Down suffered a three point defeat at the hands of
Down manager Joe Baldwin was left wondering what could have been as his side was denied a goal, the referee signaling for a square-ball after Catherine McGourty’s long range effort hit the back of the net.
“”During the course of the game there are critical moments and two of them went against us on Saturday. In the lead up to their second goal there was a throw ball which wasn’t picked up and we we’re punished for a square ball despite no one else touching Catherine’s free.
“”It is disappointing to lose in that manner but there were other chances for us, we just didn’t take them. It all comes down to next week; it’s ædo or die’ camogie. The talent is in the panel, we just have to perform better if we are to progress,”” said
There was joy for both Tyrone and
“”We’re delighted to be in the semi-finals the girls showed great heart and character and showed what they’re capable of on Saturday especially in then second-half. There’s still a lot to work on but we have achieved what we set out to do by reaching the semi-finals,”” said
Despite being at under strength, with only 16 players Tyrone claimed an impressive seven point victory over Kildare. Aisling Corr and Sinead O’Neill put in fine performances for the æRed Hands’ with Brenda Horsefield pulling off some great stops in goals.
Corr’s personal tally of 1.03 to helped to give Tyrone a four point lead at half-time, Tyrone’s defence battled well in the second-half, keeping Kildare to a single point. Tyrone’s hard work was rewarded once again when Sinead O’Neill added a goal and Catherine Hanna’s point set them up for the win.
“”We’re delighted to be in the semi-final, there’s a possibility that we’ll face
Derry’s Gala Intermediate æMcGrath Cup’ Championship clash with Clare was called off; the Oak Leafs will face
Gala Junior æNew Ireland Cup’ Championship: Down 0-11 vs 2-8
Gala Junior æNancy Murray Cup’ Championship: Tyrone 2-7 vs 1-3 Kildare,
Madden’s Laura McGuiness will represent
There was double joy for