately seized control again.
They got the next five scores from Becky Williams, Amy Loughman, Shiela Burke, Alice Walsh and Kirsten Keenan to put the game beyond Wexford.
The Yellow Bellies got the final score of the game but Laois would not be denied.
SCORERS – LAOIS: Amy Loughman and Aisling O’Dea 1-0 each, Kirsten Keenan (two frees), Alice Walsh and Jessie Quinlan 0-2 each, Clodagh Tynan (one free), Becky Williams, Alison McEvoy and Shiela Burke 0-1 each WEXFORD: Ellen Roche 0-5 (three frees), Chloe Cashe 1-1, Jessie Harding 0-2, Sarah Branville 0-1
LAOIS: Laura Dunne (St Brigids); Liadan C. Fennell (O’Moores), Aisling Burke (Camross), Claire Fitzgerald (Camross); Mairead Burke (Camross), Clodagh Tynan (St Brigids), Sarah Creagh (St Brigids); Alison McEvoy (O’Moores), Jessie Quinlan (St Brigids); Alice Walsh (The Harps), Sheila Burke (Camross), Donnagh Mortimer (Camross); Amy Loughman (O’Moores), Mary Keating (O’Moores), Aisling O’Dea (St Brigids) Subs: Kirsten Keenan (Camross) for Mary Keating, Aimee Collier (Camross) for Aisling O’Dea, Roisin Kilmartin (Camross) for Claire Fitzgerald, Becky Williams (O’Moores) for Donnagh Mortimer, Amy Byrne (Portlaoise) for Sarah Creagh
WEXFORD: Roisin Tobin; Ciara Donoghue, Nessa Wickham, Alannah Davis; Chloe Cashe, Emma Doyle, Catriona O’Brien; Eimear Nolan, Anna Hennessy; Sarah Barnville, Kate Devereux, Ellen Roche; Clodagh Fitzhenry, Niamh Kehoe, Jessie Harding. Subs: Muireann Nic Corcrain, Aisling Haligan.