Tuesday 17 September 2019

Killer Kelly breaks Tipp hearts

Wexford's Siona Nolan and Tipperary's Miriam Campion
Wexford's Siona Nolan and Tipperary's Miriam Campion
Wexford's Mary Leacy,Karen Atkinson and Sarah O Connor with Tipperary's Roisin Howard and Miriam Campion
Wexford's Mary Leacy and Tipperary's Megan Ryan
Wexford's Una Sinnott and Tipperary's Aoife Mc Grath
Tipperary's Miriam Campion and Wexford's Ciara Storey
Wexford's Kate Kelly and Tipperary's Caoimhe Maher
The Wexford team training before the match
Wexford's Shelley Kehoe
Katrina Parrock
Wexford's Katrina Parrock and Tipperary's Caoimhe Maher
Wexford's Una Leacy and Tipperary's Julie Anne Bourke
Wexford's Shelley Kehoe and Tipperary's Teresa Ryan
The Wexford Camogie Team

By Dean Goodison

Kate Kelly's point, with 66 minutes on the clock, stole victory for Wexford against a shattered Tipperary in the All Ireland Senior Camogie Championship quarter-final at Walsh Park on Saturday afternoon.

Wexford 2-11 Tipperary 0-16

The St Ibar's star hauled in Louise O'Leary's sideline cut, turn close to the right touchline and nailed her shot under intense pressure to send Wexford through to a semi-final meeting with Cork in two weeks time.

Not for the first time this season, Wexford looked out of sorts, trailing 0-10 to 0-5 at the interval. 

Despite a superb Una Leacy goal, things didn't look much better when Mags D'Arcy saved Mairéad Teehan rocket over to bar to leave seven between the sides with thirteen minutes remaining (0-16 to 1-6).

However, things slowly started to change as Tipperary legs tired. Una Leacy tipped Shelley Kehoe's pass into Emma Walsh's path and the emerging Glynn-Barntown talent pulled past Sabrina Larkin to the Premier net.

Then it was a race against the clock as Wexford suddenly sprang to life. They drew level when Katrina Parrock pointed two minutes into added time and wrap up a scarcely believable victory with Kelly's score.

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