The Division One game saw Wexford win 1-17 to 2-6 in what was a good solid performance by the Slaneysiders. Wexford opened their scoring with a well taken point from play with Katrina Parrock two minutes in. This was cancelled out by Galway as Veronica Curtin’s speculative shot ended up in the back of the Wexford net followed by an Emma Kilkelly point from play. Wexford’s Kate Kelly responded with a powerful shot giving the keeper no chance. Wexford steadily picked off the scores with Katrina Parrock adding 0-2 and Kate Kelly adding 0-3, two from play and a free. Galway didnt register a further score until the 22nd minute when Niamh McGrath pointed from play followed by a Curtin point in the 27th minute. Kate Kelly popped over another free before half time with Wexford leading 1-7 to Galway 1-3.
In the second half, Wexford’s Aine Codd popped over two quick points. Brenda Hanney got on the scoreboard for Galway quickly followed by a Cathy Bowes goal. Galway applied the pressure and Aisling Connolly picked off a nice point. Wexford responded with a Kate Kelly point before Wexford Captain Una Leacy pointed from play. Kelly added another from a 45 in the 10th minute and was again accurate from a free three minutes later. The Wexford defence stood strong making it impossible for Galway to break through. Ursula Jacob notched up three points all from play within four minutes before Michelle O’Leary who had come on to
This was a good performance by Wexford who have made it two out of two and now travel to Clare next weekend for their third round game.
Wexford: Helena Jacob, Noeleen Lambert, Catherine O’Loughlin, Claire O’Connor, Deirdre Codd, Mary Leacy, Aoife O’Connor, Caroline Murphy, Josie Dwyer, Katrina Parrock (0-3) Aine Codd (0-2) Una Leacy (0-1) Kate Kelly (1-7) Evelyn Quigley, Ursula Jacob (0-3) Mags Darcy, Ciara Storey for Una Leacy, Lenny Holohan for Evelyn Quigley, Jean Hayden for Claire O’Connor, Michelle O’Leary (0-1) for Caroline Murphy, Karen Atkinson for Aoife O’Connor
Galway: Susan Earner, Sandra Tannian, Sinead Cahallan, Sinead Keane, Ann-Marie Hayes, Sarah Servan, Heather Cooney, Sarah Noone, Lorraine Ryan, Cathy Bowes (1-0) Emma Kilkelly (0-1) Veronica Curtin (1-3) Molly Dunne, Brendan Hanney (0-1) Aisling Connolly (0-1) Stehine Gannon, Tara Rutledge fro Brenda Hanney, Niamh McGrath for Tara Ruttledge, Laura Mitchell, Caroline Murray, Nicola Lawless, Martina Conroy, Colette Gill, Ann Marie Starr, Paula Kenny,Roisin Kenny, Siobhan Coen (injured).
In the Division 2 game although Wexford were slow to start they pulled away from Galway once they settled down and came away winning with relative ease. Galway had the advantage of the wind in the first half but Wexford were awarded a free in the 2nd which Ciara O’Connor took and pointed. Galway answered back when they won a free in the 3rd and Tracey Murray made light work of putting it over the bar. As Wexford were struggling to keep their positions, they were punished when Galway’s Ann Marie Starr blasted a ball into the net in the 7th minute. Ciara O’Connor and Stacey Kehoe added a point a piece for Wexford and Aisling Connolly added another for Galway in the 16th minute. Wexford seemed to settle into a steady pace and a Wexford free which was taken by Ciara O’Connor hit the crossbar and Siona Nolan got a strike on the outcoming ball and buried it in the Galway net in the 17th minute. This lifted the Wexford side and O’Connor pointed from a free in the 19th. This was cancelled out by Galway’s Tracey Murray who pointed from a free at the other end in what was to be Galway’s very last score of the game. Wexford were awarded a penalty in the 25th minute with Ciara O’Connor striking to see Wexford lead at half-time 2-4 to Galway’s 1-3.
O’Connor pointed two frees in the second half and Fiona Kavanagh goaled in 18th minute from a pass from substitute Ellen Kelly. Ciara O’Connor and Siona Nolan both added further points from play with O’Connor pointing a 45 on the stroke of full-time to leave her with a personal tally of 1-7 and a comfortable victory for Wexford.