Laois 0-5 Tipperary 1-6
Littlewoods Camogie League Division 2 Group 3
The Laois Camogie team suffered a narrow defeat to Tipperary in their opening game of Division 2 this morning.
Played in Golden GAA grounds, this young Laois side battled gamely against their hosts but went down by four points in the end.
In really difficult conditions on a very heavy pitch, a Kirsten Keenan free was the only score in the opening quarter.
Niamh Coss grabbed a second for Laois but Tipperary came back into the game with two points from Emily Morrissey – one of which was a penalty and the other a free – before what turned out to be the game’s crucial score.
Rosanna O’Donnell struck for a goal and although Keenan landed a second free, Tipperary led 1-2 to 0-3 at half time.
The second half was a similarly tight affair. Laois had points from Keenan and Laura Finlay but the goal they needed would not come.
In the end, points from Claire Stakelum, Sarah Delaney and Clodagh McIntyre were enough to see Tipperary’s second string over the line.
Laois’s next game is away to Dublin on March 8 while their re-arranged game against Antrim is yet to be refixed.
SCORERS: Laois: Kirsten Keenan 0-3 (all frees), Niamh Coss and Laura Finlay 0-1 each TIPPERARY: Rosanna O’Donnell 1-0, Emily Morrissey 0-2 ( 0-1 pen, one free), Claire Stakelum, Sarah Delaney and Clodagh McIntyre 0-1 each
LAOIS: Aedin Lowry (Camross); Jade Bergin (The Harps), Roisin Kilmartin (St Brigid’s), Rachel Bergin (The Harps); Molly O’Connor (The Harps), Clodagh Tynan (St Brigid’s), Sarah Creagh (St Brigid’s); Casey Conroy (O’Moore’s), Clare Fitzgerald (Camross); Laura Finlay (St Brigid’s), Alice Walsh (The Harps), Liaden C-Fennell (O’Moore’s); Sarah Cuddy (Camross), Kirsten Keenan (Camross), Grainne Hyland (St Brigid’s). Subs: Roisin Dowling (O’Moore’s), Jessie Quinlan (St Brigid’s), Niamh Coss (St Brigid’s), Aimee Collier (Camross), Aoife Hyland (O’Moore’s)
TIPPERARY: Emma Mulqueen; Beth Ryan, Sabrina Larkin, Niamh Long; Margaret Quigley, Maureen Ryan, Hazel McAuliffe; Claire Stakelum, Nicole Shelly; Ciara McKeogh, Andrea Loughman, Sarah Delaney; Clodagh McIntyre, Roseanna O’Donnell, Emily Morrissey
Referee: Mike Ryan (Galway)