TIPPERARY 0.06 DERRY 3.16 - Tipperary travelled to Noamh Perigrine gaa field in Dublin to play a strongly fancied Derry team in the semifinal of the All Ireland Intermediate Championship.
From the throw in it was clear Tipperary were going to be up against it as Derry put Tipperary under great pressure going into a four point lead before Bride Quinn burst through the Derry defence and scored va very good point.however Derry responded with two goals in two minutes and were scoring points with ease.
Tipperary were being overrun at this stage although Bride Quinn had great shot at goal which was just wide of the post. Derry continued their dominance and were awarded a penalty however Tipps goalie Orla McEniry pulled of a great save.Tipperary managed to score two points from frees by Aoife McGrath and Aoife Shinnors and were starting to play some good hurling,Tipps Rosemary Hanafin saw a great goal bound shot deflected for a fourty five wich Aoife Shinnors converted .A great run by Tipps Elaine Murphy saw her going close for a goal however that went wide.Just before half time an error in the Tipp defence gifted derry another goal to leave the halftime score Tipp 0.04 derry3.09.
Tipperary made some changes at halftime resulting in a much tighter game however it was Derry who had more of a goal threat with two half chances for goals well defended.Tipperary added two more points by Aoife McGrath and Aoife Shinnors in response to Derrys points before Aoife Shinnor went for goal with a twenty metre free,this beat Derrys defence but came back of the cross bar ina frantic scrammble the sliotar was fired back to the Derry goal but hit the post and was cleared this was Tipps last attack and Derry added four unanswered points to finish the match with a final score Tipperary 0.06 Derry 3.16.
The positives for Tipperary in this match was how well the all the girls kept going right to the end and how well our minor girls performed at intermediate level.
Juvenile semifinals are scheduled to take place soon results will be put on the website
Seniors .Round 1 of the Senior and Intermediates have been played,as has round 1 of the junior A and junior B championship.