Wednesday 13 December 2017

Losses for Minors and Intermediates as Seniors game is postponed

By Dean Gooidson

Camogie National League Div. 2 played in Coolgreany; Wexford.
Camogie National League Div. 2 played in Coolgreany; Wexford.

With the Wexford Senior Camogie sides first outing in the 2016 National League postponed because of an unplayable pitch in Clane, Kildare it was left to the Intermediates and Minors to open their campaigns.

For the second weekend in a row an adult Ladies team was forced to look elsewhere for a venue to play a home game after none were forthcoming within County Wexford.


Clane in Kildare took the game but after an Under-14 Ladies Football tie was completed on Saturday morning between Kildare and Laois the pitch was deemed unplayable for Sunday's game.


The Intermediates welcomed Kildare to Coolgreany and it was the visitors who went away with the spoils in a close encounter.


Margaret Byrne was one of the stars of the club championship last year for Kilrush and her form earned her a call-up to the county set up. She proved that the jump in quality wasn't beyond her in a classy display.


The speedy attacker grabbed the first goal, Aideen Brennan the second, as Wexford used the wind to move into a 2-2 to 0-1 lead at the interval.


However, Tom Dunphy's side didn't register against the breeze as Kildare eventually over-turned the deficit on the back of eight Susie O'Carroll points to win by a point, 0-9 to 2-2.


In Piercestown on Saturday afternoon, the Wexford minors slipped to a comprehensive defeat against Limerick in Group 2 of the All Ireland championship.


Orla Molloy pulled home a first half goal, while Oonagh Doyle and Aoife Curran were also on target as Wexford slipped 3-5 to 1-3 behind at the interval after a brace of Limerick majors from Caoimhe Lyons.


Doyle floated an effort to the Treaty net in the second half but seven second half points from Limerick hotshot Liz Carmody meant that they took the spoils by ten points (3-12 to 2-5). Wexford travel to Galway next week.

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