National League. Div. 3 round 1 - Venue Galtee Rovers GAA Club Bansha - Tipperary 4-11 Wexford 0-11: Our Horse and Jockey Hotel sponsored team got their League campaign of to a flying start in Bansha on Sunday last 3rd Feb where they were not troubled by an under strengthen Wexford team.
With 1-2 on the score board inside the first three minutes thanks to a goal from Sheelagh Carew and two pointed frees from Patricia Hickey. Tipperary seemed to take their foot off the accelerator and just go through the motions for the rest of the half. Even when Wexford picked up a yellow card Tipperary still did not push on and put Wexford to the sword.
The Model County to their credit kept battling on and with the Tipp backs fouling in front of goal it helped to keep the score respectable coming up to half time. First half score Tipperary 1-8 to Wexford 0-7.With the wind favouring the Premier girls we expected the flood gates to open but alas this did not happen and the game was played out at a pedestern pace.
More yellow cards followed in this half 2 for Wexford and I for Tipperary. Wexford lost their goalkeeper to yellow after she pulled down a Tipperary forward when through on goal with ten minutes left to play. With Jennifer Grant converting the penalty Wexford seemed to through in the towel and goals from Claire Carroll and Shauna Ryan were soon to follow.
The final score of 4-11 to 0-11 will have pleased Tipp’s management, but the fact that seven of Wexford’s scores came from frees must be a cause for concern.
That our backs and goalkeeper did not concede a goal in our last three games will help to knit them into a solid unit. Twelve wide’s from play is something that can be worked on in training. Both teams were watered and feed in the club house after the game by our hard working catering crew. Thanks to Cecilia Walsh, Patricia Walsh, Biddy Ryan and Olive Mc Donnell.
Next up is an away trip to Longford on Sunday next for a 2 o clock throw in.
Team: Jackie O Gorman, Brid Condon, Samantha Lambert, Sinead Delahunty,Ann O Dwyer Mairead Morrissey, Barbara Ryan, Jennifer Grant, Aoife Ryan, Sheelagh Carew, Claire Carroll, Orlaigh Walsh, Shauna Ryan, Patricia Hickey, Ashling M c Carthy. Subs used Edit Carroll, Niamh Lonergan and Siobhan Condon. Scores Jennifer Grant 1-2, Shauna Ryan 1-1, Sheelagh Carew 1-1,Patricia Hickey 0-4,Claire Carroll 1-0, Orlagh Walsh 0-1, Ashling M cCarthy 0-1, Edit Carroll 0-1.
Web site/ Sponsor: Mr Tommy Campbell our Co. Chairman re-launched our web site in the Horse and Jockey Hotel on Saturday night last.
Thanking all who helped to make our site a must to visit he singled out Siobhan Phelan and Michelle Donnelly for special mention for the long numbers of hours they worked into revamping the site. Followers of Face book andTwitter can keep track of all of our activities on and off the field.
Latest fixtures and results will be kept up to date through the year. Mr Tom Egan from the Horse and Jockey Hotel was present and wished our Intermediate team the best of luck for the championship and League.
He is delighted to have the Tipperary girls sporting the Horse and Jockey name on their jerseys and looked forward to seeing them competing at the highest level.Tommy Campbell in reply thanked Tom for his sponsorship and go’-0od wishes and assured him that the girls and the Co Board would do their upmost to keep both the Horse and Jockeys names and Tipperary Ladies Gaelic Football name prominent in sporting circles.
Our Thanks: It was with sadness that we learned over the weekend that Paddy Finnuchans radio program on Tipp Fm was been taken of the air.
On behalf of Tipperary Ladies Football our thanks to Paddy for all his help over a long number of years in giving us a mention on his program and on a personal note for his courtesy to me in my effort to promote ladies football all over Tipperary. Slan go foill.