Garda 3-3 DCU 1-6
IT Tralee v NUI Maynooth
IT Tralee beat NUI Maynooth on a score line of 1-7 to 0-2 to book their place in the Purcell Cup Semi- Final on February 20th. Maynooth started slowly and Tralee took early advantage with scores coming from Ailish Considine, Mairead Fitzgerald and Orla Murphy. Maynooth battled hard but found scores difficult to come by with Edwina Keane in top form for the Tralee side. Keane, a previous nominee for Young Player of the Year was ably assisted by Tara Cooney and Megan Morgan. Best for Tralee were Edwina Keane, Tara Cooney and Megan Moran in defence while upfront Ailish Considine chipped in with 1-1. Also to the fore were Mairead Fitzgerald (0-2), Geraldine Norton (0-2) and Orla Murphy (0-2, 2fs). Best for NUI Maynooth were Louise Walsh and Joanne Prior.
Garda College v DCU
The Garda College overcame a fancied DCU side 3-3 to 1-6 to book their place in the coveted Purcell Cup semi-final. DCU were the better side in the first half leading at the break 1-4 to 1-2 thanks to a well taken goal by Chrissy Kenny while the industrious Elaine Gallery goaled for the Garda College. Despite playing against the breeze in the second half, DCU stayed in control and dominated possession with a fine point coming from Siobhan Fahy. At this stage, DCU appeared likely winners. However, with ten minutes remaining Gallery netted her second goal for the Garda College. With three minutes left Garda College goalkeeper, Rosie Kenneally stepped outfield to take a free which found its way to the back of the DCU net giving her side a three point victory.