UCD 5-12 NUI, Galway 1-8
UCD advanced to the semi-finals of the Ashbourne Cup with a convincing 5-12 to 1-8 win over NUI, Galway at Belfield, Saturday afternoon. NUIG simply had no response to a cohesive UCD outfit and in particular their full-forward line of Aine Mahony, who recorded a personal tally of 2-6, Denise McGrath (2-0) and Katie O’Dwyer (0-2). Aine Mahony and Alison Murphy were to the fore in the opening quarter with Mahony chipping in with 1-1 and Murphy pointing three frees. Galway’s chief scorer on the day was Lorraine Ryan who contributed 1-08 (1-6fs). UCD now go on to play UCC on February 20th at Cork Institute of Technology.
CIT, this year’s Ashbourne & Purcell Cup hosts saw their season end at the hands of a relentless WIT side which registered a total of 4-19 to 0-7 at CIT, Saturday afternoon. Ursula Jacob led the way scoring a total of 2-8; her first coming five minutes before the break and her second fifteen minutes from full-time. Katrina Parrock and Michelle Quilty scored the remaining goals while points from Marie O’Neill (0-5), Karen Kelly (0-2), Katie Power (0-2) and Denise Gaule (0-2) completed a comfortable victory for the defending champions who now face UUJ.
Meanwhile, UCC recorded a hard fought 0-11 to 0-9 win over Munster rivals UL at the Mardyke, Saturday afternoon. UL led by a point at the break but the home side battled back to record a two-point win.
In the opening round of the Camogie National League Division Three, Laois had a comprehensive 5-14 to 3-3 victory over Meath at Donaghmore Ashbourne on Sunday afternoon. Aine Mahony led with a tally of 3-5 (2fs), Louise Mahony (0-5, 2fs), Sarah Ann Fitzgerald (0-2), Emer Delaney (0-1), Elaine Mahony (0-1) with Niamh Dollard and Karen Cuddy scoring the remaining goals. Jane Dolan scored 1-3 for Meath with Aine Keogh (1-0) and Elizabeth Oaks (1-0) adding to their final tally. Meanwhile, Kildare defeated Dublin 1-7 to 0-4 at Ballyboden St Enda’s with Suzie Carroll in scintillating form scoring 1-6 for Kildare.