Bodyke 1-08 v 1-05 St. Joseph’s
These two sides served up a great game of camogie in Bodyke on Sunday morning. St. Joseph’s travelled in the hope of adding to their two points already gained with a win over Kilkishen. Bodyke were opening this year’s account. Both sides lined out without regular centre backs as Orla Slattery had picked up an injury in training for Bodyke, while Niamh Martin was unavailable for the visitors.
The game was closely fought with the first half a very low scoring affair. Sinead O’Brien was first on the scoreboard with a converted free for Bodyke. Emer Fahy stunned the home side then when a long ball in was fumbled by Pauline O’Brien in the Bodyke goal. Indeed this was a rare mistake and one that was more than made up for throughout the game as she caught several balls on the line and had a well deflected shot from Sarah Hoey late in the game as St. Jsoeph’s looked to draw level.
Roisin Kennedy had a point for St. Joseph’s on twenty minutes when she snapped a shot over the bar. This was the last score of the game as both defences were on top in this first half. Maire Collins cleared a lot of Joseph’s attacks while Emma Dilleen was equally as competent for the visitiors. The home side went in trailing 0-01 to 1-01 at the break.
It was Joseph’s who were fastest of the mark again in the second half as Roisin Kennedy pointed within 30 seconds of the restart. Half time substitute, for Bodyke, AnneMarie Fitzgerald had an immediate effect when introduced. She pointed for Bodyke in the opening two minutes and won a free which Sinead O’Brien tapped over in the 4th minute. Fitzgerald pointed again in the 42nd minute and Bodyke now trailed by just 1 point. Jacqueline Woods pointed for St. Joseph’s but Bodyke were getting more of a grip on the game as Marie Collins had come to mid-field and after a long delivery, which Marie Bell did well to deal with. Lorraine Lynch followed up and scooped the ball into the Joseph’s net. This put the home side ahead for the first time and they never relinquished this, even with strong Joseph’s pressure. Aisling Fitzgerald, a Sinead O’Brien free and points from Maire Collins and Louise Hayes sealed victory for Bodyke. Eirinn Hennessey kept Joseph’s in touch with a free and a æ45 after some strong Joseph’s pressure. Indeed Joseph’s hit the upright on at least three occasions and Pauline O’Brien stopped was cool in goals keeping out a number of shots.
Sara Hoey did very well for the visitors who also had good games from Emma Dilleen, Orla Doolaghty, Louise and Jacqueline Woods. Louise Hayes was very strong for Bodyke who also had good games from Sinead O’Brien, Marie Collins, AnneMarie Fitzgerald, Simone Slattery and Una Kavanagh.
Pauline O’Brien, Louise Carey, Grainne Quigley, Catherine McNamara, Simone Slattery, Marie Collins, AnneMarie Carey, Louise Hayes, Rachel Grogan, Aisling Fitzgerald, Sinead O’Brien, Amy Collins, Louise O’Driscoll, Una Kavanagh, Lorraine Lynch.
Subs: AnneMarie Fitzgerald for O’Driscoll(ht), Ciara Walsh for A Collins(43min), Aifric McKeogh
St. Joseph’s: Marie Bell, Ciara Fahy, Sara O’Brien, Carmel Duggan, Rachel Slattery, Emma Dilleen, Orla Doolaghty, Kevina Kenny, Sara Hoey, Eirinn Hennessey, Roisin Kennedy, Jacqueline Woods, Emer Fahy, Louise Woods, Aoife Whelan.
Subs: Catriona Hennessey for Whelan(ht), Threase Wall for Kenny (45min), Lillian O’Brien for C Hennessey (54 min), Alanna Duggan, Aoife Lenihan, Michelle McMahon,
Ref: Orla Considine.
PRO Orla Considine.